Monthly News and Updates

Sept 2023; Issue #8

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month - a month to remember the lives lost to suicide and recognize the millions of people who have struggled. It's a month to acknowledge the individuals, families, and communities that have been impacted by suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-24. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8, or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. Click below to read more about how to help someone at risk.

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MBA Candidate Spotlight

Crysel Garg, a candidate in the MBA program likes to stay involved in the community. She has been working for animal non-profit organizations for the past 10 years. Currently, she's a fellow at a farm animal rescue shelter called SoL Criations Farm Sanctuary where she is working with the founders to improve community awareness and funding.

Crysel has improved her leadership and professional development throughout the program. Coming from a science background, the MBA has been a huge shift. She's enjoying learning how to run a business, making informed decisions, and influencing people and strategies. Crysel's applying the tools she's learned through assignments, quizzes, and group work. Professor Matesi's professional development courses have given her new perspectives on how to represent herself not only as a leader but as a teammate. She looks forward to graduating and making a difference in the lives of animals. Click read more to find out how you can donate to animals in need!

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MBA Alumni Spotlight

Max Trzebiatowski '23 is the Advising Director for the Sentry School of Business and Economics. He also serves as board member for the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and Junior Achievement of Portage & Wood Counties. Max's favorite piece of advice is "You aren't done learning once you graduate. Learning is a process that never stops."

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Upcoming Events

UWSP Homecoming Week

Students and alumni, cheering on our teams, nostalgic about days gone by and celebrating our unique Pointer traditions!

Sunday October 15th - Sunday October 22nd, 2023

The Weight of Being Seen Art Exhibit

This exhibit is a great learning and gathering opportunity for groups, organizations, teams, and clubs!

September 26th - October 20th, 2023 - CPS Building, Agnes Jones Gallery, first floor.

MBA Highlights

The Weight of Being Seen

MBA Alumni Ann Ilagan 23' completed her MBA Impact Fellowship "The Weight of Being Seen" with Gusto Creative at an art exhibit and show in downtown Stevens Point.  She selected and interviewed six different women in leadership and found that leadership comes in different forms. "The Weight of Being Seen", her first art show, explores the vulnerability and courage it takes to be seen by another … or even yourself.

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Registration is Now Open for the 2023 Women Trailblazers and Entrepreneurs Conference - A one-day conference that showcases and develops women trailblazers, founders, and entrepreneurs from every sector including professionals, artists, volunteers, students, and parents. The keynote and breakout sessions will help women move their adventures forward by providing tools and examples of women leading their big ideas to become big impacts, with strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. You can participate in the in-person conference at the UW-Stevens Point campus or via Zoom.

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UW - Stevens Point was ranked #12 in the best public universities in the Midwest according to the U.S. News and World Report! UWSP improved its rank in the best colleges for Veterans in the Midwest. The university also went up in its ranking for undergraduate business programs, highlighting the excellence of the Sentry School of Business and Economics. The school has grown since it was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2016.

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Faculty Fun Facts

Kevin Neuman

Assistant Dean and Head of Sentry School of Business and Economics

Did you know that Assistant Dean for the College of Professional Studies and Economics Professor Kevin Neuman wanted to be shortstop for the Detroit Tigers when he was growing up? Kevin is most proud of the way the Sentry School of Business and Economics provides applied learning to students.

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