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

SBE student assistant named UWSP Student Employee of the Year

Robyn MuellerRobyn Mueller, a student assistant in the School of Business and Economics, was selected as the UW-Stevens Point Student Employee of the Year. The web and digital media development major and business minor, who was selected from 26 university-wide nominations, will be recognized at the University Leadership Awards and receive a $100 scholarship. In addition to Mueller, three other College of Professional Studies students were finalists: Darejani Markozashvili (business administration and international studies), Amanda Barge (communicative disorders) and Annalyce Strohfeldt (elementary education).

Entrepreneurial student opens Point-PC

Point-PCGreg Werth, a business entrepreneurship junior, and his friend Paul Burkeland each had an idea to expand their respective small businesses for computers. Working part-time in the UWSP information technology support department, the two found that they had looked at the same location as a place for a business. They joined forces, opening Point-PC in mid-January. Read More

Students to present at Posters in the Rotunda

Posters in the RotundaCPS will be represented at the UW System's Posters in the Rotunda event on March 7. Devin Christensen (economics), Brittany Titel (business administration), Anthony Sarodh De Almeida and Erin J. Brown (interior architecture), and Gina Fisher, Shanna Karls, Dan Wierzba, Kelly Zuleger (athletic training) will have undergraduate research on display in the Capitol. Watch for coverage on the CPS Connection Point blog.

HPHD partners with Ministry for Health Care for Community Weight Race

Deborah TangDeborah Tang, a registered dietitian and associate lecturer in the School of Health Promotion & Human Development, presented on how to prevent unhealthy habits during busy lives to over 125 participants of the Community Weight Race on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Community Weight Race is a program designed for residents of Central Wisconsin who want to lose or maintain weight in a healthy manner. Read More

Food DriveUWSP health promotion/wellness major Ben Stuckey, an intern with Ministry Heath Care, is working on the Community Weight Race with Mary Bowman of Ministry. He recently helped organize a food drive in which Community Weight Race participants donated 220 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Mobile Food Pantry of Portage County. Throughout the year, there has been almost 400 pounds of non-perishable food items collected for various charities. Read More

Women & Science Day showcases careers to area students

Women & Science DayMore than 400 area seventh and eighth grade girls came to UW-Stevens Point on Women & Science Day (Friday, Feb. 24) to learn about future careers in the sciences from women who are experts in their field. UWSP’s School of Health Care Professions professors and students hosted a workshop titled “Medical Investigators.” In the School of Health Promotion & Human Development, the “For Chocolate Lovers … A Sensory Experience!” session explored students’ tongue map with bitter, sweet, sour and salty samples. Read More

Business students learn about insurance industry

Michael JudasAs a part of the School of Business and Economics events program. representatives from Church Mutual in Merrill visited campus on Feb. 29 to discuss the variety of careers found in the insurance industry. View Photos

Roark organizing Cyclovia event

Trevor Roark, from UWSP Adventure Tours, is organizing a Cyclovia event for the Stevens Point area in which residents can bike, walk, run or get around however they can on a loop of streets in Stevens Point. Stevens Point Journal | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Athletics Updates

WIAC ChampsThe UWSP women's basketball team claimed its fifth consecutive WIAC Tournament title and shared the regular-season championship. The Pointers won their first-round NCAA Tournament game over Franklin (Ind.), but fell at fifth-ranked Calvin College as their season came to an end with a 24-5 record. Junior guard Sam Barber was named WIAC Player of the Year while senior guard and health science/pre-physical therapy major Cassie Bandow earned the Judy Kruckman Scholar Athlete Award.

The Pointers men's basketball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but lost to Illinois Wesleyan in the opening round. UWSP finished the season with a 20-8 record.

On the ice, the men's hockey squad advanced to the NCHA Championship game, but came up short at defending national champion St. Norbert College.

CPS News & Notes

  • C.R. Marshall received a $3,000 CPS continuing education grant to create an online version of BUS 326 “Organizational Theory.”
  • Ben Koenig, a health promotion/wellness major, finished in 11th place at the American Birkebeiner Classical Ski Race. This is an international 54-kilometer race from Cable to Hayward, Wis. He was just three minutes behind the winner.
  • Economics alum Alex Richter, '07, recently earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and accepted a position with the Auburn University’s Economics Department. While at UWSP, Richter was a student assistant with the CWERB.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

By now most of you have heard about the “Healthy Communities” initiative that UWSP is pursuing. Although not completely defined yet, it is shaping up to be a large scale community-university partnership with the goals of supporting students in health fields and placing them in professional programs and careers right here in Central and rural Northern Wisconsin. This initiative will involve most, if not all of our CPS programs. As you can see by reading the stories in this week’s Monday Message, CPS has the right programs, faculty and students to carry out this initiative.

Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

Interior Archecture Awards Reception
March 9

Military Ball
March 10

Clinical Lab Student Presentations
March 12

Spring Break
March 19-25

March 31

April 9

April 13

Physical Education & Athletic Training Awards Reception
April 13

Health Care Professions Awards Reception
April 20

April 21

Education Awards Reception
April 27

Business & Economics Awards Reception
May 4

Communicative Disorders 50th Reunion Celebration
May 4-5
Reunion Website

Final Exams
May 14-18

May 19
CPS Calendar

CPS Calendars now available

Support scholarships in the College of Professional Studies by purchasing a 2012 CPS calendar. The calendars, which highlight CPS students and programs, are available in the CPS Dean’s Office (CPS 110) for only $5.

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