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

Suomi presents in China, appointed visiting professor

SuomiProfessor of Health Science Rory Suomi presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Exercise and Health, hosted by Guangzhou Sport University in China. Suomi, who is the director of the Special Needs Aquatic Program, presented a keynote address titled, "Creating Waves: Developing a community/university aquatic physical therapy program" during the conference. Read More | View Photos

Professor overcomes bullying as teen

TerrellProf. Pam Terrell from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders opens up about bullying in this Speak Up Against Bullying feature. Watch Video

Robotics and math methods supported in CCIT

RobotsBy simply drawing different colored lines, Prof. Kele Anyanwu's Educational Technology (EDUC 331) students were able to program Ozobot robots to turn, change color, go fast and slow down. Special thanks to our guest Art Reinhardt for his training in robotics and coding expertise. View Photos

CCITStudents in Prof. Brad Kahrs's Fundamental Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 228) course had a inside view of a first-grade classroom at Rothschild Elementary. View Photos

CWERB presentation addresses creative communities

CWERBProf. Jerome Segura III, Ph.D., chief economist of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB), presented his first Economic Indicator Report Friday morning to more than 80 local business professionals. Greg Wright, executive director of Create Portage County, then joined him for a special report on "The New Economy: How Creative Communities Attract Growth." Read More

Future teachers get in on the action

EMBElementary Methods Block students are wrapping up their eight weeks of hands-on learning. We captured some images of them while working with coordinating teachers and students at McDill Elementary. View Photos

Larson earns Academic All-America honors

LarsonCongrats to UW-Stevens Point senior quarterback Kyle Larson, a health science-pre-physical therapy major with a 4.0 GPA, who earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Team honors. Read More

Fall Foundation Show

IAFoundation-level students from the Division of Interior Architecture and Department of Art & Design hosted their annual Fall Foundation Show in the Agnes Jones Gallery. View Photos

Have you used your CPS Mentor Points yet?

SallyAt the CPS all-college meeting, Dean Marty Loy gave out CPS Mentor Points to all faculty and staff to use for a meal with a student in the CPS Cafe. We recently caught Prof. Sally Jones using hers.

Diversity Task Force: Inclusivity Tip #5

The first and most important step is asking yourself what you can do to address racial inequality in your classroom and beyond.

This tip is from UW-La Crosse which recently produced a video (by its students) regarding inclusive negligence on the UW-L campus. Some of you may have seen it. All UWSP departments have been asked to view and talk about this video over the next few months. Stay tuned for more tips from this video in upcoming CPS Monday Messages.

Contact CPS Diversity Task Force

Marty's Message

At UW-Stevens Point we have 150 international students, of those 50 major in CPS disciplines including 27 in our School of Business and Economics alone. They come from places as far away as China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and India, just to name a few. They bring diversity and knowledge about foreign cultures to their American classmates. By the time they graduate, our international students are often among our best and most accomplished. 

This past week, Prof. Ruixue Du talked with our Business Advisory Council about international students enrolled in our School of Business and Economics. It was easy for our business partners to connect this group of outstanding young professionals with a partial solution for meeting our workforce needs. They, like us at UWSP, also see the benefits of adding diverse employees to their workplace.   

Many international students would like to live and work in the U.S. and many would like to stay right here in Stevens Point and region; however, the process of securing the H1 Visa and landing that job is uncertain and difficult. Part of the difficulty lies within the complicated process of hiring an international employee.

The solution can be found in helping our businesses–especially small businesses–navigate the Visa internship and hiring processes. With the help of our partners, this is something we are committed to improving.
Marty Loy,
CPS Dean


The Cupboard Food Drive

Food Drive
Thanks to all those who helped us collect 158.3 pounds of food for The Cupboard!


Dec. 9
CPS Holiday Social
2-4 p.m.

Dec. 17
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