Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.
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Congratulations Chancellor's Leadership and Albertson Award Winners

AwardsCongratulations to all the graduating seniors who will receive the 2015 UW-Stevens Point Chancellor's Leadership Award as well as the nine CPS students who are among the 2014-15 recipients of the Albertson Medallion Award. This is the highest award given by our university; less than one percent of the graduating classes has been selected. These students are a select group of graduating seniors who have shown tremendous leadership through academia and stewardship at the UW-Stevens Point.

Reeder's Ruck remembers cadet

Stacy ReederThe Ranger Club and the UW-Stevens Point ROTC program hosted the inaugural eight-mile Reeder's Ruck Saturday to raise funds in support of the Alex Reeder Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Many participants carried a 35-pound backpack, while others enjoyed the run/walk with family, friends and dogs while remembering Alex. View Photos

Departments celebrate and award scholarships

HPHD Celebration

The best and brightest in the College of Professional Studies were honored at the various department banquets held during the past two weeks, with even more events in the upcoming weeks.

Student research on exercise benefits local older adults

BalanceAthletic training students created a program of exercises for some local senior citizens to perform twice a week for 30 minutes. Their program involved a research study that included exercises to help minimize the risk of falls. The students will present their research next week at the UW System Posters in the Rotunda. Read More

Revisioning Point: Lee Bartnik '15

Lee Bartnik & Kim Beckham "Chicken Scampi is more than an enticing entrée; it is the thread underlying delicately intertwined systems of biology, agriculture, community and education permeating the bounds of the larger Stevens Point Community and the world as a whole. It is, in short, everything." CPS Café's very own senior dietetics major Lee Bartnik in his guest blog post for Revisioning Point. Read More

Hired Before Graduation

Hired College of Professional Studies seniors are being hired even before they graduate! See where these Pointers are starting their careers. Read More

Volleyball teammates team up to help children with cancer

Love Your Melon Pointers volleyball players and CPS students Tiffany Stargardt (business administration) and Sarah Breuer (health science-pre-OT) are "heading up" the UWSP Love Your Melon Campus Crew to provide comfort to children battling cancer. Read More

Students represent HPHD at state meetings

WANDThe School of Health Promotion & Human Development was represented by students, faculty and alumni at the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) and Wisconsin Council on Family Relations (WICFR) state conferences last week. View Photos

Foundation Show features design work

Foundation ShowStudent projects from IA 101, Art 101, Art 102 and Art 103 are on display in the Agnes Jones Gallery as a part of the Foundation Show, a joint effort from the Division of Interior Architecture and Department of Art & Design. View Photos

Herr reflects on Hmong Heritage Month

Maysee Herr "I'm Hmong, I'm Asian, I'm Southeast Asian. I'm American. I'm all of the above" ... and she's a Pointer. School of Education Assistant Professor Maysee Herr reflects on Hmong Heritage Month. Read More

IA students take part in Chicago study tour

IAUW-Stevens Point interior architecture students traveled to Chicago as a part of a study tour. The trip included visits to Juno Lighting, Farnsworth House, the Ruth Ford Residence, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, Unity Temple, Merchandise Mart and Millennium Park, as well as two internationally prominent design firms, the Gettys Group and CannonDesign. View Photos

Facebook Fun!

FacebookGet to know CPS faculty/staff and new students on the College of Professional Studies Facebook page with two new features: Faculty/Staff Friday and Major Mondays. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, email


Marty's Message

Spring has an extraordinarily busy pace for a dean–just ask Becky! Becky is my wife. This time of year, we basically high-five each other when I pass through the door. A small part of me wants to feel bad for myself and complain about all of the events that I have to attend this time of year; however, I don’t and I can’t. That is because the events my staff and I attend hold some of the most rewarding and inspirational moments anyone could ask to be part of.  
Just last week, I saw Professor Celine Klein’s Health Psychology class hold a real-life theatrical performance aimed at examining many of the pressures of college life–bullying, abuse, alcohol use, suicide. It was poignant, thought provoking and one of the best learning experiences I have ever seen. 
Then I attended the School of Health Care Professions banquet where professors shared deep, personal stories about each award winner, making evident the student-teacher relationships made and their care for our students.
Later that evening, I attended the School of Business & Economics banquet, where more than $45,000 scholarship dollars were given out. The banquet was emceed by Tim Lau, president of Associated Bank and involved many, many local business leaders. These leaders are involved because they know how a strong business school and top students can impact their businesses and our region.
On Saturday, I participated in the Military Science Reeder’s Ruck where more than 100 hikers navigated an eight-mile trail with 35-pound RUCK sacks on their backs. We all did this to honor UWSP student and ROTC cadet Alex Reeder who was killed last year while riding his motorcycle. The pain I felt in my legs went away the moment I saw Alex’s mother cross the finish line. My pain was nothing in comparison to how I imagine her grief. This event meant a great deal to her and the Reeder family.  
Each of these moments was made possible by many caring and hard-working faculty and staff. … so no, I won’t complain about the pace.
Becky understands, and now I hope you do, too.
Marty Loy,

Upcoming Events

May 6
Chancellor's Leadership Awards
DUC Laird Room
6 p.m.

May 15
CWERB Presentation
Country Club
7:45 a.m.

May 15
ROTC Commissioning
DUC Laird Room
5 p.m.

May 16
Multi-Activity Center
2 p.m.

June 2
Former Faculty Fest
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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