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PRSSA Gives Students the Opportunity to Campaign

The Public Relations Student Society of America is an organization that helps students network with professionals and enhance public relation skills. Hallie Evenson, senior communication major with a public relations emphasis, is the organization’s secretary. Evenson said the group promotes one campaign every semester for a campus organization. “The campaigns give us real life experience of promoting events and getting ... Read More »

Anthropology Professor Embraces Stevens Point

Tori Jennings, anthropology professor and active community member, has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point since March 2010. Being a first-generation college student, Jennings did not receive her bachelor’s degree until she was in her mid-thirties. She teaches cultural anthropology, native cultures of North America, culture and language, ecological anthropology and medical anthropology. Before teaching, Jennings was a firefighter. ... Read More »

Quick and Dirty: are Dating Apps Cause for Concern?

Dating apps like Tinder and Grindr have become popular across college campuses and have taken lives by storm. The apps boast GPS features that connect us with others. Some people search for relationships, but others are looking for a good time. As of January 2015, about 1.5 billion Tinder profiles were viewed and over 21 million matches were made per ... Read More »

Student Will Shave Hair if $4000 Is Raised

Brittni Buechel, senior graphic design major, plans to shave off all her hair if she raises $4000 by April 17 for her campaign, Clipping 4 Causes. She donated her hair to Locks of Love four times before. Now she wants to raise money for multiple causes, not just hair for cancer patients. “I wanted to do something more than just ... Read More »

Sexual Assault Victims Given Opportunity to Voice Experiences

Promoting Awareness and Victim Empowerment, a campus organization, is releasing its annual booklet sharing stories of sexual assault and abuse victims. The booklet, “The Survivor’s Voice: Empowering Stories of Healing from Sexual Assault,” is anticipated for release the first week in April. The booklet features personal stories, artwork and poems. Contributors remain anonymous. Abby Tentinger, sophomore majoring in sociology and ... Read More »

Breuer Introduces ‘Love Your Melon’ to Campus

Sarah Breuer, a senior majoring in pre-occupational therapy, purchased her first “Love Your Melon” hat last summer before deciding to form a “Love Your Melon” crew at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “I read an article a year and a half ago about Love Your Melon, and I thought it was a great cause,” Breuer said. “Love Your Melon” is ... Read More »

Women’s Resource Center Hosts Week for Women

Leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, the Women’s Resource Center is focusing each day of the preceding week on a particular body part women are usually self-conscious about. Brianna Soroko, programming liaison for the center, said they will be tabling  in the Dreyfus University Center to encourage people to love their bodies. Soroko said each day has ... Read More »

DUC Introduces The Red Vest to Campus Dining Options

The Red Vest, located in the Dreyfus University Center’s food court, offers students an opportunity to have the first sit-down restaurant experience on campus. In fall 2014, what is now known as The Red Vest debuted at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is open to students on weekday evenings. Creating a sit-down restaurant at the university was a student idea. Becky ... Read More »

Professor Dishes Out Emotion at Soul Food Dinner

Dr. Elaine Richardson went from living in the ghetto to receiving her Ph.D from Michigan State University. Richardson specializes in linguistic education and human ecology at Ohio State University and is an expert in linguistic diversity. At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Black Student Union’s 22nd Annual Soul Food Dinner, Richardson delivered an emotional account of events that lead up ... Read More »