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Humans of Point

Elizabeth Olson is a junior English major and professional writing minor. What are you looking forward to over Thanksgiving weekend? The food, of course. After a few months of eating like a Survivor contestant, I’m very excited for my grandma’s homemade stuffing and pecan pie. Do you have any traditions? Every year, my grandpa insists that we all gather around the ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Bella Pietsch, is a senior communication major with an emphasis in public relations and a professional writing minor, graduating in December.   What is your ideal morning in Stevens Point? My perfect day in Point would start with breakfast at the Wooden Chair and a walk through the Sculpture Park. What is your favorite outdoor space or nature area? I️ ... Read More »

Katie Youngberg Joins CNR Advising Program

This semester, the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed a new face to their advising team. Katie Youngberg, a UWSP alumna, recently became an advisor for the CNR, where she has begun to help students on the path to achieving their academic and career goals. Youngberg is a recent graduate of the wildlife ecology program ... Read More »

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

Chef Kenny: Helping Students Reach A Healthy Lifestyle

When starting college there are many adjustments that each student might make. A change in a sleep schedule, the amount of studying, and when to eat. However, many do not focus on what they are going to eat and how it will affect their bodies. For many, this results in the “freshman 15” and an unhealthy lifestyle. However, the College ... Read More »

Just inCASE You Didn’t Know about the New SIEO

Two of the universities largest programming units, Campus Activities, and the Student Involvement and Employment Office have merged to create Campus Activities and Student Engagement, CASE. The merge took place when Susan Lebow, the previous Assistant Director of SIEO, took a new position. Due to budget cuts associated with declining enrollment, the decision was made to merge SIEO with Campus ... Read More »

UWSP Adventure Club, Mobilized

Change has gripped the UWSP Adventure Club this semester, with more organization, trips and social media presence. Bailen Stewart is an active member and said the club is “going strong this year. We have already done three trips this year. This is the year to be in adventure club.” The goal of the Adventure Club is to subsidize travel expenses ... Read More »

No Need to Fear, the University is Here

As of June 30, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will no longer be carrying the Geography and Geology Department. UWSP has embarked on a new journey regarding losing and gaining majors for the ever growing needs of students here on campus. Enrollment in the last four years has decreased 15 percent. In the 10 county high school regions surrounding ... Read More »

Students Experience Financial Aid Changes This Year

Since 1953, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, has been filled out by undergraduate and graduate students in the United States in order to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. In the 2012-2013 school year, undergraduate students received an average of $13,730, including $7,190 in grants and $4,900 in federal loans. On Sept. 13, 2015 ... Read More »

How to Be Smart About Moving Off Campus

As the middle of the semester approaches, many students are in the process of searching for off-campus housing for the 2017-2018 school year. If  planning to move off campus, there are some changes and adjustments that students can expect to experience. Ryan Lemmers, junior graphic design major, has been living in the residence halls for three years. For the last two ... Read More »