Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Fruition and Gin Mill Hollow Rock at the Encore

Fruition playing a great show at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Mandolin, guitar and a little bit of electricity created folkie tunes brought to campus Thursday night by Gin Mill Hollow and Fruition. The opening band, Gin Mill Hollow is an acoustic folk rock trio out of Madison. Marc Norman, songwriter, guitarist, double bassist and vocalist for Gin Mill Hollow, is quite familiar with the university, having graduated from the University ... Read More »

Youth Oppressed and United puts YOU at the Center of Activism

Cover photo of the Youth Oppressed & United facebook page. Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/uwsp.you

A girl sits in her dorm room tuning her trumpet when a note is passed underneath her door which reads, “stop your stupid noise, if you want to be noisy like all them other Mexicans go somewhere else.” This true story and many others like it compelled Vanesa Hernandez-Cevallos, sophomore psychology major, and her friend Eimie Vazquez, sophomore sociology major, ... Read More »

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

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Modern theatre-goers have fallen into a rut. They sit down in their red velvet seats and expect a two-act performance that tells them a story. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance intends to break those expectations through its performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a 49-year-old musical revue. ... Read More »

BINGO Reaches New Audience On UWSP Campus

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Over 30 students gathered on Feb. 10 to test their luck at the classic game of bingo. Tess Tranel, junior music education major and travel leisure coordinator at Centertainment, developed the idea of grocery bingo for college students on a budget. She first came across the idea of “glorified bingo” after looking at previous events put on by the travel ... Read More »

Moo-ve Over for Local Dairy

Inside the Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese company located in Rudoplh, WI. Photo courtesy of dairystatecheese.com

The Dairy State Cheese Company is located in Rudolph, Wisconsin 15 miles away from campus. This local business offers a wide variety of dairy products made on-site from its own cows. The average American eats over 30 pounds of cheese a year. Not only is cheese often cited as a source of calcium and protein, it is also made in ... Read More »

Music Scene: Some Call It Indie, Some Call It Rock

Brett Newski performing his original songs at the Encore, photo by Nomin Erdenebileg.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior, Zach Miller, opened for singer/songwriter, Brett Newski, on Feb. 4 for a night of live music. After performing at battle of the bands, Newski knew he was supposed to play music forever. At age 25, he quit all his part-time jobs to become a nomad, writing his own songs and performing as a one man ... Read More »

Students Overcome Duck Syndrome with Off-Campus Fun

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As the first weeks of the semester get underway, students may start feeling overwhelmed by their full plate of classes, jobs, social lives and family obligations. Stanford University coined the term “duck syndrome” to describe how many students try to tackle their mountain of duties by appearing calm on the outside and paddling furiously under the water. While the campus ... Read More »

Bock Run Profits Donated to Runners

Point Bock Beer | Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

The Stevens Point Brewery is releasing their famed Bock Beer again this year, this time in a new 16 ounce can. To accompany the annual release, the Brewery is hosting the popular Point Bock Run. The Bock brew first came about in the 1920’s and has been brought back periodically since then. The first Bock Run was held with the ... Read More »

Donation Enrichs Wildlife Ecology Program

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Gerald and Helen Stephens graciously donated $1 million to create an endowed professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, suggested that the endowed professorship be given to wildlife ecology assistant professor, Jason Riddle. The Stephens’ son was a former wildlife ecology student at the university and had unexpectedly passed away less ... Read More »

Sepsenwol to Retire After Teaching 39 Years

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At the end of this semester, Dr. Sol Sepsenwol will retire from the biology department. Sepsenwol began teaching in 1970, and has spent the last 39 years working at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition to teaching he has spent much of his career doing biological research. Sepsenwol began his career when he received both his bachelor’s degree and ... Read More »