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UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies

Spring Commencement captured in photos

CommencementMore than 1,290 students graduated as the UW-Stevens Point Class of 2012 on Saturday, May 19 in the Multi-Activity Center. Among the College of Professional Studies degrees were four Clinical Doctorates in Audiology, 55 master's degrees and 396 baccalaureate degrees. The CPS graduates were led by Grand Marshal Pat Kluetz, professor of interior architecture, and represented by Class of 2012 Speaker Catherine Kapral, an English education major. View Photos

Change of Command for UWSP ROTC

Change of Command videoThe UW-Stevens Point ROTC program had a Change of Command ceremony on Friday, May 18 as LTC Eric Beuerman will be leaving for Fort McCoy and LTC Gary Williams, a former assistant professor of military science at UWSP, will take over on July 1. The program also commissioned nine new Army officers: 2LT Aaron Baumgartner, 2LT Luke Hoffman, 2LT Joshua Lysaght, 2LT Michael Miner, 2LT Daniel Nadeau, 2LT Aurelia Poat, 2LT Nicholas Rinartz, 2LT Katie Steffanides and 2LT Ryan Victory. Dave Schalow, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. View Photos | Watch Video

Italian Ice provides finals week break

Italian IceTo help everyone take a break from the brain freeze of finals week, College of Professional Studies Dean Marty Loy handed out free Italian Ice to all CPS students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, May 15! Special thanks to Stevie and Stephanie Pointer for helping pass out the treats! View Photos

IA students redesigning Chancellor's Suite

Chancellor PattersonStudents from the Division of Interior Architecture impressed Chancellor Bernie Patterson with a schematic design of the Chancellor’s Suite Thursday, May 17. Several lower level and upper level IA students worked with Professor Aaron Kadoch to redesign the lobby of Chancellor Patterson's Office Complex in Old Main. View Photos

Economics experts give insights on jobs and Facebook on WAOW

Gary MullinsRandy Cray, professor from the UWSP School of Business and Economics and chief economist at the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau, was on WAOW Newsline 9 last week talking about the conflicting claims on how many jobs Wisconsin does or doesn't have. Watch Video. On Friday, Gary Mullins, head of SBE, also gave insight on the Facebook initial public offerings on WAOW. Watch Video

CPS iPad pilot program enhances learning

Corey Huck“There’s an app for that,” was a commonly stated phrase as the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies celebrated the iPad pilot program for 2011-12. Faculty and staff presented on how they used tablet technology with their students, in and outside the classroom, and shared tips and tools they found useful. Read More

ComD alumna featured for teaching strategy

Sarah SkahanSarah Skahan '05 & '07 became one of the first Minnesota teachers to receive a graduate certificate in culturally responsive teaching. “It’s not something you teach, it’s something you do — every day.” Read More

CLS student breaks state benchpress record

Ron MillerRon Miller, a clinical lab sciences major, broke an uneqipped benchpress record in the master's pure division at the 165 lb. weight class at NASA Wisconsin Regional on Saturday, May 5 in Sheboygan, Wis. The master's pure division is men 40 and over.  His record benchpress was 292.1 lbs. Ron, 43, had 21 years off from lifting and had only been benching for two months prior to this competition. Watch Video

Athletics News & Notes

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

Wow! Another school year is complete and I couldn't have been more honored to shake hands with the graduates Saturday in the new location of the Multi-Activity Center. Equally delightful was seeing Grand Marshal Prof. Pat Kluetz beaming with Pointer pride as she carried the UWSP mace. One of my favorite moments of the day was seeing three of our retiring professors, Pat Kluetz, David Henry (Faculty Marshal) and Judie Pfiffner (Student Marshal), singing the Alma Mater with joy. What a great day to be a Pointer!

Thank you to all who attended Commencement and were able to share the day with our students and their proud families.

Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day
May 28
No Classes

3-Week Summer Session Begins
May 29

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

4/8-Week Summer Session Begins
June 18

Independence Day
July 4

Final Exams - Summer
Aug. 9-10

Labor Day
Sept. 3
No Classes

Fall Semester Begins
Sept. 4

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Summer Building Maintenance

Even in the summer, the CPS Building is a busy place. The custodial staff will be working hard to clean the floors this month, and due to high traffic times during night and weekend events, some classrooms and hallways may be temporarily closed during normal business hours. Please help us keep our building clean by respecting the staff requests during this time. Thank you!
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