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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield is a four-year college offering an array of arts, events and recreational activities on campus. We design a speakers bureau specifically to help companies and organizations looking for a guest speaker in a specific field of study.

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Explore the variety of arts programming offered through UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield.

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield students taking three or more credits get free tickets to these events.

Purchase tickets from our Campus Box Office.

It has always been our mission to make cultural opportunities available to everyone by keeping ticket prices affordable. Your gift to the University Foundation helps makes this possible. Thank you to our donors who support the arts at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield.

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield is proud to sponsor the Marshfield Area Cultural Fair. To learn more or to volunteer for the event, visit the Marshfield Area Cultural Fair website.

This 99-acre natural forest is a rare and valuable remnant of the vegetation that once covered Central Wisconsin. European settlement during the last two centuries removed and disrupted native habitats, subsisting agricultural crops from Europe (alfalfa, clover, oats) and Central America (corn).

Historical records, dating back from 1866, reveal land adjacent to the forest was sold for agricultural use. Apparently the forest was located between land sold for farming and escaped some of the ravages of agricultural use. In the 1950s, schoolhouse actually existed near the northwest corner of the arboretum. In 1963 the City of Marshfield annexed a parcel of land, which included the original 20-acre forest, for the UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield.

For more than four decades, under the protection of the University of Wisconsin, this forest has continued its natural development and served as an educational and recreational resource. Realizing that natural area such as this are rare in and around Marshfield and should be conserved at all possible costs, we ask that you remember that all trees, shrubs and flowers are totally protected.


The Helen C. Laird Theatre is a 340-seat thrust stage theatre. It is fully equipped with a 48-dimmer, computerized stage-lighting system and a professional sound system, including CD, tape and mini-disk capabilities. In addition, videotape, DVD and PowerPoint equipment is available. The backstage area includes two dressing rooms, a green room and scene shop. If requested, a portable shell, choir risers and an array of platforms is available.

Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building

The Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building, completed in 1971, is the primary venue for the performing arts events on campus. The building houses the 340-seat Helen Connor Laird Theatre, the Fine Arts Gallery, and the UW Box Office for ticket sales on the building’s main level. The intimate arena-style Black Box Theatre and rehearsal and practice rooms for theatre and music students are found on the lower level.

The Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building was officially named by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 1984 to honor the memory of Helen Connor Laird (1888-1982), a lifelong resident of Marshfield and patron of the arts in the community. Mrs. Laird was the first woman president of the Marshfield Board of Education and a member of the UW Board of Regents (1951-1959).

Many of the special programs in the arts which are presented in the Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building are made possible by the Laird Fund for the Arts, established and sustained by the family of Helen Connor Laird.

Other Facility Rental Needs

Need a space for meetings, workshop training sessions or a small conference? We are happy to accommodate you with various sized meeting rooms, technology and services.

Visit the Campus Map page for parking and directions.

Facility Rental Fees

We charge a facility rental fee for all room usage on our campus to help us pay for the additional cost of maintenance and building upkeep. Prices subject to yearly updates. Current pricing will be included on room reservation confirmation at time of completion.

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Facility Rental Services and Contact:

Contact Tony Andrews/Solution Center for more information and reservations at 715-389-6537 or email: 

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Food Service

The UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield provides food service through their campus vendor for community meetings and events on campus and must be given an opportunity to quote your event. They also offer off-site catering and campus restaurant is open to the public. The kitchen is open.

Event Services

Let UWSP at Marshfield take care of the details of coordinating your event! Our campus specializes in offering trainings, seminars and workshops for businesses and nonprofits. Services include: registration, payment collection, promotional materials, informational folders and materials, event check in and more. For more information call 715-389-6537 or email:

Looking for a speaker for a convention, seminar or civic/community organization? Are you a member of the media looking for an expert source? UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield has the following experts on staff. Contact the faculty/staff member directly.

Kavita Bhatia

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Area(s) of Expertise: College Mathematics, Technology in Mathematics; Geometry and Topology

Kavita Bhatia’s Bio/Contact Information

Dana Haagenson

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Chemistry

Dana Haagenson’s Bio/Contact Information

Jeff Kleiman

Professor, History

Area(s) of Expertise: History of the Holocaust, Holocaust Denial, American Religion and Politics, American Political History, American Ethnic History, American Religious History, Jews and Judaism, History of Marshfield

Jeff Kleiman’s Bio/Contact Information

Laura Lee

Associate Professor; Biology

Area(s) of Expertise: General biology (plants, animals, nature, ecology), Bird watching & Bird feeding, Conservation/Environmental Issues, Related topics

Laura Lee’s Bio/Contact Information

Martin Lee

Senior Lecturer, Physics

Area(s) of Expertise: Physics, Astronomy, Math, History of Physics & Astronomy, Space Race/Exploration, Flight/Aviation, Related Topics

Martin Lee’s Bio/Contact Information

Sandra Neumann

Associate Professor, Psychology

Area(s) of Expertise: Animal sheltering, animal shelter volunteers (recruitment, retention and training), adopting to families with children; diversity awareness for adults; awareness of and combating discrimination among adults; disaster preparedness and safety in the workplace; comprehensive sexuality education; environmental sustainability in higher education; living and working as an open lesbian; vegetarian; pagan-partnered mother of a toddler

Sandra Neumann’s Bio/Contact Information

Laurie Petri

Academic Librarian

Area(s) of Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction, Search Skills, Advanced search skills; Libraries in the 20th Century; The Digital Divide; Information literacy; Knowledge management

Laurie Petri’s Bio/Contact Information

Julie Tharp

Professor, English

Area(s) of Expertise: Women and violence, Violence in mass media, Multiculturalism, Global perspectives, Women’s writing, Native American literature and film, Quilt history

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