Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UWSP College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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Homecoming Week recap

What a great Homecoming weekend at UW-Stevens Point! The Pointers football team defeated UW-River Falls 47-14 and Karen Bogenschneider, Ph.D., Class of 1972, was honored with the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the UWSP College of Professional Studies. Karen is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at UW-Madison and a family policy specialist at UW-Extension. Read More
Football Game Photo Gallery
Homecoming Week Activities Video

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 inducted

Hall of FameUW-Stevens Point Athletics also welcomed a new class of outstanding former student-athletes into the Athletic Hall of Fame Class: Scott Krause, Brant Bailey, Ryan Jones, Jessie (Bushman) Anderson, Jessica Ott, Abby (Rabinovitz) Richter, Kelly Fink and Kelly (Rutta) Erickson. Read More

Egner to lead latest Title IX Access to Opportunity lecture

EgnerAs a part of UW-Stevens Point's year-long "Access to Opportunity" lecture series, women's basketball head coach Shirley Egner will present "Personal Reflections on Title IX and Women's Collegiate Basketball," on Oct. 8. The series marks UW-Stevens Point's hosting of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Final Four in March 2014, and centers on the "Access to Opportunity" that Title IX gave to young women playing scholastic sports. Read More

Education student sets example by helping her community

Mary DayWhen Katie Morici isn’t studying for class or working, she’s spending most of her free time making the lives of others a little better in any way she can. The UW-Stevens Point junior has been volunteering for as long as she can remember and has no plans on slowing down any time soon. Read More

Surviving Stroke Together

Mary DayStroke survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers learned what happens to the brain during a stroke and how it affects communication from Mary Day, clinical professor of communicative disorders, at the “Surviving Stroke Together” Portage County Area Stroke Support Group on Sept. 30 at the Lincoln Center. Read More

From overalls to suits: The business of potato farming

Jerry BushmanWisconsin ranks third in the nation for potato production and includes more than 35,000 jobs in the state. One of the oldest potato growers in the area shared its story with students in the UW-Stevens Point School of Business & Economics on Sept. 26. “Exploring Careers in Agri-Business” featured a panel from Bushmans’, Inc. that included Jerry Bushman (founder), Mike Carter (CEO) and John Hopfensperger ’98 (sales). Bushman Scholarship recipients also. Read More

Dietetics student blogging from London

CCITMeet Lee Bartnik, a dietetics senior who is interning at Emerge Poverty Free in London. Lee will be blogging about his experience all semester. "It’s amazing what ¾ of a dietetics education will do for a person!" Read More

CCIT open for collaboration

CCITSenior Emily Loose brainstorms with her group on unit lessons for Elementary Ed Methods Block 3 in the new Center for Collaborative & Interactive Technology (CCIT) in CPS 104. Emily wrote on the idea wall while Alyssa Breu, Nikki Hartman and Whitley Warrenburg used the technology to research. The CCIT is open to all students, faculty and staff! Read More

Local vet earns the Distinguished Flying Cross

ROTC presentationAfter 43 years, a local Vietnam vet was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross for service as a Huey pilot in 1970 at a ceremony hosted by the UW-Stevens Point ROTC program on Sept. 26. Brigadier General John E. McCoy of the Wisconsin Air National Guard presented Warrant Officer One Steven C. Ellis with the Distinguished Flying Cross in front of family and UWSP cadets. Read More

Marty's Message

Last Friday I had the pleasure of hosting the UWSP Foundation Board for a breakfast in the CPS Café. I spoke with the board about each of our programs, highlighting several aspects of our college that make it unique, using examples of the outstanding community work of our students, alumni and faculty, and giving examples of why and how we play an important role in “Thriving Communities” within our region and throughout the country.  
Partnering and engaging with our region are hallmarks of the College of Professional Studies. We have a long history of working with community partners to bring about positive change within the region. As I told the board, that is why we are excited, through the Partnership for Thriving Communities, to pursue our Big Ideas and begin building on what we have already accomplished.
The Point In Common community speaker series is one example of a partnership that started between our School of Education and the Stevens Point Area Public School District and now includes partners from throughout the community. Point In Common is bringing experts to Central Wisconsin throughout the year to discuss topics in education that have broad public interest. It is our hope that the series will initiate a public conversation on the importance of education within our community. I hope you will join the conversation by attending the first part of the series on Brain Research and Learning presented by Matthew Peterson. Admission is free, and all you have to do is register at
As you can see, CPS is in hot pursuit of the university's mission through the Partnership for Thriving Communities.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Oct. 8
Access to Opportunity Series
DUC Laird Room
7 p.m.

Oct. 14
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m

Oct. 21
Point in Common
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D.
MIND Research Institute
7-9 p.m.
Ben Franklin Junior High
Register - Free!
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