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Environmental Books and Movies to Liven Up February Blues

Although sub-zero wind chills and icy streets may deter students from getting outside to enjoy nature, they provide the perfect opportunity to cozy-up with a book or movie to get inspired and informed. Mark Cook, freshman chemical engineering major, said that he has been enjoying watching “Rotten,” a documentary series which arrived to Netflix this January. “It just inspired me to ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands This Flu Season

This year’s flu season is reportedly worse than the last two and the vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping much. According to ABC news, this year’s flu season of 2017-18 surpassed the number of confirmed cases reported in the record breaking 2014-15 flu season. But the vaccine has yet to prove its efficacy. Jen Sorenson, director of Student Health Services, ... Read More »

Nominations Due for the University Staff Recognition Awards

Some staff members go above and beyond from their own workload, which is why the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point presents recognition awards. These awards aim to recognize faculty, academic staff and university staff members for their incredible work. Students have ideas for what makes these members so great. Some students believe that doing more than just normal duties makes them ... Read More »

UWSP Jazz Festival Honors Don Greene and Benny Goodman

The 27th annual University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Jazz Festival invites middle school and high school jazz ensembles from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota for a day of workshops and master classes, culminating in a professional show that’s open to the public. “This year is a special year,” said Mathew Buchman, professor and director of Jazz Studies. “It marks the fiftieth ... Read More »

Humanity vs. Technology: Review of “Black Mirror”

Albert Einstein is quoted as once saying, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Nearly 70 years later, these words are taking on new life in the form of the hit Netflix original series, “Black Mirror.” This British science fiction series has grown in popularity since its release of the first season in 2011. The ... Read More »

Swimming and Diving Teams Hope to Make Splash in Conference Championship

As the regular season of swimming and diving nears an end, the men and women of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point look to finish strong and prepare to shift their attention onto the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. Both teams have fared well this season, according to head coach Al Boelk, who attributes much of its success to continued health ... Read More »

CASE and Greek Life Welcome You to the Spring Semester with Community Involvement Opportunities

Campus Activities and Student Engagement is hosting the Spring 2018 Involvement Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to provide a platform for recruiting interested students to campus organizations. Boasting over 110 student organizations in attendance, the involvement fair will sprawl throughout the Dreyfus University Center Encore, Laird Room and Concourse to accommodate each one with a space to reach out to ... Read More »

Incentive Program Helps Alleviate Pressure of 2.5M Debt

The Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will help the university save money with the 2.5-million-dollar budget cuts being made for the fiscal year. The program will help with redirecting positions to focus on priorities, changing needs or strategic objectives of the university and achieving other cost savings or efficiencies. It will also minimize potential involuntary terminations. Eric Yonke, dean of the ... Read More »

TEDx Brings Big Ideas to UWSP

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is set to host a TEDx event for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room. With over 2,000 TED talks and nearly 100,000 TEDx talks circulating YouTube, TED has become a household name. From light issues like “why we procrastinate” or the “importance of comedy” to powerful topics ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Bethany Hasenberg is a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. What class are you most excited about this semester? Honestly, Physics 115: Acoustics. It’s going to suck a lot, but I love math and I’m excited to see how I can challenge myself to do well in the course. Who has been your favorite ... Read More »