New School of Physical Education & Athletic Training announced
UW-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
Home 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
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UWSP STEM Career Day stirs excitement in Health Sciences
High 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
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Economics students speak at WEA meeting
Two 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
Four 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)
Having 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
The 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
UW-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
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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.