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Students Share Thoughts on Needs for Advising

The following are the responses of ten students who were asked about their opinions and experiences with advising on campus: “Peer advisers are not helpful. Peer advisers never helped me look into minors or look into stuff that could have helped me at school. I think, in general, that advisers can be helpful because they are supportive, but in my experience ... Read More »

Zombie Run 2015

The 2015 Zombie Run brought students together through fun and zombies to learn more about alcohol awareness. Shay Spatz Multimedia Reporter sspat235@uwsp.edu Read More »

Students React to Concealed Weapons in the Classroom

The following are responses given by students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who were asked how they feel about having concealed weapons in the classroom. “I feel that only campus security and service members should be able to carry concealed weapons into the classroom. First of all, military members are the terrorists number one target, and they also have experience with ... Read More »

Coffee and Culture Brings Awareness to Different Disabilities

Six student panelists with disabilities ranging from Asperger’s to someone with impaired hearing openly discussed their specific disability and how it has affected their college experience at Coffee and Culture. The purpose of the Let’s Talk Disabilities presentation was to help the audience better understand different disabilities and help make them aware of the resources available at University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

For Researchers Testing Human Subjects, Approval Requirements Shift

To better conform to federal guidelines and other universities’ practices, the Institutional Review Board at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is changing its requirements for research applicants seeking the board’s approval. The board is responsible for approving or rejecting research proposals concerning human test subjects. Its members seek to ensure that any proposed research conforms with the ethical standards of ... Read More »

Sexual Violence Resources Accessible for Students

In the wake of Halloween, Mara Krueger hopes students had fun, while staying safe. Krueger is a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major and volunteer coordinator at the Women’s Resource Center. She hopes students will be aware of their surroundings when going out this year. “Watch out for your friends. If you see someone who is bothering your friends, ask them ... Read More »

Moms, Dads, Siblings Come to Campus for Family Day

Families were all over campus Saturday for the annual event that brings moms, dads, siblings and grandparents to Stevens Point. The Residence Hall Association sponsored Family Day at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, giving families an opportunity to cheer a UWSP football game, rock climb in the Health Enhancement Center, watch a planetarium showing and see an illusionist. Julie Zsido, ... Read More »

In Wake of Campus Shootings, UWSP Emphasizes Active Shooter Policy

After a mass shooting at an Umpqua Community College in Oregon led to 10 deaths and other college massacres, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is trying to raise awareness for its active shooter policy. The policy provides students with advice on how to best ensure their own safety in the event of an active shooter. According to Bill Rowe, director ... Read More »

Children Recieve Hats to Embrace Melons

Love Your Melon has caught on with students on campus who want to bring compassion to those struggling with cancer. The nationwide foundation was created to show support for children who are battling cancer and teach them to love themselves despite their illnesses. For every hat sold, one hat is donated to a sick child. Emily Peterson, senior accounting and finance major, is the ... Read More »

Student Voice Needed in the Vote for Differential Tuition

For 48 hours on Nov. 11 and 12, students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will vote whether to instate differential tuition, extra money paid by students. Unlike base tuition,  the money does not go to the UW System to be redistributed but instead goes straight to the university that collects it. John Ivansek, legislative affairs director for the Student Government Association, ... Read More »