Tag Archives: College of Natural Resources

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 »

CNR Dean Joins the Conservation Hall of Fame

Wisconsin’s Conservation Hall of Fame will be adding a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point family this April. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, will be inducted to the Conservation Hall of Fame along with Hugh Iltis and Milly Zantow. Thomas’s induction is attributed to her hard work in natural resources by not only serving as ... Read More »

Donation Enrichs Wildlife Ecology Program

Gerald and Helen Stephens graciously donated $1 million to create an endowed professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, suggested that the endowed professorship be given to wildlife ecology assistant professor, Jason Riddle. The Stephens’ son was a former wildlife ecology student at the university and had unexpectedly passed away less ... Read More »

Natural Resources Career Fair Provides Great Employment Opportunities

The College of Natural Resources held its annual Career Fair on Feb. 11 in the Laird Room. The fair assists students in their search for summer internships and provides opportunities for those hoping to start a career after graduation with a full-time job. In addition,  there are also networking opportunities with a wide variety of organizations. Nick Solewski, junior water ... Read More »

Schmeekle’s First Director Retires

The first Director of Schmeeckle, Ron Zimmerman, is retiring at age 66 after 37 years in the position. His time with the reserve has been marked with the progress and struggle of turning a piece of land into a self-sustaining economic entity. Zimmerman shared his experience at Stevens Point as the people he knew became the names of buildings and what ... Read More »

College of Natural Resources Receives $2 Million Endowment

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has received a $2 million endowment to expand and improve waterfowl and wetlands programs and research. The endowment will create the Kennedy-Grohne Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation in the College of Natural Resources, a full-time faculty position paid for by the university. A nation-wide search is underway to fill the position by summer 2016. ... Read More »

State Budget Proposal Excludes UWSP’s Additional Funding

As more details of the state budget proposal are released, impacts specific to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are being identified. Administrators are anticipating a $6.4 million, or 17 percent, base budget cut. This number is based on the percentage UWSP has taken in past UW System cuts. The amount is the third highest in the system. Many programs at ... Read More »

Students Gain Experience through Fire Crew

This fall, the College of Natural Resources added the Wild Land Fire Science program. With this program, experience in firefighting is needed to be successful and the Fire Crew has been set up for that purpose. The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Fire Crew has a large number of new members as well as active federally certified members. Weekly meetings ... Read More »

Central Rivers Farmshed: Farming New Farmers

The Beginning Farmer Course is a four-day course on the topics of starting or expanding a farm to produce local, sustainable food. Experienced, local farmers in sustainable agriculture teach the course over the middle two weekends of February. The course originally started as a one-credit course on Friday afternoons during the spring semester at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens ... Read More »

New Aquaponics Course offered at UWSP

Chris hartleb, Professor of Fisheries Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Nelson and Pade, Inc. have joined forces to create a new course offered through UWSP’s continuing education curriculum. The course, “Introduction to Aquaponics,” is a three credit online course with a laboratory portion to take place in late May at Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse. The ... Read More »