An inspiring night with ROTC cadets
I was honored Friday night to address a wonderful group of cadets of the Army ROTC NorthwoodsBattalion at the ninth annual Military Ball. My wife, Deb, and I enjoyed socializing with the cadre and leaders in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.
I also enjoyed talking with them about my father, who served in the Army during World War II and was in the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
ROTC is a great asset for UW-Stout, and Lt. Col. Dave Pindell and his staff do a fantastic job with the department of military science. The department’s coursework embeds the values my father exemplified throughout his life.
I am very proud to have the Northwoods Battalion headquartered at UW-Stout.
An eye-opening morning for social justice issues
It was a privilege to participate in a powerful conference called SEED for Change Saturday in the student center. SEED stands for skills, empowerment, equity and dialogue.
The conference was facilitated by Phyllis Braxton, president and founder of Pink Consulting, and Beth Zemsky, an organizational consultant and trainer. It explored local, state and national social justice issues.
The event was sponsored by ASPIRE, the Dean of Students, Disability Services, LGBTQ Program Office and Multicultural Student Services. The facilitators did a great job generating meaningful discussions that I found both thought-provoking and enjoyable.