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Communicative Disorders celebrates 50 years

Communicative Disorders Former FacultyWhat a weekend it was for the UW-Stevens Point School of Communicative Disorders! ComD celebrated 50 years at UWSP with a two-day event that included the Student Awards Reception, Former Faculty and Staff Dinner, Open House and Celebration Banquet. With nearly 100 people in attendance at each event, it was truly a weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of Communicative Disorders at UWSP.

Six CPS students earn Albertson Medallion

Darina MarkozashviliSix students from the College of Professional Studies are among the 2011-12 recipients of the Albertson Medallion Award at UW-Stevens Point: Rachael Aspeslet - Communicative Disorders, Stephanie Cisewski - Clinical Lab Sciences, Sarah Jordan - Communicative Disorders, Michelle Kohlbeck - Elementary Education, Darina Markozashvili - Business Administration, and Rachel Rutledge - Dietetics and Pre-Physician Assistant. Read More

More awards and honors!

Marty Loy and Nisha FernandoNisha Fernando, associate professor and head of Interior Architecture, was awarded the UW-Stevens Point Excellence in Teaching Award at the University Awards Reception Monday, April 30. Fernando dedicated the award to her students and thanked them for teaching her. Also honored were CPS Dean Marty Loy and Prof. Donna Christensen, M.A., CCC-SLP for 25 years of service at UWSP.

After 24 years, Interior
Architecture Professor Pat Kluetz was honored at the UWSP Retiring Faculty & Staff Celebration on Monday, April 30. She plans to return to private professional practice. Congrats Prof. Kluetz and thank you for your service to UWSP! View photos of her retirement party

CPS students, faculty and staff shined at the University Leadership Awards Reception on Wednesday, May 2. School of Business and Economics web specialist Robyn Mueller accepted her Student Employee of the Year Award, while Beth Kinslow and Nate Weiler from Athletic Training were awarded University Leadership Mentor Awards. In addition, Lisa Ebert from Health Promotion & Human Development earned a University Service student scholarship.

The annual American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Wisconsin Chapter Scholarships has been awarded to a IA major Meg Buchmann.

Tracy Hilger, a family and consumer science major, earned National Council on Family Relations honors recognition. Read More

Students celebrate National Lab Week

Lab WeekThe School of Health Care Professions celebrated National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 30-May 5. SHCP majors include clinical laboratory science (medical technology, cytotechnology, histotechnology), health science (health care administration, health care informatics, physical therapy, occupational therapy) and pre-nursing. View Photo

StWEA wins state and university awards

StWEAUW-Stevens Point's Student Wisconsin Education Association (StWEA) recently won two distinguished awards: the Chapter Excellence award at the state level and the UWSP Non-Annually Funded Organization of The Year Award. Read More

CPPW Grant concludes another great year

CPPW GrantHPHD students celebrated their involvement in the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grant on Friday, May 4. They presented ePortfolios and shared their experiences from working with Fit-Tastic, Farm to School, HealthyFoods2Worksites, Smart Meals and Social Physical Activity. Read More

Day presents about athletes at risk of Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Mary DayYelling for an entire game, coaches are usually the ones hoarse in the post-game press conference, but athletes are also at risk for vocal cord problems as Mary Day, MS, CCC-SLP, asssociate professor of communicative disorders at UW-Stevens Point, explained in her free presentation “Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Student-Athletes” at Ministry Health Care on Wednesday, April 11. Read More

Wetter completes Boston Marathon

Tom WetterA special congratulations to Assistant Professor Tom Wetter, Ph.D. who completed the 116th annual Boston Marathon on April 16. Wetter, who ran his 13th consecutive Boston Marathon, finished the race in 3:09:20. View Photo

NSSLHA promotes Better Speech and Hearing Month

Better Speech and Hearing MonthJunior Alyssa Stefl from the UW-Stevens Point NSSLHA Chapter was in the DUC promoting Better Speech and Hearing Month. NSSLHA focused on the harm of listening to music through ear buds at too high of a level. Those who stopped by the booth were able to measure how loud they typically listen to music through their headphones and got information about hearing levels and hearing loss. View Photo

SBE student receives heart transplant

Kilian HintzUWSP School of Business and Economics freshman Kilian Hintz spent four months on the waiting list before receiving a new heart. There are more than 1,800 people waiting for an organ transplant in Wisconsin. Read More

Help Employee Wellness improve services

Employee WellnessEmployee Wellness and Pointers Achieving Wellness (PAWs) would appreciate your feedback. Please take a moment to fill out our Employee Wellness Culture survey. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete and by participating you will provide Employee Wellness staff with useful information to better accommodate UWSP employees' wellness needs. Take Survey

Adventure Tours unveils 2013 tour lineup

Adventure ToursParticipants can travel much of the world with the trips lined up for 2013. Leaders John and Barb Munson will be bringing a group to Costa Rica to explore the many natural beauties through hiking, rafting, birding and more! John Jury and Greg Diekroeger are leading a bike trip to Mallorca. Corey Huck (HPHD) will be leading a hike from Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon. Trevor Roark will be leading a very laid back and local trip to raft the Wolf River in northeastern Wisconsin and a second trip to canoe and camp the Boundary Waters. Leaders Richard Ruppel and Jutta Brendel will be taking a group to hike the Swiss and French Alps. And, just added South Africa Safari lead by John Munson (more details to come). Visit for more information and online registration.

Learn about the iPad Pilot Project

iPadYou are invited to an open forum/luncheon to discuss the results from the past year’s iPad pilot project. The College of Professional Studies dean’s office will be providing subs, chips and water for those attending. CPS conducted a pilot project to study the impact and usefulness of tablets (iPads) in higher education. We solicited requests from faculty and staff who were interested in participating. Those selected agreed to participate in a forum with their peers at the end of the school year where they would be required to give a short presentation regarding their experiences, both good and bad. We want the pilot project participants to share not only their successes, but also their failures. What worked? What didn’t work? How did they envision using the device? What difficulties did they encounter? RSVP by emailing

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

I was lucky enough to attend four very special events this past weekend: the Communicative Disorders awards reception, its 50th anniversary celebration, the Business and Economics awards banquet and the Health Promotion & Human Development student celebration. Each of these events were well organized, well attended and embodied the unique personalities of the departments that held them. From sharing memories of days past, to entertaining business partners and honoring scholarship recipients, to playing volleyball and making s’mores with faculty and students.
Near the end of the ComD event, I overheard a retired faculty member say, “This was really a nice weekend … I’m so proud to be part of it!” I couldn’t agree more.
Be sure to check out the photo galleries:

Business & Economics Awards Banquet

HPHD End of the Year Celebration

ComD Student Awards Reception

ComD 50th Reunion Open House

ComD 50th Celebration Banquet
Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

iPad Pilot Project Luncheon
May 11
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
CPS 116

IA Senior Exhibition
May 11
3-5 p.m.
CPS Café

Final Exams
May 14-18

IA Furniture Design Studio Final Projects
May 14
3-5 p.m.
CPS 305

Italian Ice Social with the Dean
May 15
2-4 p.m.
CPS Café

IA 212 Residential Design Studio
May 16
8 a.m.
Agnes Jones Gallery

May 19
CPS Ceremony:
2 p.m.
Multi-Activity Center

Former Faculty Fest
June 4
11 a.m.
CPS Café

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