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

Best jobs for saving the world are careers within the CPS

CNN MoneyWe know the College of Professional Studies is all about caring and 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's list of "Best jobs for working parents."

"Put a Check to Cancer Night" raises over $4,000

Put a Check into CancerAnother 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

Lieutenant Colonel BeuermanProfessor 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

Hearing ScreeningNearly 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

NEAThanks 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

UWSPThe 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

WebinarAnnie 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 MullinsGary 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

  • Publications"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

IgniteIgnite 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.

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

There are many ways that CPS faculty and students help our local communities thrive and work together with our neighbors in central and northern Wisconsin to solve our most pressing issues. In this Monday Message alone you will read about how we help create well schools, provide hearing screenings, increase diversity and promote literacy. It is no wonder why CPS is home to seven of the top ten careers that “save the world."
We are proud to be CPS.   

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

School of Ed Okray Colloquium
February 15
5:30-8:30 p.m.
DUC Encore

Interior Archecture Awards Reception
March 9

Military Ball
March 10

Clinical Lab Student Presentations
March 12

Spring Break
March 19-25

March 31

April 9

Physical Education & Athletic Training Awards Reception
April 13

Health Care Professions Awards Reception
April 20

April 21

Education Awards Reception
April 27

Business & Economics Awards Reception
May 4

Communicative Disorders 50th Reunion Celebration
May 4-5

Final Exams
May 14-18

May 19
CPS Calendar

CPS Calendars now available

Support scholarships in the College of Professional Studies by purchasing a 2012 CPS calendar. The calendars, which highlight CPS students and programs, are available in the CPS Dean’s Office (CPS 110) for only $5.

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