Author Archives: Olivia De Valk

Say Hello to New Internships and Opportunities with Handshake

Graduating and continuing students looking to build their resume with applicable experience can now turn to Handshake to discover relevant jobs and internships that will help them gain marketable skills as well as a consistent income. In the Fall of 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point switched its on-line job database from CareerPoint to Handshake. Handshake differs from CareerPoint in ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Twinkle Lights and Pluralism

As the holiday season approaches, buildings and dorms across the university are decorated with lights and greenery, and on Nov. 20, Human Resources sent out a reminder through campus announcements reminding people decorating for winter holidays to follow UW-System legal guidelines. These guidelines aim to promote religious pluralism across the university, while still allowing students and employees to decorate their ... Read More »

New Annual Cyber Security Training Mandatory for University Employees

This year is the first installment of mandatory annual cyber security training for all faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Cyber Security Training became mandatory on July 21, 2017, when UW-System Administrative Policy 1032 was revised. The trainings are intended to protect the security of UWSP’s database by educating faculty, staff and student employees. Chad Johnson, ... Read More »

System President Ray Cross Visits Campus, Addresses Merger and Budget Concerns

Ray Cross, University of Wisconsin-System President, visited the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus on Nov. 15 to answer questions about his proposed merger of University of Wisconsin campuses. Cross was scheduled for a meeting on the morning of Nov. 16 with business leaders and Chancellor Patterson, but proposed an earlier visit to meet with campus government. Despite attempted jokes by ... Read More »

Budget Cuts Spark Difficult Conversations About What’s Next

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is looking to half its structural deficit of $5 million in another round of budget cuts. In the current fiscal year, the university has already reduced its budget by $2 million, and an additional $2.5 million reduction is planned for July 2018. Due in March, the changes to the budget will come from Academic, Business ... Read More »

New Marijuana Ordinance to be Proposed in Stevens Point

An ordinance that would take big steps towards decriminalizing marijuana in Stevens Point will be proposed on Monday, Nov. 13. The ordinance would lower the penalty for first time possession of less than five grams of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia from $100 to $5. This change comes after the first offense penalty was already lowered from $300 to $100. Neither ... Read More »

For First Time Renters, There’s A Lot of Places Like Home

October is an exciting month for students leasing a new place to call home, however, many first-time renters may be unfamiliar with the renting process or even unsure where to begin. To help students, the Student Government Association hosts an Off-Campus Student Housing Fair every year. This years was held on Oct. 17 and 30. Rich Sommer, of Sommer Property ... Read More »

Spiked Drinks and Off-Campus Assault: Update

Reports of spiked drinks at off campus parties continue to shake the community of Stevens Point. On the weekend of Sept. 23, two separate groups of students who attended off-campus parties reported that they believed their drinks were drugged. One student reported they were assaulted after consuming this drink. The students reported feelings of extreme intoxication, dizziness, dream-like and sedated ... Read More »

Just inCASE You Didn’t Know about the New SIEO

Two of the universities largest programming units, Campus Activities, and the Student Involvement and Employment Office have merged to create Campus Activities and Student Engagement, CASE. The merge took place when Susan Lebow, the previous Assistant Director of SIEO, took a new position. Due to budget cuts associated with declining enrollment, the decision was made to merge SIEO with Campus ... Read More »

Dive into Great Lakes with Divepoint Scuba

The small town of Stevens Point may seem an unlikely place for a dive shop to call home however, Bob and Carrie Butt, owners of Divepoint Scuba think otherwise. “You know we’ve got a lot of lakes, a lot of places to dive in Wisconsin, actually more lakes than Minnesota, Minnesota’s the land of 10,000 lakes and actually Wisconsin has ... Read More »