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Communicative Disorders celebrates 50 years at UW-Stevens Point

ComD 50thFor 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

McKinley CenterEvery 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"

Al ThompsonFaculty 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

Head StartUWSP 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

IA trip to ChicagoA 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

College Days for KidsProfessors 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

BaseballPlayers 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

Fire stationThe 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

Judy YenterSeveral 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.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

Spring is in the air! If you look around CPS this time of year you will see celebrations happening everywhere. Project presentations, award ceremonies, school picnics, and scholarship banquets are just a few of the celebrations that you will see. In each case, the celebrations honor a job well done.
Such is the case with the Communicative Disorders 50th anniversary to be held on May 4-5. The celebration will honor the history and successes of this storied College of Professional Studies program and the bright future of years to come. 
I hope you will join the celebration and honor ComD for 50 years of a job well done. 
Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

Education Awards Reception
April 27

College Day for Kids
April 27

Café Chat: Active Learning
May 3
12:30-1 p.m.
CPS 109

Business & Economics Awards Reception
May 4

Communicative Disorders 50th Reunion Celebration
May 4-5
Reunion Website

Final Exams
May 14-18

May 19
CPS Calendar

CPS Calendars now available

Support scholarships in the College of Professional Studies by purchasing a 2012 CPS calendar. The calendars, which highlight CPS students and programs, are available in the CPS Dean’s Office (CPS 110) for only $5.

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