To the Editor:
Thank you for a good edition of The Pointer, published on March 12, 2015.
I enjoyed reading in it about sports, music, student government and environment sustainability.
The editorial is well written, as are the other news stories. This spring I am celebrating fifty years
since I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in music education from The Ohio State University
in Columbus in 1965, having arrived at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point to teach in the
music department in 1969. Indeed, a college education is for a lifetime, I am certain. My experience
presently includes practicing percussion and piano on music I learned in college, as well as doing
reading and writing with skills I developed during my undergraduate education. For example,
I play snare drum here in central Wisconsin in the Grenadiers Band on music that I played in college,
such as John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March” that I also conducted with the UWSP Concert Band
in the early 1970s in the “new” Michelsen Hall in Noel Fine Arts Center. Thank you for a good newspaper,
reporting news of interest to the campus and surrounding community: I urge you to highly value
your college education, a real privilege in today’s world that provides citizens who contribute to the
environment and society.
Geary H. Larrick
Doctor of Musical Arts
Assistant Professor of Music, Retired
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point