A Mid-State Construction Electrician apprentice practices wiring switches and controls as part of his hands-on training in the program. The apprenticeship is one of 13 offered at Mid-State and eligible for the Tools of the Trade scholarship program each year. (Courtesy Mid-State)

Mid-State awards 97 students with ‘Tools of the Trade’ scholarship to help complete apprenticeships

By Patrick Lynn Mid-State Technical College has announced that 97 construction and industrial trade apprentices have been awarded Tools of the Trade scholarships by Ascendium this year. Each

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Ben Nusz, Mid-State Technical College dean of the Stevens Point Campus and School of Business & IT, holds the ceremonial scissors just before cutting the ribbon on the College’s new LEAD Center on April 1. He is joined by Mid-State’s president, Dr. Shelly Mondeik, left, and other Mid-State leadership and employees. (Courtesy Portage Co. Business Council)

Mid-State celebrates opening of LEAD Center

By Patrick Lynn STEVENS POINT — Mid-State Technical College celebrated the opening of its new LEAD Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 1. The center, which stands

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Cornerstone Press student staff members unbox one of the books they published. The press is marking 40 years with a gala event in April. (Courtesy UWSP)

UWSP publishing house celebrates 40 years

By Patrick Lynn STEVENS POINT — Cornerstone Press, a publishing house at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point run by undergraduate students, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a

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