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

Academic and Career Advising Centers grand opening

ACACAn initiative six years in the making is now officially open! Thanks to the support of students, Student Government Association, legislators, alumni and many more, differential tuition passed and thus the opening of five new Academic and Career Advising Centers throughout campus, including in 128 CPS. Read More | View Photos

Athletic training alum earns Trailblazer award

Lee MeyerAthletic training alum Lee Meyer '08 was a small town kid from Pound, Wisconsin, and is now working for the New York Yankees organization ... all because someone believed in him as a student at Point. Congrats to Lee on earning the UW-Stevens Point Alumni Trailblazer Award! Watch Video

Homecoming 2016: Pointers Go Global

HomecomingHomecoming parade, all campus picnic, Pointer football game and more! Also, follow Stevie Pointer's voyage around the world through his travel journal featured in the School of Education!

IA students visit Ashley headquarters

AshleyOrganized by the International Interior Design Student Association (IIDSA), our students got an inside look at the Ashley HomeStore factory and design headquarters in Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 14. View Photos

Herr earns state camp award

HerrThe American Camp Association Wisconsin Local Council of Leaders has selected Camp Phuoojywg-Friend to receive the Excellence in Program Recognition award. The two-week Hmong cultural camp is organized by Associate Professor of Education Maysee Yang Herr and alum Yang Yauo '08. Read More

Diversity Task Force: Inclusivity Tip #2

Implicit and Explicit Stereotypes
What we think about people is oftentimes driven by either implicit or explicit stereotypes. Another way to think about it is either unconscious or conscious thinking about who people are. Project Implicit defines implicit and explicit stereotypes in the following way:
 
An explicit stereotype is the kind that you deliberately think about and report. An implicit stereotype is one that occurs outside of conscious awareness and control. Even if you say that men and women are equally good at math, it is possible that you associate math with men without knowing it. In this case we would say that you have an implicit math-men stereotype.

Retrieved October 24, 2016
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/faqs.html 

Contact CPS Diversity Task Force

Marty's Message

Last Thursday the university held an open house to showcase our new Academic and Career Advising Center located in Albertson Hall (library) and its satellite centers in each of our four colleges. Our CPS center is located in the northwest corner (128 CPS) of the CPS Building.

CPS student and past SGA vice president Amy Vida spoke at the open house about how important advising is to students. After all, it was our students who worked hard to secure differential tuition and direct funding toward academic advising. As a dean I am happy they did. Declining state support has left UW-Stevens Point with many needs, and good advising seems to be the most student-centered of those needs.

Here is why:
Our advisers do not simply help students schedule classes and monitor grades. The reach and influence they have is much greater and much more important than that. Advisers are often the one person in the vastness of a university who can advocate for an individual student; they make the college experience personal, interacting with students less formally, outside the classroom, which helps students feel comfortable asking for help; and they are counselors and mentors who guide students through policy, offer advice and find support for them when needed. 

Each of these functions effects student retention, involvement, learning, their experience and ultimately their success. Meet the CPS advisers online!
 
Marty Loy,
Dean


Calendar

Oct. 25
Mettie Spiess: Decide to RISE - Suicide Prevention Events (Laird Room)
Faculty/Staff: 3 p.m.
Students: 7 p.m.

Nov. 3
Joan North Place
Grand Opening
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