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Jeffrey Polzer, '88, Earns Distinguished Alumnus Award For CPS

Jeffrey PolzerWe are proud to announce the 2011 CPS Distinguished Alumnus Award winner is Jeffrey Polzer, '88. Polzer is the UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. He studies how people collaborate in diverse teams by focusing on the interplay among individual expertise and identity, interpersonal processes such as conflict, and team performance. Please save the date for UWSP's 2011 Awards Banquet on October 8.


Finalists Selected For Director Of Athletics Position

UWSP AthleticsThe University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has named its finalists to be invited for on-campus interviews for the director of athletics position, according to the search and screen committee. The five candidates are Pat Bloom, baseball head coach at UW-Stevens Point; Daron Montgomery, senior associate athletics director at University of Detroit Mercy; Tony Romano, interim director of development for the College of Profession Studies at UWSP; Charles Gross, associate athletic director at UW-Milwaukee; and Tracy Dill, associate athletic director at St. Cloud State University. On-campus interviews will be held May 10-20.

Inaugural CPS Hero Award Presented

Hannah StewartThe CPS's first Hero Award was presented to Hannah Stewart, ’11, at the School of Education banquet on Friday, May 6. The early childhood education major traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2011 stocked with seven suitcases filled with donations collected in her ECE 262 Programs for Children and Families class. The Hero Award was created so donors can honor their friends or loved ones through the Hero Scholarship.

UWSP Baseball Claims WIAC Title

UWSP BaseballFor the first time since 2002, the UWSP baseball team (30-8, 20-4 WIAC) is the outright Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion. UW-Stevens Point also earned the top seed for the WIAC Tournament and will host the three-team, double-elimination event May 13-14. UW-Whitewater is the No. 2 seed, while UW-Oshkosh the No. 3 seed for an event that will give the winner an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Championship.


Students Celebrate Success Of CPPW Grant

CPPW GrantDietetics and health promotion students celebrated their involvement in the Wood County Health Department Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grant on Friday, May 6. Students showcased their ePortfolios and shared their experiences, which included projects such as Farm-to-School, Restaurant Menu Labeling, School and Worksite Vending, Reducing Screen Time, and Physical Activity/Nutrition Education.

AUD Capstone Presentations

Rebecca Henning, Ph.D. and Chad KittelsonThirteen doctor of audiology candidates completed their capstone presentations in the Legacy Room of the Dreyfus University Center on Friday, May 6. The university's lone doctoral degree offers a joint clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communicative Disorders.

Petersen's Jersey Headed To Hall Of Fame

Britta PetersenUW-Stevens Point's Britta Petersen will add one more accolade to her already lengthy highlight reel when her jersey will be on display in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's "Ring of Honor" as a reflection of her outstanding play in the 2010-11 season.
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Marty's Message

While watching the Kentucky Derby this past weekend, I was reminded the most important part of the race is the end. As the end of the school year quickly approaches, I'd like to encourage you to read an article called "Finishing Strong" that I forwarded from HESA assistant professor Kristi Roth. We also wrapped up all the awards banquets last week. It was so impressive to see all the great work by our students. Let’s not get caught up in the hectic schedule of the end of the year, but instead remember to reflect on how amazing our students are.

Upcoming Events

UWSP Retiree Reception
May 10
3-6 p.m.
DUC Laird North

CWERB Meeting
May 13
7:15 a.m.
Stevens Point Country Club

Senior IA Portfolio Show
May 13
3-5 p.m.
Agnes Jones Gallery

Jane Kangas Memorial Exhibit
May 15-20
Opening Reception May 15
1-3 p.m.
Agnes Jones Gallery

Final Exams
May 16-20

Student Teacher Portfolio Exhibitions
May 20
8-11:30 a.m.

Albertson Award Ceremony
May 20
6:30 p.m.
DUC Alumni Room

May 21
2 p.m. (CPS & COFAC)

Military Science Commissioning
May 21
4:30 p.m.
DUC Laird Room

CPS Former Faculty Fest
June 6
10 a.m.
CPS Café

Special Olympic Hearing Screening
June 11
Center for Communicative Disorders

Blood Drive, Sponsored by HCP
June 21
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DUC Legacy Room

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