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Chancellor’s Leadership Award recipients for winter 2012 announced

Chancellor’s LeadershipThis winter, nine students from the College of Professional Studies have been selected for the Chancellor’s Leadership Award. These students are a select group of graduating seniors who throughout their careers at the UWSP have contributed significant leadership, demonstrated campus and/or community service and shown a commitment to personal growth. Five additional recipients have a teaching intent through the School of Education. Read More

Tech Select program set to launch

Tech SelectWhether it be in college or kindergarten, technology and teaching go hand-in-hand. At UW-Stevens Point, the new Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) is preparing to launch its first cohort of Tech Select faculty that will enhance their skills necessary to engage students and promote high academic achievement through the use of technology. The initial College of Professional Studies cohort of Tech Select faculty, set to begin in January 2013, includes Pam Bork, Carole Paulson, Kathe Julin, Elle Wu, Pam Terrell, Kelly Schoonaert, Celine Kline, Sterling Wall and Danelle Smith. Read More

Business students visit Figi’s headquarters

Jim KruegerWith 90% of its two million packages shipped during the holiday season, Figi’s looks a lot like Santa’s Workshop these days. The company welcomed nearly 30 UW-Stevens Point School of Business & Economics students to see the operation at its headquarters and distribution center in Marshfield on Friday, Nov. 30. Read More | View Photos

UWSP men's hockey donates teddy bears

Teddy Bear TossThe ice at K.B. Willett Arena was covered with something the Zamboni couldn't even clear—teddy bears! The UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team, along with the Pointer Blue Line Club, hosted the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Dec. 8 against UW-Stout. Read More

AAFCS president to students: Try it!

Sue BuckSome of the best lessons are not found in a textbook, but rather come in the form of personal connections. This was evident as Sue Buck, president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), visited the FCS 290: Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences class at UW-Stevens Point. Read More

Alumna helps district receive $10,000 grant for iPads

Jessica RettlerJessica Rettler '00 said she sees every day how elementary students in the Tri-County School District need access to better technology, and decided she would do something to help. Rettler, a fourth-grade teacher in the district, earned a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education to buy iPads for the school. Read More

The Suites@201 earns LEED gold certification

Suites@201One of the greenest buildings in Central Wisconsin has earned high marks for sustainable construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Suites@201 residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification. Special congrats to Cindy Von Gnechten '93, the campus facilities designer for Residential Living and IA adjunct faculty. Read More | Watch Video

Business Management Capstone students present research

BUS 480Students in the Business 480: Management Capstone course at UWSP got a taste what to expect as they graduate and enter the work force with presentations to panels of judges from the business community last week. Read More

ROTC hosts Warrior Night

Warrior Night

Cadets from the UW-Stevens Point ROTC program recently took part in an annual event called Warrior Night in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room. The evening including “Dining In” which consists of a dinner, humorous class videos, a non-alcoholic Grog bowl, and competitive games. View Photos

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

Thank you for being patient with the construction dust and noise in the CPS Building this semester. It is not often that we would start a room remodeling project in the middle of a semester, but this is no ordinary project. Thanks to a WTI grant, room 104 is being transformed into the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technology (CCIT). It will house a technology playground of sorts with the latest in educational technologies, including lecture-capture so instructors can “flip” their classrooms, and telepresence to allow real-time distance course delivery. The first group of “Tech Select” faculty to complete projects in the new CCIT has been named and will begin in January. You can read about their projects in this week’s edition of the Monday Message

Marty Loy,
Dean CP

Upcoming Events

Dec. 3-14
2-Dimensional Design Exhibit
IA 101/ART 101
Agnes Jones Gallery, 128 CPS
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dec. 15
10 a.m.
Mulch-Activity Center

Dec. 17
CPS Holiday Social
1-3 p.m.
CPS Café

Dec. 17-21
Final Exam Week

Jan. 2
Winterim Begins

Jan. 22
Spring Semester Begins

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