Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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CPS partners with United Way

United Way From our education faculty volunteering for the Learn for Life program to our students interning at CAP Services to alumni working at the Boys & Girls Club, the College of Professional Studies has deep and meaningful ties to many agencies funded by the United Way of Portage County. Take 60 seconds to watch this video featuring one of our own to learn more about how and why to give. Give Now | Watch Video

Herr named to "20 under Forty" list

Maysee Herr "She is highly respected for both her professional work as well as her involvement with students, families and the community." Congrats to School of Ed Associate Professor Maysee Herr who was recognized in the Wausau Daily Herald's "20 under Forty" feature. Watch Video

Hockey star overcomes cancer

Kyle Brodie First Team All-American Kyle Brodie '15 (business administration-entrepreneurship) and the No. 2-ranked UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team opened the season Saturday night, but it was his determination to overcome cancer this summer that is turning heads. Read More

UW-Stevens Point abuzz with ‘Beyond the Hive’ exhibit, activities

Beyond the Hive Various bee-themed events and activities are part of the “Beyond the Hive” coordinated by UW-Stevens Point Nov. 10-Dec. 7, including honey-based lunch items for sale in the CPS Café Nov. 17-21 and a honey tasting and appetizer reception Dec. 3 (RSVP by Nov. 15 at Read More

Get Soaked for Suomi!

Get Soaked for Suomi Watch as students, faculty, staff and friends "Get Soaked for Suomi" Friday, Oct. 24. The School of Physical Education & Athletic Training raised funds for the Joanne Suomi Memorial Fund by with this T-shirt campaign, with 100% of the donations going to the Joanne Suomi Memorial Fund which is used to support aquatics programs and women’s athletics. Visit to donate to the fund. Due to the popularity of the shirt, the ordering deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 5. View Photos | Watch Video

CPS Cafe showcases sustainability efforts

CPS Cafe The CPS Café serves over 300 meals daily yet produces just one bag of garbage each day. Those and other efforts were highlighted on Wednesday as part of National Campus Sustainability Day. Read More

IA students design space at VA Home

King IA 411 students, with the Professor Nisha A. Fernando, are designing a real-life project at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin. They are currently designing spaces for an adaptive reuse of the 125-year old Commandant’s Residence, which is on the National Historic Register, as well as remodeling several spaces in the main multi-use administrative building, the Maden Center. View Photos

Sorority sisters return to campus

Sorority ReunionSharon Rand '54 and Marge Koepke '54 were among a group of 1950s School of Education alumni and members of Omega Mu Ki welcomed back to campus by College of Professional Studies Dean Marty Loy last week. Read More

International Programs offers scholarships

UWSP Congrats to these CPS students who earned scholarships for spring semester programs:

  • Candice Bartlett (elementary education)
  • Chelsey Clark (early childhood education)
  • Heather Dryfka (interior architecture)
  • Megan Gabris (family and consumer sciences)
  • Taylor Kapalczynski (interior architecture)
  • Gaonou Lo (business administration and communication)
  • Ashley Szczech (interior architecture)

Facebook Fun!

Sallie Scovill Get to know CPS faculty/staff and new students on the College of Professional Studies Facebook page with two new features: Faculty/Staff Friday and Freshman Fresh Faces on Mondays. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, email

Marty's Message

Recently, UW-Stevens Point received several national recognitions for our sustainability efforts. We have made the Princeton Review-Green College Honor Roll and have earned an AASHE-STARS Gold rating. Chevrolet just announced that it will partner with UW-Stevens Point by buying and retiring UWSP carbon credits available as a result of greenhouse gas reductions. UWSP was one of a select handful of universities chosen largely because of our sustainability efforts.
A few years ago, Professor Jasia Steinmetz told me about a research project being carried out by students in her food service management course. The project involved weighing and analyzing food waste taken from the CPS Café. Specifically, Jasia’s students looked at the scraps left over during the preparation process, and as they sifted through the food and sorted useable from unusable waste, they discovered that much of what was being thrown away–the end of a carrot or part of an onion here, some flower and sugar there, was not in fact waste, but high quality food. Through this assignment, Jasia’s students learned how greater care in the preparation process and some creativity when using left over ingredients could result in not only greater sustainability, but also great food and bigger profits. 
Now you know the back story on how our students played a role in how the CPS Café, featured in this edition of Monday Message, achieves sustainability.
Our College of Professional Studies can take pride in how we have contributed to campus successes.

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Nov. 6
UWSP Safety & Wellness Fair
DUC Laird Room
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nov. 7
CWERB Third Quarter Presentation
Country Club
7:15-9 a.m.

Nov. 10
​"Creating a Safe Zone in the Classroom"
New Faculty & Staff Seminar Series
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m.
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