Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

BINGO Reaches New Audience On UWSP Campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

UWSP Alumni Return For Premier Performance

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Alumni, Holly Janz and Michael Keller, performed a unique opera style act with dramatic staging on Sunday, Jan. 29. Previous performances of the show include Concordia College in September and  two days before appearing at UWSP they performed in Madison. A native of Marshfield, Janz received her Bachelor of Music from UWSP, Master of Music from ... Read More »

Kent Dernbach: Pointer Basketball’s Next Man Up

As many begin the process of getting acclimated with their classes, six-year University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point men’s assistant basketball coach Kent Dernbach has gotten a jump on getting comfortable in his own new role as interim head coach of the men’s basketball team. “My experience here as being the assistant coach with coach Semling for six years gave me the best preparation ... Read More »

Jesse McCartney’s Beautiful Soul Reaches UWSP Fans

On Friday, Jan. 27, a sea of raging hormones could physically be seen excitedly waiting outside of the Dreyfus University Center’s Laird Room. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed well-known singer, songwriter, voice actor, and actor, Jesse McCartney to the stage to perform not only his most current music, but his early 2000’s greatest hits. When news dropped that the ... Read More »