Faculty Senate Holds Last Independent Meeting

On Wednesday, May 6, Faculty Senate held its last meeting as an independent entity and voted on the proposed constitution for the Common Council shared governance structure. Faculty Senate is currently made up of faculty and academic staff but soon university staff will be joining the discussion on campus-wide issues. “As it is now, the three voices of the university ... Read More »

UW System Authority Proposal will Not Advance

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to separate the University of Wisconsin System from state control and create a public authority will not be included in the proposed biennial budget, the Joint Finance Committee announced on Tuesday, May 5. This is the second time in Walker’s gubernatorial tenure that a proposal of this nature has been shut down. This independence of the ... Read More »

COFAC Dean Says Farewell

Jeff Morin, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, is leaving the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a new position as president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He has taught photojournalism and graphic design courses for more than 12 years. “It was a tough choice,” Morin said. “Having been a dean for 10 years, I ... Read More »

Protective Services Report: 5/7/15

Sunday, April 26: Female called from the Suites about a man with black sweats and a white or gray sweater being loud and mooning people. He was last seen headed to Lot Q. Monday, April 27: Facility Services staff member wanted to talk to an officer regarding suspicious items found in Nelson. Monday, April 27: Male called to report a ... Read More »

New Aquaponics Center Unveiled in Montello

The new Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Nelson and Pade Inc., opened on Thursday, April 23, with a facility tour. Nelson and Pade has more than 20 years of experience with building aquaponics facilities. They partnered with UWSP to help foster a workforce trained specifically in aquaculture. The facility is currently ... Read More »

Second Student Opposition Sparks Conversation

Students of all academic standings and majors gathered outside Pray-Sims Hall on Sunday, April 26, to spread awareness and protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts. Chants such as “cut the cuts” and “we are unstoppable” could be heard across all corners of campus as the group walked and rode bicycles through residence hall areas and Lower Debot, eventually winding ... Read More »

Sharing Lessons from Working in the Writing Lab

Peer tutors Amy Vida, Bri O’Dell, Sylvia Kies and X Purdy expect students to return from Tutoring and Learning Center Writing as stronger writers; what they don’t expect is that they, the tutors, will often come away learning as much, if not more, than those they help. On Tuesday, April 21, Vida, O’Dell, Kies and Purdy presented these valuable lessons to faculty, ... Read More »

‘Disney: Wish Upon a Cure’ Comes to Campus

Relay for Life took on a magical theme of “Disney: Wish Upon a Cure” this year as 200 students, alumni and community members came together to support a cure for cancer by raising $1,300 in donations on April 25. “Each hour there’s a new theme or activity,” said Hallie Evenson, Colleges Against Cancer public relations chair. “There’s a spaghetti-eating contest ... Read More »

University Finds New Ways to Connect Students with Internships

The university is setting up a simple, electronic way for businesses and students to connect and establish internships and mentor programs efficiently. “I want to partner with our local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, to develop new opportunities that can establish a really connected community between the university and Chamber of Commerce,” said David Eckmann, special assistant to the ... Read More »