Tag Archives: cover

UWSP Attracts Students With Sustainability Recognition

As a recipient of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education gold standard and being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified school, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has set itself apart from other schools with its environmental conscience. Dave Barbier, UWSP’s sustainability coordinator, said these awards help the school to be recognized and placed on websites such as College ... Read More »

Female Students Share Tips on Budgeting Fall Fashion

Finding affordable ways to live is important for college students. As collegeboard.org estimated in a 2013-2014 study, the public four year in state on campus student must budget for $22,826 worth of expenses. These expenses included categories ranging from the cost of tuition, room and board, textbooks, transportation, and other expenses. When it comes to adding fashion to that budget, college students at ... Read More »

Amazon Streaming Pick of the Week: ‘Alpha House’

“Alpha House” is a must watch for those who have an Amazon Prime membership. The series follows four Republican senators as they venture through re-elections, indictments and sharing a house rental together. Garry Trudeau, who is making his debut in the streaming and television realms, created “Alpha House.” The show was just renewed for its second season and contends with ... Read More »

Softball Competes for Conference Tourney Bid

After an up and down season, the women’s softball team will be playing its most important games this week with three doubleheaders in three straight days. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s softball will host UW-Platteville, UW-Lacrosse, and UW-Superior this week for a chance to play in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. These six games will be the Pointers ... Read More »

Bike App Mapping out Trails

Central Wisconsin is offering a new smart phone app that will contain maps of bike trails for convenience and recreation. The Bike Map App is an app that will be available for all smartphone users to download and will contain all of the established bike routes within Wood County. Users will be able to select a bike route based on ... Read More »

Communication Capstone gets Zombified

This semester, students enrolled in the communication capstone course created a post apocalyptic zombie film inspired by “1348”, a musical composition by film composer Charles Barnett. The film,”Strand 1348,” incorporates moods from the silent film era and is livened by romance and zombies. Dr. Patrick Miles, a professor of horn and director of orchestral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Track and Field Begins Outdoor Season

The men’s and women’s track and field teams began their outdoor seasons, competing in meets at Whitewater and Platteville the past two weeks. At the Rex Foster Invitational in Whitewater on April 6, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s track and field team won the event with 186 points, while the women finished third with 144 points. On April 12, ... Read More »

SGA Seeks Alterations to Course Evaluation Structure

Last week, Student Senate passed a bill to alter the current course evaluation structure in order to elicit more qualitative responses from students and, in turn, aid faculty in utilizing results to improve overall course objectives and methods. Course evaluations are meant to be a means to interpret students’ feedback on their experiences with an instructor.  Students evaluate their professor in the classroom, class ... Read More »

LGBTQ Characters Rise on Television

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released their Network Responsibility Index rates for the 2012-2013 television season earlier this year, giving various television networks less than excellent ratings. These scores provide insight, among a pool of information, as to how television networks might improve their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer character representation to help increase audience understanding of ... Read More »

Museum Collection Crawl Displays Rare Exhibits

The annual Museum of Natural History Collection Crawl occurred this past weekend allowing attendees to go behind the scenes and see collections usually reserved for research and teaching purposes. This year was the fifth Collection Crawl hosted by the museum. The museum can be found inside the Albertson Learning Research Center Once a year, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Museum of Natural ... Read More »