Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Differential Tuition: More Classes, More Advisors, More Money?

Many students either experience, or have a friend who knows first-hand, the reality of super-senior life. For the past six years, the Student Government Association has sought to implement differential tuition, an additional tuition, as a solution to the five or six-year graduation model many students deal with. According to the University of Wisconsin System’s website, “institution-wide differential tuition is defined ... Read More »

UW’s Adidas Controversy Raises Questions

I before I put on my UWSP sweatshirt, I glance at the tag. Champs Sports, cotton, made in Lesotho. We have pride in our school, but do we ever worry about the conditions of the places where that sweatshirt has been? Where was the cotton extracted? Who assembled it? “What I have heard anecdotally from my colleagues in the industry ... Read More »

Normal Heart: A NFAC Production

AIDS. Many of us are familiar with this term and probably know about the AIDS crisis that began in the 1980s–but do we really know? In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS crisis, Steven Trovillion Smith, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Theater and Dance program, is bringing “The Normal Heart” to the ... Read More »

Say Aloha To The Pro Bowl

For those of you who do not know, “aloha,” by modern definition, also means goodbye. That’s exactly what we should say to the NFL Pro Bowl in its current state. The only draw this year’s debacle had for me was the inclusion of Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings. While watching the two Packers stars play in the Pro Bowl pales ... Read More »

Men’s Track Takes First At Tadd Metzger

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point track and field team continues to improve after their meet Friday at Carthage College. The men took first with a score of 165 and the women took second, scoring 145.“Our two home meets were really early in the season so we really treated those like our building blocks,” said sophomore pole vaulter Ryan ... Read More »

Averkamp Joins Elite Company

Senior center Ashley Averkamp scored her 1,000th point Saturday in an 85-67 victory over host University of Wisconsin – Superior. Averkamp joins 17 other Pointer women to reach the milestone in their career. “We are playing with confidence trying to secure a 1 seed for the WIAC Tournament, which would give us home court advantage throughout the tourney,” said Head ... Read More »

From a Simple Idea: A Month of Rewriting China

Taking a simple idea and building it into the upcoming showcase that will be put on by the College of Fine Arts and Communications Creates has been a year in the making. As an art history major, Ellen Larson took it upon herself to not only curate the exhibit, but to create a month full of programs and activities for ... Read More »

UWSP Students Become YouTube Famous

“It’s quiet hours; can I close your door? Come on guys, I can hear the bottles. I’m not just your RA, I’m your friend too.” This is all “Sh*t RAs Say” according to Tommy Nouansacksy, a senior social science major at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Nouansacksy created the YouTube video with Curtis Kadow, a super senior Elementary Education major, ... Read More »

Music Student Honored in International Competition

The Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition, held once every four years, was recently held to promote new compositions for the harpsichord. Fifty compositions were submitted from musicians all across the globe, including from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Of those compositions, six winners were selected along with four honorable mentions, one being UWSP sophomore, Sebastian Petak. Petak, the ... Read More »

Pointer Compact in Legislative Limbo

Supporters of the differential tuition plan passed by the Student Government Association last semester were dealt perhaps a huge blow last week to their hopes of having the plan implemented in time for the 2012-2013 academic year. Last Monday Representative Steve Nass, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, issued a statement to Senate Republicans, calling on them ... Read More »