Senior Joy Evans, an environmental health major from Milwaukee, is putting her McNair Scholar research into action as director of the UW Oshkosh’s new food pantry.
Accounting major Alex Paasewe received the Oshkosh 94 Student Leadership Award Feb. 5 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Then & Now event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephen Kercher, history department chair, and Oshkosh 94 member Sheila Knox presented the honor to Paasewe, who is junior student from Milwaukee.
Elementary, middle and high school winners of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest also were announced at the event, sponsored by UWO’s Office of the Chancellor, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, the African American Studies Program and the Black Student Union.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities men’s basketball team earned a come-from-behind victory over UWO Fond du Lac on Jan. 29 in the Fox Cities Fieldhouse. Down 48-43 at the half, the Cylcones battled back to grab the 87-83 win over the Falcons.
Fox Cities had five players score in double figure points, including two who posted double-doubles. Indy Johal scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Cyclones, while teammate Caleb Gomilla added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Fond du Lac was led by Nic Brakebush who finished the contest with a game-high 27 points. He also added six assists and had four steals. Jalyn Williams helped the Falcons stay in the contest, recording a double-double of 18 points and 13 boards.
Senior Joy Evans, an environmental health major from Milwaukee, is putting her McNair Scholar research into action as director of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s new food pantry.
The Cabinet, which opened last week in Reeve Memorial Union next to Titan Underground, is available to all Oshkosh campus students from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Donations can be dropped off at the Cabinet during open hours or at the Oshkosh Student Association office in R208C in Reeve.
Watch the video to learn more about Evans’ research and work as the Cabinet director:
Roses are red, violets are blue, here are 10 reasons UWO is for you.
1. Beautiful campuses
Charming communities and beautiful campuses. That can’t be overlooked. The Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses all are beautiful and unique in their own ways. The Fond du Lac campus has 40-plus acres of arboretum and prairie, while the Fox Cities campus houses Barlow Planetarium, the first major planetarium in Wisconsin, and a 51,000-square-foot communications and art building. The Oshkosh campus sits on 184.5 acres and takes just 15 minutes to walk across. All three campuses have also been recognized as a Tree Campus USA® multiple times.
2. Active student life
UW Oshkosh is one university on three campuses in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and the Fox Cities. This joining of three individual schools into one means that students have more opportunities than ever before. No matter which campus you choose, you’ll quickly find your place in this warm and supportive community, making lifelong friends and doing the things you love—whether it’s cheering on our champion athletics teams, exploring the arts or serving the community for a cause. More than 180 student clubs and organizations across all three campuses of UWO allow you to explore your interests, making lasting friendships and growing as a leader.
3. Champion athletics programs
UWO is a Division III institution that plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the top leagues in D3. The Titans have won 47 National Championships, including the 2019 national championship for men’s basketball. The 19-sport department prides itself on nurturing student-athletes who are champions on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community. It also boasts 14 nationally recognized clubs sports, providing excitement for athletes and fans alike.
4. Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
Small class sizes mean students develop meaningful relationships with professors. At UWO, there is a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 35 for intro-level courses and 22 for advanced courses.
5. State-of-the-art technology in the classroom
Classrooms at UW Oshkosh are equipped with the latest instruments and technology for learning in the 21st century. Opportunities abound like nursing students who practice clinical skills in the Simulation Learning Center, business students who make hands-on investment management decisions in the Trading Room and future chemists who study the structural characterization of molecules in solution with a custom-built Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer.
6. Research opportunities
Students at UWO don’t just learn from research, they conduct it first-hand! UWO is a research-comprehensive regional university, which means our faculty and students collaborate every day on important research projects. UW Oshkosh receives $12-14 million annually for research and creative activities. Whether your interests land you in the science lab or art studio, you’ll work directly with world-class faculty on impactful research and creative projects.
7. Academic support services
UW Oshkosh doesn’t just offer academic options—it provides opportunities. Students can chart their own path, guided by advisers and professors who help them think through options and identify possibilities. With group tutoring and individual support, students get the resources they need to be successful in the classroom.
8. Impactful study-abroad opportunities
There are over 80 study-abroad options at UW Oshkosh. These high-impact opportunities allow students to gain a global perspective, bring their classroom to life, become a participant in a new culture, learn a new language in the country of its origin and add unique skills and experiences to a resume. It’s a life-changing experience.
9. Career and professional development
UWO faculty and staff understand that employers today expect students to supplement classroom learning with career planning and professional experiences. What sets UW Oshkosh apart is the abundant internships throughout the Fox Valley, as well as the support students receive in finding, interviewing and landing these opportunities.
10. Charming communities
The three campuses of the UW Oshkosh—Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities—all reside in quaint towns in Wisconsin. The Fox Valley region, which includes Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Menasha, is located along the scenic Fox River and Lake Winnebago. The Fox Valley offers cultural activities, dining and entertainment, historic and natural beauty. Oshkosh is ranked No. 1 Best College Town in the United States in schools.com.
