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

Commencement Recap

CommencementSchool of Education alumna Barbara Hickman '60 and graduating senior Amy Vida (family and consumer sciences education and English) addressed more than 650 graduates and their families at commencement on Dec. 17.

Fall 2016 Chancellor’s Leadership Award

LeadershipEach semester, UW-Stevens Point’s best and brightest student leaders are presented with the Chancellor’s Leadership Award. This fall, 17 students from the College of Professional Studies were selected for this honor. Read More | View Photos

IA senior show: Fabricating the Fundamentals

IAGraduating seniors from the Division of Interior Architecture presented their final designs at the Senior Portfolio Show "Fabricating the Fundamentals" on Dec. 16. View Photos

Professor speaks about social anxiety

DiversityProf. Pam Terrell spoke to WSAW NewsChannel 7 at the Dec. 12 diversity roundtable event about social anxiety and communication disorders. Watch Video

Future Spanish teacher finds right career path at Point

GiordanaLike many students, Dacia Giordana began her college career without declaring a major. Unlike many, she had not decided by the end of her second year at the UW-Stevens Point. Read More

StWEA members spread holiday cheer

StWEAThe Student Wisconsin Education Association brought holiday cheer to the Portage County Health Care Center on Nov. 29. Each year, StWEA looks forward to supporting the community by taking part in decorating this incredible facility for the residents and staff. View Photos

Food and Nutrition featured at Foundation Board meeting

DieteticsWe welcomed the UWSP Foundation Board to the foods lab Dec. 9 to learn more about our undergraduate programs in dietetics and sustainable food and nutrition as well as the master's in sustainable and resilient food systems. View Photos

New data analytics major moving ahead

Data AnalyticsThe Pointer takes a look at how expectations are being exceeded for data analytics major, fueled by a $4 million endowment from Sentry Insurance. Read More

CPS alumni updates

Diversity Task Force: Inclusivity Tip #6

Consider simple things you can do next semester in your class to break down barriers. Don’t ask students of color to speak on behalf of their entire racial or ethnic group.  

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

Of the 650 graduates at commencement this past weekend 216 of them were from the College of Professional Studies. In addition to the large numbers of graduates, our college was well represented within the ceremony itself. Commencement speaker Barbara Hickman '60 is an alum of our School of Education, student speaker Amy Vida ‘16 (family and consumer sciences), and School of Business and Economics alum Jim Anderson ’89 and his wife Patti ’14 led the pinning ceremony. In addition, Leslie McClain (education) served as grand marshal and Beth Kinslow (athletics training) as faculty marshal. 
Barbara Hickman delivered a simple, yet powerful message, encouraging our students to get involved and make a difference. Her message was heartfelt and right on the mark.
Amy Vida ‘16 has been active in the Student Government Association and this past year served as the vice president of the student body. Amy played an instrumental role bringing differential tuition to campus which led to the creation of college-based advising centers and improved student advising throughout campus. Amy’s talk was inspiring. 
Jim and Patti Anderson are both graduates of UWSP. Jim–now president of Ellis Construction–earned his degree in business administration, serves on our Business Advisory Council and teaches our Project Management course in our School of Business and Economics.
Leslie McClain has had an outstanding faculty career. She was honored for excellence in teaching and gained acclaim for her writings on Wisdom-Centered Leadership. From 1994-2006 she served as associate dean and head of the School of Education. She is a strong advocate for education at all levels, which made her a perfect grand marshal. 
Beth Kinslow, who recently completed her doctorate, is an outstanding teacher and has been instrumental in creating our new master’s degree in athletic training. She is a fitting choice to lead an outstanding group of faculty and staff.   
Commencement is the most rewarding and exciting part of my job as dean. Seeing our students, faculty and alumni shine at commencement makes it even better. 

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean



Dec. 22
Last day of finals

Jan. 23
Spring semester begins
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