Welcome back, Pointers!
Welcome back, Pointers! Classes began on Sept. 6 and we found out what some of our students want to be when they grow up. View Photos
Students weren't the only ones who returned to campus as CPS faculty and staff gathered for the annual all-college meeting on Sept. 1. Dean Marty Loy sent them into the new school year with the charge to create "bicycles" to empower us to go further, faster. View Photo
CPS construction update
Following a summer-long construction project, we are so excited to unveil the renovated Helen Parkhurst Lecture Hall (116 CPS), in honor of the education pioneer. Watch Video | First Class Photo
In addition, a new gathering space outside the lecture hall and the CPS Cafe will be dedicated to Emeritus Dean Joan North. Save the date for the Joan North Place grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 3. Watch Video
Construction Update: The CPS Building is in the final stages of the Energy Bond Fund Program (aka the McKinstry Project). Please bear with us for another week as the contractors will need access to classrooms and offices to check for appropriate air volume for the HVAC system.
Faculty & Staff in the news
CPS faculty and staff making waves:
- Family and Consumer Sciences Professor Susan Turgeson featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin Show on Sept. 6
- Trevor Roark from Adventure Tours among local group that secured nearly $400,000 for the City of Stevens Point improvements that will empower residents to have healthier, more physically active lifestyles.
- Professor Kristi Roth co-authors 12th edition of Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education and Recreation textbook.
Alum earns state teaching award
Alumna Pam Gresser '97 was named Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year! Gresser, who teaches fifth grade at Rothschild Elementary, will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Read More
Future teacher has high hopes
English education major Andre White is well on his way to becoming a teacher as he hopes to coach high school students in the classroom and in the sport of track and field one day. Read More
Koua serves health needs of Hmong
Koua Thao, a health science-health care administration major, helps serve the health needs of Hmong families in Central Wisconsin and spread cultural awareness and diversity. Read More
AT students train with fire department
UW-Stevens Point athletic training students returned to campus early for a two-day orientation and emergency procedure training to prepare for the fall sports season. Special thanks to the Stevens Point Fire Department for helping! View Photos
CSD picnic welcomes grad students
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomed a new class of graduate students at its annual picnic the first week of school at Iverson Park. View Photos
Summer camp focuses on Hmong culture
We visited Prof. Maysee Herr and a few other familiar faces the first week of August at Camp Phoojywg-Friend, a two-week camp that offers basic Hmong cultural lessons that focus on the ethnic group’s history, music, folklore, art and language in Wausau. View Photos
CPS student bloggers
Catch up with our CPS student bloggers to see how they spent their summers: