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UWSP works toward a more engaged university

UWSPThe UW-Stevens Point chancellor and provost discussed community engagement, economic development and budget challenges with the editorial board at the Wausau Daily Herald. “We want the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to be more relevant to community problems, more responsive to community needs,” said UWSP Chancellor Bernie Patterson. “It’s that simple.” Read More | Watch Video

New nursing program in the news

Nursing approvedThe UW System Board of Regents recently approved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UW-Stevens Point which will enable licensed registered nurses to further their education through in-person, online and hybrid courses. Coursework will prepare registered nurses for leadership roles, and teach theories and clinical skills needed to care for patients in acute, community and ambulatory health settings. Read More

Business students learn while networking

SBE NetworkingWhat are you looking for in a résumé? How do I describe my experience in a positive way? What’s the most important thing to remember as I start my new job? These were just some of the questions business students asked during a networking and mentoring event at UW-Stevens Point on Monday, Feb. 11. The event was part of a series hosted by the UWSP School of Business & Economics designed to connect its best students with local, growing employers. Read More | View Photos | Watch Video

IA and iPads

IA and iPadsStudents in interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point put a new spin on finger painting. Prof. Kathleen Julin introduced the iPad app Brushes to her Architectural Watercolor (IA 331) class and the creative juices started flowing. Read More | View Photos

Running Rudy Rack

Tracie HobsonWhat started out as a $6/hour part-time job filing paperwork to make money for Spring Break quickly turned into being named company president and owning 26 percent of the company. That’s the success story alumna Tracie Hobson ’06, president of Rudy Rack, shared with UW-Stevens Point business students Friday, Feb. 22. Read More

WSHA honors communicative disorders students

WSHA ConventionThree second-year communicative disorders graduate students from UW-Stevens Point were awarded scholarships at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) annual conference Feb. 21-23 at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read More | View Photos

Sara Laschever - Ask For It: The Power of Negotiation

Sara LascheverAs a part of the week-long Portage County Business Council Business | Consumer Marketplace, UW-Stevens Point welcomes author Sara Laschever on Friday, March 8. Sara Laschever is an author, editor and cultural critic who has written extensively about women's life and career obstacles. She is the co-author, with Linda Babcock, of Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change. Read More

Clapp earns WIAC Scholar-Athlete Award

Joey ClappUWSP senior Joey Clapp was selected the recipient of the 2013 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Max Sparger Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Award. A native of Faribault, Minn., the 11-time All-American has a 3.60 grade point average and is majoring in physical education with a minor in health education. Clapp and the Pointers captured their 14th straight WIAC championship.

UWSP is family tradition for Giordanas

Giordana FamilySenior Jordan Giordana follows in his father Reed's '78 footsteps, as a student-athlete for UW-Stevens Point Athletics and as a standout business administration major in the School of Business & Economics. His mother, Linda '79, was also a physical education major at UWSP. Read More

Marty's Message

We talk a lot about how hard working our students, faculty and staff are here in the College of Professional Studies. Yes, they earn scholarships, win awards, and go on to do great things.

But we also have a lot of fun! Take for example the UWSP women's basketball team. Over the weekend, the Pointers captured their sixth straight conference tournament title with a 76-70 overtime win at UW-Whitewater, led by health promotion/wellness major Sam Barber's 34 points. The Pointers have overcome many challenges this season and were rewarded with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament!

So what's their secret? Watch as head coach Shirley Egner and the Pointers do what is called the Harlem Shake, I'm told it's the latest dance craze to hit the country! Watch Video

Marty Loy,
Dean CPS

Harlem Shake


CPS Monday Message archives

Due to a technical glitch, you may not have received the Monday Message on Feb. 11. If you've missed a newsletter, catch up in the CPS Monday Message archives!

Upcoming Events

March 4-8
Portage County Business l Consumer MarketPlace
Dreyfus University Center &

March 5
Café Chat
Fix Your Class – It’s Not Too Late!
CPS 109
8:30-9 a.m.

March 8
Spring 2013 UWSP Teaching and Learning Series: Knowing Our Students: Empowering Success
Creating Safe Spaces for Our LGBTQ Students
DUC Room 374
1-2:30 p.m.

March 15
Spring 2013 UWSP Teaching and Learning Series: Knowing Our Students: Empowering Success
MAP-­‐Works and Understanding Students on Probation
DUC Room 374
1-2:30 p.m.

March 19
Café Chat
Infusing Inclusiveness in the Classroom - How are YOU doing it?
CPS 109
12:30-1 p.m

March 23-31
Spring Break

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