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Stout to Retire from WIU May 31

April 2, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – A retirement reception for Patrick Stout will be held from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center. The reception is open free to the public.

Stout will retire Friday, May 31 after 30 years at WIU. He has been academic adviser and a performance and broadcast newswriting instructor in the WIU Department of Broadcasting since the department's formation in 2005.

Prior to joining the broadcasting department, Stout was director of extension for nine years, in what is now the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach. He came to WIU in 1983 as operations manager and later, general manager, of WIUM-FM, the University's public radio station. Stout later served for four years as manager of what is now University Television.

Stout is a past president of the Council of Administrative Personnel and a past chair of the University Student Publications Board. He has been an adviser to the student radio station, WIUS, and to the WIU chapter of Circle K, a college leadership group sponsored by Kiwanis International.

Stout was elected in March as vice president of the board of directors of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation. He and his wife, Waneen, are Illinois-Iowa regional fundraising coordinators for the international campaign Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus.

Stout's son, John, a WIU broadcasting graduate, is a songwriter and musician, in Nashville, TN.

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