Best jobs for saving the world are careers within the CPS
We know the College of Professional Studies is all about caring and CNNmoney.com has the proof. Seven of the top 10 "Best jobs for saving the world" are careers among CPS programs, including teaching, dietetics, nursing and recreation therapy. In addition, speech-language pathologist was ranked first on CNNmoney.com's list of "Best jobs for working parents."
"Put a Check to Cancer Night" raises over $4,000
Another UW-Stevens Point victory and another successful “Put a Check to Cancer Night” for the Pointers men's hockey team. The third annual event on Saturday, Jan. 28 raised over $4,200 dollars for local cancer patients. Read More
Beuerman earns promotion to Lieutenant Colonel
Professor of Military Science Major Eric G. Beuerman of the UW-Stevens Point Army ROTC program was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel (LTC) at a special ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 26. UWSP alum General Mark Anderson of the Wisconsin Army National Guard presented LTC Beuerman with his new rank in front of friends, family and Pointer Battalion cadets. Read More | Watch Video
Communicative Disorders offers hearing screenings to UWSP employees
Nearly 30 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty and staff took advantage of free hearing screenings offered for UWSP employees by the School of Communicative Disorders in January. Supervised by faculty, audiology graduate students conducted the 20-minute screenings. Read More
Education students to promote literacy, Hmong culture
Thanks to a grant from the Community Learning Through America’s Schools (CLASS) program, School of Education students at UWSP are helping promote literacy and Hmong culture in Stevens Point schools. Members of the UW-Stevens Point Student Wisconsin Education Association (StWEA) recently earned the $1,000 CLASS Grant, which will be used to purchase Hmong books for local elementary school classrooms. Read More
School of Ed student orgs host Okray Colloquium
The SOE student orgs will be putting on their annual Okray Colloquium on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. in the DUC Encore. This year, the organizations will all participate in a free powerful poverty simulation. This is a provocative, learning-by-doing experience (not a lecture). Students will learn first-hand about the effects of poverty on families and children.
Creating a well-school environment webinar
Annie Wetter, Ph.D., head of the School of Health Promotion & Human Development, and nutritional sciences graduate student Beth Hanna recently addressed school districts and local childhood obesity coalitions along with staff from the Department of Public Instruction Student Support, Prevention and Wellness Team and Team Nutrition. Read More
Getting personal with head of School of Business & Economics
Gary Mullins, Ph.D., head of the School of Business & Economics, is the February SBE Feature of the Month. Get to know him, learn why it's great to be an SBE major at UWSP, and listen to some great advice that he offers to students! At UWSP, it's not just business, it's personal!. Watch Video
Recent faculty work accepted for publication
"Increasing University Diversity: Perspectives of a Chinese Professor, Her Colleagues, and Dean,” submitted by Health Promotion & Human Development's Cuiting Li, Kelly Schoonaert, Sterling Wall, and Dean of the College of Professional Studies Marty Loy will be published in an upcoming edition of To Improve the Academy, Vol. 31.
"The Right Fit for Henry" by Christine Gould was published in the February 2012 issue of Educational Leadership.
Ignite Leadership Network launches Feb. 16
Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County is hosting its kick-off event “igNITE at the MUSEUM” Thursday, Feb. 16 at Scarabocchio Art Museum in Stevens Point. Ignite is an exciting new group for young professionals in our area who are seeking networking, professional development, and community involvement opportunities. Come learn more about Ignite while socializing with other young professionals and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks. RSVP by February 10.