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

All-college meeting wrap-up

All-College PhotoThere was a great turnout for the CPS all-college meeting and photo on Thursday, September 1. If you were unable to attend, the following breakout session presentations are now available:
Marty Loy: CPS All-College Address
Don Gray: Development 101
Eva Donohoo: Twitter 101

Military Science unveils new facility

Ribbon CuttingThe Military Science Department at UWSP celebrated its new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Health Enhancement Center on Thursday, Sept. 1. The new facility includes offices, a 32-seat classroom, 10-seat tactical laboratory, a student computer lab and storage areas. Previously the department was housed in the Student Services Center, with half of the department on the second floor and the other on the mezzanine level at the other end of the building. Read More | View Photos

Faculty and staff help students settle in

Kym BuchananThousands of students returned to campus September 3-4 and we were there to help, including School of Education Assistant Professor Kym Buchanan and his daughter who help students move in every year! Members of the UWSP athletic teams, Dean Marty Loy and Chancellor Bernie Patterson were also among those who braved the weather and lent a hand. Watch Video | View Photos

Jasia Steinmentz publishes food and nutrition book

School of Health Promotion & Human Development Professor Jasia Steinmetz, Ph.D., RD, CD, recently published Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Real, Healthy & Affordable Food. The book explains how inexpensive food and the global food system are major contributors to many of the problems facing our country and planet today: obesity and other health problems, environmental pollution, climate change, and loss of local jobs. Consumers have heard about local foods, but most don't know how to go about changing their food choices. Eat Local is a simple, step-by-step, roadmap for consumers interested in improving their diets with local, sustainable food choices.

Pointers raise money for cancer during Pink Game

Pink GameThe UWSP football team raised $28,000 during second annual UWSP Pink Game for Cancer, sponsored by Eastbay & Team Schierl, on Saturday, September 10. The funds will be shared between the Susan G. Komen foundation of Central Wisconsin fighting breast cancer and Bill Schroeder's Circle of Friends foundation, which provides opportunities to kids with cancer. Donations were made through sales of T-shirts, game-worn jerseys and a silent auction.

Spud Bowl scholarships winners were also honored at the game. Winners included two of our own CPS School of Education students: Kendra Daniel, an elementary education major from Marshfield, and Rebecca Wagner, an early childhood education major from Stevens Point. Congratulations!

ComD graduate students enjoy welcome picnic

ComD picnicOver 50 School of Communicative Disorders graduate students, faculty/staff, administrators, and guests gathered at Iverson Park on Thursday, September 8 for the annual Communicative Disorders graduate student picnic to celebrate the start of a new school year. Thanks to all who attended!

CPS Building updates

NewspapersA variety of daily newspapers are now available to read in the CPS Faculty/Staff lounge (room 109), including Stevens Point Journal, Wisconsin State Journal, NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.

A new program on campus called the New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series begins Monday, September 19. These sessions are designed to introduce new and/or newer staff to various student services as well as professional development resources on campus. The first session will be Freshman Profile 2011: Understanding our New UWSP Students, led by Shari Summers. All meetings held in CPS 209.

The College of Professional Studies is excited to display a Steelcase LearnLab test drive unit in the area outside the CPS Café September 14-28, with demonstrations on Wednesday, September 21. The LearnLab will be open for students, faculty and staff to use for collaboration and communication as well as transfer of information between individuals and groups during this trial period. During this experimental opportunity, the CPS Faculty/Staff Lounge (room 109) will be open for CPS Café overflow.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
—Maya Angelou, on diversity (American Poet, b.1928)
Thank you to everyone for making our all-college meeting a festive celebration of all CPS programs. We are a diverse college and it is exciting to see us enjoy and appreciate what Maya Angelou describes as the “rich tapestry” that each of our programs bring to our college.

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
September 15
8-9:20 a.m.
Freshman Profile 2011: Understanding our New UWSP Students
(Shari Summers)
CPS 209

Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon
September 16
11:30 a.m.
Laird Room, DUC

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
September 26
8-9:20 a.m.
Assessment of Learning
(James Sage)
CPS 209

October 8

CPS Tailgate
October 15
12 p.m.
Goerke Field

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