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UWSP men's hockey season ends as national runner-up

Men's HockeyAfter an incredible run in the NCAA Tournament, the UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team lost to St. Norbert College 3-1 on Saturday evening in the NCAA Division III Championship game. Read More

Brandon JaegerPointers junior goalie Brandon Jaeger was the recipient of the Elite 89 award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships. Jaeger, who is double majoring in accounting and business administration, currently carries a 3.97 GPA. Read More

Final Four in Stevens Point a huge success

QuandtUW-Stevens Point hosted the best in women's basketball over the weekend as teams and fans traveled from near and far, including New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington, to Stevens Point for the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Final Four. FDU-Florham defeated Whitman College in a thrilling 80-72  championship game in Quandt Fieldhouse to earn its first ever national championship Saturday. UW-Whitewater defeated Tufts University 72-54 in the national third-place game. Watch Recap

Final Four: In the News

CPS students excel at Posters in the Rotunda

Posters in the RotundaThe College of Professional Studies was well represented at the 15th annual UW System Posters in the Rotunda event on March 12 in Madison. Daniela Cabrera-Abarca, a junior interior architecture major from Peru, presented her research of the hands-on restoration and historic preservation process of two centuries-old buildings in France to apply those efforts to historic buildings. Daniela's poster was the only one in the field of interior design and was completed as a part of an independent study with Professor Nisha Fernando. View Photos

Posters in the RotundaA group of senior athletic training majors, including Dillon Huth, Mitchell Klapper, Seth Kuhn, Michael Kurek,  Jonathan Pickos and Abby Reynolds, presented their research on the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness after exercise and activity. View Photo

Pointers register to Be the Match

Be the MatchThanks to everyone who participated in the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive! The Sports Medicine Club had 146 people signing up for the donor registry. Other efforts to raise funds for this cause included Be the Match Circles and T-shirts. View Photos

Clinical Laboratory Science students present research

CLS presentation The 2014 School of Health Care Professions held its annual Clinical Laboratory Science Program Student Poster/Presentation Day March 10 in the Dreyfus University Center. Graduating students displayed posters in the Laird Room and presented their case or research studies throughout the day. View Photos

Point in Common: The Talent Code

Point in CommonWhat is the secret of getting really good at something? How do we unlock it? Daniel Coyle, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code  and The Little Book of Talent, will address the community at Sentry’s Theater@1800 from 7-8:30 p.m. April 29 as a part of the Point in Common speaker series. Free child care is available at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. Read More | Free Registration

Catch up with CPS student bloggers

  • Dietetics senior Lee Bartnik compares wellness in Hungary to the United States using the SPECIES model: Social, Physical, Environmental, Career, Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual.
  • Courtney Cerniglia is a senior majoring in business administration and Spanish studying abroad in Spain.
  • Senior health sciences-health care administration major Emily Jakusz is studying abroad experience in New Zealand.
  • Alexia Szabo is a junior majoring in economics, Spanish and international studies.
  • Junior Amy Vida is majoring in family & consumer sciences and English.

Marty's Message

Congratulations to director of athletics Daron Montgomery, women’s basketball coach Shirley Egner, sports information director Mitch Capelle, and the many, many staff and volunteers who hosted a fantastic NCAA III Women’s Basketball Final Four at UW-Stevens Point this past weekend. Be sure to read the related Final Four story in this week’s Monday Message.
Bayli Buchanan
The little girl pictured holding the “Girl Power” sign is 9-year-old Bayli Buchanan, daughter of Kym Buchanan, professor in our School of Education. Like Bayli, I had a chance to attend the tournament, too. I also saw the behind-the scenes preparation, the basketball clinics held by each team with area 2nd and 3rd graders, and the pre-tournament banquet. Two elements struck me as profound.
The first was a talk given to the teams by Pat McKinzie-Lechault, professional women's basketball player and author of the book “Home Sweet Hardwood: A Title IX Trailblazer Breaks Barriers through Basketball” whose poignant story described the effect of sports on the lives of young women. The second by the players of the four teams, who showed the impact of sports on them through the leadership, confidence, passion and perspective they displayed all week.
The tournament was a success for UWSP and for each of the teams involved, but it was also a wonderful tribute to the benefits of involvement in athletics in general; and specifically to the progress made in women’s athletics since Title IX.
Bayli’s “GIRL POWER” sign says it all.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

April 29
Point in Common
Daniel Coyle
The Talent Code
Sentry Theater
7-8:30 p.m.

May 12-16
Finals Week

May 17
Multi-Activity Center
2 p.m.

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni MapsFind out where CPS alumni are and what they are doing with their degrees on the new interactive alumni maps! Alumni can now tell us what's new and connect with other Pointers around the world by adding information to one of our alumni maps! CPS alumni maps are separated by program. View Alumni Maps

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