Dec. 16, 2019

Marty's Message

With each graduation day, I am privy to some remarkable, heartfelt and often wonderful stories of tenacity, inspiration and support; and graduation this past Saturday was no exception. This year it seemed that dad stories were on feature and–as a dad myself–these stories resonated with me. Here are two dad stories from ROTC:
COL Eric Killen, who was at UWSP as an Assistant Professor of Military Science from 1997-2000, was on the Commencement platform to administer the oath of office for our newest six second lieutenants. One of those was his son Matthew who has commissioned into U.S. Army Active Duty - Aviation and will be starting flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  
Cadet Francoi Vang who graduated with a health science-pre-physical therapy degree received his first salute from his father. Cadet Vang’s father inspired Francoi's career path as a member of the Laotian Army and an advisor to the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. CDT Vang is the first in his family to earn a bachelor's degree and will join the Wisconsin National Guard Transportation Corps.
Here is a shout-out to all the dads who have made a positive impact on their children.

Marty Loy, Dean
College of Professional Studies


Congrats, Grads!

More than 600 graduates become UW-Stevens Point alumni as Dan Hauser '77 (business education) shared an inspiring message about what "The Point Is" at commencement Saturday. Dan also met with business students for lunch on Friday.

Photos: CPS Gallery | UWSP Gallery | Chancellor's Leadership Awards | ROTC Commissioning
Video: Faculty Tunnel | ROTC Oath | Ceremony


Future Pointers attend Health and Wellness ViewPoint

UW-Stevens Point welcomed nearly 500 guests for the Health and Wellness ViewPoint on Dec. 6. The prospective future Pointers and guests met with departments and resources, then tried out hands-on activities like virtual reality in athletic training and nursing, examined a real brain and analyzed bacteria. View Photos

WSAW: Your Town Stevens Point

As a part of WSAW Channel 7's coverage of Your Town Stevens Point, the College of Professional Studies was featured in these stories:

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin inspires, educates about autism

"Show them what you can do!" That was the empowering message Temple Grandin, Ph.D., one of the world's most accomplished and well-known adults with autism, shared during an intimate dinner with a group of students and faculty Dec. 3. The students included the Student Council For Exceptional Children, Neurodiversity Alliance support group, and Puzzles, an autism awareness student organization. View Photos

IA Seniors

IA Senior Show highlights design passions

Graduating seniors who discovered their purpose in the interior architecture program shared their final designs at the Senior Portfolio Show Dec. 13. Projects ranged from commercial to residential to senior living designs. View Photos


Students shine at SBE Internship Expo

Students who spent this semester interning at big companies, family businesses and local nonprofits shared what they learned, how they used specific courses at their internship, and how they met goals during their time at the School of Business and Economics Internship Expo Dec. 10. View Photos | Watch Video

Teacher Job Fair

Education seniors explore options at Teacher Job Fair

With student teaching in their back pocket and résumés in their hands, nearly 100 seniors met with representatives from 36 school districts and agencies from across the state and Alaska at the Winter Teacher Job Fair in the Alumni Room Friday. View Photos | Watch Video


Undergrad already pursuing MBA

Graduating School of Business and Economics senior Tyler Patoka '19 is already a step ahead of many others thanks to the 4+1 MBA option. He is one of 11 students in the 4+1 MBA program (four years undergraduate, one year graduate). He is also one of five taking both graduate and undergraduate courses at the same time. Read More


CWERB announces new name

At Friday's Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB) presentation, we announced a new name: Center for Business and Economic Insight (CBEI) to reflect a broader vision and expansion of activities. With Scott Wallace and Kevin Bahr leading the way, the updated website and new blog will feature important business and economic topics. Read More


Insights of Interns;
Hired Before Graduation

Students share what it's like get a taste of the working life in Insights of Interns.

Seniors are being hired even before they graduate! See where these #HiredPointers are starting their careers in Hired Before Graduation.

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