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Oshkosh Scholar Volume XIV Is Here!

Oshkosh Scholar, the UW Oshkosh undergraduate research journal, is a collaborative effort between students and faculty at UW Oshkosh. Students are involved in editing and production coordination, and faculty review articles through a blind review process.


Learn More About Volume XIV

Authors and Mentors

Phillip Gruber (M. Elsbeth McPhee, Biology), The Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Bird Feeder Communities in the Fox River Valley

Sarah Reed (Paul Van Auken, Sociology), Environmental Factors and Refugee Resettlement Success in Oshkosh and the Fox Valley

Benjamin Kleist (Stephen Makar, Accounting), Big Impact on Small Business: Mitigating Resource Poverty with Effective Cost Management

Madeline Hass (Evan Williams, Philosophy), Suicide in the Paradigm of Indefinitely Extended Life

Charity LaBuy (Robert Wagoner, Philosophy), Happiness and Other Good Things: How the Desire-Satisfaction Theory Best Accounts for the Roles of Morality, Authenticity, and Freedom in the Happy Life

Khaila Miles-Semons (Michelle Kuhl, History), Together but Unequal: Perceptions on the White-Black Sisterhood from 1830 to 1870

Constance Bougie (Stewart Cole, English), Pink Gauze, Cold Spirits: Asexual Criticism and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Colton Schlotman (Don Dingledine, English), It will not fetch thee much in our Nantucket market”: Whales and Tobacco as Symbolic Condemnations of Manifest Destiny in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Cover Design

Heather Dickerson
(Karina Cutler-Lake, Art)

Faculty Reviewers

Jeremiah Bohr (Sociology)

Laurence Carlin (Philosophy)

Stewart Cole (English and Environmental Studies)

Carmen Heider (Communication Studies)

Christopher Jones (Accounting)

Jacki Karlin (Nursing)

Stephen Kercher (History)

Michelle Kuhl (History),

Roberta S. Maguire (English)

Pascale Manning (English)

Caryn Murphy (Radio TV Film)

Denise Robson (Economics)

Tracy Slagter (Political Science)

Brad Spanbauer (Biology)

Juyeon Son (Sociology)

Angela Subulwa (Geography)

Jerry Thomas (Political Science)

Robert Wagoner (Philosophy)

Evan Williams (Philosophy)

Selection Committee

Stewart Cole (English)

Pascale Manning (English)

M. Elsbeth McPhee (Biology and Environmental Studies)

Robert Wagoner (Philosophy)

Editorial Team

Faculty Editor: Robert Wagoner (Philosophy)

Managing Editor: Susan Surendonk

Student Editors: Natalie Dillon and Macrina Schry

Interested in the opportunity to publish your work? Review the Submit page to learn about our process and find out how to submit your work. Before submission, make sure to revise your paper to conform to our guidelines. You can also explore past volumes of the journal.

Working toward publication can be an exciting way to refine your project and get recognition for your efforts, and it has external rewards as well. Getting published can:

  • add flair to your résumé so you stand out from other undergraduate students,
  • make an impressive addition to your portfolio,
  • increase your chance of acceptance to graduate school, and
  • demonstrate to potential employers your ability to communicate complex ideas.

Oshkosh Scholar is an annual publication. Print copies of Oshkosh Scholar are available in the Polk Library entryway or Dempsey 317.

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