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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Live at the Grand: Return of The Church Basement Ladies

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BY Will Stahl During the fifties and sixties, I grew up in a small town Lutheran church in northern Illinois. As I was vaguely aware, a group of ladies, my mother sometimes being one, were at the center of all major church events involving food, which would have included most major church events. It would never have occurred to my ... Read More »

N.E.W. Music Moves and Grows

KWT Featuring Tom Washatka: left to right: Scott Dercks, Kevin Wells, Tom Washatka, Tony Taylor

By George Halas Loyal Inquisitors may recall previous references to jazz-fusion band KWT4 and the group’s strong debut album, Band Box. There may have been some mention of how well the band played live… The group is moving forward as guitarist and Appleton native Scott Dercks joins saxophonist Tom Washatka, bassist Kevin Wells and drummer Tony Taylor as the newly ... Read More »

I’m Hear

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Dear Liv, I’m just a regular kind of person. Although I’m concerned about many things that are happening in our world, I don’t go to rallies or stand-ins or protests. However, there’s something I’ve felt very strongly about for a long time, and I don’t hold back from letting that be known. Handicapped Parking! Right. I cannot tell you the ... Read More »

10 Worst Words to Use in Your Resume, According to Linkedin

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After a swirl of research, LinkedIn just released a list of the top 10 most overused “buzzwords” found across 332 million of its members’ profiles. The ballots are separated by range (national and global), and contain roughly the same words, just in different orders. And, to no surprise, the #buzzwords “Motivated,” “Passionate,” and “Creative” comprise the top 3 spots on ... Read More »

Thrasher Opera House Receives Grant

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The Thrasher Opera House is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $2,000 from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant was awarded through the Creation and Presentation Program and will support the variety of musical and theatrical programs in the Thrasher’s 2015 season. ... Read More »

Former Dean Wins Honors Award

Joan North has a studio in Stevens Point. North is a former dean at UWSP.

Stevens Point metalsmith Joan North, a former dean of the College of Professional Studies at UWSP, received an Honors Award for her sterling, jasper and carnelian bracelet “Danger” during the 25th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit awards ceremony on January 16 at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau. North had three pieces juried into the exhibit, which were among ... Read More »

Story Time Comes to the UWSP Museum

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Preschoolers can hear stories about animals, Earth Day, stars and trees this semester at the UWSP Museum of Natural History. The program allows young children and their parents to experience natural history while learning about it. The program is free and open to the public, and books are read by a UWSP student. An adult must accompany children. Story Time ... Read More »

Quilting: An Accessible Art

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Few art forms are so widely practiced as quilting. According to a survey conducted by Quilting in America, there are 16 million active quilters in the U.S. who spend a total of $3.76 billion per year on the craft. To put it in perspective, one in every 20 Americans quilts! Meredith Miller, a quilter from Scandinavia, possesses an infectious enthusiasm ... Read More »

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