Tag Archives: UWSP

College and High School Students Learn Through Connections Project

Students engaged in discussion during the Connections Project. Photo by Shelby Steinke

High school students from across the state traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, May 5, to talk about literature, get a taste of the college experience and make connections with each other. Throughout the spring semester, students from Menasha, Adams-Friendship and Madison La Follette high schools collaborated with UWSP English 381 students on the Connections Project. Initiated ... Read More »

Comedy Brings The Stevens Point Community Together

Talented Comedian, Matt Donoher. Photo provided by mattdonoher.com

Laughter boomed in the nearly-full room of the Encore as students came to Centertainment Production’s event, Comedy Kickback, featuring Matt Donaher as seen on Conan O’Brien, Joe Riley from Milwaukee and Jerron Baldwin also known as Bubba. Bubba, senior drama major, stepped on stage to perform stand up for the first time ever and opened the show telling jokes and ... Read More »

Centertainment Helps Students Belly Dance the Night Away

One of the many belly dancers on Friday night having fun performing in the Encore. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Jangling bangles, colorful scarves and ornate skirts brought to life the traditional Middle Eastern music performed in the Encore. On Friday night, Centertainment Productions hosted An Evening of Belly Dancing accompanied by the musical ensemble, Salaam, in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The ensemble played music from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Morocco, ... Read More »

Law Preventing Women from Living Together Debunked

One of the larger student houses having 8 bedrooms, located on Main and Division. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

There is a long-standing rumor that in Stevens Point it is illegal for eight or more unrelated women to live together. The law is believed to have been put in place to prevent brothels from existing in the city. The rumors have been proven false. There is no documentation of any such law existing in Stevens Point, or in Wisconsin ... Read More »

Permit Allowing Expansion of Door County Dairy Raises Groundwater Concerns

Jersey cows are one of the most popular dairy breeds. Photo from pexels.com.

S&S Jerseyland Dairy LLC, Door County’s only concentrated animal feeding operation, has just been issued a permit by the Department of Natural Resources which will allow them to expand their herd. While the operation is currently allowed to house approximately 6,000 cattle, the new permit will authorize over 10,000. This decision has been met by considerable opposition from the local ... Read More »

Dropping Beats with DAWG

Weapons of Mass Percussion performing at the DUC Encore. Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski

No microphones were needed for this weekend’s performance in the Encore, though they did help throw about drum puns. On Saturday night, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s student organization, Drum and Wind Group, presented Weapons of Mass Percussion in the Dreyfus University Center. Weapons of Mass Percussion was an exhibition of DAWG’s drumline. Cody Gehrke, sophomore math major, is vice ... Read More »

BFA Exhibitions Held at Carlsten Art Gallery

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Graduating art majors present examples of their work in a variety of media at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition to fulfill their graduation requirement. The BFA Exhibitions were held in the Carlsten Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center April 24 through May 3 with a closing reception April 30. Art 491 students ... Read More »

Making the Switch from myPoint to accesSPoint

Owen Moran, a sophomore student showing frustration with accesSPoint.

There is a plan to implement Oracle Campus Solutions, otherwise known as accesSPoint, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The features that myPoint has had are gradually becoming accessible only on accesSPoint. Eventually myPoint, a system which the current UWSP students are familiar with, will be completely phased out. Jim Barrett, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and chief information ... Read More »

Animation Revamped with a Side of Live-Action

Powerpuff Girls evil mirror trouble. Photo provided by flickr

There’s something exciting and nostalgic about turning on the TV and having a favorite childhood show come on. A recent trend in entertainment has been to remake classic TV shows and movies college students watched in their youth. The past few years have welcomed reboots of cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack. Nickelodeon has announced a film ... Read More »

Espresso Yourself at Coffee and Culture

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Since 2013, Coffee and Culture has allowed students to speak about topics they are passionate about which can often be underrepresented ideas and groups. Still relatively new to campus, Coffee and Culture is trying to find its niche. Samantha Barnum, junior communications major, is the second coordinator who is now on her third semester in charge. “My goal for the program is ... Read More »