Tag Archives: UWSP

Women’s March Takes a Bold Stand for Human Rights

Protesters flooded the streets of Washington D.C. and cities around the country in what was the largest rally in Washington since the Vietnam War protests in the 1960s and 1970s. The Women’s March on Washington took place on Jan. 21, while sister marches sprouted up in 673 cities world-wide, including one in Antarctica. An article in The New York Times ... Read More »

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Available

Whether you’re majoring in physics, biology, English or history, if you are looking for a way to stand out after graduation, look no further: undergraduate research opportunities abound. A 2012 publication by the U.S. Census Bureau states that just over one fifth of people holding Bachelor’s degrees were unemployed and only about 57 percent were working full time. So how ... Read More »

Meatless Mondays Diet Impacts Environment

Diet plays a role in climate change, deforestation and water conservation, yet it is an aspect of sustainability which is rarely discussed.  That is why College of Natural Resource seniors Deaken Boggs and Megan Zielke are working with student government to bring Meatless Mondays to Campus. The initiative, which encourages omnivores to go vegetarian one day a week, brings a ... Read More »

Students Overcome Duck Syndrome with Off-Campus Fun

As the first weeks of the semester get underway, students may start feeling overwhelmed by their full plate of classes, jobs, social lives and family obligations. Stanford University coined the term “duck syndrome” to describe how many students try to tackle their mountain of duties by appearing calm on the outside and paddling furiously under the water. While the campus ... Read More »

Bullet Train Proposal Races for Voter Attention

Bob Harlow, a 2018 Democratic candidate in the race for Governor, is causing quite a stir with plans to install a high-speed bullet train for public transport. After its initial proposal in 2010, the bullet train was denied by Wisconsin’s current Governor Scott Walker and the plans fell to the wayside. On Nov. 25, Harlow brought the bullet train back ... Read More »

New Cultural Commons to be Built in Pfiffner Park

The Stevens Point City Council has voted unanimously to add a Cultural Commons to Pfiffner Pioneer Park. The city plans to build the Commons at the southern end of the park, just north of the Riverfront Arts Center and Chase Bank. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on May 1. The park is anticipated to be finished this fall but ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Looking to Hit Stride as Tournaments Loom

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball head coach Shirley Egner is not one to compare her current team to any past iteration of Pointers. “It’s always a different season, with different things that happen on and off the court,” Egner, UWSP coach of 29 years, said. Such an outlook is understandable, especially in the case of this year’s team. Last year at this ... Read More »

Bock Run Profits Donated to Runners

The Stevens Point Brewery is releasing their famed Bock Beer again this year, this time in a new 16 ounce can. To accompany the annual release, the Brewery is hosting the popular Point Bock Run. The Bock brew first came about in the 1920’s and has been brought back periodically since then. The first Bock Run was held with the ... Read More »

Go Green or Go Home

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked within the top 30 universities in the country for their expanding use of renewable energy. The Green Power Partnership was awarded to UWSP through the Environmental Protection Agency for representing one of the largest green power universities in the country. Campus sustainability coordinator, Dave Barbier, explained how UWSP reached this achievement. “We ... Read More »

Donation Enrichs Wildlife Ecology Program

Gerald and Helen Stephens graciously donated $1 million to create an endowed professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, suggested that the endowed professorship be given to wildlife ecology assistant professor, Jason Riddle. The Stephens’ son was a former wildlife ecology student at the university and had unexpectedly passed away less ... Read More »