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.
The 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 texts and photos, staff commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Titanic voyage. They now compete 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.
UW-Stevens 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.
- Corky 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.
- Lori 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 Medicine.