Reminiscence Speaker Series returning Nov. 15 at new site

Alum, retired Professor Carol Mooney to speak at University Archives
​Jerry Poling | November 7, 2018

The Reminiscence Speaker Series at University of Wisconsin-Stout is returning and will be held at new venue.

The series, which has been on hiatus for several years, will resume from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring Professor Emeriti Carol Mooney. The new location is University Archives and Area Research Center on the fifth floor, room 504A, of the University Library.

Archives moved into its new, larger facility within the library in 2017. The event venue will be Archives’ research and collaboration space, which features portraits of UW-Stout’s leaders since 1891 and other historic artifacts.

The event is free and open to the university and public. Participants may bring a lunch. A beverage and snack will be provided.

Carol Mooney“We’re excited to be hosting the series at our new location,” said University Archivist Heather Stecklein. “These events are a great opportunity for the community to learn about the careers and personal experiences of former UW-Stout faculty, staff and students.

“There is a great wealth of knowledge about UW-Stout in the minds and hearts of those who walk among us. This series is our chance to share it with each other and record it for future members of our community,” Stecklein said.

The Reminiscence Speaker Series began in 1987 in advance of the university’s centennial in 1991. It has helped document the school’s culture and history through the personal accounts of alumni and former faculty and staff.

Mooney, of Eleva, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Stout in 1980 and 1984, respectively. She was a professor and administrator at UW-Stout for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2015.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and Graduate School courses, she was an associate dean, was involved in many new program proposals and revisions and helped UW-Stout launch its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Education in career and technical education.

Since retiring, she continues to work with doctoral candidates and dissertation research and is on the program’s advisory board. She also works with school districts in Wisconsin through the university’s Emerging Center for Career and Technical Education Excellence.

The Dr. Carol T. Mooney Onward! Doctoral Scholarship is awarded each year to a student in the program.

The Reminiscence Speaker Series is sponsored by University Archives and University Communications, with support from Stout University Foundation and the Alumni Association.



Carol Mooney, who retired in 2015, will be featured at the Reminiscence Speaker Series Thursday, Nov. 15, at University Archives and Area Research Center.

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