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

All-college meeting registration

All-College MeetingRegistration is now open for breakout sessions following the College of Professional Studies all-college meeting which will take place on Thursday, September 1. **Please RSVP by THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 in order to guarantee your spot at the breakout sessions and lunch order.** We look forward to you joining us!

September 1 Schedule:
8-9 a.m.: Light breakfast and all-college photo, CPS Café
9-11 a.m.: All-college meeting, CPS 116
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Breakout sessions
(Development 101, GDR 101, Strategic Plan 101, and Twitter 101)

UW-Stevens Point collaboration results in online health and wellness degree

Online health and wellness degreeStudents across Wisconsin may now earn a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management degree from the comfort of their own home. The new online bachelor’s degree completion program was developed by UW-Extension in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point School of Health Promotion and Human Development (HPHD), UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls and UW-Superior.

Physical education teachers educate themselves

Watch videoPhysical educators throughout Wisconsin broke a sweat during the 11th Annual Best Practices in Health and Physical Education conference. The conference was held July 26-28 in the UW-Stevens Point Health Enhancement Center, making this the ninth year that the university has hosted the event. Best Practices draws in over 80 K-12 teachers every year to learn new, innovative ways to improve their teaching programs.

Congratulations Athletic Training

Athletic TrainingThe UWSP Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) received verbal confirmation last week that it earned 10 years continuing accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program also achieved a 100 percent passing rate for the Board of Certification exam, well above the national average of 57 percent. All 11 seniors who took the exam passed.

Military Science ribbon cutting ceremony

UWSP ROTCYou are invited to the UW-Stevens Point Military Science Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 1 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Military Science classroom, located in the Health Enhancement Center by the Strength Fitness Center (first floor, north end) and a tour will follow the program. RSVP by Monday, August 29 to University Relations and Communications at 715-346-3548 or urc@uwsp.edu.

SMART Board training workshops

SMART Board TrainingFour new SMART Boards have been installed and will be wired soon in CPS 128, CPS 209, HEC 116 and HEC 119. If you are new to the SMART Board or would like to refresh your skills, Jeff Boyer is offering two two-hour workshops on Monday, August 22. If you plan to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible. If you are to unable to attend on August 22, additional workshops will be offered during the fall semester.

New faculty and staff events

UWSPFreshmen won't be the only ones new to campus. The pre-class contract period schedule for new faculty and staff is now available. Events include a social, campus tour, orientation, and the chancellor's address. New faculty and staff should attend all sessions specifically identified for them.

Updates in the CPS

CPSMaintenance improvements in the CPS will continue in the upcoming weeks as we prepare for the start of the school year. Ceiling tiles will be replaced on the second floor this week; final painting is expected on the fourth floor; and the remaining signage for School of Business and Economics and the School of Education will be placed the week before school begins.

Give yourself a wellness vacation!

Adventure ToursYou may not know it but CPS faculty and staff have a great travel resource available to them in their own back yard: UWSP Adventure Tours. “Wellness is our focus - enjoying adventure activities such as hiking, biking, snorkeling, rafting and much more!" says Trevor Roark, program manager. Tours in 2012 include Costa Rica, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Isle of Man, Grand Canyon and Switzerland and most are led by current faculty. Faculty and staff get $50 off and there are $100 bonuses for each traveler recruited.

Employee Wellness News

PAWsRead the latest news from UWSP Employee Wellness - Pointers Achieving Wellness (PAWs) in the latest newsletter. Also check out the PAWs Facebook page for all the up-to-date info and wellness tips.
UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

One of the best parts of working at a university is that each school year is a new beginning. It is a fresh start that we all use to reflect on the past and make changes for the future. Now is the time when colleges, departments, faculty and staff, and even our students take time to recommit to past directions and set new goals. 
 
For our faculty, a new academic year is an opportunity to plan new pedagogies, revise curricula and apply great new ideas. A large number of our faculty and staff have already registered for the upcoming SMART Board training. This is an excellent example of how our teachers are preparing to make their classrooms even better.
 
To improve myself, this year I would like to listen more, learn more, tell our story better and appreciate our people more thoughtfully. I would also like to meet our state budget challenges head-on, pursue the strategic direction that UWSP has set for us, and bring inclusive excellence to the forefront of CPS.   
 
In less than a month we will welcome our colleagues and students back for another year, and we will be ready to make full use of the opportunities that new-year brings.

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

Information Fair
August 29
DUC Alumni Room

CPS All-College Meeting
September 1
8 a.m.
CPS 116

Military Science Ribbon Cutting
September 1
2 p.m.
Health Enhancement Center

Classes Begin
September 6

CPS Tailgate
October 15
12 p.m.
Goerke Field

Share Your News

To share your news or post an event in the CPS Monday Message, send an email to cps@uwsp.edu with the details.
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