Tag Archives: UWSP

Back 40 Mine Could Bring Economic Stimulus and Environmental Sacrifice

The Back 40 Mine is a potential metallic sulfide mining site proposed by the private Canadian company, Aquila Resources. Located on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it must be approved by both states regulations to start operations. Currently, it has attained three out of the four permits necessary. While claiming to stimulate the economy, sulfide mining has ... Read More »

Announcement of UW Merger Raises Many Concerns Among Faculty Statewide

On Oct. 11, the University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced the proposal of a merger. Greg Summers, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, said that the UW colleges have been experiencing a decline in enrollment for a while. Many institutions in the Midwest are experiencing this problem and the merger has been ... Read More »

All Tiny Creatures Bring an Evening of Sound and Motion

On Friday evening, Centertainment Productions invited Madison musicians of All Tiny Creatures to come to The Encore of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as part of their current performance tour. All Tiny Creatures is an experimental rock band that uses a mix of synthesizer, guitar, bass and vocals, as well as having psychedelic visuals projected behind the band to put ... Read More »

AIRO Busts Myths Surrounding Indigenous Peoples at Coffee and Culture

On Nov. 1st, a panel of speakers from American Indians Reaching for Opportunity took to the stage of the Laird Room in the Dreyfus University Center to share stories of their culture and experiences, as well as to answer the student body’s questions about cultural issues surrounding Native peoples. The event was an installment of Coffee and Culture, a diversity-driven ... Read More »

Ultimate Frisbee Looks to Use Winter Months to Grow

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is a club sport that practices on campus and travels to tournaments to compete and to represent Stevens Point. The women’s Ultimate team started on campus in 2008 and normally consists of 10 to 18 players. This year’s team is mainly made up of first and second-year players. Head coach Marcus ... Read More »

Katie Youngberg Joins CNR Advising Program

This semester, the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed a new face to their advising team. Katie Youngberg, a UWSP alumna, recently became an advisor for the CNR, where she has begun to help students on the path to achieving their academic and career goals. Youngberg is a recent graduate of the wildlife ecology program ... Read More »

The Transcontinental Piano Duo Comes to UWSP

An interesting musical event was held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this past Friday, Oct. 27. The Music Department held a recital of The Transcontinental Piano Duo. This Duo is made up of two acclaimed pianists, Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson. Greenfield is a recognizable face in the piano world, known as both a performer and a teacher. ... Read More »

Pointer Profile: Spamalot Scenic Designer Alesha Hollatz

There are many talented students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who are doing incredible work. One of these students is Alesha Hollatz, who is the scenic designer for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Spamalot. Hollatz is a fifth-year student at UWSP. She is double majoring in theatre design and technology and arts management. Hollatz has worked ... Read More »

Restrictions Removed for Elk Hunting Seasons in Wisconsin

On Oct. 25, the Department of Natural Resources’ board eliminated previously set guidelines for establishing elk hunting seasons in Wisconsin, in favor of less arbitrary rules and more flexibility. Prior to the change, elk herds in Wisconsin had to reach a specific population before harvesting permits could be issued. Additionally, permits would have had to have been issued for five ... Read More »