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Learning how to respond to people with aphasia

Stevens Point Fire Dept.In an emergency, communication is key. But what happens when someone is unable to communicate to first responders or medical personnel? First-year graduate student Jim McMahon and Professor Julia King, Ph.D., from the UW-Stevens Point School of Communicative Disorders visited the Stevens Point Fire Department last week to present about aphasia, an impairment of language ability, and discuss how to assist victims during an emergency. Read More | Photo Gallery

Students lead speed mentoring at NCFR Conference

NCFR ConferenceThe ability to attend national conferences where students can network with professionals is one of the opportunities students at UW-Stevens Point take full advantage of. Four students from UWSP’s family and consumer science program were in attendance at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference in Phoenix this year. Read More

Harvesting business and cranberries

Cranberry MarshFall in Central Wisconsin is a sight to see. Adding to the wonderful colors of the trees is the big business of cranberry marshes. The end of September through October is harvest time so Prof. Elizabeth Martin and a group of 24 School of Business & Economics students visited Glacial Lake Cranberries on Oct. 18 to learn about its operations. Read More

Students volunteering for Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign

Red KettleThe red kettles and bell ringers are out and the Salvation Army expects to benefit from a number of new volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, including students from the Health Science 490 course. They’ve been signing up people for a few weeks already, and will have signup tables Monday through Wednesday at the Dreyfus University Center and the Health Enhancement Center. Read More

Pointers learn about women's health issues

Women's health issuesEven the most athletic individuals can improve their health. That's why UW-Stevens Point invited a panel of women's health specialists from Ministry Health Group to speak to Pointers female student-athletes on Sunday, Nov. 11. Read More | Photo Gallery

Networking: Speed-Dating Style

Speed NetworkingTwo of our student bloggers, Song and Brittany, attended the Reaching Across Generations (RXG) mentoring program at UW-Stevens Point. Found out what happened at one of their networking events. Read More

ROTC Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) at Fort McCoy

ROTC at JFTXEvery year, the UW-Stevens Point ROTC Department puts on the Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) and this year was no exception. The Pointer Battalion put on an exhilarating, high-tempo event. With students from MSL 101 and MSL 201, the Pointer Battalion set out for a very fun filled Saturday at Fort McCoy, Wis. Students were divided into four groups led by a senior cadet who brought them through four stations. Read More | Photo Gallery

iPads in Physical Education

PE 150On Halloween, students in PE 150 warmed up with a visit to the "pumpkin patch," then used iPad apps like Nike Training Club to record their workout and how to use them in their classrooms. Photo Gallery

CPS news & notes

  • Professor Jasia Steinmetz, author of Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Locally-Grown, Healthly & Affordable Food, was featured at the Waupaca Book Festival and Farm Market Tour
  • Ciclovia WI was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
  • School of Communicative Disorders alumna Christine Freiberg '73 (Wausau School District) and former faculty member Gregory Lof (MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, Mass.) were named 2012 Fellows of the Association by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
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Marty's Message

The CPS tagline —Proactive, Resourceful, Connected, Caring—is evident in each of the stories in this issue of our Monday Message. Whether it is proactively using iPads in education, learning resourceful ways to network, connecting business students with our local cranberry growers, or caring for people with aphasia, today’s edition provides several examples of how we “walk our talk.”
I like to tell people that “Proactive, Resourceful, Connected, Caring” is more than a motto, it is a way of being.
Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

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