All-college meeting registration
Registration 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
Students 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
Physical 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
The 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
You 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SMART Board training workshops
Four 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
Freshmen 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
Maintenance 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!
You 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
Read 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.