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

All-college meeting registration

All-College MeetingThere is still time to register for one of the breakout sessions following the CPS all-college meeting on Thursday, September 1. Over 100 people are signed up for the four sessions: Development 101, GDR 101, Strategic Plan 101, and Twitter 101. **Please RSVP ASAP in order to guarantee your spot at the breakout sessions and lunch order.** We look forward to you joining us!

September 1 Schedule:
8-9 a.m.: Light breakfast and all-college photo, CPS Café
9-11 a.m.: All-college meeting, CPS 116
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Breakout sessions
(Development 101, GDR 101, Strategic Plan 101, and Twitter 101)

Announcing the new CPS website and blog

WebsiteThe new CPS website launched last week as a part of a university-wide initiative. With the new design, each unit in the CPS shares a consistent look with universal navigation and improved browsing experience for prospective students, as well as for current students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff.

blogIn addition to the new design, the college also launched CPS Connection Point, a blog that features news, photos, videos and social media. Faculty and student bloggers will be added to the content as the school year begins. Those interested in contributing as a guest blogger, please email

Participants present ePortfolio plans

e-portfoliioePortfolio is a student-centered platform which faculty, departments, and institutions can create portfolio assignments linked to scoring rubrics, while assessment committees can randomly select portfolios, score them with rubrics, and generate assessment reports. UWSP's intrepid participants in two workshops earlier this summer presented their plans for using ePortfolio on August 24-25, including CPS faculty and staff: Catherine Scheder, Corey Huck, Katja Marquart, Pat Marinac, Kathy Julin, Pat Marinac, Donna Zimmerman, Nisha Fernando and Kelly Schoonaert

SMART Board training workshops

SMART Board TrainingSchool of Education Assistant Professor Jeff Boyer led two SMART Board training workshops on Monday, August 22. Twelve individuals participated in the SMART Board Basics workshop, while five people attended the SMART Board Refresher workshop. Thank you to all who attended. If you missed this opportunity, don't worry as Jeff will hold another training later this semester. Watch for details.

Montgomery Q&A in Stevens Point Journal

Daron MontgomerNew UW-Stevens Point Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery sat down with Scott Williams of the Stevens Point Journal for a Q&A session after a few weeks on the job to talk about his background and his vision for UWSP Athletics. 

SIASEFIs reunite for annual gathering

SIASEFIsThe founding members of the UW-Stevens Point SIASEFIs gathered in Northern Wisconsin for their annual reunion on Wednesday, August 24. The SIASEFIs officially became a recognized student group at UWSP in the early 1950s and have been getting together at various locations around the country ever since.

CPS Building update

CPSWe recently discovered our elevator has issues that we need to repair. The state expedited our approval and within days our facilities services contracted the repairs so that we could have the work done prior to the start of school. Unfortunately, because of the scope of the project, the elevator will not be useable until September 2. CPS 014 and CPS 109 are available as temporary offices for faculty or students to work and to meet.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

I love the excitement that “move-in day” brings to our campus, and I encourage you to visit campus next weekend when it happens. If you are interested, a quick call or email to Kris Hoffenberger in the Residential Living Office will get you a spot as a volunteer at one of our residence halls.    
If you decide to volunteer you will see trucks piled high with stereos, mattresses and mini fridges; parents trying to keep stride with their excited sons and daughters while balancing five boxes, two lamps and a new set of bath towels in their arms; and confused looking students walking the halls to find the classrooms where they will need to be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
You will also see a few tears that are shed when parents leave; but don’t worry, those tears are quickly replaced with the sound of laughter and loud music of freedom.

You will also make a lasting impression on everyone who you come into contact with. Hope to see you there!

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

CPS All-College Meeting
September 1
8 a.m.
CPS 116

Military Science Ribbon Cutting
September 1
2 p.m.
Health Enhancement Center

Classes Begin
September 6

October 8

CPS Tailgate
October 15
12 p.m.
Goerke Field

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