Author Archives: Kirby Lichon

No Need to Fear, the University is Here

As of June 30, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will no longer be carrying the Geography and Geology Department. UWSP has embarked on a new journey regarding losing and gaining majors for the ever growing needs of students here on campus. Enrollment in the last four years has decreased 15 percent. In the 10 county high school regions surrounding ... Read More »

What You Need to Know about DACA

Starting in early September, President Trump ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program established by the Obama Administration. DACA, is a policy that protects undocumented immigrants under the age of 16. The children are eligible to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and could also be eligible for a work permit. Those ... Read More »

How a La Crosse Company is Helping Clean the Panama Canal

INOV8, a company based in La Crosse has custom built two evaporators for the Panama Canal to get rid of bilge water from cargo ships traveling through the canal The La Crosse company INOV8 International Inc. founded in Jan. of 1990 started with technology in a high efficiency burner. From that one product,  the company has expanded to a whole ... Read More »

Adult Literacy Program Proves It Is Never too Late to Learn

A local program here in the Stevens Point community is helping members of the community. Or in this case, helping adults that are looking for help in basic math or English literacy. The Portage County Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization located on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. The mission of the Portage County Literacy Council is to help ... Read More »

A New Duck Stamp Takes Flight

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was this year’s host for the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest, making it the first time the event was held in Wisconsin. “We are honored to have this important and historic event on our campus,” said Christine Thomas, Dean of the College of Natural Resources. The Federal Duck Stamp Contest, originally known as the Migratory ... Read More »

Out of Quarters? Here is the Answer

Over the summer of  2017, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus underwent in regards to paying for parking. As of the fall semester, new parking kiosks have been set up to help with the parking needs of the campus and city. The kiosks are located on Reserve Street by the Health Enhancement Center, Fourth Ave., Isadore St.  and other roads ... Read More »

CREATE-ing Urban Artistry

The fourth installment of the Phantom Gallery Party series was held on Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. CREATE Portage County is a non-profit organization that focuses on the arts and creativity of the local community. This event features an interesting twist. CREATE turns old rough spaces into temporary art galleries for one night only and holds the location of the ... Read More »