Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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Meet our student bloggers!

BloggersWe are excited to announce a few new names to the CPS blogging family ... plus a couple familiar faces:

Washington Elementary visit CCIT

CCIT From exploring the moon on iPads to visiting the Hollywood sign using a green screen to using the scientific method to save a gummy worm, Mrs. Jodi Tuskowski's '88 third grade class from Washington Elementary had a fantastic visit to the Center for Collaborative & Interactive Technologies (CCIT) Oct. 15. View Photos | Thank You Notes

"Why the Health Not?" on 90FM

WellnessMitch Fromm and Brody VanDeventer, health promotion/wellness students, created a new radio show called "Why the Health Not?" for their practicum. The show airs on WWSP 90FM every other Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Watch Video

Audiology advocacy day at the Capitol

Rep. Katrina Shankland Audiology students Kaia Bickford, Rachel Craig, Laura Steinhoff and Allison Stabosz were at the state Capitol last week for audiology advocacy day and met with Rep. Katrina Shankland. View Photo

Business Fall Networking Event

Networking Students from the School of Business and Economics met with representatives from a variety of Central Wisconsin businesses for a speed mentoring and networking session on Oct. 12 in the CPS Cafe. View Photos

Campus to Community

Campus to CommunityIn a proactive effort to connect the resources of UW-Stevens Point to its regional communities, the university launched a new program. The Campus to Community program introduces UWSP students and faculty to the communities in north central Wisconsin. Read More | View Photos

Division Street Student Research Initiative

Mayor WizaThe Division Street Student Research Initiative is a unique project that will bring UW-Stevens Point students from a range of disciplines into collaboration with faculty partners, city officials, designers and artists, community members, and business groups in an initial effort to consider the revitalization of north Division Street. Read More | View Photos

FCS alumni back on campus for FCCLA

FCCLAIt was great to see so many teaching alumni bringing their students to campus for the Wisconsin FCCLA Leadership Academy. The event offered opportunities for high school students and advisers to learn from a featured keynote speaker and attend various breakout sessions to help prepare for competitive events. View Photo

CPS Technology Grants

The CPS Cabinet is pleased to share that five departments were recently awarded technology grants. We are proud to be a college that continually strives to provide innovative learning experiences for our students. The names of the awardees and the technologies they were awarded are listed below:

  • Deborah Tang: 3 iVue Crossfire Video glasses for dietetics class projects and recording of lab demonstrations
  • Ruixue Du: 1 Wacom Tablet wireless adapter kit for mobile class demonstrations
  • Paul Haas and Sally Jones: 3 portable PA systems for on-campus practicum
  • Annie Wetter, Jasia Steinmetz and Deborah Tang: Support for the purchase of a Computerized Point of Sale System for Food and Nutrition practicum and CPS Café operations
  • Holly Schmies, Beth Kinslow, Danelle Smith and Aaron Alford: 2 Pivothead Kodu Video glasses to record and teach technical skills
  • Katja Marquart, Nate Johnson, Aaron Kadoch, Wendy Redeker, Nisha Fernando, Chris Burch and Kathe Julin: Blue Beam Revu CAD Software for PDF creation, markup editing and collaboration

Marty's Message

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
This quote from Steve Jobs espouses the philosophy of the CPS Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT).

The CCIT has been working hard to give both tangible and intangible tools to the multi-generational members in our community. Within the past month we have been able to see the wonderful things children can do when given a green screen, preservice teachers can do when scoring a child on a reading test alongside a certified teacher through Telepresence, and recording a “Day in the Life of a Dietetics Student” through video glasses.

We've also witnessed what faculty and staff can do as a result of their participation in training on Assessment in the Flipped Classroom, Concept Mapping Tools, Effective Online Discussions and more!
Believing in our community and providing them with the support they need to thrive is the foundation of both the College of Professional Studies and the CCIT. Come and explore the tools you need to do something wonderful.
-Kristi Roth, Director of Technology Innovation in Teaching and Learning
on behalf of Dean Marty Loy

Upcoming Events

Oct. 29
Wisconsin Grad School Virtual Fair

Save the Date:
Dec. 11

CPS Holiday Social
2-4 p.m.
CPS Café


Photos: #uwspfall

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Program and Course Development Grants

Call for proposals: CPS course development grants are due Nov. 20. These grants are intended to improve summer and outreach offerings. There also must be a clear need and outside partner before any proposed course or program will be funded.
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