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Remembering Keith Lea

Keith Lea

The family of Keith F. Lea, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather announced his unexpected passing on Sunday, November 3. 2013 - See more at:
The family of Keith F. Lea, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather announced his unexpected passing on Sunday, November 3. 2013 - See more at:

Keith Lea, assistant professor emeritus of technical services, Albertson Learning Resources Center, died Sunday, Nov. 3. Lea graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1947, then joined the university faculty in 1968 and retired in 1986. He and his wife Evelyn, both School of Education alumni, honored their parents and the many teachers that followed and influenced their lives with a scholarship for students in a financial emergency. Memorials may be sent in his name to the Evelyn M. and Keith F. Lea Memorial Scholarship in the School of Education at UW-Stevens Point. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 29, 2014. Read More

Volleyball advances to Elite 8

VolleyballThe No. 19 UW-Stevens Point volleyball team continued its NCAA Tournament run, advancing to the Elite 8 with a four-set victory over No. 4 St. Thomas in the regional final this weekend. The Pointers play host Hope College in the opening round of the national quarterfinals on Nov. 21. Read More

Practical tips for teaching diverse students

SOE Fall ForumFuture teachers from the School of Education gained valuable professional development on "Practical Tips for Teaching Diverse Students" at the fall forum on Nov. 12. Presenters included: Professor Maysee Herr, Professor Kimiko Ott and adjunct instructor Mary Lou Harris-Manske. Read More | View Photos

Dietetics Independent Study dinner

Chelsea RothDietetics senior Chelsea Roth prepared dinner for the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team as part of her independent study. The menu included white chicken chili, Italian steamed vegetables, smoked Gouda cheese and apple sandwiches, and chocolate-banana bonbons. See how it all turned out! Watch Video

Faculty and students attend national conferences

ASHAProfessor Sterling Wall and 18 students are in attendance at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference in San Antonio. This year's theme was "Well-being of Children and Youth in Families and Communities." Read More | The School of Communicative Disorders was represented by faculty, students and alumni at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference in Chicago. View Photos

Lucas named Academic All-American

Taylor LucasTaylor Lucas, a business administration sophomore from Brookfield, Wis., earned academic All-America honors as an offensive lineman on the UWSP football team. Taylor has a 3.93 grade point average (GPA). Read More

PEAT, Athletics complete Safe Zone training

Safe Zone

Faculty and staff members from the School of Physical Education & Athletic Training and the Department of Athletics recently completed Safe Zone training through the UW-Stevens Point Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance. The aim of the Safe Zone workshop is to inform faculty, staff, CAs, and other members of the community about the issues facing and resources relevant for helping LGBTQ students to feel comfortable on our campus. Read More

View from the Top: Leadership Journeys

Leadership JourneysView from the Top: Leadership Journeys was one of the most powerful SBE Events of the semester! Guest speakers included Jeff Prickette (McClone Insurance Group), Patty Dreier (Portage County Executive) and Dick Huseby (Church Mutual Insurance) who all were open and honest while discussing difficult decisions and situations that tested their values and shaped their futures. Read More

Alumna wins Miss Wisconsin Rapids

Morgan VanderheiCongratulations to Morgan Vanderhei '13, a UW-Stevens Point business administration graduate, who recently won the 2014 Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area Scholarship Pageant! Morgan's platform is Unplug Yourself: Reconnect with Life. Read More

ASID student chapter banquet


Division of Interior Architecture students, staff, professionals and friends enjoyed the ASID banquet on Oct. 10. The overall theme of the night revolved around London. Throughout the night there was a photo booth, a raffle to raise money for student scholarships, a dinner to mingle with professionals, and to conclude the night, a hypnotist. View Photos

Student to compete in Best Warrior competition

Mitch FrommMitch Fromm, a health promotion/wellness and communication double major, is competing in the “Best Warrior” in the U.S. Army next week. Read More | Watch Video

CWERB Third Quarter Presentation

Todd BerryTodd Berry, president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, was the guest speaker at the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB) presentation with a special report of "Parsing the Politicians: The Wisconsin Economy and State Finances" on Nov. 8. Read More | View Full Report

Marty's Message

Please take time to read about the life and interests of Keith Lea in this week’s Monday Message. Keith was a friend and alum of our School of Education and our college who will be remembered for his compassion for students pursuing a career in education. Two of Keith’s greatest gifts were his kindness and actions that helped us carry out the profound responsibility we have to our students.
The Evelyn M. and Keith F. Lea Memorial Scholarship was created as an emergency fund for SOE students who were at risk of not obtaining a degree because they faced a particular financial hardship. This scholarship was created by Keith and Evelyn to honor the many teachers who had influenced their lives, including their own parents. The Lea Memorial Scholarship is one of my favorite funds because it gives our faculty and advisers a tangible way to help students who are in need, and often in crisis. 
Just this fall, two students confronted with having to take the semester off, were able to continue toward their degrees because they were awarded Evelyn and Keith Lea Scholarships. Keith made a real difference for these two students, just as he has for many others over the years, and through his endowment for many more in the future. As an endowment, this scholarship will continue to provide the needed support for many more students in the future.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Nov. 22
Academic Affairs Fall Forum
DUC 374
2-3:30 p.m.

Nov. 25
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
Faculty Governance
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m

Nov. 25
Academic Affairs Fall Forum
DUC 374
10-11:30 a.m.

Dec. 16
CPS Holiday Social
CPS Café
1-3 p.m.
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