Occupy Stevens Point

The Occupy movement can now add Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to its list of participating cities. Last Saturday, a group of about 50 community members and students met at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sundial. Many arrived with signs and banners stating their reasons for joining the Occupy movement. The messages included: “We are the 99%,” “Student Loan Debt = New ... Read More »

UWSP Student to Track Down Pollutants in Local Waters

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point is not usually regarded as a research university. However, just because our school lacks that title doesn’t mean our students do not contribute to important scientific studies. Michael Waak, a senior water resources major with a chemistry minor, is one of seven students conducting research through the Advanced Techniques of Environmental Analysis class in ... Read More »

Is the UW segregated fees policy illegal?

The legality of the University of Wisconsin System’s policy on student segregated fee allocations, Financial Policy 50, is being currently contested by the chief financial officer in UW – Madison’s student government and by the United Council of UW Students (UC), the statewide student association. Sarah Neibart, who chairs UW-Madison’s Student Services Finance Committee, said in an interview that the ... Read More »

Lapses: more state budget cuts in UWSP future

According to an email from Chancellor Bernie Patterson to the campus, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point will lose another $2.7 to $4.7 million from its current funding depending on an upcoming Joint Finance Committee decision, adding to the roughly $8 million budget cut UWSP saw in the state budget that passed this summer. “Our aim is to be ... Read More »

State Issues Citations Against UW-Stevens Point, Unviersity Fights Charges

The State of Wisconsin has issued six citations against the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for the improper removal of asbestos that was found in the Communications Arts Center during renovations. As most communication students may well remember, the Communication Arts Center building underwent many renovations starting in 2009 and up through the summer of 2011. During the renovations, ... Read More »

Empty Bowls: Giving Back to the Community

Carving pumpkins, eating bottomless soup and spending the afternoon with members of the community. This is how many people from the Stevens Point area spent last Saturday afternoon when Stevens Point Area Senior High hosted the 10th Anniversary of Empty Bowls.  “Everyone got to choose a wonderful bowl and take that bowl home as a reminder that someone’s bowl is ... Read More »

A Field Trip Into the Future

6:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 14, 2011. A group of 16 college students began their voyage to Milwaukee, WI, for an overnight field trip. The field trip was for the Natural Resource class Professional Development in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The students were set to tour several facilities throughout the area. This was the first time that the class has taken ... Read More »

Competitors and Followers Mourn Death of Steve Jobs

When Apple Inc. announced the death of company co-founder and long time CEO Steve Jobs last week, the news spread quickly on social media and cable news networks, with many concerned it was yet another hoax or false report. But with the news coming directly from the company, we found out that Jobs had indeed passed due to the pancreatic ... Read More »

UWSP Working On New IDs

Officials at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point say they are going to make sure there are as few obstacles as possible for students in complying with the new voter identification requirements that are set to take place at the start of next year. The university says there will be a re-designed student ID that meets the requirements of ... Read More »

“Obamacare” an Aid to Student Health

Obamacare. Americans have heard it talked about on the news by savvy politicians or healthcare industry lobbyists, but some are unaware of the true contents of the act and what it has changed since it passed. Known officially as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), “Obamacare” was signed into law in March of 2010. It has made certain ... Read More »