Increased Student Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

This academic year, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point experienced a rise in first-year student enrollment. The 161-student increase exceeded the year’s expectations, resulting in a grand total of 1,792 new students, said Bill Jordan, director of recruitment and admissions. Jordan attributes much of the university’s success to its application of Constituent Relationship Management software, which enables recruitment services to identify ... Read More »

Community Lecture Series Broadcast by Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Public Television will broadcast a series of community lectures sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science throughout the year. Eight presentations by the college’s faculty will be filmed at the Portage County Library Pinery Room in front of a live audience. The lectures are free, open to the public and will air on WPT’s ... Read More »

Making it Big: LA Casting Director Returns to UWSP

Most students do not expect to be working with Britney Spears after they graduate. Ben Selle certainly did not. But this is exactly what happened after Selle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2000 with a degree in arts management and communication. Immediately after finishing an internship for MTV, Selle was hired to work on various production shows and event tours, ... Read More »

COLS Adjusts to New Budget

The College of Letters and Science has lost 1.2 million dollars amidst the university’s recent budget cuts. Dean Chris Cirmo said he has faced difficult decisions. The college consists of 5,000 students, 27 majors and 40 minors. As a result of the cuts, it has lost 12 tenure-line faculty positions, four majors and one graduate program. “I’m charged with some very difficult decisions, ... Read More »

STI Testing Avaliable to UWSP Students

Sophomore Mara Krueger knows how important it is for students to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. “One in two people under the age of 25 will get an STI. That’s a really high number. I think it’s important to know your status,” Krueger said. “If you’re going to be sleeping with more than one person, it’s good to know ... Read More »

Community Advisers Respond to Changes in Benefits

Community Advisers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are facing several changes to their forms of compensation this semester. Starting this fall, CA’s received the 200-block instead of the 250-block meal plan, giving them 50 less meals in exchange for an additional 25 “dawg dollars”. Furthermore, phones are no longer installed in their rooms, and each residence hall has one fewer ... Read More »

UWSP Class Tackles First Schmeeckle Health Analysis

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have nearly completed their very first  health analysis of Schmeeckle Reserve this semester. Partaking in a forest entomology class for the analysis, the students employed modern approaches that could prove useful in future studies, said Holly Petrillo, associate professor in the College of Natural Resource’s forestry department. One such approach was the use of ... Read More »

Pink Week Raises More Than $56,500 For Cancer Awareness

Between special events, T-shirt sales and the Pointers football game, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Pink Week raised $56,500 for cancer awareness, with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Family Foundation, Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund and Circle of Friends. Students, faculty, staff and community members joined together for the annual Pink Game on Sept. 19, sponsored by Team Schierl ... Read More »

Changing the World at Your Doorstep: The Division Street Student Research Initiative

How do we transform a barrier into a boulevard? Late last fall a group of professors began talking about Division Street as a laboratory for their environment and community-related courses. Already some of us were using Division Street as a case study in our courses, particularly in land use planning and interior architecture. But we all agreed that more could ... Read More »

Fall Festival 2015

The Fall Festival brought together the Stevens Point community through the celebration of local farmers and businesses.   Shay Spatz Multimedia Reporter Read More »