1. Junior Scientist programs offered at UW-Stevens Point

    Photo of child looking through a microscope. Museum and planetarium shows for children are part of the free Junior Scientist program at UW-Stevens Point this fall.

    Explore the changes of the seasons, animal behavior, teamwork in nature and other topics as part of the Junior Scientist program sponsored by the Museum of Natural History and the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Museum programs will be held at 5:30 p.m. on select Thursdays in Room A113 of […]

  2. UW-Stevens Point receives gift to create a $1 million endowed professorship in music

    Photo of UWSP cellists. A new gift to the College of Fine Arts and Communication will fund a $1 million endowed professorship in cello and music education advocacy within the Department of Music.

    An additional gift from the Copernicus Cultural Foundation of Stevens Point, Wis., will fund the first $1 million endowed professorship in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The gift, from the foundation founded by notable Stevens Point businessman Edmund Bukolt, will fund an endowed professorship in the Department […]

  3. UW-Stevens Point students, professor research local Native American tribal history

    Photo of Dylan Potter's interest in history led him to working with Professor Rob Harper, researching local Native American tribal history and culture.

    When 2023 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point English graduate Dylan Potter, Crandon, began his independent research with History Professor Rob Harper, he had no expectation where the work would take him – just a curiosity of how the Native American indigenous people made a life and left a mark around the Stevens Point area. Two years […]

  4. UW-Stevens Point hands-on learning for pre-med students

    Photo of biochemistry and biology- pre-med emphasis major Payton Jorgenson shadowed Marshfield Health System doctors and physician’s assistants in Marshfield, observing rotations in family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, neurology and pediatrics.

    Five University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students spent a portion of their time between semesters recently observing diagnostic procedures, lab techniques and surgeries at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield. Nothing quite replaces the opportunity to watch medical personnel and physicians on the job for students interested in studying medicine. Thirty-three years and nearly 500 students later, the […]

  5. Athletic mindset propelled UW-Stevens Point vocal performance major

    Photo of Chandler Benn singing lead in The Old Maid and the Thief, an American opera performed at UW-Stevens Point this spring. The vocal performance major graduated in May, as did soprano Natalie Romanick.

    What do football and Figaro have in common? At UW-Stevens Point, the answer is Chandler Benn. Music has been important in his life. His mom, Becky, sings, and his dad, Tim, has played in bands. Both were strong influences on Chandler, who grew up in Amherst Junction, Wis. He began piano lessons at age 3 […]

  6. UW-Stevens Point accounting student graduates in record time

    Photo of Madison Ackley, Crandon, who graduated with a degree in accounting after only two years at UW-Stevens Point.

    It’s all about the numbers for 18-year-old Madison Ackley, who broke several records when she graduated from UW-Stevens Point May 20 with a degree in accounting. She is the youngest graduate in 41 years, the second youngest overall, the youngest female and the youngest Native American to ever graduate from the university. Was it her […]

  7. UW-Stevens Point alumni gift supports turf field redevelopment

    Photo of turf project groundbreaking: alumni Breck (left) and Sheri Loos provided a significant gift to support developing a multipurpose sports complex at UW-Stevens Point. They are with Chancellor Thomas Gibson as work begins on the north side of campus.

    A multipurpose sports complex intended for all students is being developed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Two gifts are providing significant support for the project. Alumni Breck and Sheri Loos, of Sterling, Ill., and an anonymous donor are giving a combined $1 million. The project, which is just north of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s […]

  8. The Flow Project: Water inspires UWSP student art

    Photo of Megan Strom, graphic design major at UW-Stevens Point, posing with a travel poster she created for The Flow Project, which paired student artists and water professionals to create water-inspired art.

    Art and science come together in a project that blends and flows as it illustrates water. The Flow Project was illuminating for both the artists and water professionals. Seven UW-Stevens Point students are among 31 undergraduates from every UW who participated in The Flow Project. Student artists were paired with water professionals across the state […]

  9. From UW-Stevens Point course to the Broadway stage

    Photo of Felix Torrez-Ponce, UWSP graduate

    The journey to performing under the bright lights of Broadway usually begins with an audition. For University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point bachelor of fine arts acting alumnus Felix Torrez-Ponce, Green Bay, that audition happened last spring while he was a student in the university’s Senior Showcase course. The class led to an opportunity to meet with […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point student leader shares her road to respect

    Photo of Chiamaka Obinna, a mentor and student leader at UW-Stevens Point.

    For years, Chiamaka Daniella Obinna just wanted to fit in. Then, she discovered what she really wanted: to be taken seriously. The journey between these two goals took center stage while Obinna was at UW-Stevens Point. Now the senior majoring in sociology is president of the Black Student Union, co-president of the UWSP chapter of […]