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Bring a Buddy Reaches New Heights

Jenna Furger with the UWSP Bring A Buddy banner, where over 1,500 students have pledged. Photo courtesy of wixx.com

Bring a Buddy began as a campaign reminding students they should never walk alone after consuming alcohol, and now many bars are joining the movement by having coasters, napkins and posters with Courtesy Cab’s number and a reminder of the dangers of walking alone. The campaign is led by Joan and Daren Duffey who lost their son, Eric, who was ... Read More »

Wisconsin Universities Assessed for Most Value

UW System Universities in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of smartasset.com

A recent study by financial data and information company SmartAsset, found that colleges providing the best value are in Wisconsin, with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point assessed as having the ninth best value in the state and 277th best in the United States. The company chose five factors to determine value: tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and ... Read More »

Care Center Hosts Week of the Young Child

Children's artwork was on display. Photo courtesy of Becky Helf.

The Helen R. Godfrey University Child Learning and Care Center celebrated the Week of the Young Child last week with various events and activities adapted from the national celebration. The week was established in 1971 and intended to focus public attention on childrens’ and their families’ needs and to recognize early-childhood programs. The center adapted a few days to accommodate children ... Read More »

Protective Services Report: 4/23/15

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Sunday, April 12: A male was stopped for driving his moped on the sidewalk.   Monday, April 13: Female called to report her car windshield had been shattered by a baseball hit from the practicing team.   Tuesday, April 14: PS received a call about a group of people in front of Debot by the center stone chairs who exuded ... Read More »

Students, Advisers Deal With Timetable Uncertainty

Some students are having troubles selecting classes. Photo courtesy of uwsp.edu

Due to uncertainty of impending budget cuts, the online course timetable for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not be officially confirmed until July 1. Regardless, students are required to register at assigned times that began at the delayed date of March 23 for graduate students and April 13 to 27 for undergraduates. Typically, the fall timetable is due to ... Read More »

Common Council Created to Improve Shared Governance

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University personnel are in the process of forming a common council, merging the current Faculty Senate with classified staff. The current Faculty Senate  is made up of academic staff and faculty. “The idea for common council is to merge everyone into one big common council, and from there they will split off into their own individual committees,” said Katie Cronmiller, Student Government ... Read More »

Outdoor EdVentures may be Eliminated in Fall 2015

Photo by Allison Birr.

The future of Oudoor EdVentures is uncertain, and employees are preparing for a full cut due to campus-wide budget cut preparations. “We’re a natural resource school, and I don’t know how it’s going to work without an outdoor program,” said Katiya Gombar, student manager. “I think it’s necessary for students to have access to some sort of outdoor organization. There’s ... Read More »

Milwaukee Service Trip Impacts Students

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The Student Involvement and Employment Office’s weekend-long trip to intercity Milwaukee brought 13 diverse students together with the goal of helping people affected by hunger and homelessness from April 10 to 12. Early Friday morning, the group headed to their first volunteer location. Once there, they spent time at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, helping to restock the store with donated ... Read More »

PAVE Shatters Silence of Sexual Violence on Campus

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The student organization Promoting Awareness and Victim Empowerment is hosting multiple events in April for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jamie Chariton, executive director and organization president, said she hopes to eliminate common myths related to sexual assault. “If people give consent, it does not mean they are giving consent to every single sexual act or future acts,” Chariton said. ... Read More »

Protective Services Report: 4/16/15

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Sunday, April 5th: Emergency contact for student was called because his mother needed to reach him. Sunday, April 5th: Female called asking about her son’s wallet that was found over the weekend and said she would pick it up. Monday, April 6th: PS received a call from the loading dock elevator in the science building with no answer on the ... Read More »