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

Students present research at Posters in the Rotunda

Posters in the RotundaUW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies students joined more than 100 other students and faculty advisers at the Capitol Rotunda to share their undergraduate research with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and other supporters. Posters in the Rotunda is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting research going on throughout the state and to support some outstanding Wisconsin students and faculty members who contribute to the state’s strong economic future. The CPS was well represented with three poster presentations, including research from athletic training, economics and interior architecture. Read More | Watch Videos

Nisha Fernando earns Excellence in Teaching Award

Nisha FernandoAssociate Professor Nisha Fernando, the associate dean and head of Interior Architecture, was recently selected as a 2012 University Excellence in Teaching Award winner for her contributions made to the campus. She will be recognized at the University Awards reception and spring commencement. Great job, Nisha!

Seniors conclude clinical practicum with presentations

SHCP postersTwenty-eight seniors from the UWSP clinical laboratory science (CLS) program concluded their clinical practicum by presenting their case studies and research projects to hospital program directors and School of Health Care Professions faculty and staff at the annual Student Presentation Day on Monday, March 12. Read More

Sheila Miech inducted into WSCA Hall of Fame

Sheila MiechUWSP women's soccer head coach Sheila Miech became the first woman inductee into the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24. The all-time winningest women's soccer coach in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history has won 14 WIAC titles and has a 137-16-7 regular-season record in her 25 years coaching the Pointers. Read More

Pointer claims national title at 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships

Zach MixdorfUW-Stevens Point sophomore Zachary Mixdorf claimed the individual national championship in the men's high jump, clearnig 2.11 meters (6'11.0”), as the Pointers finished in eighth place at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Read More

Taste of NFL founder inspires business students

Wayne KostroskiThe founder of Taste of the NFL challenged business students to bump up what inspires them and pass it along. “Be an individual who brings out the best in those around you and the best will come around you,” said Wayne Kostroski, a native of Stevens Point, who presented to over 50 UWSP students on Monday, March 26. Read More

Using social media in Adapted Physical Education

APEAs learning and technology simultaneously advance, students and faculty are learning to incorporate the latest trends into education. Two students in Prof. Kristi Roth’s PEX 445 Seminar in Adapted Physical Education class at UW-Stevens Point are using social media for their class projects. Jena Ansorge is using Pinterest while Evan Guell tweets via @APEhintsandtips to share hints, tips, videos and ideas on APE. Read More

UWSP alumni attend state speech-language conference

CESA 5 ConferenceNearly 100 UWSP alumni were in attendance at the 10th Annual CESA 5 School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Institute March 5-6 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The statewide conference provides speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hands-on, ready-to-replicate strategies and techniques to benefit the students they serve with speech-language disabilities. The conference also provides an opportunity for SLPs to reconnect with the greater community of school-based SLPs and to facilitate a cross-pollination of service delivery ideas. Read More

Social Media in Health Care: Business vs. Patient

Social Media in Health CareTwo chief information officers address nearly 50 professionals and UW-Stevens Point School of Health Care Professions students about the future of social media in the health care industry at the Central Wisconsin Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) networking event in The Encore of the Dreyfus University Center Wednesday, March 14. Read More

Join us for Café Chats

Coffee ChatThe College of Professional Studies would like to invite all faculty and staff to join us in launching a new initiative that supports our continuing effort to promote excellence in teaching in the college. The “Café Chats” are short coffee breaks that focus on a single teaching and learning topic. The first chat (Delightful D2L) is Wednesday, April 4, 12:30-1 p.m. Join your CPS colleagues for five minutes or 30 minutes, grab a cup of coffee and join in the conversation!

Lead a Pathways to Point trip

Pathways to PointPathways to Point is looking for two trip leaders for its Wilderness Orientation Program. Pathways to Point is a freshman retention program designed to give incoming students an opportunity to make a positive transition into college through safe and fun outdoor challenges. Pathways offers six trips for five days each. Trip leaders can be any UWSP staff member who is a full or part-time faculty, staff or academic staff appointment. Outdoor pursuit and trip leading experience is highly desired. Contact Johnny Johnson at x4184.

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message 

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Nisha Fernando on being honored as one of UWSP’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipients for 2012. This is a very distinguished honor and one that is well deserved. Nisha is a great teacher and role model for our students, and like so many of our CPS faculty and staff, her teaching extends beyond the classroom through undergraduate research projects, real-life design experiences, study trips and a wide variety of other experiences.
We are proud of Nisha and we can all share in her success.

Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Upcoming Events

March 31

Café Chat: Delightful D2L
April 4
12:30-1 p.m.
CPS 109

April 9

April 13

Physical Education & Athletic Training Awards Reception
April 13

Health Care Professions Awards Reception
April 20

April 21

Education Awards Reception
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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