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Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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‘Point in Common’ brings insight to learning

Point in Common

Providing a greater understanding of how a child’s mind works, Matthew Peterson, Ph.D. spoke with local educators, parents, community members and UW-Stevens Point education students about brain science and learning on Oct. 21 at the Ben Franklin Junior High School Auditorium. The event was the first of a three-part community series called Point in Common. Read More | View Photos | WAOW Video

Sex, Drugs 'n FacebookThe next speaker is Dr. Megan Moreno who will present "Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook: Balance and Boundaries in Technology Use" at Sentry Theater on Jan. 28. Register Today

School of Education presents at Lilly Conference

Lilly ConferenceProfessor Cindy Cate and elementary education seniors Kelly Burns and Danae Jaslow recently presented "Using Formative Assessment in a Reading Methods Course" at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Traverse City, Mich. In a ballroom filled with professors and instructors, Kelly and Danae were the only preservice teachers presenting. Read More | View Prezi

Food Day celebrated throughout CPS

Food Day"I don't think junk food is good for you because it's made in a factory and they make it instead of picking it out of a garden," said a Jefferson Elementary second grader. We couldn't have said it any better! See how School of Education and School of Health Promotion & Human Development helped celebrate Food Day. View Photos | WAOW Newsline 9

New student blogger is CPS caucus chair

Amy VidaMeet our newest blogger Amy Vida from Slinger, Wis. She's a double major in English and family & consumer sciences, works at the Tutoring-Learning Center and is the CPS caucus chair in the Student Government Association.

Pointers raise funds for Project Embrace

Women's BasketballThe UWSP women's basketball team recently sponsored a pancake breakfast recently with proceeds benefiting the Project Embrace Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation. The team raised $1,700 for Project Embrace, which provides fleece blankets to oncology patients while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Read More

Raking to make a difference

Make a DifferenceWere you one of the 900 volunteers who helped with United Way of Portage County Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25? Blogger Courtney Cerniglia and the Marathon Runners of UWSP helped rake leaves along with Professors Annie and Tom Wetter. Read More

Volleyball claims conference title

VolleyballCongrats to the UWSP volleyball team on its third straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title! The 21st-ranked Pointers are 29-4 under first-year head coach Abbey Sutherland and will compete the WIAC Tournament this week. View Photo

Okray featured in Stevens Point Journal

Mike OkrayHe can hunt professionally, play guitar and record albums. He can write books and compete in marathons. And he knows what it takes to be the UW-Stevens Point mascot Stevie Pointer. He might be the most interesting man in Stevens Point. He is Mike Okray. Read More

Cheer coach, team help special-needs athletes

Cheer“We had a girl in a wheelchair who told me after a performance that it was the first time she had felt normal,” said Sue Poeschl, co-coach of the Wisconsin Extreme Dream Team. Sue counts on volunteers from the UWSP Co-Ed Cheer and Stunt Team, which she also coaches. Read More


Marty's Message

We talk a lot about our students' placement at internships and clinical sites, but CPS students and faculty also volunteer a lot of their time and talents in the community. The Monday Message highlights a few examples including the women's basketball pancake breakfast for Project Embrace and hundreds of volunteers raking leaves during Make a Difference Day.

It's all part of the CPS tagline:
Proactive
Resourceful
Connected
Caring.

We are proud to be CPS.

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Nov. 7
Stevens Point Rotary Post-Polio Syndrome Presentation
CPS 116
7 p.m.

Nov. 8
CWERB Presentation
Country Club
7:15 a.m.

Nov. 11
New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
Introduction to Key Policies (and where to find them)
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m

Nov. 12
Safety and Wellness Fair
DUC Laird Room
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nov. 13
Ignite Nonprofit Board Training
Ministry Health Care
2501 Main St.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
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