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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 »

Retain Our Retention Rates

As the ninth top public school in the Midwest, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has drawn quite a bit of attention lately. According to the Policy Analysis & Planning fact book (a collection of retention rates here at UWSP), there has been an 8.9 percent increase in retention of first to second year students and a 1,000-student increase in enrollment ... Read More »

Dean Thomas awarded Conservation Medal

Christine Thomas, Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, has been awarded the National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) 2011 Conservation Medal and Award at the 120th Continental Congress Gala Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. Dean Thomas was nominated for this recognition by the Stevens Point chapter of NSDAR. This award goes ... Read More »

Broadcasters Prepare for First Ever National Emergency Test

This Wednesday, television and radio broadcasters will conduct a test. It will only be a test. On November 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will conduct its first-ever nationwide test on all radio and television stations. This test will interrupt programming for three minutes. Emergency broadcasting has existed under different names. The first system, CONELRAD, was ... Read More »

Barn Bash and Volunteer Clean-Up Sucesses for Central Rivers Farmshed

This past weekend was a successful one for the local non-profit Central Rivers Farmshed. On Saturday, the group staged a volunteer cleanup day with the help of almost 60 volunteers at the recently acquired Sorenson Greenhouse. In five hours, two of the five greenhouses were cleaned up as plywood walls, seedling tables and irrigation systems were knocked down. Central Rivers ... Read More »

Women’s Volleyball takes Tournament in Best Season Ever

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point women’s volleyball team took their fifteenth straight victory Saturday, Oct. 22, against St. Norbert College, winning the weekend’s volleyball tournament. The Pointers, originally picked to finish seventh, are ranked number one in the conference and are on their way to the best season in school history. “We weren’t really sure what to expect given ... Read More »

Beau Leads Pointers to Second Straight Victory

In his second career start, sophomore quarterback Mitch Beau brought the Pointers back from a first half deficit to give the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point a 28-24 victory over conference rival UW-Eau Claire. The win places Point fifth in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings behind UW-Platteville. The Pointers went into Saturday’s contest surrendering over 150 rushing yards per game, ... Read More »

Magic in the Encore

Friday, Centertainment Productions hosted Magic: The Gathering tournament in the Encore where students threw down their gauntlets and battled each other with their cards instead of fists. Magic: The Gathering is the biggest trading card game in the world, where collectable cards meet strategy and a bit of luck. There is even a professional level for Magic, which boasts hundreds ... Read More »

Reading through the bull.

How do you know when someone is telling the truth? Can you tell when facts have been skewed? Fact: the average American is exposed to 3,000 or more advertisements per day. Fact: your brain registers these advertisements whether you consciously notice them or not. Fact: when the U.S. Army was undergoing intensive research into brainwashing and mind control (you know, ... Read More »

State Issues Citations Against UW-Stevens Point, Unviersity Fights Charges

The State of Wisconsin has issued six citations against the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for the improper removal of asbestos that was found in the Communications Arts Center during renovations. As most communication students may well remember, the Communication Arts Center building underwent many renovations starting in 2009 and up through the summer of 2011. During the renovations, ... Read More »