SBE student assistant named UWSP Student Employee of the Year
Robyn 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
Greg 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
CPS 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 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
UWSP 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
More 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
As 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
The 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.