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#HowWiHelp Movement

Mar 31, 2020

Wisconsin is full of friendly, kind and compassionate people. That’s just who we are. And when we’re faced with challenges, our true colors shine even brighter. Across the entire state, Wisconsinites are working to lift each other up and provide support to one another in unique ways.

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With so many people isolating themselves in their homes trying to balance work, classes, kids, whatever it may be, it can be difficult to stay on task and be productive! Here are some tips to help you stay proactive about COVID-19 and your situation, while kicking butt and taking names!

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Why I Chose UWSP

Mar 17, 2020 Portage County Business Council

As my last semester at UW-Stevens Point ends, I find myself reflecting on the opportunities and experiences in this cozy town. Stevens Point may not have been my Plan A, or even my Plan B, but I will forever be thankful that my “plan” turned into a journey I had never expected!

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Hello! My name is Melissa and I am a senior at UW-Stevens Point. As soon as I toured UW-Stevens Point, I could tell it was different than other colleges. I got the sense that the faculty and administrators at UWSP didn’t just see me as another enrollment number - it felt like they actually cared about me as a person, and wanted to see me succeed both academically and in my future career.

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An Intern's Blog

Feb 19, 2020 Portage County Business Council

What are your plans after college? Where would you like to live? Where do you see yourself in ten years? These are all questions that have been lingering in my subconscious since the start of my Senior year at UW-Stevens Point (UWSP).

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The Skyward team may be creating a better experience for millions of people around the world, but their roots are local.

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Iverson Park Winter Sports Area, Goerke Park outdoor rink and the new downtown ice rink are officially open for the season.

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UW-Stevens Point students enjoy making Stevens Point their second home. The community ranked highly in a list of best college and university cites by WalletHub.

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Celebrate the new year by learning how to cross-country ski at UW-Stevens Point’s Treehaven field station on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

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With a $1.5 million pledge from the Sentry Foundation and a rent-free lease from the Village of Plover, the Stevens Point Curling Club has announced it will be breaking ground in April on a new state-of-the-art curling center in Plover, Wis., which will be named the Sentry Curling Center.

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Cornerstone Press, the student-staffed publishing company at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will launch its newest book this week.

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This December, learn how favorite holiday traditions originated throughout the world at the UW-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.

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Concerts will be held at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this December. All concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. 

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Worzalla Publishing, Stevens Point, broke ground on a new addition to their facility. They will be adding 50 jobs.

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Everything Points Here Digital Ad Campaign

Sep 05, 2019 Portage County Business Council

See the new video starring Lauren Gilchrist promoting Nursing and Medical Professional jobs in Portage County.

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The next stop...Silver Coach, where you’ll find one of the state’s most unique dining experiences. 

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hitseries American Pickers throughout Wisconsin in October 2019.

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Join in the second annual SentryWorld/Special Olympics Wisconsin Golf and Pickleball Classic on Tuesday, September 10 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Registration is now open online at www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org/SentryWorld. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics Wisconsin.

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Your Future Points Here

Jun 24, 2019 Portage County Business Council

See Lauren Gilchrist of Skyward talking about why your future points here.

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SentryWorld Golf Course Ranked in Top 100 by Golf Digest

Jun 07, 2019 Portage County Business Council

SentryWorld consistently ranks as one of the best destination golf courses in the nation, making America's 100 Greatest Public Courses published by Golf Digest for 2019-20. 

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7 Wisconsin Breweries Worth Visiting

Apr 26, 2019 By Daniel Rose Special to TravelWisconsin.com

The explosion of microbreweries in Wisconsin truly exemplifies the state’s diverse and fun-loving spirit. According to the Brewers’ Association, there are about a hundred craft breweries operating in the state.

Below, we’ve selected seven breweries (and beers) that deserve to be included in your next Wisconsin road trip.

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Blind taste test of 18 Wisconsin-brewed Oktoberfest beers.

Sep 13, 2018 Daniel Higgins - Stevens Point Journal

I want three things from an Oktoberfest-style beer. It should be big on malt flavors. It should be fairly creamy. It should be devoid of bitterness. Oh, and a fourth: It should finish clean. With that in mind, I did a blind tasting of 18 Oktoberfest beers from Wisconsin breweries.

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Why Education

Sep 01, 2018 Todd Kuckkahn

I remember traveling to my student-teaching assignment at Madison Memorial High School. I grew up in the then small town of Verona so practicing my craft at an enormous school like Memorial made me a bit more apprehensive. To make matters worse, Pink Floyd’s song, “We Don’t Need No Education”, was blasting on my radio. Every fall that scene comes back into my mind as the school year gets rolling.

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Group Fitness is “Community”

Sep 05, 2018 Renee Giese

Group Fitness is becoming more and more popular in fitness facilities everywhere. New classes are popping up all the time and fitness companies are trying to find new ways to bring people together to workout. But why?

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A point is the beginning of a journey. Everything points here on yours. Even at its origin, this community was founded on a point along the majestic Wisconsin River. You will find that everything points you here.

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