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

New School of Physical Education & Athletic Training announced

PEATUW-Stevens Point has approved School of Physical Education & Athletic Training (PEAT) as the new name of the former School of Health, Exercise Science and Athletics (HESA). The school includes academic areas of athletic training, physical education, adapted physical education, adventure education, coaching, health education, and strength and conditioning.

Design Charrette students create home makeovers

Design CharretteHome improvement TV shows are all the rage nowadays. From “Designed to Sell” to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” these shows highlight the interior design profession. Earlier this semester, the UW-Stevens Point Interior Architecture 301 class (Design Charrette) completed mock plans to redesign a house to sell during a one-day, one-credit class. For Prof. Pat Kluetz, the goal was to challenge the students to find out what kind of effort is involved in designing a house and to gain experience in team building, leadership and delegation. Read More | Watch Video

UWSP STEM Career Day stirs excitement in Health Sciences

STEM Career DayHigh school students from throughout Wisconsin had the opportunity to experience a medical investigation lab at the UW-Stevens Point STEM Career Day on Friday, Nov. 4. Professors from School of Health Care Professions (Jodi Olmsted, Mitch Rasmussen and Marge Tiry) assisted as students worked their way through stations to solve a medical mystery using clues given and lab results obtained from hands-on exercises. UWSP students Matthew Eliason and Courtney Spier also assisted at stations during the session. Read More | View Photos

Economics students speak at WEA meeting

Econ studentsTwo UW-Stevens Point economics students spoke at the 2011 Wisconsin Economics Association (WEA) annual meeting, held at the Stevens Point Country Club on Nov. 4-5. The WEA  holds its annual conference every fall, bringing together students and economists from academic, government, and private-sector positions. Senior Devin Christensen (left) presented “On Economic Normativism,” while junior Aaron Konichek (right) addressed attendees with his “On Welfare Programs and Economic Growth” presentation. Read more

Accounting alumni blaze their trails

Accounting AlumniFour recent accounting alumni were welcomed back to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for a panel discussion as a part of the UWSP School of Business events program. The alumni addressed current SBE students about their careers and the paths that got them to this point. Read More

A full plate (of potatoes)

Touchdown TacosHaving a full plate for some students means they are maxed out on school, work, volunteering, family, extracurricular activities and social life. But for students in the UW-Stevens Point nutrition program, having a full plate is a good thing. Added to senior Casey Mitchell’s plate was making recipes for the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Tantalizing Tailgating Wisconsin Potato Recipe contest. Read More

Audiology program receives praise

Audiology programThe dual campus joint review committee for the Doctor of Audiology program met in Stevens Point last week with representatives from UW-Madison, UWSP and UW System. Administration on both campuses and at the UW System level are highly positive about the joint program and articulated how impressed they were with the success of the program. In fact, the program was compared to several other professional doctorate programs as well as joint programs, and in all cases we were referred to as a "model program."

UWSP Hall of Famer Eddie Kotal considered for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Eddie KotalUW-Stevens Point Hall of Fame coach Eddie Kotal, who led the Pointers to conference championships in football, basketball, track and boxing, has been named a preliminary nominee for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read More.

More Athletics Headlines:

CPS News & NotesThe Cupboard

  • Professor of Teacher Education Christine Gould's article "The Right Fit for Henry" will be published in the February 2012 issue of Educational Leadership.
  • Communicative disorders alum Tessa Heckel, '98, was recently a big winner on "Wheel of Fortune"
  • There will be a donation bin in the CPS Dean's Office (CPS 110) all week for The Cupboard Thanksgiving food drive.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

When asked about what makes our College of Professional Studies special, one of the attributes always mentioned is our student engagement and hands-on learning. Today’s edition of the Monday Message provides several examples of how we “walk our talk.” This, like every week in our college, student learning spilled out of the traditional classroom and into hands on learning projects, career days, discussions with alumni, and undergraduate research.
Why is this important? Because engaging students in multiple hands-on ways helps them stay with us, learn more effectively, enjoy their student experience, and prepare for life after college.
Congratulations to our faculty who design these activities and to the students who engage in them! 

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Efficiency Pointer

The School of Communicative Disorders staff and Jen Anderson Richmond from UWSP Admissions office worked together with UW-Madison graduate school personnel to ensure all applications for the joint Au.D. program will go through the UW grad school, as of 2013. This will save a load of time and work for all involved as ComD processes 140+ applications for the speech-language pathology graduate school program.

Upcoming Events

Celebration of Teaching Ceremony
November 9
5 p.m.
DUC Alumni Room

CWERB Breakfast
November 11
7:15 a.m.
Stevens Point Country Club

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
November 14
8-9:20 a.m.
Intro to Key Policies
CPS 209

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
November 21
8-9:20 a.m.
Resources for Professional Development
CPS 209

November 24

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