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‘Point in Common’ community speaker series begins tonight

Point in Common

A collaboration with educators, businesses and nonprofit groups is aimed at helping 4K-12 students be more successful. “Point in Common” is a community speaker series for parents, teachers, business people and anyone who wants to have a positive influence on students. Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., chief operating officer and senior scientist at MIND Research Institute, will speak on brain science and learning, this evening at Ben Franklin Junior High School. Read More | Watch Video | Free Registration

Have you ever had polio?

Post-Polio videoHave you ever had polio? The Stevens Point Rotary Club asks this question with the help of medical professionals in a video produced by Eva Donohoo from the CPS Dean's Office and Mary Williams of the Rotary Club and Idea Associates. There will be a public showing of the video and a panel discussion Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in CPS 116. Watch Video

CPS celebrates Food Day on Oct. 24

Food DayArea school children will learn about healthy, local food sources from students at UW-Stevens Point as the Student Wisconsin Education Association (StWEA) marks Food Day. Read More

Students, faculty and staff are invited to paint a plate and enjoy a treat from the CPS Café from 11 a.m–1 p.m. on Oct. 24. The event is sponsored by: School of Health Promotion & Human Development, CPS Café and Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND). Read More

Students integral in upcoming Community Weight Race

Community Weight RaceThe 2014 Community Weight Race will encourage participants to “become the change you want” with the help of many UWSP students and faculty. Copps Market will feature a weekly recipe as a part of the SMART shopping program developed by two students. Farmshed and student members of SAND will offer nutrition skills classes, while Celine Kline's students will continue coaching and tele-coaching sessions. Watch for further information in the upcoming months.

Alumna saves athlete's life

Rhonda VerdeganRhonda Verdegan '98, a health promotion/wellness alumna and former clinical coordinator of athletic training, is a lifesaver - literally! She saved the life of an unresponsive, pulse-less athlete last weekend at an ultimate Frisbee tournament. Following CPR and the arrival and use of the AED, the athlete became responsive and was transported to the hospital. It is reported that the athlete will have a full recovery! Congrats Rhonda on a job well done!

SBE alumni open Toppers franchises

ToppersEveryone likes Toppers Pizza, right? Well, Joe Kirschling '01 and Aaron Johnson '03, two UWSP School of Business & Economics alumni, missed Toppers so much when they graduated that they opened their own franchises in Green Bay and Appleton. Read More | Watch Video

IA alumni show off recent work

IA Alumni ShowThe UWSP Division of Interior Architecture held its annual Alumni Show in the Agnes Jones Gallery. The show included work by Ann Brekke Roberge '85, Amy Rogers Wood '88, Schawn Jubert '89, Aaron Eparvier '00, Matt Kerr '00, Veta Traxler '09 and Konna Jahns '13. View Photos

New Electrophoresis lab analyzer installed

ElectrophoresisNew equipment that allows UW-Stevens Point faculty to better teach students techniques and principles of electrophoresis has been installed in the School of Health Care Professions. A Sebia Hydrasys Electrophoresis lab analyzer, purchased from Sebia, Inc. through a lab modernization grant, will be integrated into student labs for instructional purposes. Read More

Mentoring for the Entering

PUPStarting college is probably the most normal thing you can be nervous about.  Most of those jitters have probably faded, but just to make sure, the Pointer Unity Program, commonly referred to as PUP by students across campus, is here to help. Read More

Continuing Education awards grants

  • Celine Kline (HPHD): create a new Hybrid Cross Cultural Coaching and Systems course, this is the third of a series of courses that comprise our graduate level advanced certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching.
  • Kele Anyanwu (SOE): create a new Instructional Technology Literacy course for educators. This course will provide the training for teachers to meet a new DPI Instructional Technology mandate.
  • Pam Bork (SOE): create a new graduate-level qualitative and quantitative research course. It will be offered in a hybrid format.
  • Beth Kinslow and Danelle Smith (PEAT): create an Orthopedic Physician Extender Program in collaboration with the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals.

Marty's Message

The top four stories in this edition of the Monday Message are examples of how CPS students and faculty members have recently partnered to create thriving communities. Combined, they represent partnerships with 15 different organizations. Partnerships like these are a hallmark of CPS. They benefit our students–engaging them and provide outside of class learning opportunities.They benefit our faculty–allowing a chance to test theories and apply research. They benefit our community–providing expertise and volunteers.  
There is a synergistic effect when partnerships are created that utilize the collective energies and strengths of each of us and allows us to accomplishment of more.  
We are proud to be CPS.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Oct. 21
Point in Common
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D.
MIND Research Institute
7-9 p.m.
Ben Franklin Junior High
Register - Free!

Oct. 23
Sustainability Fair
DUC Concourse
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 24
Benefits Fair
DUC Alumni Room
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 28
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
Resources for Professional Development
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m

Nov. 1
Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) Period Ends
4:30 p.m.
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