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

CPSThe College of Professional Studies at UW-Stevens Point has a new, stronger feel. As of July 1, 2015, several programs moved, departments changed and the college has fewer, but larger and stronger, academic units. Read More

Victory Garden partnership

Rich TenaceRich Tenace, a current dietetics student and 2014 M.S. Nutritional Sciences alum, has been helping teach healthy eating habits to children in the summer school program at Madison Elementary by utilizing the nearby Victory Garden. Last week, Rich worked with the students to put on a garden-based play then picked a few fresh vegetables. Read More | View Photos

Outreach: Hmong Bike-Ped Community Map

PC CanA new Hmong Bike-Ped Community Map recently received a grant from St. Michael's Foundation with help from Portage County Can and UW-Stevens Point faculty, including professors Annie Wetter (HPHD) and Maysee Herr (Education). Read More

Summer camp at the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

CampYoung campers participate in play-based therapy, led by School of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students Morgan Doelling, Allie Jankowski and Chelsea VandeHei, at the 10-day Social Skills Group Camp. The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic also offers a fluency camp, literacy camp and phonology/articulation camp this summer. View Photos

Comparing farmers market to grocery stores

Deborah TangHow do farmers markets compare to grocery stores? Lecturer Deborah Tang teams up with Emily Davies from WSAW Newschannel 7 to find out in this special report. Read More | Watch Video

Speech and language pathology alumni return for mini reunion

CSD alumniWe welcomed back School of Communication Sciences and Disorders alumni Michelle VandeHei McVane, Jill Krush Perpich and Kristine Koerner Bowe who returned to campus for a mini 20-year reunion last week. All three earned their undergraduate degree in 1993 and their master's in 1995. View Photos

How I spent my summer vacation:
Insights of Interns


Students from the College of Professional Studies share what it's like get a taste of the working life during their internships across the state, country and world:

  • Anna Wargowsky (health promotion/wellness) at Gundersen Health System
  • Lindsey Sorensen (athletic training) at J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps
  • Jessica Quillman (family and consumer sciences-child, youth and family studies) at UW-Extension Outagamie County
  • Sammy Darm (interior architecture) at Laurie Michaels Interiors in Malta, N.Y.
  • Carly Falk (health promotion/wellness) at Bounce Fitness in Vienna, Va.
  • Alexia Szabo (economics, Spanish) at Movimientos in London, England

Marty's Message

If you think CPS faculty and staff members took the summer off, guess again.

This summer in the College of Professional Studies alone, we held 65 different courses that enrolled 2,342 students. Our faculty also led students on study-abroad trips to Namibia, Africa, London, Lakota Reservation and two separate trips to China (Business, HPHD).

Our faculty and staff have also been busy planning new pedagogies, revising curricula and advancing their research. Many faculty attended classes of their own, participating in workshops on topics as varied as teaching technology, entrepreneurism and supporting the well-being of our Hmong community through Camp Phoojywg-Friend and the new Hmong Bike-Ped Community Map.

Several faculty spent their summers organizing and hosting conferences for the benefit of their professions and our alumni. For example, Leslie McClain led a group of faculty and staff who hosted the Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium attended by 125 reading specialists from all over Wisconsin. In August, Kristi Roth will host 150 school teachers as they discuss ways to integrate technology into their classrooms at the Digital Learning Jumpstart Conference and Edcamp. These activities were supported by our continuing education staff, a group that is very busy in the summer.
In less than a month we will welcome our students back for another year. As a result of working hard this summer, we will be ready for the opportunities that the new year brings.
Marty Loy,

Upcoming Events

Aug. 25
CPS All-College Meeting
8-9 a.m.: Light breakfast, CPS Café
9 a.m.: All-college photo, Pointer Dog
9:15-10:30 a.m.: All-college meeting, CPS 116

Aug. 31

Sept. 2
Fall semester begins
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