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

Feed My Starving Children volunteers pack 116,640 meals

Meal PackThanks to the Sigma Mu Tau student organization and more than 500 volunteers who helped pack meals for the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack, 319 kids will have food for a year. The meals will be shipped all over the U.S. and world to help malnourished children and during times of disaster relief. View Photos | WAOW

Senator Testin visits athletic training program

TestinThe UW-Stevens Point athletic training program welcomed Senator Patrick Testin to campus Monday for a tour of our facilities and to learn more about research conducted as a part of the Neinas Concussion Initiative. Our undergrad and graduate students put Senator Testin to the test with baseline assessments using virtual reality, Biodex Balance System and Dynavision. View Photos | Watch Video

SBE students kickstart careers

BanquetSchool of Business and Economics students at all levels participated in a number of special events as a part of February's "Kickstart Your Career!" programming, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.

MBA featured on Campus Connection

MBAThe new MBA program is off and running, currently accepting applications for this fall! Professors Kevin Neuman and Lyna Matesi were special guests on the latest episode of Marshfield Community Television Campus Connection. Watch Video

Sustainable design collaboration assists Wisconsin Rapids

IA-CNRProf. Aaron Kadoch's Sustainable Design class, alongside capstone students from the College of Natural Resources, served as consultants to the City of Wisconsin Rapids to help improve the 8th Street corridor. View Photos | Watch Video

Athletic Trainers: Come as You Are

NEDAAthletic training graduate students asked classmates and Pointers student-athletes to "Come as You Are" during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, encouraging inclusivity and positive body image. View Photos

LIFE brioche baking class

LIFE ClassSix dietetics students had the opportunity to assist local master baker David Ryle, owner of the Bakery by the Lake in Amherst, make brioche during a recent Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) class in the food lab. View Photos


Hired PointersFrom speech-language pathologists to medical lab scientists, CPS seniors are being hired even before they graduate! See where these Pointers are starting their careers. Hired Before Graduation

Marty's Message

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of shuttling students from UW-Stevens Point to the Noel Hangar and back so they could help Clinical Laboratory Science Senior Lecturer Michelle Shulfer pack meals for hungry families around the world.

As part of an organization called Feed My Starving Children, Michelle and Sigma Mu Tau organized over 500 volunteers, many of them UWSP students, who packed 116,640 meals–enough to feed 319 children for an entire year.

Our students measured, vacuum sealed and packed meals compromised of various grains, rice and protein powders that when mixed with hot water supply thousands of quick, nutritious, ready to eat meals. Although nothing like we would consider a meal (we each received a cup to taste), we could appreciate their importance.

Michelle–like many faculty and staff–involves students in worthwhile causes as close to us as our local communities and as far away as across the world. Not only do these volunteer activities make a difference, they also reinforce many of the skills our students learn in the classroom–teamwork, professionalism and empathy to name a few.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean


One Word Wednesday

One Word

Our One Word Wednesday social media feature continues as we ask students, faculty and staff to describe UW-Stevens Point in one word: #UWSPOneWord.

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