University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
University Relations and Communications
July 9, 2013
UW-Stevens Point students, staff, recognized
The legacy of excellence continues at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with the following recognized for achievement:
UW-Stevens Point University Dining and Summer
Conference Services won a gold award from the National Association for College
and University Food Services in the category of
Residential Dining Special Event - Medium School. Its winning program, “Titanic
– A Dinner to Remember,” offered students food, décor and entertainment
similar to that on the Titanic’s ill-fated trip in 1912.
gold award, the first-ever among UW System schools, was based on theme
development and execution, menu and meal preparation, marketing and educational
components. Using historical text and photos, staff commemorated the 100th
anniversary of the Titanic voyage. Dining services competes against Yale Dining
(large school) and Brigham Hawaii Dining (small school) for the category’s
Grand Prize, decided later this month.
BestColleges.com has recognized the UW-Stevens
Point intramural sports program as one of the best in the nation. Colleges were
vetted based on the number of intramural sports on their roster, comprehensive
qualities of team management and coaching, and surveys sent to students assessing
how enjoyable intramural sports were to play at each school.
Point offers 25 sports during two six-week blocks each semester to appeal to a
variety of interests indoors and out. Participation has tripled in the past
decade, giving students the chance to be physically active, get to know others
and take a break from the pressures of academic life. See more at www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-for-intramural-sports.
McReynolds, director of UW-Stevens Point’s Treehaven field station in Tomahawk
and a professor of natural resources, has become a certified professional
facilitator (CPF) through the International Association of Facilitators. As one
of three CPFs in the state and first in the UW System, McReynolds is certified
to help groups and organizations with team development, strategic planning and
management of projects, changes and conflicts.
Rusch, a May 2013 UW-Stevens Point graduate from West Bend, won a $5,000
fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The daughter of Steve and
Judy Rusch, she recently earned a degree in biology and German, and will
continue her studies at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary
With our roots in the heart of
the state, Wisconsin’s right-sized public university launches students on
meaningful life journeys through transformational learning in the arts
and sciences. Our open-minded, close-knit community—both on and off
campus—inspires students to experience the world unfolding in new ways.