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UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference

Teaching ConferenceTeach. Learn. And learn to teach. That’s what the faculty and staff did at the 19th Annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference “Point To The Future! Trends in Teaching and Learning” held in the Dreyfus University Center on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Read More | View Photos

Faculty development moves forward in 2015

Tech Select Two opportunities for faculty development are underway for 2015. Teaching Partners are paired across disciplines to give them an opportunity to meet colleagues in a field outside of their own and to be exposed to new teaching perspectives. The Tech Select program provides monthly training for chosen faculty in a wide variety of educational technologies. In addition to monthly training, Tech Select integrate technology into their classrooms and community.

Dean's List announced

Dean's ListThe grades are in for the 2014 fall semester and a total of 580 students had a GPA over 3.75, including 171 with a perfect 4.0, to earn dean’s list honors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies. Congratulations to all! Read More

Partnership helps students, community

CPS Cafe A partnership involving CPS Cafe, Central Rivers Farmshed and UW-Stevens Point will give students a broader food-management experience while meeting a community need and reducing food waste. Read More

It's not just personal, it's business.

SnapshotsThe UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics (SBE) has made great leaps in recent years. It still offers the same educational foundation many of its proud alumni reflect back on, but the school has grown and evolved. Since 2008, increased demand and new course offerings have resulted in a 30 percent increase in student credit hours. And the number of majors has increased by roughly 60 percent during that period. That growth has created a great deal of excitement and opened doors to new possibilities — notably accreditation. Read about the exciting changes in the new SBE viewbook.

Listening to her passion

Lucy Woerfel “I didn’t always know what an audiologist was, but I always knew I wanted to be one,” said Doctorate of Audiology candidate Lucy Woerfel ’17. When she was in the fifth grade, her two-year-old cousin Billy was diagnosed as being severely hearing impaired, igniting a passion that would determine her education and future career. Read More

IA students in London

IA in London Students in the interior architecture program are currently on a study abroad trip to England. So far, they explored the architecture in the city of Bath, England, and their internship has begun. Read more from bloggers Heather Dryfka '16 and Ashley Szczech '16.

Farm to School: Great Apple Crunch

Farm 2 SchoolEmily Verbeten '14, a health promotion/wellness alumna, shares her experience as an AmeriCorps Farm to School member for reTHINK in Winnebago County celebrating Food Day by participating in the Great Apple Crunch. Read More

Point in Common: Want to be happier?

Point in Common Join parents, educators, administrators, students and business professionals for the Point in Common Community Speaker Series on March 10 at Sentry Theater. Happiness researcher Matt Killingsworth, who developed an iPhone app that captures feelings in real time, will help you find your happy spot. Read More

Facebook Fun!

Facebook Get to know CPS faculty/staff and new students on the College of Professional Studies Facebook page with two new features: Faculty/Staff Friday and Freshman Fresh Faces on Mondays. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, email

Marty's Message

The success of our students is greatly influenced by good teaching, and the learning that results. It is said that teaching is both art and science, but great teachers are not born, they are made. And, achievement in teaching and learning doesn't come easy.
I encourage you to read the stories in this Monday Message about our Teaching Partners and Tech Select programs, and about CPS faculty involvement in the annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference. These are great examples of the high commitment and hard work put in to teaching and learning within our college. 

Is teaching and learning important?
Today is also the day we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In one King quote, he talks about the function of teaching as helping “one to think intensively and to think critically … Intelligence plus Character [he went on to say] – that is the goal of true education.”
I am so proud of the inspired teaching of our faculty and staff who, through their hard work, play a role in the success of our students as professionals and as citizens.

Have a great spring semester!
Marty Loy,

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Point in Common:
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