Environment

Head to the Farmshed

Throughout the year, the Central Rivers Farmshed has organized hands-on educational workshops to community members. Whether you can hardly plant a seed or are an experienced farmer, the Farmshed has workshops to offer everyone. The workshops are hosted on partner farms and at the Greenhouse Project, located at 1220 Briggs Court, and each class ranges from $25 to $50. Jasia Steinmetz, ... Read More »

Green Fund Aims to Begin Operation in October

Will Davis, Environmental and Sustainability Issues Director, hopes to have the Green Fund fully staffed and operating by the end of October. The Green Fund is a program that, once fully functioning, will provide avenue for expertise from all over campus to come together and work on sustainable resource projects that will benefit campus in the long run. “There are ... Read More »

Flooded Streets and Lake DeBot: Water Collects on Campus

Even a brisk walk through the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point can be marred by April showers. However, often it is not the showers that burden students but what they leave behind. Flooding on campus a large problem in 2011 when the Lower DeBot Dining Center became flooded. Carl Rasmussen, who works for Facility Services, explained the problem and ... Read More »

UWSP Conserves Energy During Break

  With winter break right around the corner, UW – Stevens Point is making arrangements to conserve energy during the absence of about 3,500 students. During the holiday season all of the residence halls—except the Suites@201, Pray-Sims and Baldwin Halls—lay empty. Assistant Director for Building Services through Residential Living and member of the Sustainability Task Force Mike Zsido said that ... Read More »

Model UN Prepares for NY Conference

Students of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point’s Model United Nations (UN) organization are preparing to represent Egypt at the National Model UN conference in New York City in March 2013. Model UN is a conference that takes place all over the world. The conference is meant to simulate the happenings of the real United Nations by assigning specified ... Read More »

We Must Love One Another

To bring awareness to bullying, Zach Halliwell produced and directed the video ‘We Must Love One Another’.  Halliwell’s videos can be found on the YouTube channel WolfSpirit201. Thousands of people around the world are bullied every day over their real or perceived sexual identity. To escape the pain of being bullied many resort to ending their life because they feel ... Read More »

Farmer Tribute Dinner Celebrates Community

Community members of Portage County gathered at Bernard’s County Inn Restaurant on Saturday to celebrate and support the products and food of local farmers at the annual Farmer Tribute Dinner. The Central Rivers Farmshed and UWSP’s Sustainable Agriculture in Communities Society (SACS) collaborated to organize the dinner, which was completely open to the public. All the proceeds went toward the ... Read More »

The Organic Philosophy

Out on Sunny Sky Farm, a beautiful scene unfolds. This morning I stand near the barn with the other members of my class looking out over the field, still green despite the cold nights and chilly winds of fall. The wind whips at our faces as we stand huddled together listening to our professor introduce to us the man whose ... Read More »

Nano Technology

Eleven UW-Stevens Point stu­dents and Dr. Lori Lepak—a research associate in UWSP Professor Michael Zach’s Nanoresearch Laboratory— received the Best Poster Award in the Nanostructured Carbon Materials and Nanoelectronics session at the International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Lepak and her team won the award for the student poster that showcased their research on nanow­ires, microscopic devices with appli­cations ... Read More »

A New Kind of Night Life

When the sun goes down the bats come out, and so do the members of the UW-Stevens Point bioacoustics group. For several years now this group, under the direction of Dr. Chris Yahnke, Associate Professor of Biology at UWSP, has been monitoring bat populations throughout Wisconsin. They are part of a collaborative effort in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of ... Read More »