Tag Archives: UW-Stevens point

Greek Life: Working to Their Potential

Whether the reason is their lineup of houses, hazing, secretive nature, or the parties people wish they could attend, Greek life is hard to miss on most campuses and hard to take seriously. However, if someone were to ask you what you knew about Greek life at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, how much would you be able to ... Read More »

OccuPOINT demonstrators urge others to “move their money.”

“Move your money” was the catch phrase Saturday as OccuPOINT protestors rallied on the sidewalk in front of Chase Bank. Those at the rally hoped to inspire others to move their money from big banks into smaller credit unions. “These banks are underhandedly deceiving the people who trust them,” said Randy Brown, a mathematics student at UWSP. “[They are responsible ... Read More »

Veterans Share Diverse War Experiences in Discussion

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) have put together a series of public events entitled “Visions of War” to share the experiences of United States veterans. The free to the public collaboration opened Monday, Nov. 7, on the MSTC campus with a panel discussion. Four guest speakers who fought in various wars throughout recent history shared ... Read More »

Solid Finish for the Wrestling Team at the Pointer Open

Several members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point wrestling team competed in the tournament style wrestling match held at Stevens Point Area Senior High Saturday. The individual based tournament fea­tured several other universities from the Midwest. In the 125-pound weight class, sophomore Lance Fabry finished fourth. UW-Oshkosh’s Zach Mueller finished first. The field also featured Point junior Jordan Poirier and ... Read More »

Pointer Volleyball Earns NCAA Division III Wild Card

After a second place finish in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point women’s volleyball team earned a wild card spot in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Pointers were the number one seed heading into the WIAC tournament Friday night. Point defeated UW-Platteville 3-1, and two-seeded UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Eau Claire 3-2. Both teams ... Read More »

Race-based grant qualifications to change

In the Wisconsin State Assembly last week, an amendment was put forth that would remove race as a requirement for Talent Incentive Program grants. The proposed amendment immediately drew support for Republicans and fire from Democrats. The Talent Incentive Program is a $4.4 million program that offers grants between $600 and $1800 to underprivileged students who are attending college in ... Read More »

Wisconsin Energy Outlook

How and from where do Wisconsinites get their electricity? Or as electricity junkies of the future will say, “Where’d you get those electrons, Rufus?” Wisconsin currently gets 60 percent of its electricity from coal. The majority (80 percent) of that coal is shipped in by railcar from Wyoming. Wisconsin’s coal consumption is just above the national average.  The second largest ... Read More »

Israel prepares a military strike on Iran, warning international community

Israel’s minister of defense, Ehud Barak, who is reportedly seeking cabinet support for a military strike against Iran, announced on Tuesday during an Israel Radio broadcast that if attacked, Israel’s home casualties would amount to no more than 500. The escalating rhetoric of war from Israeli officials is taken as a warning that the international community must prevent Iran’s access ... Read More »

State Budget Lapse Hurts UW-Stevens Point

On October 14 the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was informed that the UW System will be required to make up a large portion of the $174.3 million state budget lapse being implemented by the Department of Administration (DOA) for 2011-13. Unlike budget cuts, which come before money is given to universities by the state, budget lapses require funds to be ... Read More »