King '83 to address graduates at commencement
Cliff King, Skyward, Inc. CEO and 1983 alumnus of the School of Business & Economics, will be the UW-Stevens Point winter commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 14. Learn more at: www.uwsp.edu/commencement.
Volleyball season ends in national semifinals
After defeating No. 2 Hope College on its home court in the Elite Eight, the magical tournament run ended for the Pointers as they fell to third-ranked California Lutheran University in the national semifinals. The Pointers finished the season with a 35-6 record under first-year head coach Abbey Sutherland. Read More
Falkinhams visit with scholarship recipient
Senior Kerry Palmer, recipient of the 2013 Ken and Sandy Falkinham Scholarship, was able to spend time with Ken and Sandy who were visiting campus on Nov. 21. The Falkinhams established their School of Education scholarship in 2007 after realizing just how difficult it is to find the funds necessary to attend an institution of higher education. They hope this scholarship allows the recipient to further their studies while receiving some assistance in lowering their financial obligations. Sure did for Kerry! Read More
Business students complete ToastMasters program
SBE students Kyle Schalow and Kirsten Algiers recently completed the six-week Toastmasters SpeechCraft program at Sentry Insurance. Participants develop their communication skills by performing various elements of Toastmasters such as evaluation, impromptu response to questions regarding various topics, timing presentations, listening, and leading as Toastmaster. Read More
View from the Top: Jim Weishan
"We hire happy people." Jim Weishan, executive vice president and CIO at Sentry Insurance, shared his "View from the Top" with more than 100 School of Business & Economics students on Nov. 20. He shared how he progressed through his career and what Sentry is looking for in new hires, including self awareness, attitude, decision making models and teamwork. Read More
"Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia"
Professor of Communicative Disorders Julia King, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, has a new textbook out that can help speech-language pathologists provide the best support for adults with aphasia and help them make a successful return to daily life called “Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia” Read More
Loy co-authors book on effects of suicide of a parent
“Losing a Parent to Suicide,” a book aimed at helping children cope with the suicide of a parent, has been co-authored by Marty Loy, dean of the College of Professional Studies and Amy Boelk, an associate professor of sociology and social work. It is the first to integrate first-person narratives about parental suicide and offer strategies to deal with the anguish and after-effects of these situations. Read More
Student places second in Best Warrior competition
Mitch Fromm, a health promotion/wellness and communication double major, finished in second place in the U.S. Army “Best Warrior” competition. Read More
Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit Conference
A group of 27 family & consumer sciences students from UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout attended the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit Conference on Nov. 9 in Stevens Point. Read More
News & Notes from CPS
Maysee Yang Herr, Ph.D., an education professor, was a part of a team that produced "Finding the Middle Way," a documentary video project and community-based research project showing the history, complexity and value of the Hmong American community in Portage County.
Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Marsha Larson Ph.D., CFCS contributed to "Teaching Nutrition through Family and Consumer Sciences: A Curriculum Guide for Middle Schools."