Tag Archives: SGA

Sydney Whiteduck vs. Leah Dreyfus for SGA President

Student government elections are underway, and there are currently two candidates everyone is talking about. Dining services employee Leah Dreyfus and junior Sydney Whiteduck are currently the most popular choices among students. “I decided to run for SGA president because I’m sick of serving cheese curds, french fries, cheeseburgers and other fried pantry remnants to plaid-wearing, prepubescent boys,” Dreyfus said. ... Read More »

Judicial Branch of SGA Looking for New Court Justice

The Student Government Association’s judicial branch is looking for an additional supreme court justice to oversee the SGA election process and make decisions on student organization cases. “Holding a position in SGA enables people to let their voices be heard in a formal setting, expand their knowledge about what the university offers and hone key skills that will be beneficial ... Read More »

Students Seek Business Skills

Students are gathering support from university and community organizations in order to create the first entrepreneurship club on campus. “We want to create an atmosphere where the entrepreneurship mindset thrives,” said Caleb Guilliams, a business and finance major. “We want to be surrounded by people who have ideas and want to become more independent in their thinking.” Tyler Forsythe, president of ... Read More »

Students and Community Push Forward

Both the Student Government Association and the city of Stevens Point have officially taken a stance formally opposing Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. At the Feb. 16, Stevens Point Common Council meeting, city leaders expressed that UW-Stevens Point is more than an economic engine; it improves the quality of life and culture in ... Read More »

New myPoint Feature Proves Useful

 The Office of the Registrar rolled out a new option on myPoint that allows every currently enrolled student to “shop” for a degree progress report, generating a view of what course requirements would exist for a different major and/or minor. This report allows students to see how their current and previous coursework aligns with their desired transition. It can also ... Read More »

Student Elections Fast Approaching

Student Government Association election campaigning begins Feb. 6, with elections allowing students to choose their president, vice president and up to 30 senators. “The president and vice president applications are out, so people are getting signatures to get their names on the ballot,” said Leah Aeby, the SGA chief of staff. “There will be no campaigning until all the signatures ... Read More »

New Semester, New Approach

With the arrival of the spring semester comes a plethora of alterations and solutions the Student Government Association hopes will intrigue students and raise awareness on various issues. “One of the biggest goals we have for this semester revolves around the implementation of differential tuition,” said Chris Slattery, the president of SGA. Differential tuition is an additional fee applied on ... Read More »

Gov. Walker’s Budget Proposal Raises Concern

  Gov. Scott Walker announced his state budget proposal on Jan. 27, including a biennium funding cut of $300 million for the University of Wisconsin System. The budget must be voted on by the state legislature. If it passes, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will lose about 17 percent of its state support – around $6 to $7 million. A cut ... Read More »

Parking on Campus Raises Frustration

  The Parking Advisory Board, comprised of students, faculty and staff, is getting back together and working to solve many parking dilemmas on campus. “It’s ridiculously hard to find parking,” said senior Cara Staub. “The parking lots only offer overnight parking from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., so then I’m forced to park on the street and there’s a two-hour ... Read More »

OMNA Looks Out for Student Safety Off Campus

  For the past few years, The Old Main Neighborhood Association has been striving to enforce a zoning ordinance to keep students from unknowingly leasing unlicensed property and to allow for a safe off- campus living experience. In the ‘70s, a zoning ordinance was put in place for Stevens Point’s R3 zone that prohibits more than two unrelated individuals from ... Read More »