1. UWSP student earns top dietetics honor in the state

    Photo of Brookelyn Heiss, UW-Stevens Point student who won a top state honor in dietetics

    Brookelyn Heiss sets high standards for herself. The senior from Marietta, Ohio, wanted two things in a university: An accredited dietetics program and the ability to play soccer as a […]

  2. Student Health Service director at UW-Stevens Point leads with kindness

    Photo of Dr. Helen Luce, who became medical director of UW-Stevens Point's Health Service five months before the pandemic began

    Flexibility, adaptability and kindness. These words were a motto to Helen Luce, D.O., and her team in UW-Stevens Point Student Health Service for the past two years. They dispensed large […]

  3. ​UW-Stevens Point researching hemp farming for economic, environmental benefits

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point students Sydney Polich, Meghan Schimka, and Mike Ayensu-Mensah conducting research on hemp plants to learn more about how soil pollutants affect plant growth.

    One hundred years ago, Wisconsin was second in the nation for growing hemp. Grown mostly for its fiber and cannabidiol (CBD) oil, hemp is used to make rope, fabrics, plastics, […]

  4. UW-Stevens Point experts researching solutions for disposal of CWD-infected deer

    Photo of five compost bins being used in the CWD composting research in Central Wisconsin.

    One of the challenges in dealing with chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain infection in deer, elk, moose, reindeer and caribou, is the disposal of infected animals. A team of […]

  5. UW-Stevens Point students find support through Veteran Services, Veterans Club

    Photo of members of UWSP's Veterans Club in front of Old Main

    For U.S. Army veteran and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Julian Phan and other veterans on campus, the university’s Veterans Club office in the Dreyfus University Center is a safe […]

  6. UW-Stevens Point, Skyward partner on new campus internship center

    Photo of ​Joshua Hagen, dean of the College of Letters and Science; Chancellor Thomas Gibson; Ray Ackerlund, president of Skyward; and Cindy McCabe, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, helping to open the new Skyward Internship Center at UW-Stevens Point.

    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student interns for a local edtech software company have a new, convenient way to complete their work right on campus. The Skyward Internship Center, located in […]

  7. Making a difference, naturally: UWSP alumni, students conserve Central Wisconsin resources through a local nonprofit

    Photo of Asa Plonsky, Stevens Point, a 2018 graduate in biology and water resources, who works at Golden Sands coordinating two groups that manage invasive species. They also provide educational workshops and webinars to increase awareness of invasive species.

    The holistic education provided through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) is making a difference for Central Wisconsin landowners, businesses and community members who use services […]

  8. Freshwater research: A collaborative summer at ERIC

    Photo of Britta Larson from UW-Superior, who was one of four students who did field work in Door County.

    A Freshwater Collaborative for Wisconsin grant helped students from six UW campuses train at one of three locations of  UW Oshkosh’s Environmental Research and Innovation Center When Amanda Stickney learned about chemistry in […]

  9. Making a difference: Thomas Harris a driving force for UWL, area social justice

    Photo of Thomas Harris, who graduated with a master’s in college student personnel in ’01, and has received the 2021 Academic Staff Excellence Award that recognizes excellence in performance and service. Among his service on campus was a stint as hall director in Wentz Hall.

    When Thomas Harris was graduating with a bachelor’s degree, three of his UW-Stevens Point mentors told him he had what it takes to make a difference among college students. Harris drove to […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point Legacy Foundation gift of $3 million will enhance community health

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point health promotion and wellness students working with the Nekoosa School District on blood pressure screening, one of the partnerships that will be enhanced with a $3 million gift from the Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

    A $3 million gift from the Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will create a partnership to improve health and wellness of communities in South […]