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University College Helps Students Succeed

The University College (UC) is one of the five colleges that make up the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. It was established in 2015 and has since expanded over the last three years, adding new programs like the General Education Program. Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Dean of University College, said, “University College is a central place on campus where students can ... Read More »

Say Hello to New Internships and Opportunities with Handshake

Graduating and continuing students looking to build their resume with applicable experience can now turn to Handshake to discover relevant jobs and internships that will help them gain marketable skills as well as a consistent income. In the Fall of 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point switched its on-line job database from CareerPoint to Handshake. Handshake differs from CareerPoint in ... Read More »

A Gift That Keeps Giving

It is always exciting when we see the town decorated with beautiful lights for the holidays and you smell fresh cookies in the oven. However, what makes this time of year the best is the feeling you get from giving, and Professor Rhonda Sprague is a firm believer in giving back. Sprague believes that if you can’t afford to help ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Twinkle Lights and Pluralism

As the holiday season approaches, buildings and dorms across the university are decorated with lights and greenery, and on Nov. 20, Human Resources sent out a reminder through campus announcements reminding people decorating for winter holidays to follow UW-System legal guidelines. These guidelines aim to promote religious pluralism across the university, while still allowing students and employees to decorate their ... Read More »

One-up Santa with These DIY Gifts

Whether you’re on a budget this holiday season or looking to channel your finals week stress into crafting, these do-it-yourself gifts are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. For That Friend Who’s Always Cold: Hand Warmers Materials: Fabric scraps Needle and thread (or sewing machine) scissors Rice Funnel Directions: Cut two pieces of fabric and place ... Read More »

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 »

Sports Brief

Pointer’s Football Defeats Eau Claire The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point righted the ship with a home victory over UW-Eau Claire, snapping a two-game losing streak and claiming its first conference victory of the season on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Pointer’s rushing attack led the team to the win with 266 yards on offense. Running back Shamaj Williams gained 147 yards ... Read More »

The Pointer Wins Big at Best of the Midwest Journalism Convention

Last weekend, The Pointer attended the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The Pointer staff attended professional development workshops, panels, presentations and networking events with other student journalists from around the Midwest as well as with professionals. The weekend convention ended with a Best of Show awards that each university in attendance could ... Read More »

UWSP Students Share Thanksgiving Traditions

With the holiday season fast approaching, many students have excitement for what lies ahead. Thanksgiving is this Thursday and will be the first time many students have seen family and friends all semester. Besides reuniting with loved ones, students also have traditions that they look forward to every year. Alyssa Giaimo, junior communications major, is from Delafield, WI. Giaimo says ... Read More »

Remember Graduates, Success is Subjective

As I prepare for graduation, it becomes clear what is expected of me. Teachers, friends, relatives and complete strangers reiterate these expectations by asking the same types of questions… “What do you want to do with your degree?” “Do you have any jobs lined up?” “Where are you going to live?” These are all valid questions. While many are asking ... Read More »