It goes without saying that winter at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh brings crisp, chilly air and beautiful fallen snow. But between campus gatherings, high-achieving students and Midyear Commencement, it’s clear that the true beauty of winter at UW Oshkosh lies in the spirit of our students and campus communities!
The Shamrock Shuffle is less than three weeks away and today (11:59 p.m. Feb. 24) marks the last day to get a team registered for the 13th-annual event.
For $25, team registration includes race entry, long-sleeve race T-shirt (short sleeve version shown above) and team name printed on back. Registration is online or by stopping at the Welcome Desk at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) to purchase a promo code, which allows the use of Titan Dollars and saves on the online processing fee. All UWO students (Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Oshkosh campuses) are eligible for a 10-percent discount.
The 5K run/walk, hosted by the SRWC, takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. The route begins along the Fox River and UWO Oshkosh campus and loops out to Titan Stadium, with the run starting and ending at the SRWC, 735 Pearl Ave.
Shamrock Shuffle is open to any fitness level and has something for everyone. Those who want a competitive start to the 5K season can chip their bib for accurately timed race results. Those looking for more of a social shuffle will enjoy the pre-race expo, the views and comfortable pace. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Runners and walkers can sign up as individuals or gather their friends and coworkers and form a team. There are awards for best dressed and largest teams.
There is a new feature this year for the younger set.
For $10, kids between 5 and 12 can participate in the first-ever Beat Clash Kids Dash! The kids race will start at 9 a.m. and will lap around the SRWC and finish under the grand finish line arch.
Each child will receive a T-shirt at the time of packet pick-up and a medal after crossing the finish line.
Proceeds from Shamrock Shuffle family fun run benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Area Community Pantry.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s signature scholarship event, An Evening of Black & Gold, is right around the corner. The public is invited March 28 to help the University raise funds for scholarships to support UW Oshkosh students.
The event is hosted by UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew and Karen Leavitt, and coordinated by Advancement, part of the Division of University Affairs.
The formal event includes cocktails, dinner and entertainment in the Culver Family Welcome Center, 625 Pearl Ave., on the UWO campus.
The schedule for the evening includes:
- Cocktails at 5 p.m.
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
- Entertainment, dancing and casino games at 8 p.m.
The number one issue facing UWO students is their financial ability to attend college. Participation in the gala evening helps support this need.
Tickets are $125 per person or $1,500 for a corporate table.
Reserve your space and select your dinner choice online at uwosh.edu/go/blackandgold. Reservations are due March 14.
Several University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) graduate students from the nurse anesthesia program were featured on the cover of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia. Lacey Anderson, Melissa Beck, Jessie Bozelka, Maribel Freund, Melissa Henneman, Stephanie Kuntz, Allison Nierode, Brittany Petersen, Inshirah Robinson, Jason Schultz and Lynda Vielbig were pictured practicing clinical and decision-making skills by participating in simulated anesthesia scenarios in the CON Simulation Center.
Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, will present on the anatomy of prejudice Thursday, March 5, in Reeve Union Ballroom on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
No Shades, No Bounds: The Anatomy of Prejudice with Jane Elliott will explore the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism, and the responsibility shared by all for illuminating and eliminating them from oneself and the environment.
Tickets for the event, set for 5 to 6:30 p.m., are available for UWO students, faculty and staff starting Feb. 10 at the Student Involvement desk near the front entrance of Reeve Union. Each student, staff and faculty are asked to individually come to Reeve Union with their TitanCard to reserve their free ticket. The Student Involvement Desk is open Monday-Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets will be available to the community starting Monday, Feb. 17.
The event is sponsored by The Sisterhood.
Submissions are being accepted for next year’s edition of Oshkosh Scholar, the prestigious University of Wisconsin Oshkosh undergraduate student research journal.
The peer-reviewed journal―the only one of its kind throughout the UW System―offers UWO students a unique opportunity to showcase their work in print.
Submission deadline is June 8 for Volume 15. Manuscripts are accepted anytime for subsequent issues.
Enrolled UW Oshkosh students are eligible to submit their work and recent UWO graduates can submit work that they completed as undergraduates for up to one year after graduation. Students who wish to send an entry must have a faculty mentor to support their submission.
In addition to research articles, a special call is being made for submissions of creative work. New guidelines for creative work makes it possible for quality creative nonfiction, visual art, poetry, dramatic scripts or short fiction to be part of the multidisciplinary journal.
The author of the best Oshkosh Scholar article published in the next journal―which will mark its 15th year of publication―will be provided with a $500 John and Linda Schuh Award. Criteria includes outstanding scholarship, depth of analysis, creativity, uniqueness, originality and quality of exposition.
More information about the undergraduate journal and research submission guidelines is available by contacting Robbie Wagoner, faculty editor, or Susan Surendonk, managing editor, at email@example.com or at uwosh.edu/osrca/present/oshkosh-scholar/
WHBY Radio, Feb. 20
thejournal-news.net, Feb. 20
Daily Jefferson County Union, Feb. 19
Greater Milwaukee Today, Feb. 18
Oshkosh Herald, Feb. 19, pg. 18