Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UWSP College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.

Join us at the CPS Tailgate Party

UWSP The College of Professional Studies is hosting a tailgate party for all CPS faculty, staff and family on Saturday, Oct. 15, as the Pointers take on UW-River Falls. Join us for food, friends, family and football! RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 12 to reserve your free tickets.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Time: 11 a.m. Tailgate; 1 p.m. Kickoff
Location: Goerke Field (parking lot near Willett Arena)

UWSP hosts presentations on disabilities

Autism Awareness

Pam Terrell and Gary Cumley, both faculty members in the School of Communicative Disorders, will present “Asperger’s Syndrome: A Different Perspective,” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room 230B. Terrell and Cumley will present an overview of Asperger’s Syndrome and its challenges and will address social issues such as perspective taking and theory of mind. Some UW-Stevens Point students with Asperger’s Syndrome will also share personal experiences.

Classified Staff Appreciation Week events scheduled

SANDOct. 10-14 is Classified Staff Appreciation Week with special events scheduled all week. The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) is hosting a bake sale in conjunction with the Classified Staff Advisory Council's (CSAC) Chili Sale at the DUC pergola from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The proceeds will be going toward a dietetics scholarship...please support our students!

Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 announced

Hall of FameThe UWSP Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 15. The class includes women's hockey players Jaclyn (Schmitt) Czaikowski and Ann Ninnemann, football player Andy Palzkill, wrestler Yan White, swimmer Jeremias Francioli, the 1998 and 1999 national championship medley relay team, as well as members of the 2004 national runner-up women's ice hockey team.

Women's golfer wins WIAC title

Mary WelchSophomore accounting major Mary Welch fired a day three 81 to hold on to the lead and finish as the first ever individual medalist from UW-Stevens Point at the 2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Golf Championships held at Bull's Eye Country Club. The Pointers finished in second place behind UW-Eau Claire in the team standings.

Prof. Leschke showcases business model at Focal Point

Prof. LeschkeAssistant Professor of Business-Entrepreneurship John Leschke presented at a half-day research symposium hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) and UWSP on Tuesday, October 4. The event, Focal Point 2011: Celebrating a year of successful collaborations, included Leschke's presentation, “Developing a Nature-based Business and Marketing Approach for Treehaven,” at which he explained how a business model framework helps define opportunities for economic sustainability. Leschke’s BUS 421 Advanced Entrepreneurship class developed successful strategies for Treehaven by identifying problems and implementing solutions.

Education 378 students present poster conference

EDU 378Education Professor Patty Caro’s Education 378 (Parent, Home and Agency Involvement in Educating Children and Youth with Disabilities) students presented a poster conference to professionals in child care, preschool programs, Head Start, and family child care providers on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the CPS Café. Topics included language development, bullying, assistive technology, facilitating relationships between teachers and parents, importance of play, and behavioral intervention.

1961 conference championship football team honored

1961 teamThe 1961 UWSP football team that won the conference championship and finished with an 8-1 record was honored at halftime of the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 8. Seven players and two coaches from the 1961 team have been inducted into the UWSP Hall of Fame, including quarterback/defensive back Bill Kuse who earned Little All-American honors and still holds all-time career defensive interception record (26).

Enjoy fall photos from around campus

fall colorsThe College of Professional Studies has been photographing the beautiful fall colors around campus and sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr through a UW System social media campaign called #UWfall.
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Marty's Message

Faculty and academic staff come to mind first when considering who is responsible for making a university successful, probably followed quickly by chancellors and deans. The reality though is that there are many people who hold custodial, LTE, and department associate titles whose prideful work we could not do without. Sometime during this Classified Staff Appreciation Week be sure to thank one of our classified staff who comes to work every day ready to provide the behind the scenes support that we need to meet our CPS mission.

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

Asperger’s Syndrome: A Different Perspective
October 13
6 p.m.
DUC Laird Room 230B

CPS Tailgate
October 15
11 a.m.
Goerke Field

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
October 17
8-9:20 a.m.
Student Services II
CPS 209

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
October 24
8-9:20 a.m.
International Programs
CPS 209

Efficiency Pointer

At the CPS All-College meeting, we encouraged learning a better way to tie your shoes. Here is an example of how someone on campus found a better way to do a project that impacts how we do things in the CPS. Do you know someone who has created a more efficient way at work? Let us know!

The new website is a true collaboration. Each department is responsible for updating their online presence, but to keep a consistent look to all CPS pages, Eva Donohoo is tasked with the responsibility to ensure the UWSP brand. Eva worked with Web Services to set up email alerts when pages are created or edited and posted online. She can then review the pages to make sure the look adheres to the UWSP standards.

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