Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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Education students learn about poverty at Okray Colloquium

Poverty Simulation UW-Stevens Point education students had an eye-opening experience during a poverty simulation facilitated by CAP Services Feb. 17. As part of the Okray Colloquium, future teachers participated in a two-hour hands-on simulation designed to help them better understand what it's like to live in poverty. Read More | View Photos | Watch Interview | Watch Full Recap

Suomis and SNAP program honored

Suomis Prof. Rory Suomi and his late wife Joanne, founders of the Special Needs Aquatics Program, were recently presented a Power 10 Award at the Association of Aquatic Professionals annual conference and featured in the February issue of Aquatics International. Read More | View Photo

Future third-generation Pointer visits campus

ComD Audiology grad student Becky Lewis '12, Au.D. '16 was a part of the alumni panel at Saturday's UW-Stevens Point Admitted Student Day. Afterwards, a parent and prospective student who were in the crowd introduced themselves to Becky. You have to read what happened next! Read More

Students assist with junior high Wellness Days

Wellness Days College of Professional Studies students conducted blood pressure screenings and a skills course challenge at Wellness Days at Ben Franklin Junior High and P.J. Jacobs Junior High. View Photos | Watch Video

Employee Wellness Challenge: Cooking Demo

Wellness Challenge Dietetics students Deanna Nelson '16 and Abby White '15, along with assistants Emily Pearson '16 and Danielle Tadych '17, prepared a complete cooking demonstration for the Employee Wellness Challenge participants March 2. View Photos | Watch Video

State scholarships awarded to ComD grad students

ComD WSHAUW-Stevens Point was well represented at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association Annual Convention Feb. 26-28 as Anna Schuman, Alisa Damitz, and Elizabeth Larson received scholarships. View Photos

IA students honored at banquet

IA AwardsThe Division of Interior Architecture honored students at its annual awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27 in the CPS Cafe. View Photos

Health careers featured during STEM Day for Girls

STEM Day CPS students and staff showcased a variety of health careers to 7th and 8th grade girls from around the state at the UW-Stevens Point STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Exploration Day on Friday, Feb. 27. Photos: School of Health Care Professions | School of Health Promotion and Human Development

Athletics News & Notes

  • Athletics Men's Hockey: Business administration senior Kevin Gibson named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and goalie Brandon Jaeger, also a business administration senior, named WIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Pointers host Hamline on March 21 in a NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal.
  • Women's Hockey: Janna Beilke-Skoug, a triple major in health science (pre-PT), biology and music, named the WIAC Player of the Year and business administration senior Nicole Schaub selected WIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Men's Basketball: Five starters named All-WIAC, Bob Semling honored as Co-Coach of the Year. After picking up two wins last weekend, the Pointers will also host the NCAA Tournament Sectional.
  • Softball: Sydney Gorges, an early childhood education major, threw a perfect game for the Pointers.

Want to be happier?

Point in Common What are the keys to happiness in daily life? Find out as part of the “Point in Common” lecture series. “Happiness and the Wandering Mind” will be presented by researcher Matt Killingsworth on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Sentry’s Theater@1800. It is free and open to the public. Free child care is available during the talk at Schmeeckle Reserve Visitors Center. Read More | Register | Facebook | Twitter

Marty's Message

Since my annual review will be happening soon, I took a few hours this past weekend to summarize our CPS accomplishments and set my goals; which I do each year as part of this review. 
Every five years, deans also complete a supplemental review, and this was my year. For those who have never heard of the term supplemental review, it is a survey that seeks a variety of opinions on performance. In my case, more than 200 campus and community colleagues were asked to weigh-in on many aspects of my leadership. Many of you completed the survey – Thank you.
I am happy to report that my survey results were positive. I have you to thank for that because it is you who actually do the work to make our accomplishments possible. I am blessed with a college full of great people, and a college office staff that is second to none, which is why one comment on my review stuck me as particularly spot-on: “Never lose Jackie Durigan as she keeps Marty up on details and completing the necessary forms and budget.”  
This comment was a nice reminder of just how lucky I am to be the dean of this college and to have the staff that I have. I have to smile, and say thank you. 
Marty Loy,

Upcoming Events

March 10
Point in Common:
Want to be Happier?

Matt Killingsworth
Sentry Insurance
7 p.m.

April 18
Reeder's Ruck March
Downtown Loop
10 a.m.
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