Communicative Disorders celebrates 50 years at UW-Stevens Point
For three generations of the Barge family, the Communicative Disorders program at UWSP is in their blood. Jim ’97, not only earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees from UWSP, but he and his father Daryl received fluency treatment from the clinic. Following in her father’s footsteps, Amanda ’12, who remembers as a child playing with memory and cognitive tests her dad brought home, is graduating in three-and-a-half years from the bachelor’s program. The Barges and many others will be celebrating 50 years of Communicative Disorders at UWSP on May 4-5. Watch the Barge family story.
Education students weave Hmong culture through literacy
Every culture has a different story to tell that builds America into the melting pot it is today. Students throughout Stevens Point elementary schools are getting a unique taste of these tales that promote literacy and culture. The UW-Stevens Point Student Education Association (StWEA) received a $1,000 Community Learning Through America’s Schools (CLASS) Grant, which funded Hmong literacy books for donation to local classrooms and hosting read-aloud sessions. Read More | Watch Video
ROTC hosts "Bring a faculty to PT"
Faculty and administrators at UW-Stevens Point traded in their exams and projects for running shoes and medicine balls as the ROTC program hosted “Bring a faculty to PT” on April 18-19. Al Thompson, Marty Loy, Daron Montgomery, Prof. Eleonora Redaelli and Inna Mazhirina joined ROTC cadets and students in Advanced Physical Fitness (MSL 154) at 6 a.m. for an hour-long physical training session in the Multi-Activity Center. Watch Video | Photo Gallery
Physical Education students volunteer with Head Start
UWSP physical education majors volunteered with the CAP Services Head Start program for "Sports Night with Dad" on Thursday, April 19. Students organized various stations for three- and four-year-olds as well as their parents that ranged from scooters to bowling to an obstacle course. Photo Gallery
Interior Architecture students experience the designs of Chicago
A group of second-year interior architecture students from UW-Stevens Point participated in a three-day study tour in Chicago with Prof. Nisha Fernando and Prof. Aaron Kadoch April 12-14. The trip included tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio and Home in Oak Park, Unity Temple by FLW, Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, Ford Residence by Bruce Goff, and the Millennium Park. The students also toured the Green Technology Center, Merchandise Mart, and two well-reputed international design firms, Perkins+Will and Goettsch Partners. Read More
Campus welcomes area sixth graders for College Days for Kids
Professors Michelle Shulfer and Dawn Barten from the School of Health Care Professions were among faculty that led sessions for College Days for Kids, a program designed for high-ability sixth graders hosted by the School of Education. In the session "Unraveling the Mysteries of DNA," sixth graders learned about DNA and how professionals work with it to identify diseases and solve mysteries. Read More
UWSP baseball team visits McDill Elementary
Players from the UWSP baseball team took time out of their spring schedule to visit with McDill Elementary on Friday, April 20 for some classroom reading, lunch and recess. Among the players were four McDill alumni. View Photos
Brown designs new bell tower at historic firehouse
The Historic Fire Station No. 2 was topped off with a new bell tower, designed by Tom Brown, a senior lecturer in the Division of Interior Architecture. Now a museum operated by the Portage County Historical Society, the fire station was built in 1885 and is the oldest municipal building in Stevens Point. Read More
Congrats to classified staff awards winners
Several College of Professional Studies staff members were honored for their service to UW-Stevens Point at the Classified Staff Spring Awards Ceremony in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room on Tuesday, April 17. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication to UWSP! Read More
Faculty earn Continuing Education grants
The following faculty members have been awarded CPS Continuing Education grants:
Donna Zimmerman (IA) and Kristi Roth (PEAT) to create an “adjunct boot camp,” a professional development program for CPS adjunct instructors.
Julie Trombley (HPHD) to partner with Wisconsin after-school programs to create a hybrid childhood growth and development course.
Dave Schalow (SBE) to partner with members of the Central Wisconsin insurance industry to develop an Insurance and Financial Services Certificate program.
Dave Schanke (SBE) to develop a Lean Six Sigma Certification Program.
Jason Davis (SBE) to develop an Executive Training Program for Health Care Professionals.