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Strong relationships benefit future teachers on life-changing trip

NamibiaJunior Brittany Busscher and senior Taylor Buresch were among 15 UW-Stevens Point School of Education students who traveled to Namibia from June 7-July 4. They visited the School for Visually Impaired Children at Namibia’s National Institute of Special Education, where they helped teach students from pre-kindergarten through 10th grade. Read More | Blog

Remembering  friends of CPS

PetersonThis summer, we lost three friends of CPS who made a lasting impact in our college and on our students in Bernadine Peterson '45 (home economics education), Jack Young '51 (elementary education) and Donna Garr. Individuals who wish to make a contribution in memory may do so through their scholarships.

Student blogger defines the College of Professional Studies experience

Alexia SzaboWhat does it really mean to be a student/faculty/staff/alum in the College of Professional Studies? Blogger Alexia Szabo explains it using the CPS tagline: Proactive • Resourceful • Connected • Caring. Read More

As Hmong culture fades, a summer camp fights back

CampA summer camp designed to teach Hmong students about their own heritage has doubled in size in two years. Camp Phoojywg-Friend, was created by UW-Stevens Point alum Yauo Yang '08, a social studies teacher at D.C. Everest Middle School, and Maysee Yang Herr, an assistant professor of education. Read More

Best Practices in PE and Health

Best PracticesParticipants at July's Best Practices in Physical Education and Health Conference developed skills to enhance their ability to excite young people about their physical and nutritional health. Read More

Recent alum bring ginseng business to Hong Kong

Kenny ChiuSchool of Business & Economics alum Kenneth Chiu '13 is heading home to Hong Kong to help expand Wausau's Hsu's Ginseng Enterprises international business. Read More | Watch Video

CPS alumni featured in Thrive Newsletter:

HickmanBarbara Hickman '60, the first black female graduate from UW-Stevens Point, shares why choosing UWSP was the perfect fit for her and her future as an educator. Read More

Dan HauserFrom the front office of the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys" to the current Philadelphia 76ers, former UW-Stevens Point football and baseball player Dan Hauser '77, a business education grad, has seen plenty of success (and rings) in his career. Read More

Pointers women's basketball accepts #Chillin4Charity Challenge

EgnerMust watch! UW-Stevens Point women's basketball head coach Shirley Egner and assistant coach Diane Gilbert took part in the Kay Yow #Chillin4Charity Challenge this summer at Belts' Soft Serve. Watch Video

Alum earns Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

ChinaDevin Christensen, a 2013 economics and philosophy graduate, is one of 57 students in the nation to be awarded a fellowship worth $5,000 by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He is currently studying political science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read More

Leading by example

Group FitnessAshley Bechard, a senior health promotion/wellness major, personifies UW-Stevens Point's commitment to health as a group fitness instructor at the Allen Center. Read More

Insights of Interns

Deanna NelsonDietetics student Deanna Nelson '16 is interning at the Wisconsin Rapids Family Center this summer where she is spreading awareness of health and wellness in the community and broadening her knowledge of both public health and domestic violence. Deanna is one of hundreds of CPS students interning or completing clinicals this summer. Read More

In Case You Missed It: Snapshots of Gratitude


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, students are able to make their goals and dreams a reality. But don’t take our word for it ... read what our students have to say in our Snapshots of Gratitude. View Photos

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, Sri Lanka, London, Romania, Greece and the Cook Islands.
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.
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,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

Aug. 5
Digital Learning JumpStart Conference

Aug. 25-26
​Pathways to an Entrepreneurial University
Laird Room and NFAC
Register Today!

Aug. 27
University Address
Laird Room
3:30 p.m.

Aug. 28
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. 29
Multi-Activity Center
10:30 a.m.
Welcome Picnic:
Dreyfus University Center
11:30 a.m.

Sept. 2
Fall Semester Begins

Sept. 26-27
WI Hmong Conference
Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center

Sept. 27

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni Maps
Find 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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