Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Food Review: Shaw’s Jamaican Kitchen

Last weekend, a friend and I visited Shaw’s Jamaican Kitchen to see what kind of grub this place is serving up. Located walking distance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point just off of Stanley Street, we experienced both good and bad in the little cozy atmosphere. We arrived and were greeted by a woman that appeared to be the only ... Read More »

Iceland Discontinued from European Environmental Studies Seminar

The European Environmental Studies Seminar will be cutting Iceland out of their program next year. The European Environmental Seminar, which is an option for the required summer field experience for College of Natural Resource students, is divided into equal amounts of learning time between selected countries. As noted on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point international programs website, this course gives students ... Read More »

Violent Outbreaks Don’t Scare These Student Poets From Their Mission

Despite recent incidents of violent outbreaks, students working with the Lincoln Hills Poetry Project don’t falter from their mission. Lincoln Hills Poetry Workshop is an organization where club members go to the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls in Irma, Wisconsin, to do poetry workshops with the students there. It serves as a positive ... Read More »

Ecosia Vies to Be New Search Engine On Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Informational Technology Council has voted to install Ecosia as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge in campus computer labs. Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. Currently, there are over 7 million active users. Ecosia publishes monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts to improve transparency with users. They ... Read More »

New Annual Cyber Security Training Mandatory for University Employees

This year is the first installment of mandatory annual cyber security training for all faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Cyber Security Training became mandatory on July 21, 2017, when UW-System Administrative Policy 1032 was revised. The trainings are intended to protect the security of UWSP’s database by educating faculty, staff and student employees. Chad Johnson, ... Read More »

Come January, Local Kmart Closes Its Doors for Good

Located at 111 Division Street, Stevens Point, the local Kmart is scheduled to shut its doors for good by the end of January 2018. Kmart has been known for their low prices and nationwide accessibility for decades. However, as more superstores begin to popularize, Kmart is plummeting and Stevens Point is seeing the effects. According to the press release from ... Read More »

Mike Paramore Talks Relationships and “Embracing Weirdness”

Comedian Mike Paramore performed for a packed house in the Encore room of the Dreyfus University Center on the night of Dec. 1. He irreverently delivered his take on relationships, the differences between men and women and embracing weirdness. Paramore took to the stage around 8:45 p.m., after a spirited and well-received warm-up from two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student ... Read More »

Future Looks Bright for Local Artist, Yuliya Bay

Anyone who has stopped by Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse recently has probably noticed the fanciful artwork of Yuliya Bay for sale near the pick-up counter. The 22-year-old local artist started selling posters and stickers last year to help get her name out in the community. Bay had seen art there before and decided it was a good place for hers ... Read More »

Local Business Offers Indoor Entertainment Year Round

Putt-N-Play, an indoor mini golf facility, opened on Oct. 4 to provide food and entertainment for the colder months. The Northwoods themed, family-friendly business, founded by Will and Aloha Seitz, offers putting holes for golfers of all ages and abilities to play. It features 18 holes total, three of which are glow in the dark. The business also has an ... Read More »

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »