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University of Wisconsin Stevens Point eNewsletter | November 2022 | Issue 23

Lizzi Gizzi works on a project in the WEAL

50 years of clean water

In 1972, the Clean Water Act led the way to improving the health of America’s groundwater and waterways. That same year, the important work of UW-Stevens Point’s Water and Environmental Analysis Lab began, creating its own impact on water quality for residents across the state and country.
Candace Thompson

A journey back home

The path to becoming a master’s degree student at UW-Stevens Point took a few twists and turns, but Candace Thompson hopes the journey will take her back home to Lac du Flambeau. After earning her graduate degree, she plans to help Native American youth find support, growth and sustainability through organized sports.
Natasja Iversen and Kurt Pflughoeft

These creative problem solvers make profound impact, good pay

Data analysts are problem solvers, driven by creativity and curiosity. They “play with the numbers and interact with people,” says Kurt Pflughoeft, an endowed chair who helped shape UW-Stevens Point’s data analytics program. They gather and assess data, determine patterns and make recommendations to improve decision-making. Learn more about why students are drawn to this high-demand profession with exceptional pay and job security.
Heroes Hike for Hope

‘Building Hope’ for veterans

Ray Oswald ’97 says he was drawn to the social services organization Edgerton Community Outreach because of its mission to help those in need. As ECO Board treasurer, Oswald is doing his best to make sure that mission stays on track—including the completion of a housing project designed for homeless veterans . Read how he and others in the Edgerton community are “Building Hope” in the Cupola Post.

Enhancing diversity in performance

A new scholarship fund will support historically under-represented voices within the UW-Stevens Point Theatre and Dance Department, helping to create a more equitable, inclusive and accessible educational environment for all students.
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