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

Welcome Back, Pointers!

All-CollegeIt's been a busy few weeks at UW-Stevens Point as students and faculty returned to campus, starting with the College of Professional Studies all-college meeting and photo. First-year students are settling into their new home with events like Move-in Day and Convocation. Meanwhile, the first day of class is always an exciting day (View Photos | Watch Video)

UW-Stevens Point becomes tobacco-free

Tobacco-FreeStevens Point has joined more than 700 other college campuses across the United States as a tobacco-free campus. This policy includes parking lots and sidewalks, and applies to all students, faculty and staff members, contractors, vendors and visitors during and after campus hours and during all campus events. Read More

Remembering Joanne Suomi: advocate, educator.

Joanne Suomi Joanne Suomi died Sept. 3 after a battle with lung cancer diagnosed earlier this year. The newly constructed Suomi Family Aquatics Classroom will be dedicate this Friday in the HEC Pool. Please email if interested in attending. In lieu of flowers, Rory Suomi asked that donations be made to the Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund, which will benefit aquatics programming and women's varsity sports at UWSP. Read More

Alum helps special athlete complete Ironman Wisconsin

Aaron Hunnel"You are an IRONMAN!" Aaron Hunnel '13 (health promotion/wellness) and Katie Neuman, a young athlete with Cerebral Palsy, heard those words Sunday at Ironman Wisconsin. "I feel freedom because I'm not sitting in a wheelchair, I'm sitting in a race chair." Watch Video | Read More

Food safety tips for college students

Kim BeckhamIs that cold pizza that has been sitting out all night still safe? Kim Beckham, CPS Café director and chef instructor, shares tips for cooking at college with WAOW Newsline 9. Watch Video

UW-Stevens Point student-athletes recognized by WIAC

WIACCongrats to all 332 student-athletes from UW-Stevens Point Athletics who were named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll, which recognizes those who achieved a 3.0 GPA or better. Read More

CPS accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Marty LoyThe ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the country by storm in August and that included a few in the College of Professional Studies including Dean Marty Loy and Gary Cumley and Sondra Reynolds in the School of Communicative Disorders.

ComD hosts annual grad student picnic

ComD PicnicThe School of Communicative Disorders graduate students, faculty, staff and guests gathered at Iverson Park Sept. 4 for the annual audiology and speech-language pathology grad student picnic to celebrate the start of a new school year! Unfortunately, the picnic was cut short thanks to the downpour. View Photos

Alumna travels half way around the world to volunteer

Kaitlyn ReilUWSP elementary education alumna Kaitlyn Reil '12 recently completed a six-week care program with Projects Abroad in Thailand. "Feeling those little hands close around mine as we walked to lunch or the tiny unexpected hug from behind on the playground filled my heart with amazing memories every day.” Read More

On-campus conferences cap off summer

Digital JumpStartEducators from around the state got a jump start on the upcoming school year by learning about new technology at the Digital Learning JumpStart Conference Aug. 5, sponsored by Wisconsin Technology Initiative. The event was co-hosted by UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater via live and virtual classrooms. Read More | View Photos

Economic development was the hot topic at the two-day ​Pathways to an Entrepreneurial University Conference that brought the school’s opportunities to businesses, government leaders in an effort to do a better job of working together for growth. Read More

CPS representatives on Faculty Senate committees

The Faculty Senate of UW-Stevens Point is the representative body of the faculty. Faculty Senate meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, during the academic year, at 3 p.m. in Room 116 CPS. Below are CPS representatives:
  • Academic Staff Council: Jenny Resch (Chair)
  • Academic Affairs Committee: Annie Wetter
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: Sallie Scovill
  • Curriculum Committee: Katja Marquart
  • General Education Committee: Kelly Schoonaert and Paula DeHart
  • Graduate Council: Pam Terrell, Pamela Bork and Marsha Larson
  • Academic Staff Mediation Subcommittee: Maggie Beeber, Deborah Tang
  • Assessment Subcommittee: Nisha Fernando, Jodi Olmsted, Paula DeHart (Assessment Coordinator)
  • Department Review Subcommittee: Aaron Kadoch/
  • Executive Committee: Jenny Resch, Kym Buchanan
  • Faculty Mediation Subcommittee: Scott Frazier (Chair)
  • Nominations and Elections Subcommittee: Kym Buchanan
  • Teacher Education Subcommittee: Sally Jones, Sue Turgeson, Yomi Ogunnaike-Lafe, Pat Marinac, Patty Caro
  • University Awards Subcommittee: Mary Day
  • Ad hoc University Personnel System Committee: Kym Buchanan
  • Faculty Senate: Mary Day, Cynthia Forster, Cuiting Li, Marty Loy, Caz McChrystal, Cathy Scheder, Holly Schmies, Sallie Scovill, Jenny Resch
  • Budget Review and Advisory Committee (through Business Affairs): Annie Wetter, Kym Buchanan
  • Strategic Planning Committee: Kym Buchanan

Marty's Message

Opening day in baseball begins the regular season and is a new start where every team has an equal chance of winning a pennant. Opening night of a theatrical performance is filled with excitement and sets the stage for a successful production. Opening statements are arguably the most important in a successful trial because they lay the framework for the entire argument. Opening ceremonies signify the official commencement of an Olympic Games.
Our “opening day” happens on the first day of each academic year. It is the most exciting and important day of the year and is filled with high expectations by students and faculty.
Here’s to a great opening to 2014-15! Be sure to check out the photos of day one in this week’s CPS Monday Message.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Sept. 12
Suomi Family Aquatics Classroom Dedication
HEC Pool
9:30 a.m.

Sept. 15
School of Business & Economics Golf Outing
Glacier Woods, Iola

Sept. 26-27
WI Hmong Conference
Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center

Sept. 27

Sept. 27
Falkinham Football Office Suite Dedication

Sept. 28
Re-Accreditation Site Visit Public Meeting - Doctor of Audiology
CPS 233
4 p.m.

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni Maps
Find out where CPS alumni are and what they are doing with their degrees on the new interactive alumni maps! Alumni can now tell us what's new and connect with other Pointers around the world by adding information to one of our alumni maps! CPS alumni maps are separated by program. View Alumni Maps

Snapshots of Gratitude


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, students are able to make their goals and dreams a reality. But don’t take our word for it ... read what our students have to say in our Snapshots of Gratitude. View Photos

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