Tag Archives: Volunteer

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 »

Liberation Farm Brings Meat, Eggs and Coffee to Stevens Point

Liberation Farm in Almond, offers diverse food options. Holly Petrillo, assistant professor of forestry, began the farm with her husband John Sheffy in 2011. Petrillo said that they first got into farming because they wanted to be able to grow their own food and provide their young daughter the opportunity to grow up on a farm. One of Petrillo and ... Read More »

Just inCASE You Didn’t Know about the New SIEO

Two of the universities largest programming units, Campus Activities, and the Student Involvement and Employment Office have merged to create Campus Activities and Student Engagement, CASE. The merge took place when Susan Lebow, the previous Assistant Director of SIEO, took a new position. Due to budget cuts associated with declining enrollment, the decision was made to merge SIEO with Campus ... Read More »

How Can You Donate to Standing Rock?

With cold weather approaching and the pipeline unfinished, donations are being sent to those protesting the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Protests of the pipeline have been in effect since 2014, but recent media  coverage has created a large support system of those who are standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Recently, water cannons used by ... Read More »

Mission for Clean Water

The fourth annual Walk for Water happened Saturday, Sep. 17 in Iverson Park to raise both money and awareness for clean water in Africa. The MaKah Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to install water pump wells in Cameroon. The Walk for Water is an event where participants are asked to walk a distance in order to fill ... Read More »

Pointers Set Out to Make an Impact

Every year students volunteer their time for a whole weekend with the common goal of making an impact in Milwaukee. The InterCity Impact trip was organized by the student involvement and employment office, taking place April 15 through 17. Bitty O’Leary, junior elementary and special education major, is SIEO’s service coordinator. O’Leary helped to organize this semester’s service trip and explained the focus ... Read More »

Boys & Girls Club Brings the Community Together

The Boys & Girls club has become a staple in Portage County and has provided university students with a platform to success. Brittany Von Ebers, former student of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the director of development and marketing at the club. Von Ebers started as an intern, and eventually applied for her boss’s position when her boss left. Ebers has ... Read More »