Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Baby, It’s Warm Outside

When we flip the calendar to November, we begin to anticipate the departure of autumn and the beginning of the infamous cold, Wisconsin weather. This year, however, the first weeks of November had us stowing our jackets and reaching for our shorts and sandals. Though the historical monthly average for Stevens Point is 42 degrees, we have seen highs in ... Read More »

Rumpke Mountain Boys: Jam, Trash and Bluegrass

The Rumpke Mountain Boys took the stage of the Encore in the Drefus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, Nov. 18. According to the Rumpke Mountain Boys’ website, they are a “foot stomping, old timey, whiskey spilling, psychedelic Jamgrass” band from Cincinnati, Ohio. The four-man bluegrass band was founded 11 years ago and consists of Jason ... Read More »

Snow Anticipation Afoot with Handcrafted Snowshoes

As mid-November approaches, the leaves have fallen and the frost has set in, leaving the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Stevens Point waiting for the first snow of the season. In anticipation, Centertainment Productions hosted a Build Your Own Snowshoe event for students on Friday, Nov. 11. Attendees were provided with all the materials they would need to create their own set of ... Read More »

Green Fund Efforts Pay Off with Building of Bicycle Shelter

The Green Fund has succeeded in erecting a bike shelter outside the Dreyfus University Center after years of planning. The Green Fund itself is a campus organization that aims to improve sustainability and lessen the environmental impact of the university, which was approved through a student referendum in the spring of 2013 with 70 percent approval. The Fund’s mission is ... Read More »

Guts, Glitter and Fabulous Fun from La Cage Aux Folles

“We are what we are” declares the opening song of La Cage Aux Folles. The phrase both opens and closes the musical, a show performed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance the past two weekends. La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Jean-Michel’s unconventional family melding with that of his conservative fiancé’s. Jean-Michel’s father, ... Read More »

Funk Rock Bands Take on the Encore Stage

This week brought something unique and close to home to The Encore stage: two live bands right from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, Heartlight and Eazy on the Eyez. The two-hour show gave equal light to both bands. Heartlight filled the first slot, playing for an hour. After a short break for the bands to organize themselves, Eazy on ... Read More »

Protective Services: Just Doing Their Job

According to their website, protective services’ mission statement is to provide University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff with a safe and secure environment. The UWSP protective service law enforcement officers have the same rights and responsibilities as the local police, meaning they could even arrest and take students to jail. Sam Sauber, sophomore wildlife ecology and management major, ... Read More »

UWSP Brushes Up on Halloween Makeup

As the culmination of October draws near, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point put on Devilish Disguises, a Halloween makeup tutorial event on Oct. 20. Jordyne Runkel, recent drama major graduate, showcased her skills at Thursday’s event. Runkel has been experimenting with makeup for years. “I started makeup my junior year of high school, and I have done makeup for Dominion ... Read More »

Swing, Swing, Swing: UWSP’s Benny Goodman Approved Tuesday Night

Twirling partners, dancing feet, jazz music and having a ball: Any Swing Goes has it all. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student club organizes weekly events where anyone can come and learn how to swing dance. On Tuesday night, participants filed into the dance studio of UWSP’s Health Enhancement Center to kick of their shoes and enjoy an evening of ... Read More »

UWSP Alumna Steps from Local Stage onto National Spotlight

Tatyana Lubov, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point alumna, is stepping into pretty important shoes: shoes worn before her by actresses such as Julie Andrews, Lesley Ann Warren and Brandy Norwood. The shoes? Glass slippers. Lubov is starring as Ella in the national Broadway tour of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” A Cottage Grove native, Lubov graduated from UWSP in December of 2015 ... Read More »