Tag Archives: The Pointer

Lower Debot Redesigned by Students

Interior architecture students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have worked to redesign Lower Debot. These students: Brian Luscher, Emily Ballweg, Emily Switz, Sarah Vogel, Amy Fredrickson, Matthew Rosenquist and Lindsey Penning, have surveyed students and worked with Dining Services to make sure all their changes are acceptable. They were split up into three teams of collaborators, and presented their ... Read More »

Embodied Learning Engages Lecture Students

“Professors should plan to cut one third to one half of the content they plan to teach in class,” said Assistant Professor of Asian History Valerie Barske, quoting a speaker she had seen at a college faculty program. What constitutes a university lecture? Typically, professors are stationed at the front of the classroom, armed with their notes and possibly a ... 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 »

Letter to the Editor

Welcome back students (and vandals and thieves). The teacher in me looks forward to the return of students to campus each year, but the homeowner in me dreads it. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights we can expect to be woken up by loud groups of students returning home from house parties and bars, some of whom will urinate in ... Read More »

Student Edits “The Space Crowd” Documentary

Corey Lepak, a senior Communications major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, recently completed an internship editing “The Space Crowd,” an independent documentary created and directed by Wisconsin native Troy Janisch about the United States Space Shuttle Program. The documentary was inspired in part by the space shuttle Atlantis’ final voyage on July 8, 2011, and chronicles the rise, decline, ... Read More »

Five Sundays a Semester

The Lincoln Hills Poetry Project is looking to expand this year. For those who may not know, the LHPP is a project both the university and the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention facility have shared for over fifteen years. Since 1996, students from the university, under faculty supervision, have willingly volunteered their time to invest in this interest group. LHPP has ... Read More »

Zest Receives Award for Best Bakery and Overall Taste

Walking into Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse is like walking into a place that seems to encompass the city of Stevens Point. There are professors sitting at tables grading papers, students lounging on the couches trying to catch a quick nap or an emergency cup of coffee, mothers talking about their children. On this particular day, the kitchen smelled of garlic. ... Read More »

Out of Bounds

The world is obnoxiously serious. But it doesn’t have to be. This column is testament to that. In a life full of nuisance, pain, and strife there can be found a rich abundance of hilarity and laughter. Sports may seem a trivial and complex choreographed performance, but it’s really just a game. And what are games? Fun. Just like this ... Read More »