Tag Archives: UWSP

Light the Fuse: NowHere Design Conference

Keynote speaker Alex Center, a Brooklyn-based designer working for The Coca-Cola Company. Photo provided by Alex Center

NowHere is an annual graphic design conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The conference will take place on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. with a variety of events. Presentations will be given by alumni and professional designers. The conference also organizes workshops. All presentations are free to the public. Weekend pass tickets to the workshops are ... Read More »

It’s About Who You Know: PRSSA Hosts Networking Social

PRSS of America networking social in the DUC Legacy room. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Most jobs are a secret, meaning 80 percent of jobs never get posted and are found through Networking. Some students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point understood landing a job can truly be about who you know. Approximately 60 professionals and students met on March 15 for the first Networking Social, hosted by Public Relations Student Society of America. PRSSA ... Read More »

Portage County Citizens Address Nitrate-Groundwater Concerns

Corn under blue skies. "Corn Field" by Theophilos Papadopoulos is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Portage county citizens are coming together to pass an ordinance that addresses health concerns resulting from high levels of nitrates in ground water. It began in the township of New Hope when a group of citizens became concerned about their groundwater quality. “Nitrates move very quickly through the soil, especially on big crops like corn which is very inefficient in ... Read More »

Preparing for the Dawn of Drones

Interesting lecture about the Future of Drones. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

On Tuesday, March 14, the public library hosted the most recent presentation for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s College of Letters and Sciences’ Community Lecture Series. The lecture was titled “Preparing for the Drone Invasion” and the presenter was Tim Kennedy, professor of geography and geographic information systems. Kennedy explained that a drone by any other name is an Unmanned ... Read More »

Student Sculptures Displayed at Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Connect Art with Nature

An installation at the sculpture park. Photo courtesy of Tom Quinn.

Last semester the natural landscape of the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station provided inspiration for a half a dozen student sculptures which are now displayed around the station’s grounds. The project was born when Tom Quinn, Central Wisconsin Environmental Station director, contacted Kristin Thielking, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point sculpture professor. Upon Quinn’s request, students from Thielking’s sculpture class were tasked with ... Read More »

Senator Testin the Waters With On-Campus Listening Session

Senator Patrick Testin on campus answering questions from students and faculty. Photo courtesy of Robby Abrahamian

Over the past few weeks, the new Wisconsin state senate has been back in their home districts for the first congressional recess. Normally, these off months for politicians have been a time for them to meet with their constituents and learn about what issues to bring back to the capital. With healthcare and immigration on the line, people have stepped up ... Read More »

System-Wide Art Under Attack

Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, one of many things that is needed to create a bond in the community and  support culture. Photo courtesy of the NFAC facebook page.

Public universities across Wisconsin are feeling the struggle of budget cuts, and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s art department will again be under a new and smaller budget. Within the Noel Fine Arts Center, students can find unique architecture and student work displayed in the open lobby while music from an array of different instruments reverberates from the walls. ... Read More »

The Trump-Media Discord

Photo provided by pixabay

February has been a straining month on the relationship between President Donald Trump and the nation’s news outlets. Several incidents have contributed to apprehension on the president’s stand on the First Amendment right of freedom of the press. These incidents, in addition to creating tension, have brought to light an important need to distinguish between “fake news” and “biased news” ... Read More »

Album Review: KT Tunstall says “Here I Am” with KIN

KT Tunstall - KIN. Photo by Justin Higuchi

KT Tunstall’s “KIN” is the latest in her work from her past 5 internationally released albums. Tunstall is a Scottish rocker, originally from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland but has relocated to California and traveled around the American southwest in the last 3 years. KT’s past music features similar styles and sound but “KIN” has a distinct folk feel to it. ... Read More »

New Budget Proposal Could Mean Big Changes

UWSP Sculpt holding a glass demonstration. Photo courtesy of Victoria Hansen

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently released his proposal for the 2017-2019 University of Wisconsin System budget. In this proposal, Walker recommended that students pay less by giving them the option to opt-out of allocable segregated fees and by implementing a decrease in tuition of 5 percent across the board. In order to help compensate for some of the tuition cut, ... Read More »