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College of Professional Studies

HPHD student earns CPS Hero Award for sustainable food system efforts

Layne CozzolinoThe hard work, passion and dedication to sustainable food systems of UW-Stevens Point grad student Layne Cozzolino are being recognized. She received the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Hero Award, awarded annually to one CPS student who demonstrates courage, bravery or noble qualities to help others. Read More

CPS students earn Chancellor’s Leadership Award

Chancellor's Leadership AwardsThis spring, 21 students from the College of Professional Studies have been selected for this honor. These students are a select group of graduating seniors who throughout their careers at the UWSP have contributed significant leadership, demonstrated campus and/or community service and shown a commitment to personal growth. Read More

Katja Marquart takes over as head of Interior Architecture

Katja MarquartKatja Marquart was appointed as the associate dean and department head of the UW-Stevens Point Division of Interior Architecture, announced CPS Dean Marty Loy. Marquart, an associate professor, has been at UWSP since 2005. She will replace Nisha Fernando, who is allocating her time to research. Marquart’s three-year appointment will begin this summer.

Communicative Disorders celebrating 50 years

ComD 50thRSVPs for the Communicative Disorders 50th Reunion on May 4-5 are starting to flow in! The event-filled weekend will be a time to celebrate the past, present and future accomplishments of the students, alumni, faculty and staff that created the strong foundation for hundreds of successful speech-language pathologists and audiologists. For more information about the Communicative Disorders 50th reunion and to register for the weekend, visit

Athletic Training featured during March

Athletic Training videoThe Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at UW-Stevens Point celebrated National Athletic Training Month in March. At UWSP, students are part of the first comprehensive athletic training major in the state and benefit from a cutting-edge learning environment with small class sizes, active academic advising, engaged faculty, superb laboratory facilities, and top-notch practicum experiences. Watch Video

Economics attends MBAA International in Chicago

Aaron KonichekEconomics major Aaron Konichek and Professor Kevin Neuman represented UWSP at the Academy of Business Economics (ABE) 48th Annual Meeting in Chicago last week. Konichek presented his paper “The Effects of Attraction on the Rational Consumer” in the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Empirical Economics.Neuman won the 2012 MBAA International McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award for the Academy of Business Economics. Read More

Food & Nutrition partners with professionals & community

Jasia SteinmetzUW-Stevens Point food and nutrition students partner with professionals and the community through special guests and projects, including sustainable food pioneer and author Chef Michel Nischan and Central Rivers Farmshed. Watch Video

Café Chats promote excellence in teaching

Cafe ChatsCPS faculty gathered for the first Café Chat “Delightful D2L,” led by Director of Physical Education Kristi Roth on Wednesday, April 4. The faculty engaged in discussion and shared tips on how they use online tools in their classes. The next Café Chat, “Share your Active Learning Story,” is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m. in CPS 109. For more information, contact Kristi Roth or Donna Zimmerman. Read More

Department of Public Instruction visits School of Ed

DPIUWSP's liaison from the Department of Public Instruction, Beverly Cann, made her annual visit to the School of Education (SOE) this week as part of the Continuous Review Process for our ongoing Teacher Education program approval. Beverly met with UWSP representatives including Pat Shaw, head of SOE, Pat Marinac, director of the Office of Field Experiences, Patty Caro, coordinator of Graduate Studies, Maggie Beeber and John Gaffney, Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office, and Prof. Perry Cook. Read More

Attend the Cyclovia WI brown bag lunch

Cyclovia WIWant to enjoy some free healthy snacks? Want to learn about a new event coming to Stevens Point where anyone can walk, bike, run, rollerblade, use a wheelchair, etc. for free and enjoy fun activities along the way? Students Liz Colianni and Sara Thierfelder, along with program manager Trevor Roark from UWSP Adventure Tours, will present information on the Cyclovia WI event over lunch (12-12:50 p.m.) on April 11 in CPS 317 and lead an open discussion on how faculty, staff and students can benefit and get involved. BYOL or purchase lunch from the CPS Café. Read More

Classified Staff Appreciation Week

UWSPUW-Stevens Point will recognize its classified staff with a series of events during Classified Staff Appreciation week April 16-20, including an awards ceremony on April 17 at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Room. A special thank you to all the classified staff in the College of Professional Studies. Watch the MOD for further announcements.

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

In CPS, the words “Proactive, Resourceful, Connected, Caring” are more than a motto - they are a way of being that is alive in our faculty and our students. Our 2012 CPS Hero Layne Cozzolino is perfect example of this. Layne’s social entrepreneurism is helping change Sorenson’s Greenhouse into a community asset that will support sustainability and provide benefits to our community for years to come. I hope you take the time to read about Layne, she represents the best of CPS.

Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

April 9

April 13

Physical Education & Athletic Training Awards Reception
April 13

Classified Staff Week
April 16-20

Classified Staff Awards Ceremony
April 17
3 p.m.
DUC Alumni Room

College Day for Kids
April 20

April 21

Education Awards Reception
April 27

College Day for Kids
April 27

Café Chat: Active Learning
May 3
12:30-1 p.m.
CPS 109

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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