Chancellor's Investiture

A celebration of the campus and community including the official welcome of Katherine P. Frank to the institution.
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UW-Stout will be celebrating the university and Menomonie community with several events, including an official welcome of Katherine P. Frank as the 8th Chancellor.

A special thanks to the university committee that helped to create themes and suggest programming intended to engage and showcase our university and surrounding community.  The committee did an outstanding job considering events that are typically spread across the academic year and creating a schedule that allows for both the university and our extended community to come together to learn, work, and celebrate.

Celebration Week Events 

October 3 – 8 | Homecoming Week

Please visit the UW-Stout Homecoming Week website for a comprehensive listing of the Homecoming Week Events. We hope you'll join us on the 7th of October to kick off Homecoming at the Alumni Homecoming Social in the Spirit Room at the Mabel Tainter. 

Monday, October 10Service Day

Volunteer Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, and Students  

Morning Service Projects
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In Collaboration with United Way of Dunn County, the Bridge to Hope, and Positive Alternatives.

Afternoon Service Project
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Meal Pack-A-Thon with the Rotary
Ballrooms, MSC

Tuesday, October 11Embracing Diversity Day

EDI Office Welcome and Coffee Session
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Great Hall - Memorial Student Center
Join the EDI Office for an official welcome and conversations with Dr. Quin Brooks, Assistant Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Coffee and light food items will be provided.

Keynote Presentation: Two-Spirit Love is Community
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Great Hall - Memorial Student Center
 All faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to hear Dr. Roger Kuhn, a Poarch Creek Two-Spirit Indigequeer soma-cultural sex therapist and sexuality educator.
Our speaker has been selected in conjunction with National Coming Out Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

Wednesday, October 12 | Community Art Day

Comic Art Exhibition
Opening Reception with Refreshments at 12:30 p.m.
Library Learning Center, 2nd Floor

Spoken Word and Music Performance
5:00 p.m. at the Raw Deal, 603 S. Broadway St.

Menomonie School District K-12 Art Exhibition
5:00 p.m. at the Raw Deal, 603 S. Broadway St.
Awards will be announced at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13 | Recognition Day

Welcome Reception for Investiture Guests 
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Brewery Nonic 
A special reception to welcome investiture guests to Menomonie.
Brewery Nonic is owned by Ryan Verdon, a UW-Stout alum.  

Donor & Scholarship Celebration  
A special reception for invited guests.

Friday, October 14 | Investiture Day

Campus Tours 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  
A walking tour of South Campus highlighting the
main academic and student life buildings. 

Investiture Celebration  
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center 
Distinguished guests and members of the Stout community are cordially invited to attend a celebration of the university and Menomonie community including an official welcome of Katherine P. Frank as the 8th Chancellor of UW-Stout. For individuals unable to participate in person, the event will be available online.  

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Ballrooms – Memorial Student Center and
Memorial Student Center South Lawn 

Campus Tours 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  
A walking tour of South Campus highlighting the
main academic and student life buildings. 

UW-Stout Faculty, Staff, and Students, please visit the StoutCloud Investiture website for more information and events happening on campus.

External guests, please register for the investiture celebration and other events.

A special note for University Delegates

A formal processional and wearing of academic regalia will not occur as part of the investiture celebration.