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

Neale Family visits UWSP

Jim & Lorrie NealeThe CPS and the UWSP School of Education welcomed Jim and Lorrie Neale to campus today. The Oscar W. Neale Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding collaboration between UWSP Education faculty and K-12 educators in Central Wisconsin. The 2010-11 recipient Karen Hansel from St. Stanislaus Catholic School collaborated with Cindy Cate of the SOE to create the P.A.W.S. (Point’s Alliance With St. Stan’s) Literacy Lab. Students from Cindy Cate’s Reading Methods classes worked with classroom teachers and students at St. Stan’s to enhance students’ literacy skills using a method called Reader’s Theater.

Cray featured on CNN Radio and WSAW

Randy CrayRandy Cray, professor of economics and director of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB), recently discussed the federal debt debate on national CNN Radio and WSAW Channel 7. Our School of Business and Economics continues to be a great resource for Central Wisconsin, the nation, and most importantly, our students.

Smart Meals program led by HPHD students and alumni

Renee FoxUWSP Health Promotion and Human Development students and alumni have helped develop the Smart Meals program from Wood County Health Department and Get Active Wood County. Renee Fox, health educator for Get Active Wisconsin and Communities Putting Prevention to Work, is a current nutritional sciences graduate student. Find out where you can get a Smart Meal in Central Wisconsin.

Okray publishes hunting book

Mike OkrayAthletics equipment manager Mike Okray recently published "Once Upon a Time in Camo," a collection of comical hunting adventures during his 18-year career as owner of Hunts West, Inc. It also includes a how-to guide on traveling throughout the world. The book is available at Bookworld in downtown Stevens Point or by contacting Okray directly at 715-341-3375.

Alum named head swimming coach at Purdue

Erica JanssenFormer UW-Stevens Point swimmer and School of Business and Economics alum Erica Janssen has been hired as the new women’s swimming assistant coach at Purdue University.

Save the Date: All-college meeting

All-College MeetingThe College of Professional Studies All-college meeting will take place on Thursday, September 1. 

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)

A preregistration for the breakout sessions will be sent out in August. We look forward to you joining us!

UWSP College of Professional Studies

Marty's Message

In higher education we spend a great deal of energy looking ahead to the future – and rightfully so. However, spending time with Jim and Lorrie Neale reminded me of how important it is to also take time to remember the past. It was fun for me to hear stories of Oscar Neale; of campus life in the early to mid-1900s; of exploring the underground tunnels that ran between Old Main and Nelson Hall, and of the escapades of his grandson Jim. 
The Neales’ gift honors the history of Oscar Neale who taught and served as the Director of Rural Education in the Stevens Point Normal School from 1917 until his retirement in 1944. We now have a residence hall named for him!
Jim and Lorrie Neale represent the best in generosity. Their fellowship helps us remember our past, build for the future, and truly does touch people’s lives.

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

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