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UWO toasts 150th anniversary with Sesquicentennial Community Celebration

UWO toasts 150th anniversary with Sesquicentennial Community Celebration

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh welcomed more than a thousand guests to the Oshkosh campus Sunday for a very special anniversary: It was Sept. 12, 1871 that the Oshkosh State Normal School welcomed students for its first day of classes. Now 150 years later, the University held its Sesquicentennial Community Celebration with four hours of food, drinks, live music, children’s entertainment, an address from the Chancellor and other dignitaries, and much more.

Sesquicentennial Community Celebration, Sept. 12, 2021

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150th year of UWO begins with Opening Day convocation

150th year of UWO begins with Opening Day convocation

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh launched its sesquicentennial year with an Opening Day convocation at the Culver Family Welcome Center on the Oshkosh campus Sept. 7. The event included an address by Chancellor Andrew Leavitt, remarks by Provost John Koker, the presentation of 2021 faculty and staff awards and the premiere of the UW Oshkosh sesquicentennial video. UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson also made a special appearance at the event to thank the University community for its success over the past century and a half and its excellence in education, which he called “second to none.”

Opening day convocation, Sept. 7, 2021

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Heavy metal summer: Grad student’s research digs into Horicon Marsh

Heavy metal summer: Grad student’s research digs into Horicon Marsh

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduate student Sarah Woody, a Sacramento, California native pursuing a master’s in biology, spent the summer looking at heavy metal concentrations in sediment, plant and muskrat tissue at Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Mayville.

Woody and her faculty mentor Misty McPhee, an associate professor of environmental studies, were awarded a UWO Graduate Collaborative Research Grant for the project.

 

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A donation on UWO’s Giving Day can impact students for years to come

A donation on UWO’s Giving Day can impact students for years to come

Our Sesquicentennial Community Celebration is mere days away. Along with honoring our long history, we’ll build for tomorrow with our 150th Anniversary Giving Day on Sept. 12. We look forward to the Titan community coming together and recognizing UWO and the impact it’s had over 150 years.

In the video below, Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and many other Titan faculty and staff share the impact donations have on our students and university.

Giving Day – Why Give to UWO from UW Oshkosh on Vimeo.

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UWO BSN program ranked as one of the top three nursing programs in the state

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has recently been recognized as one of the top three pre-licensure nursing programs in the state for 2021 by Nursing Schools Almanac.

The BSN programs offered within Wisconsin were evaluated by Nursing Schools Almanac based on a calculation of each program’s National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) first-time pass rate from 2011 to 2020 and ranked accordingly.

Ranked as number three in the state, the UW Oshkosh BSN program was recognized due to its outstanding NCLEX-RN exam pass rate of 96.1% among first-time test-takers.

Jason Mott

UW Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) Assistant Dean Jason Mott, the pre-licensure program director, considers the recent recognition to be a great indicator of CON faculty and staff’s success in developing the next generation of scholarly nurse leaders.

“It is great to be recognized as one of the top nursing programs in the state. The College of Nursing at UWO prides itself in our ability to educate high quality nurses to provide healthcare to populations across the state and country,” Mott said.

The NCLEX-RN exam is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States since 1982. The exam serves one purpose: To determine if it’s safe for graduates to begin practice as an entry-level nurse. A passing grade on the exam is required to begin practice.

“We do many things to help students prepare for the NCLEX,” Mott said. “From the beginning of the program, we test students using NCLEX-style questions. We also use ATI tests as a way to measure their readiness by seeing how their standardized test scores compare to students across the country. Finally, in the end courses, we require NCLEX prep, as well as working with members of staff to best prepare students to be successful.”

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Three Tommy Thompson leadership center grants totaling $85,000 fund UWO initiatives

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh recently received funding for two speaker grants and one research grant totaling more than $85,000 from the Tommy Thompson Center for Public Leadership at UW-Madison.

For 2021-22, the center sought to address three topics with its funding: preparing for public emergencies, reforming the administrative state and privacy in the digital world.

Speaker grants were awarded to Alicia Johnson, UWO Women’s Center director, for a women in cybersecurity speaker series; and James Krueger, associate professor and chair of the political science department, for an American Democracy Project spring policy lecture about criminal justice reform in the United States.

The cybersecurity series on Zoom launches in October to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month. On Oct. 4, Theresa Payton, a former White House chief information officer, will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on “From the Firing Lines to a Fireside Chat: Combatting Fraud and Cybercrime.”

