Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UWSP College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.

School of Ed celebrates teaching partnerships

Neale AwardsClassroom teachers who open their doors to UW-Stevens Point preservice (student) teachers were honored for the support they provide at the annual Oscar W. Neale Memorial Celebration of Teaching reception and award ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Dreyfus University Center. The school recognized those who have served as cooperating teachers during the 2011 spring and fall semesters. In addition, student education organizations select a teacher to receive their organization’s Excellence in Teaching Award, five of which were UWSP School of Education alumni. Read More | View Photos

Communicative Disorders faculty and students present at ASHA

ASHA logoFour faculty members and two students from the School of Communicative Disorders presented at the ASHA Convention Nov. 17-19 in San Diego, Calif. Maggie Watson, Ph.D., Gary Cumley, Ph.D., Pam Terrell, Ph.D., and Charlie Osborne, M.S., along with students Emily Igl and Katie Pensinger, were a part of the program at the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Dietetics student accepted at Yale

Rachel BallwegSenior dietetics major Rachel Ballweg was recently accepted into the physician associate program at Yale University. Rutledge, a native of Cassville, Wis., is a student office assistant in the HPHD office and is the UWSP Honors Intern program. The Yale Physician Associate Program, under the auspices of the Yale School of Medicine, offers graduate-level medical instruction with a curriculum extending over a 28-month period and culminating in the conferral of a Master's of Medical Science (MMSc) degree.

Health Promotion and Wellness students get Sentry Insurance in shape

FITinarStudents enrolled in the UWSP Health Promotion and Wellness Practicum facilitatied group exercise training program for employees at nearby Sentry Insurance on Thursday, Nov. 17. Prof. Corey Huck, Ph.D., CSCS and Sentry Health and Wellness Coordinator Kelsey Corrigan, a 2009 graduate of the HPW program, have collaborated on this program for two years and see the impact it is having on the students and employees alike. Read More | Watch Video

CWERB presents Third Quarter Economic Indicators Report

Randy CrayThe Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB) presented its Stevens Point Economic Indicators Third Quarter report to over 100 members of the business community on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Stevens Point Country Club. Prof. Randy Cray, Ph.D., director of the CWERB, explained unemployment rates in Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin employment by sector, county sales tax distribution, and business confidence from a survey of area business executives. Read more

Employee Wellness sponsors Safety & Wellness Fair

Employee WellnessUW-Stevens Point employees and their families got health answers from professionals at the Safety & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Dreyfus University Center. Vendors from 35 companies provided information on bone density, physical therapy, work safety, sports medicine, ergonomics, lab safety, nutrition and occupational health. The event is organized by UWSP Employee Wellness and UWSP Safety & Loss Control. Watch Video | Photo Gallery

Phi Kappa Phi inducts 28 CPS students

Marty Loy & Loretta RaddantTwenty-eight students (19 seniors, six juniors and three graduate students) from the College of Professional Studies were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi on Nov. 13. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines and honors faculty and staff members who have made outstanding achievements in their fields.

Students get a peek at the pathology profession

Pathologists' Assistant PresentationStudents interested in a career in pathology, the precise study and diagnosis of disease, got a up-close look at the profession from a UW-Stevens Point alumnus. Reed Brooks, MS, PA (ASCP), ’03, visited campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to give a presentation about this exciting career. Brooks is an instructor and director of research from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Pathologists’ Assistant Department. Read More

UWSP ROTC visits the King Veterans Home

ROTC program(By CDT Thomas Fritz) When I was told we were going to a veterans home for the afternoon, I was expecting it to be like any other nursing or rest home. I was not really sure I wanted to go, but I figured going was the right thing to do, so I volunteered. When we actually got to the Veterans Home at King, a couple things caught me off guard. Read More
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Marty's Message

Thanksgiving is a time to let our troubles disappear, if just for a weekend, and reflect on what it is that we are thankful for. We don’t do that often enough, in my opinion, especially with those things that seem quite ordinary but really aren’t. So here are a few things in CPS that, although they happen every day, I truly appreciate:

1. Smelling great aromas that originate in the CPS Café.
2. Walking in each morning to clean hallways and arranged rooms.
3. Attending department events.
4. Every opportunity I have to interact with students.
5. Hearing about accomplishments of faculty, staff and students because you make it easy to brag about.
6. A job that I love doing with people I enjoy.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Efficiency Pointer

The School of Education drastically reduced its number of photocopies by nearly 50% over the past couple years. As a result of the savings, many improvements were made to the SOE's working space and additional faculty development opportunities were made available.

 Think about how you can save paper—from printing back-to-back or scanning items for electronic use—we can all do our part!

Upcoming Events

November 24

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
November 28
8-9:20 a.m.
Intro to Research and Sponsored Programs
CPS 209

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
December 5
8-9:20 a.m.
Retention, Tenure and Promotion
CPS 209

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
December 12
8-9:20 a.m.
Program Wrap-up
CPS 209

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