Tag Archives: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Art for the Community and a Community for Artists

Downtown Stevens Point is home to a unique art gallery called Q Artists Cooperative. Typical art galleries invite artists to display their work there, and the gallery then receives a percentage of any sales the artist makes. In a cooperative, every artist is part owner. This cooperative business style allows Q Gallery to carry out its mission statement: to create ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Back to Winning Ways

After a rough non-conference schedule that included traveling to Las Vegas, NV., for the d3hoops.com classic, the UWSP men’s basketball team is defining its season in conference play. UWSP was picked to finish fifth in the conference by Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference head coaches and sports information directors before the season began, and now the Pointers stand atop the conference ... Read More »

Road to the Oscars: Academy Award Nominations Announced

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and film enthusiasts across the world have their eyes on Hollywood as the most critically acclaimed actors and projects from 2017 compete for recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guillermo del-Toro’s triumphant return to fantasy drama, “The Shape of Water,” accrued the most award nominations, 13 in total. The second ... Read More »

Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in April

Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa, is predicted to run out of its water reserves by mid-April of this year. The reason for the water crisis seems to be three years of severe droughts, as well as unsustainable water use by the city’s rapidly growing population. Cape Town’s attempt for water conservation proved to be ineffective, with only ... Read More »

Environmental Books and Movies to Liven Up February Blues

Although sub-zero wind chills and icy streets may deter students from getting outside to enjoy nature, they provide the perfect opportunity to cozy-up with a book or movie to get inspired and informed. Mark Cook, freshman chemical engineering major, said that he has been enjoying watching “Rotten,” a documentary series which arrived to Netflix this January. “It just inspired me to ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands This Flu Season

This year’s flu season is reportedly worse than the last two and the vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping much. According to ABC news, this year’s flu season of 2017-18 surpassed the number of confirmed cases reported in the record breaking 2014-15 flu season. But the vaccine has yet to prove its efficacy. Jen Sorenson, director of Student Health Services, ... Read More »

A Look into Sports

Women’s Hockey Falls on Senior Day The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s hockey team lost to UW-Eau Claire 2-1 on Feb. 3 as the Pointers finished the weekend with a series record of 0-3 against the Blugolds. Senior defenseman Ellie Punnett tied the game late in the first period as she was assisted by junior defenseman Lauren Smith and freshman ... Read More »

Nominations Due for the University Staff Recognition Awards

Some staff members go above and beyond from their own workload, which is why the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point presents recognition awards. These awards aim to recognize faculty, academic staff and university staff members for their incredible work. Students have ideas for what makes these members so great. Some students believe that doing more than just normal duties makes them ... Read More »

UWSP Jazz Festival Honors Don Greene and Benny Goodman

The 27th annual University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Jazz Festival invites middle school and high school jazz ensembles from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota for a day of workshops and master classes, culminating in a professional show that’s open to the public. “This year is a special year,” said Mathew Buchman, professor and director of Jazz Studies. “It marks the fiftieth ... Read More »

Humanity vs. Technology: Review of “Black Mirror”

Albert Einstein is quoted as once saying, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Nearly 70 years later, these words are taking on new life in the form of the hit Netflix original series, “Black Mirror.” This British science fiction series has grown in popularity since its release of the first season in 2011. The ... Read More »