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

Hermening 444 days is a very long time ... On Nov. 4, 1979, alum Kevin Hermening '13 was a 20-year-old Marine sergeant assigned to guard the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. In the blink of an eye, he was the youngest of the 52 Americans taken hostage and held for 444 days by Shi’ite Muslims. He shared his story with our students and we are so grateful. Read More

Volleyball heads to Elite 8

Volleyball Success continues for the Pointers volleyball team and head coach Abbey Sutherland as they are headed back to the NCAA Elite 8 after winning the regional. Plus:

ROTC hosts Warrior Night

Warrior Night The Department of Military Science hosted its annual Warrior Night Dining In on Nov. 12 in the Alumni Room. The UW-Stevens Point Dining In consisted of a dinner, humorous class videos, a Grog bowl (nonalcoholic), and competitive games. The program also unveiled the Alexander H. Reeder Memorial Scholarship plaque at Warrior Night. View Photos

Classroom Evolution: WTI Academic Forum

WTI Forum The state of today’s classroom is changing and teachers' ability to adapt and meet the learning needs of their students will be mission critical. UW-Stevens Point, along with the Wisconsin Technology Initiative and other partners, co-hosted a two-day WTI Academic Forum Nov. 14-15 to help administrators, teachers and preservice teachers prepare for today's classroom. Read More | View Photos

Entrepalooza connects students, alumni

Entrepalooza Entrepalooza introduced students to entrepreneurship and how it can serve them in their education and developing future career opportunities. UW-Stevens Point alumni and community entrepreneurs shared their stories and offered advice to students who have big ideas. View Photos

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

Beyond the Hive Various bee-themed events and activities are being held through Dec. 7 as a part of the UW-Stevens Point “Beyond the Hive," including a special honey-based menu (Nov. 17-21) and a honey tasting and appetizer reception on Dec. 3 in the CPS Café. Read More

The power to make change

Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson '17, a family and consumer sciences major, is featured on the homepage. She is one of the students who founded the sorority Sigma Delta Rho, is a tour guide through UW-Stevens Point Admissions and works in the Student Academic Advising Center. Read More

IA + Art Foundation Show

Foundation Show Student projects from IA 101, Art 101, Art 102 and Art 103 are on display in the Agnes Jones Gallery as a part of the Foundation Show, a joint effort from the Division of Interior Architecture and the Department of Art & Design. View Photos

Athletic Trainers are ... flexible

#ATsare ... even in khakis! They are are creative. Check out this photo of four student athletic trainers showing off their flexibility in their entry for the National Athletic Trainers' Association #ATsAre photo contest. View Photo

School of Ed Skypes with Uganda students

Stawa UW-Stevens Point preservice teachers in EDUC 302 Skyped with Stawa University preservice teachers in Uganda on an article based on comprehension instruction both schools read. View Photos

King contributes chapter about Aphasia

King bookHot off the presses: Professor Julia King, head of the School of Communicative Disorders, wrote chapter 11 (Supporting Communication for a Person with Aphasia) in the new "Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Interactive Clinical Casebook." Read More

Facebook Fun!

Facebook 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

Thanksgiving is a time to let our troubles disappear–if just for a weekend–and reflect on what it is that we are thankful for. We don’t do that often enough, in my opinion, especially with those things that seem quite ordinary but really aren’t. So here are a few things in the CPS that, although they happen every day, I truly appreciate:
1. Smelling great aromas that originate in the CPS Café.

2. Walking in each morning to clean hallways and arranged rooms.

3. Attending department events.

4. Talking and interacting with students.

5. Hearing about accomplishments of faculty, staff and students; because you make it easy to brag about.

6. Coming to work at a job I love with people I enjoy.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Nov. 24
​"Faculty Governance"
New Faculty & Staff Seminar Series
SCI D223
8-9:20 a.m.

Dec. 13
Multi-Activity Center
10 a.m.

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