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

Distinguished Alum visits SBE seniors

Dick OkrayDick Okray '82, the 2016 CPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, and Tracie Roberson '06 were the guest speakers at the School of Business and Economics Senior Banquets Sept. 28-29. Graduating seniors joined local professionals for a career roundtable banquet as a part of the "Kickstart Your Career!" programming, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. View Photos

Sentry hosts Data Analytics Reception

SentryStudents enrolled in the new data analytics program come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They were treated to a reception by Sentry Insurance Monday, Oct. 3 where they got to meet Sentry employees, other students in the major, faculty and administrators from the School of Business and Economics and the College of Letters and Science. View Photos

IA students tour new campus building

Miron TourStudents in IA 322 (Architectural Systems I) got a special hard-hat tour of the new Chemistry Biology Building thanks to Miron Construction. View 360º Photo

Student Teaching: The Last Frontier

AlaskaStudent Teacher Updates: Senior science education majors Leah Pautz and Bo Sahr are each completing a portion of their student teaching semester in small villages in Alaska.

SBE Fall Networking Reception

NetworkingGetting a sample of a wide variety of potential future careers, students from the School of Business and Economics met with representatives from Skyward, Northwestern Mutual, Ameriprise Financial, Church Mutual, Create Portage County,, Figi's, Greenheck, Forward Financial Bank, RevCycle and CliftonLarsonAllen on Tuesday, Oct. 4. View Photos

IA Marker/Perspective Workshop

MarkerStudents in Interior Architecture 104 (Presentation Techniques I) recently participated in the annual Marker/Perspective Workshop with Don Gerds, a California designer and author of several marker rendering books. Their work is currently on display in the Agnes Jones Gallery. View Photos

UWSP hosts WTI Academic Forum

WTIEducators from around the state gained hands-on professional development at the Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI) 6th Annual Academic Forum Oct. 7-8. Teachers, IT managers, tech integrators, preservice teachers and administrators learned from peers about integrating technology into the classroom to support learning across all ages and abilities. Thank you to John and Tashia Morgridge for their support of education in Wisconsin! View Photos

Bob Rossmiller: 1921-2016

Bob RossmillerFormer UW-Stevens Point Professor of Education Robert (Bob) Rossmiller of Stevens Point died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the age of 95. From 1969 until his retirement in 1987 Bob taught int the School of Education, mentoring countless future teachers and pioneering gifted and talented education programs nationwide. Read More

Diversity Task Force: Inclusivity Tip #1

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Important
Providing an inclusive environment acknowledges the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, whether those differences are culture, age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, economic status, learning style, nationality, to name a few. This blend of differences is what makes us unique as a community and enhances the discourse and learning we strive for in higher education, preparing our students for a global world. Hear more about the importance of diversity and inclusion from the 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit at Colorado University-Boulder.

Contact CPS Diversity Task Force

Marty's Message

Each year, UW-Stevens Point selects one outstanding alumnus from each of our four colleges to honor as part of our Homecoming celebration. I enjoy learning about their successes and hearing their reflections on time spent at UWSP.

This year, I have the pleasure of presenting Dick Okray as our CPS honoree. Dick, a 1992 graduate of our economics program, has gone on to become a successful businessman as president of Okray Family Farms. Just last week, Dick spent time with our School of Business and Economics students. You can read more about his talk in this week’s Monday Message.

Dick and his wife Carol (also a UWSP alumnus) are active members of the Stevens Point and Plover communities and have been ardent advocates for strong schools.     

He is another great example of how your influence can help shape our students' careers and influence the communities where they live.
Marty Loy,


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Oct. 17
Academic and Career Advising Centers Grand Opening

Oct. 25
Mettie Spiess: Decide to RISE - Suicide Prevention Events (Laird Room)
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Students: 7 p.m.

Nov. 3
Joan North Place
Grand Opening
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