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Alumna earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Cathy Fernan A UW-Stevens Point alumna is among 102 kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers nationwide to be named a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Cathy Fernan, a 1980 graduate from the School of Education, was notified of the 2012 Presidential Teaching award in mid-December. Read More

Record number students make CPS Dean’s List

Dean's ListThe most successful semester ever is in the books at UW-Stevens Point as the College of Professional Studies Dean’s List was announced. A total of 545 students earned a GPA over 3.75, including 152 with a perfect 4.0, to earn dean’s list honors. Congratulations to all! Read More

Heads. Hearts. Hands. Valuing Our Learning Community

Aaron KadochFaculty and staff engaged in rich conversation at the 18th Annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference, Heads. Hearts. Hands. Valuing Our Learning Community, held in the Dreyfus University Center Jan. 14. Read More | View Photos

In Memoriam: Grace Hendel

Grace Hendel Grace Hendel, professor emeritus of human development and nutritional sciences, died Jan. 14. She was a member of the home economics department from 1971 until her retirement in 1995. Grace started the Grace Hendel Dietetics Scholarship 20 years ago that awards $500 each year to a junior majoring in dietetics. The Hendel Scholarship will continue to support dietetics students for many years to come. Read More

Point in Common: Balance and Boundaries in Technology Use

Point in CommonPediatrician Megan Moreno, author of “Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: A Parent’s Toolkit for Healthy Internet Use,” will discuss balance and boundaries in using Internet, social media and technology at Sentry’s Theater@1800 from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28. She will give parents, educators and teenagers tips for avoiding dangers of the Internet while taking advantage of its potential. Dr. Moreno, of Seattle Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health Behavior and Development, will also share innovative approaches to promote adolescent health. Read More | Free Registration

Health Science students place third in state competition

Health Science StudentsFour health science students from UW-Stevens Point were recently involved in the inaugural Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition, sponsored by the Area Health Education Center – WI System (AHEC). The team of Ashley Stangel, Carissa Robertson, Kayla Schultz and Julia VandeHei won third place and a prize of $1,000 for their health care case study. Read More

Grad student provides communication training for clergy

Helena Collins-PriceHelena Collins-Price, a second-year graduate student studying speech-language pathology, along with Professor Julia King recently conducted a communication in-service training for local clergy. Participants were provided with resources, strategies and techniques to facilitate communication. Read More

Teaching Partners present pedagogy projects

Elle WuFaculty in the Teaching Partners program presented their pedagogy projects Jan. 15. Teaching Partners is program in the College of Professional Studies where faculty and teaching academic staff are paired and asked to begin a discussion about teaching and learning. The following are some of the resultant projects or publications that were created by the teaching partners. Read More

Pointers helping others in Community Weight Race

Community Weight Race The Community Weight Race is underway and many UW-Stevens Point students and faculty are helping. Senior dietetics student Claire Wyttenbach provided a cooking demonstration at the kick-off event. Students from UWSP are teaming up with the Community Weight Race this year to help with weekly nutrition-skills classes for weight race participants focused on cooking or topics such as starting a garden. Read More

Marty's Message

The first story in this week's Monday Message is about School of Education alumna Kathy Ferman, recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. We are extremely proud of Kathy.

Next, is a story honoring our most recent CPS Dean's List recipients. Congratulations to each student, they have undoubtedly worked hard this past semester.

Our third story is about the large number of CPS faculty and staff who presented at the annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference. Each of them shared best practices in teaching, learning and advising by presenting pedagogy projects from the CPS Teaching Partners program or explaining how the use of technology in their classrooms improved student learning; something learned as a CPS Tech Select faculty member.

These three stories are connected. The success of our alumni and of our outstanding students is greatly influenced by their teaching, and the learning that has resulted. It is true that teaching is both art and science, but great teachers are not born, they are made. Achievement in teaching and learning doesn't come easy. Becoming a CPS Teaching Partner or member of the Tech Select program requires a year-long commitment, many dedicated hours to the program and the ability to execute a chosen project.

Yes, I am proud of our alumni and our students. I am also proud of the inspired teaching of our faculty and staff who, through their hard work, played a role in that success. 
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Jan. 28
Point in Common: Dr. Megan Moreno
Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook
Sentry Theater
7-8:30 p.m.
Free Registration

Feb. 21
STEM Career Day for Girls

Feb. 28
Emergency Procedures Training
CPS 317
8:30-9:20 a.m.

March 12
Emergency Procedures Training
CPS 317
2:30-3:20 p.m.

March 12
Posters in the Rotunda

March 14-23
Spring Break

March 21-11
NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four
Quandt Fieldhouse
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