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Nano Technology

Eleven UW-Stevens Point stu­dents and Dr. Lori Lepak—a research associate in UWSP Professor Michael Zach’s Nanoresearch Laboratory— received the Best Poster Award in the Nanostructured Carbon Materials and Nanoelectronics session at the International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Lepak and her team won the award for the student poster that showcased their research on nanow­ires, microscopic devices with appli­cations ... Read More »

UWSP Website Receives Mobile Facelift

The UW-Stevens Point website (www.uwsp.edu) was updated this semester by web and media services students to increase its compatibility with mobile and tablet devices. Senior web and digital media development major, Jack Blanke, was tasked with optimizing Sharepoint (a website management service) for non-computer devices when a new website template was found for the main page. “It started off as ... Read More »

Bookstore Discusses Outsourcing

The University Bookstore is undergoing some changes after the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hired the Huron Consulting Group to conduct efficiency studies on campus.The Huron Studies outlined and proposed efficiency plans in various areas throughout the university. The University Bookstore was one of the things that underwent scrutiny by the Huron Consulting Group and they made the suggestion that the ... Read More »

Cuba: Once So Far Now So Near

For the first time ever students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are being offered the opportu­nity to study abroad in Cuba. Through a new program, “The Cuban Revolution”, students will travel to Cuba for two weeks, from January 6-20, 2013. Students will spend most of their time in Havana where they will visit art and history museums, an organic ... Read More »

Hootenanny Hoedown

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point University Library hosted its fourth annual Hootenanny, featuring bluegrass music, services offered by the library and university and promotions from local businesses on Friday, September 14, 2012. The lobby was filled with the scent of pizza, carnival-like games, and the sounds of a live bluegrass band playing to a crowd of students and community ... Read More »

Nursing Program Expansion Underway

With more and more jobs opening up in the healthcare field, nursing has become a very popular major. For many years, the UW – Stevens Point has had a successful pre-nursing program. Through this program, students interested in nursing are able to take the preliminary classes they need to qualify for nursing school. “We advise specifically to UW-Eau Claire,” said ... Read More »

Ragweed Wages War

Allergy season has set in with a vengeance this fall, mostly because ragweed is thriving under the current weather conditions. Pollen levels are high, especially pollen from ragweed. Ragweed starts blooming in mid-August and usually lasts for about six weeks or until the first frost kills off the plants. Ragweed is a wind-pollinated flowering plant and the main cause of ... Read More »

Penn Visits UWSP, Focuses Speech on Student Issues

Kal Penn, actor and co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign, spoke Sunday to students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Also speaking at the event were Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and state Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Wis.), both of whom are campaigning for re-election. Student issues such as access to affordable education and health insurance were the key topics of ... Read More »

GDRs Improved for 2013

The University of Wisconsin– Stevens Point Academic Affairs, as well as many student organizations, are currently finalizing plans for a new General Education Program to broaden the education experience for faculty and students. The program will be implemented in the fall of 2013. Dr. James Sage, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching, Learning, and Academic Programs, explained that the university ... Read More »

Jim Haney Steps Down; Rhonda Sprague Steps Up

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Division of Communication appointed Dr. Rhonda Sprague as the new chairwoman of the department after Dr. Jim Haney decided to not seek a third term; Dr. Sprague started in the position on August 1, 2012. Haney explained that the procedures for the Division of Communication indicate that the head of the department should not ... Read More »