Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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Students represent Family & Consumer Sciences at state meetings

WICFRUWSP was represented by family & consumer science education students at the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) and Wisconsin Council on Family Relations (WICFR) meetings in Warrens, Wis. Sarah Navarro '15 (president), Danielle Graser '15 (secretary) and Dayleen Yoerger '14 (student development chair) were also elected as the state's new student leadership of WAFCS. View Photos

Design Charrette takes on Children's Museum project

Design CharretteOn Friday, April 4, interior architecture students completed a whirlwind eight-hour design charrette by generating design remodeling concepts for one of the exhibits located in the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum (CWCM) in downtown Stevens Point. Students worked in groups to create design concepts for a redesign of the farm and sustainable house area of the museum. View Photos

Students assist at Ben Franklin Wellness Fair

Be the MatchUWSP health science and health promotion/wellness students conducted a skills course challenge at the Ben Franklin Junior High Wellness Fair last week. Dan Malcheski '15, Justin Pilger '14 and Jillian Mann '14 timed students on a drill involving balance, agility, power, coordination and speed while also providing information on adolescent health. View Photos

PE students volunteer with YMCA members

YMCA volunteersA group of UW-Stevens Point physical education students volunteered to work with young visitors from the Wausau and Weston YMCAs on April 1 in the Health Enhancement Center. View Photos | Watch Vine

Students capture athletic training quiz bowl title

CLS presentation With wins at the state and district level, three students from UW-Stevens Point will represent the Great Lakes region at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association convention (NATA) in Indianapolis this June. Athletic training seniors Jon Pickos, Michael Kurek and Seth Kuhn won the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) Quiz Bowl on Friday, March 14 in Wheeling, Ill. Read More

After seasons of pain, Schultz again finds joy on the basketball court

Josi SchultzJosi Schultz '14 made the playoffs all three years that she competed — sometimes through excruciating pain — as a UW-Stevens Point basketball player, but she never made it to the finals. The physical education senior did, however, make it to the Final Four coaching a very special team. Read More

Business student capture B.A.S.S. championship

Bass ChampsCody Hahner '16 and Mark Hugus '17, both business administration-marketing students, won the 2014 Carhartt College Midwest B.A.S.S. Regional with 32 pounds, 13 ounces. Read More

Design Fundamentals 2 and Presentation Techniques 2

IA 201 UW-Stevens Point students in IA 201 Design Fundamentals 2: Line, Plane and Volume Charrette and IA 204 Presentation Techniques 2: Watercolor and Perspective showcase their work in the Agnes Jones Gallery. View Photos

Mom, business student benefits from YMCA support

Jamie ClarksonSenior Jamie Clarkson '14, a triple major in the School of Business & Economics, said without the help of the Stevens Point Area YMCA she and her two children would have struggled to make it after moving here four years ago. Read More

Alum earns state teaching award

Sam Kutzler“Science should be an experience, not a task.” Sam Kutzler '09, a physics and science teacher at Bradley Tech High School, recently received the Wisconsin Association of the Colleges for Teacher Education Early Career Education Award. Read More

Point in Common: The Talent Code

What iPoint in Commons the secret of getting really good at something? How do we unlock it? Daniel Coyle, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code  and The Little Book of Talent, will address the community at Sentry’s Theater@1800 from 7-8:30 p.m. April 29 as a part of the Point in Common speaker series. Free child care is available at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. Read More | Free Registration

Marty's Message

This week’s Monday Message includes several excellent examples of CPS courses designed to instill higher-order thinking and encourage the development of people skills. Why is this important?
Our students need skills that will help them meet the knowledge and technology-based demands of tomorrow’s world. They must master higher-order thinking needed to see and act upon relationships among seemingly diverse concepts. Critical thinking, through analysis, comparison, inference and evaluation are the skills of a successful 21st century professional.
It will also be increasingly important for our student to have people skills which are characterized by teamwork, collaboration, communication, ethics and the ability to get along well with co-workers.
These types of skills are mastered best through real-life simulations, hands-on learning and outside-of-class experiences–exactly what is highlighted in this edition of the Monday Message in many of our programs.

We are proud to be CPS.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

April 15-16
Built Environment Conference
Dreyfus University Center

April 29
Point in Common
Daniel Coyle
The Talent Code
Sentry Theater
7-8:30 p.m.

May 12-16
Finals Week

May 17
Multi-Activity Center
2 p.m.

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni MapsFind out where CPS alumni are and what they are doing with their degrees on the new interactive alumni maps! Alumni can now tell us what's new and connect with other Pointers around the world by adding information to one of our alumni maps! CPS alumni maps are separated by program. View Alumni Maps

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