‘Point in Common’ community speaker series begins tonight
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?
Have 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
Area 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
The 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 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
Everyone 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.
IA alumni show off recent work
The 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
New 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
Starting 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.