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Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Professional Studies

Laura NelsonThis year's CPS Distinguished Alumnus is Laura Nelson ’87. A medical technology major, Nelson became the first female chief medical officer for Marshfield Clinic in its 94 year history in 2011. Read More

Athletics Hall of Fame class announced

Hall of FameThe University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will induct the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012 on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year's honorees include Amanda (Nechuta) Bailey, Jennifer Bruce, Mick Kempffer, Tara (Schmitt) Kielblock, Frank O'Brien, Dan Schwamberger, Bret Stamper and Bill Verbick. Read More

UW-Stevens Point Connections Project brings rural and urban students together

Teaching ToleranceUW-Stevens Point is featured in Teaching Tolerance for bringing together students from Adams-Friendship High School and Milwaukee Vincent High School in an online literature class called the UWSP Connections Project, led by pre-service teachers in Prof. Barbara Dixson’s English education course. Read More

IA alum connecting culture and community

Soua ChengSoua Cheng, a 2006 UWSP Division of Interior Architecture alum, is the new president of the Hmong American Association of Portage County. Read about how he is connecting his culture and community. Read More

UWSP named a Military Friendly School

ROTCFor the third consecutive year, G.I. Jobs included UW-Stevens Point in the list of the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensuring their success on campus. Read More

Pink Game raises $36,000 for charity

Pink GameUWSP's third annual Eastbay & Team Schierl Pink Game on Saturday, Sept. 29 raised a record $36,000 for the Susan G. Komen and Circle of Friends Foundation, serving local cancer patients and kids with cancer. Read More

The leading economic indicators for Wisconsin

Randy CrayProf. Randy Cray takes a look at the leading economic indicators for Wisconsin in his monthly column in the Gannett newspapers. Cray is the chief economist at UWSP’s Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau. Read More

UWSP designers impress state association

Meg BuchmannFourth-year UW-Stevens Point interior architecture student Meg Buchmann received one of two $1,000 scholarship award from the Wisconsin Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) on Thursday, Sept. 27. In addition, alumni Veta Traxler ’09 and Samantha Longshore ’10 also received recognition from the association. Read More

Students attend state SHRM meeting

Sarah WilkersonTwo UW-Stevens Point business students, Sarah Wilkerson and Dan Konicek, accompanied by Prof. Elizabeth Martin, recently attended the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Society for Human Resources Management in Wisconsin Dells on October 3-5. Read More

Classified Staff Appreciation Week events scheduled

CSACOct. 8-12 is Classified Staff Appreciation Week with special events scheduled all week, including free usage (with your PointCard ID) of the Cardio Center, a walking tour of Moses Creek and a tour of the updated Gesell Institute.

Enjoy fall photos from around campus

Fall PhotosThe College of Professional Studies has been photographing the beautiful fall colors around campus and sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. View Photos

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Marty's Message 

Fall classes are in full swing and the leaves are turning, which means Homecoming is just around the corner—October 20, to be exact. As always, there are many activities planned for the entire week, and many of those events have ties to our own College of Professional Studies.

Many of our CPS alumni will attend the Tent City and the All Campus Picnic (10 a.m., Student Recreation Fields) on their way to the football game against UW-Eau Claire (1 p.m., Goerke Park). In the evening we will honor past student-athletes and friends of UWSP Athletics at the Hall of Fame Banquet (4:30 p.m., Laird Room DUC), including the induction of retired CPS staff member and athletic director Frank O’Brien. We will also honor one outstanding alum from each college at our annual Alumni Awards Banquet (6 p.m., Alumni Room, DUC). This year’s honoree as Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Professional Studies is Laura Nelson ’87.

You can read more about Laura and each of the upcoming homecoming activities in this week’s Monday Message. I hope you take time to enjoy the fall colors and the excitement of Homecoming.    

Marty Loy,
Dean CP

Upcoming Events

Oct. 11
Tour of Gesell Institute
CPS 124
12:10-12:40 p.m.

Oct. 15
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
Student Rights & Responsibilities and Counseling Center
Kris Hoffenberger, Stacey Gerken
8-9:20 a.m.
CPS 229

Oct. 22
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
Advising and Mentoring: Student Academic Advising Center and Career Services
Angie Kellogg, Julie Schneider, Rhonda Sprague, Mike Pagel
8-9:20 a.m.
CPS 229

Oct. 20
Goerke Field
1 p.m.

Oct. 30
CPS Café Chat
Let's Talk Tablets!
8-8:30 a.m.
CPS 109

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