STEVENS POINT, Wisc.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2005--University
of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) has chosen U.S. Bank as its campus
bank card partner. This new partnership includes a variety of U.S.
Bank financial products and services for students, faculty and staff.
U.S. Bank will provide the banking function for the school's multi-use
identification card, the PointCard, and will also operate two ATMs on
campus. Members of the UWSP community who are U.S. Bank customers will
benefit from the bank's student checking and workplace banking
products and services.
"We are excited about this partnership with UWSP," said Jeff
Whitrock market president for U.S. Bank in Stevens Point. "The
PointCard services will enhance the cashless environment on campus,
which means added convenience and increased fraud protection for the
people who use it. The team at U.S. Bank is also here for our student
banking customers to help them prepare financially for life after
"At UWSP we believe it's important to emphasize best practices,
especially in the management of student accounts and services," said
Linda Bunnell, chancellor, UWSP.
"We wanted to update and stay current in our business practices
and this partnership brings value to students, faculty and staff who
choose to take advantage of these services," said Greg Diemer, vice
chancellor for business affairs, UWSP. "The offer we received from
U.S. bank was the most competitive and included the most comprehensive
The services, which include no minimum balance and no monthly
maintenance fee, are optional to UWSP students and employees beginning
in the fall of 2005.
The PointCard provides official campus identification and a
variety of conveniences for more than 9,700 UWSP students, faculty and
staff. The PointCard has numerous capabilities that benefit students,
faculty, and staff. In addition to being the school's official
identification card, the PointCard can also be used for a variety of
other services on campus. For cardholders who also choose to be U.S.
Bank customers, the PointCard will double as their ATM card on and off
campus. In addition, a U.S. Bank branch is conveniently located at
5673 Highway 10 East in Stevens Point.
UWSP is one of 27 colleges and universities that partners with
U.S. Bank for a campus banking program. Others include UW-Oshkosh,
North Dakota State University, Creighton University, San Diego State
University, Iowa State University, Northwest Missouri State
University, Xavier University and Northwestern University.
U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the
nation providing a comprehensive line of student banking products,
including campus ID card programs, student loans, Internet banking,
U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and Visa Buxx(R) prepaid
spending cards. For more information on these services, visit
Established in 1894, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is
a comprehensive regional university with 8,700 students and about
1,000 employees. The four colleges: letters and science, fine arts and
communication, natural resources and professional studies, offer 95
program choices within 48 majors and 16 graduate programs. The
picturesque campus includes 30 buildings, three student centers and
the 275-acre Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. For more information, go to
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $195 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,370 banking offices and 4,620 ATMs, and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses
and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service
Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and
services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Sally Clanton, 715-346-3046
SOURCE: U.S. Bank