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

View the 2010-11 CPS Annual Report online

Annual ReportFeaturing stories from our core values–proactive, resourceful, connected, caring–the 2010-11 College of Professional Studies Annual Report is now available online. In addition, each individual unit annual report is also available. The values are more than a motto, they are a way of being for our faculty and staff, our students and our graduates.

Congratulations to the CPS Distinguished Alumnus

Jeffrey PolzenThe 2011 UWSP College of Professional Studies Distinguished Alumnus Award winner Jeffrey Polzer, '88, will be honored at the UWSP 2011 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 8. Polzer, a business administration graduate, is the UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School.

Join us at the CPS Tailgate Party

UWSP The College of Professional Studies is hosting a tailgate party for all CPS faculty, staff and family on Saturday, October 15 as the Pointers take on UW-River Falls. Join us for food, friends, family and football! RSVP to reserve your free tickets.

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 11 a.m. Tailgate; 1 p.m. Kickoff
Location: Goerke Field (parking lot near Willett Arena)

Focal Point registration is now open

Focal PointJohn Leschke, assistant professor of business-entrepreneurship, will present "Developing a Nature-based Business and Marketing Approach for Treehaven: A business model framework helps define opportunities for economic sustainability" at Focal Point 2011 on October 4. Other presenters will share how applied research and development supported by WIST on the UW-Stevens Point campus is set to provide new market opportunities and address business challenges throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Join business leaders, economic development professionals and university faculty and administration in marking WIST’s first year in creating sustainability solutions through collaboration. Register for this free event today!

Save your energy by making connections

Maggie BeeberMaggie Beeber, UWSP School of Education undergraduate advising coordinator and teacher certification officer, and April Hartjes, an early childhood education instructor at Mid-State Technical College, presented at this year’s Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) Conference, held September 22-23 at UW-Stevens Point. They spoke about how four-year universities and two-year campuses can partner together to ensure transfer students succeed.

Follow the CPS Connection Point Blog

Connection PointHave you visited the CPS Connection Point Blog lately? Read special news and announcements, plus four students blogging about their programs: interior architecture, health care administration, nutrition and communicative disorders. Contact us now to become a faculty blogger!

Register for "A Profile of UWSP's 2011 Freshman Class"

UWSPYou are invited to the presentation, “A Profile of UWSP’s 2011 Freshman Class,” on September 30 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in LRC 310. This brief presentation will highlight results and notable trends from the College Student Characteristics Inventory, which was administered to new students during summer orientation. We will cover: the college choice process; academic preparation and expectations; values and needs; and the demographic characteristics of entering students. Discussion will focus on how the information garnered through this survey can be used to inform our practices both in and out of the classroom. Register Now!

Thank You!

Cupboard food driveThanks to all who donated to The Cupboard kick off food drive last week—the CPS collected four boxes of food and toiletries. The Cupboard is a food pantry open to any current UWSP student who needs emergency or supplemental food. 
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Marty's Message

Each year UW-Stevens Point selects one outstanding alumnus from each of our four colleges to honor as part of our Homecoming celebration. I always enjoy listening to their stories because they reflect on time spent at UWSP and talk about what they learned as students here. This year’s CPS honoree Jeff Polzer is another great example of how your influence can help shape our students' careers. Join me in congratulating Jeff on his success.

Marty Loy
Dean, CPS

Upcoming Events

New Faculty and Academic Staff Seminar Series
October 3
8-9:20 a.m.
Student Services I
CPS 209

October 8

CPS Tailgate
October 15
11 a.m.
Goerke Field

Efficiency Pointer

At the CPS All-College meeting, we encouraged learning a better way to tie your shoes. Here is one example of how someone on campus found a better way to do a project that impacts how we do things in the CPS. Do you know someone who has created a more efficient way at work? Let us know!

The old way of maintaining print and online versions of our UWSP catalog involved Libby Raymond entering changes twice, once for the print copy and a second time for an online version. Working with Dave Dumke in Technology Services, they designed a computer program that allows Libby to enter changes one time and automatically transfers them where they need to go!

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