Tag Archives: UWSP

Job Growth From Renewable Energy Sparks Conservative Support

Renewable energy has begun to gain the support of conservative groups as it becomes more economically viable. One such group is the recently formed Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum, which aims to educate conservatives about energy possibilities in the state. According to their website, the organization supports the development of local clean energy, strongly emphasizing the economic benefits that renewable energy ... Read More »

SGA Works with City to Create Off-Campus Housing Inspections

The Student Government Association is working with the City of Stevens Point to create a voluntary housing inspection. SGA is hopeful that there will be implementation of this plan by June 1 of this year. Other campuses in Wisconsin have already created an inspection process for off-campus housing, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be the next. This idea ... Read More »

A Look Into Sports

O’Heron Helps Lift Pointers Over Eagles Junior forward Canon O’Heron recorded a career-high 26 points in a 76-62 road victory over UW-La Crosse on Saturday, Jan. 29, as the team rebounded from a loss earlier in the week to UW-Oshkosh. O’Heron shot 11 of 14 from the field and made all three of his free throws, while also grabbing five ... Read More »

Students Experience Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point were provided with the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica this winter break. The study abroad course was a three-week program with a focus on tropical ecology in Costa Rica. While studying abroad, students visited multiple ecosystems and saw countless animal species. This study abroad experience was open to all UWSP students with ... Read More »

UW-Stevens Point to cut 2.5 Million from Budget

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point needs to cut 2.5 million dollars from their spending for the fiscal year of 2019, which begins July 2018. Provost Greg Summers said that there is an ongoing structural deficit that was in danger of growing beyond six to seven million dollars. Structural deficit is when the spending goes beyond the revenue. “Part of this ... Read More »

University College Helps Students Succeed

The University College (UC) is one of the five colleges that make up the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It was established in 2015 and has expanded over the last three years, adding new programs like the General Education Program. Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Dean of University College, said, “University College is a central place on campus where students can get support on ... Read More »

Say Hello to New Internships and Opportunities with Handshake

Graduating and continuing students looking to build their resumes with applicable experience can now turn to Handshake to discover relevant jobs and internships that will help them gain marketable skills as well as a consistent income. In the Fall of 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point switched its online job database from CareerPoint to Handshake. Handshake differs from CareerPoint in ... Read More »

Waukesha Seeks Solution to Water Crisis from Lake Michigan

The city of Waukesha has made arrangements to divert water from Lake Michigan. Waukesha’s current water source, the deep sandstone aquifer, is contaminated with radium. The problem has been worsening over the last decade and a solution had to be found to ensure the safety of the drinking water for Waukesha residents. The effects of radium contamination can lead to ... Read More »

New Volunteer Program Will Bring Outdoors Experience to the Elderly and Less-Abled

Cycling Without Age is a non-profit volunteer program that offers free bicycle rides to the elderly and people of differing abilities in the local community. The program was originally founded in Copenhagen, Denmark by Ole Kassaw in 2012. Thanks to the endeavors of First District Alder Tori Jennings, fellow members of the Cycling Without Age (CWA) board of directors and ... Read More »