The 18th annual Blue Devil Glow Run will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, outside of the Sports and Fitness Center. This two-mile fun run winds through campus, beginning on the Williams Stadium football field.
Participants will receive glow sticks, and the course is marked with lanterns. The fun run is open to all UW-Stout supporters.
Registration is open online until Wednesday, Oct. 5. In-person registration is available before the race. Cost is $15.
Parking is available in Lot 29 at the north end of the outdoor track. The race is sponsored by University Recreation, Kwik Trip and Subway.
Blue Devil Productions is hosting several weeklong student events, including a Banner Battle to show UW-Stout pride; a Food Drive Battle to support Helping Hand Food+ Pantry, the on-campus student pantry; and a Medallion Hunt.
And a crowd favorite, the Soapbox Derby will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Students will construct their cars from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the student center south lawn. The race will be at 4 p.m., at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Second Street W. All students and community members are welcome to watch construction and the race.
Other BDP and Involvement Center student events include:
- Glow in the Dark Bingo: 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, Memorial Student Center Great Hall
- Trivia Night: 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, MSC Terrace
- Comedian Eric Dittleman: 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, MSC Great Hall
- Chalk Competition: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, MSC outdoor amphitheater
- Comedian Ryan Kelly: 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, MSC Great Hall
- Maker’s Night, mug decorating: 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9., MSC Terrace
Special events for alumni include a social beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Spirit Room at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. A celebration of distinguished alumni and Blue Devil Hall of Fame inductees will include appetizers and a cash bar. Price is $10. Registration is requested.
Breakfast at the Buck will kick off Saturday's homecoming festivities, with free breakfast for alumni served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Silver Dollar, 315 Main Street E, Menomonie. Registration is requested.
Many Menomonie businesses are also celebrating homecoming with discounts. Customers just need to mention the Stout Homecoming discount at the participating establishments.
Watch artists in action
Award-winning artist and studio art alum Marc Anderson will lead a plein air painting workshop for advanced painting students on Oct. 8.
Anderson will lead a demonstration from about 10 a.m. to noon, at the 9-11 Memorial in front of the Applied Arts Building. Students will paint from 1 to 4 p.m. near the same area. The community is invited to watch the artists in action.
Anderson’s exhibit, “Field to Finish,” is showing in Furlong Gallery in UW-Stout’s Micheels Hall until Saturday, Oct. 29.