​​Wisconsin Affiliate State Tournament 2014

 
Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, they offer seven new standards-based challenges in STEM, improv, visual arts, service learning, and early learning. Each challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.

 

Congratulations teams! 

Click here for the tournament results!

Welcome families, teams, spectators, and appraisers.  You are encouraged to use this site as a resource of information about the UW-Stevens Point campus. This page will provide information about dining, parking, maps and directions, visitor information, and the activities at the event.  This site is up-to-date for the 2014 state tournament.  

April 12, 2014 Program Brochure

Note to teams on tournament day: Unloading of supplies cannot be done on Fourth Avenue in front of the Health Enhancement Center.  Unload items off of Lot F-W by the MAC facility entrance. Campus Map

Destination Imagination Website: http://www.wisconsindi.org/ 

Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament Schedules

Schedules of team performances are located on the Affiliate Tournament Webpage on the Wisconsin Destination Imagination website here: Affiliate Tournament 

Schedules will contain tournament performance and instant challenge times as well as check-in locations and holding areas.

Tournament Day Expectations

UW-Stevens Point would like to keep family, spectators, and participants safe while on campus.  As visitors, we ask that you protect university equipment, assets, and property while you are here. Each challenge has is assigned a Challenge Master to run the location and keep you and university property safe while here.  Please help your challenge masters by being aware of our university expectations with regard to protecting univeristy equipment and property.  Tournament Day Expectations 2014.pdf  Thank you!

Liability and Photo Release Form

All tournament participants are required to submit a signed Liability and Photo Release Form by April 4,  2014. 
 
Release forms are due prior to the April 12 event and should be submitted to Samantha Pech in Continuing Education by fax, email or mail.  Forms should be completed for each member of the team including the team leaders.
 
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Send forms to:  Samantha Pech spech@uwsp.edu, fax to 715-346-3504 or mail to Continuing Education and Outreach, 2100 Main Street, Room 032, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Thank you!
  

Visitor Information 

UW-Stevens Point has a comprehensive visitor information page.  Please visit: Visitor's Page     

Dining on Campus

The following dining options will be available on the day of the event:  

Dreyfus University Center Venues

The following venue will be open from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.:

  • Homegrown Cafe

The following venues will be open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.:

  • Up in Flames
  • DAWG Deli
  • The Spicy Meatball
Ala Carte snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during these time frames. 

Debot Dining Center

Lower Debot: Purchase groceries and convenience items as well as made-to-order burgers, pizzas, burritos, wraps, subs, and soft-drinks in Lower Debot

Upper Debot:  Enjoy buffet-style continental breakfast, brunch or dinner with the purchase of a dining ticket. Prices are below.

Visit: Debot Dining Center

Continental breakfast (8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.)

  • $6.25 (Adult) and $3.55 (Youth) plus tax

Brunch (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • $7.95 (Adult) and $5.35 (Youth) plus tax

Dinner (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

  • $8.95 (Adult) and $6.50 (Youth) plus tax  

Boy Scout Troop 298 

Support the Boy Scouts at their fundraising event!  The boys scouts will direct you to the school cafeteria in the lower level of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish with picnic table seating.  Scouts will take your order, direct you to a variety of of selections from burgers, fries, hot dogs, and chips to baked goods, and give you excellent customer Service!
T
he parish is located on Reserve St. between High St. and Stanley St. 

Delta Phi Epsilon 

Enjoy pizza slices, drinks and Seroogy chocolate! Make a stop at this booth to support their fundraising event!  This UW-Stevens Point organization will be in the hallway in front of the Multi-Activity Center (MAC) in the Health 
Enhancement Center.  
 
Destination Imagination volunteers with lunch vouchers may use them at the above locations from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stevens Point Area Information

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau has complete hotel, restaurant and area attraction information. Visit the website and click on the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Things to Explore on Campus

Visit the Creativity Expo!

Visit the expo for a fun event outside of the tournament!  Local organizations will showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative problem-solving exhibits.  Everything is hands-on for kids to have fun and explore! Everything DI kids are all about!  The expo will be in the Berg Gym in the Health Enhancement Center from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Creativity Entrance is at the top of the tall steps on Fourth Avenue.  

See a Planetarium Show! 

Showtimes: 10 a.m.; noon, 1 p.m., 2: 30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  
Show: Cosmic Colors  (grades 6 - adult) 
 
Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back to your doctor's office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur - based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light

Shop the University Store 

Located in the Dreyfus University Center on Reserve St.
University Store University Store  (Store Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Visit Schmeeckle Reserve

Take a walk through the 280 acre natural area conservancy area with 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a 24-acre lake, and a large diversity of habitats that support numerous wildlife species. The reserve is managed to protect and restore natural communities of central Wisconsin, serve as an outdoor classroom for learning, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities.  Open to the public.  Explore the Visitor Center and Shop, and tour the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame gallery and exhibits to learn about the history of conservation in Wisconsin. 
The Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Talk a Walk Through Schmeekle Reserve!   Visitor Center   

Explore the Garden of Curiosities

Gain a new appreciation for the fort! Internationally acclaimed environmental artist, Patrick Doughtery, completed these site specific sculptures as visiting artist in the spring of 2013.  Created out of nearby saplings, the interwoven sticks form enchanting sculptures adults will be in awe over and kids will maniacally explore! Don’t just drive past them, go in them!  The installation exhibit is located on the edge of the Sundial on Portage Street by the Noel Fine Arts Center. 

See a Department of Theater and Dance Production

Next to Normal One family, broken and falling apart just trying to get back, or at least next to normal.
 
Directed by Tyler Marchant
April 4-6, 9-12, 2014
Studio Theatre, Noel Fine Arts Center
 
Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 (only the eighth musical in history to win the prize – the last winner being RENT). In awarding the prize to the writers, the Pulitzer Board called the show "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals." An emotional tale of a family trying to work their way through life with love, compassion and understanding.​ 
 
Ticket information can be found at: 2013-2014 Productions 

Museums and Art Galleries at UW-Stevens Point:

Things for kids to do off campus 

Stevens Point Area Children's Museum: http://www.cwchildrensmuseum.org/
YMCA Adventure Alley and Family Prime Time (For members only or for a fee): http://www.spymca.org/ 

Turn on the radio!   

It's Trivia 44, the world's largest trivia contest from 90 FM!  This 72 hour long trivia contest begins Friday, April 11 and ends Sunday night, April 13.  Tune in for some great music and interesting questions all related to the media!  See how well you can do!  

Here's how it works: 
Eight questions are asked over the 90FM airwaves each hour. Team contestants are given the length of time for two songs to play in which to respond with an answer. Each team is given one attempt to answer. All teams that respond correctly are given an equal share of the 2000 points that a question is worth, with a minimum of 5 points and a maximum of 500 points. There are two hours during the contest when only four questions are asked. This allows us time to read all of the team standings.  In addition to question, your Trivia Times guide will require you to answer questions based on pictures in that catalog and you team also needs to travel around town looking for clues to retreave the trivia stone! 
 
Take a drive around town and look for team signage outside of players' homes. 

Contacts

Questions about the university facility, dining and other logistics can be sent to:
Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, Continuing Education, UW-Stevens Point at spech@uwsp.edu.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Email me! Samantha Pech at Continuing Education at spech@uwsp.edu.