On Oct. 25 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Rachel Tobac, CEO of social/proof security for White Hat Hacker, will talk about “Exploiting Trust-The Human Element of Security.” Check out details about all Women’s Center events.

Economics faculty members Chad Cotti, Oshkosh Corp. endowed professor; and David Fuller, associate professor, were awarded the research grant to evaluate recent unemployment insurance reforms made in Wisconsin. The researchers will analyze the effects of these recent changes that may help lawmakers develop future policies.

“Unemployment benefits provide valuable insurance against the risk of job loss. As with any insurance scheme, however, these benefits create potential incentive problems that can lead to longer unemployment durations, fraud and abuse,” Fuller said.

In 2011 and 2013 Wisconsin passed laws aimed at reducing the unemployment duration of claimants, as well as reducing fraud and general abuse of the unemployment insurance system.

“Our project seeks to evaluate the impact of these changes on fraud and overpayments in the Wisconsin unemployment insurance system, as well as the changes to labor market outcomes, such as the unemployment duration,” Fuller explained.

The Thompson Center’s mission is to study, discuss and improve public leadership; generate well-research policy; strive to ensure a balance of political and ideological perspectives, address leadership and policy needs in Wisconsin; and enhance collegiality and bipartisanship in government.

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Relive the sights and sounds from the Sesquicentennial Community Celebration

Did you miss our 150th anniversary celebration?

That’s OK — you can relive it through this amazing video from the event.

Sesquicentennial Community Celebration | UW Oshkosh from UW Oshkosh on Vimeo.

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A donation on UWO’s Giving Day can impact students for years to come

Our Sesquicentennial Community Celebration is mere days away. Along with honoring our long history, we’ll build for tomorrow with our 150th Anniversary Giving Day on Sept. 12. We look forward to the Titan community coming together and recognizing UWO and the impact it’s had over 150 years.

In the video below, Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and many other Titan faculty and staff share the impact donations have on our students and university.

Giving Day – Why Give to UWO from UW Oshkosh on Vimeo.

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Additional spring 2021 Dean’s List, Honor Roll released

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have released the names of students added to the spring 2021 Dean’s List and Honor Roll. The registrar’s office reports that a College of Business internship class ended Aug. 20, causing a delay in reporting. The class has been graded and awards have been added to the students’ academic records.

*Additionally, updated records showed Mackenna Pribek of De Pere met Dean’s List requirements in the College of Letters and Science.

The term GPA requirement for University Honor Roll is 3.3; the term GPA requirement for Dean’s List is 3.75.

Dean’s List

Olivia Baumann – Edgar, WI

Meghan Beeber – Schofield, WI

Cody Buechel – Rosendale, WI

Taylor Carlson – Kimberly, WI

Jack Clark, Appleton – WI

Keaton Cottrell, Greenville – WI

Jeremiah DeGroot – Onalaska, WI

Yasmilet Esquivel – Janesville, WI

Sydney Fricke – Manitowoc, WI

Samuel Garvoille – Janesville, WI

Samuel Gerend -Brussels, WI

Katherine Hammerton – Appleton, WI

Dylan Handel – Sussex, WI

Jake Jorgenson – Appleton, WI

Kade Klapperich – Fond du Lac, WI

Grace Larson – Morris, IL

Jack Malloy – Oshkosh, WI

Kylie McCarty – South Beloit, IL

*Mackenna Pribek – De Pere, WI

Lee Rady – Carol Stream, IL

Coby Rauls – Sun Prairie, WI

Natalia Gonzalez-Rivera – Fond du Lac, WI

John Schirger – Grafton, WI

Jack Tennies – West Bend, WI

Douglas Thompson – Westfield, WI

Molly Uitenbroek – Appleton, WI

Addison Van Vreede – Green Bay, WI

 

 

University Honor Roll

Elizabeth Anthon – Lodi, WI

Tyler Basten – Green Bay, WI

Joseph Bitzer – Huntley, IL

A Chang – Oshkosh, WI

Sean Cummins – Itasca, IL

Kassandra Donlevy – Green Bay, WI

Carson Fenner – Oshkosh, WI

Kelsey Freiberg – Schofield, WI

Mitchell Garvey – Freedom, WI

Sam Gelhar – Oshkosh, WI

Taylor Hielke – Pickett, WI

Carmen Hoag – Port Washington, WI

Austin Huffman – Beaver Dam, WI

Allison Jensen – Neenah, WI

Travis Kratz – Manitowoc, WI

Kaleb Lueck – Appleton, WI

Emma Piekan – Appleton, WI

Alexis Reichardt – Saukville, WI

Ethan Rentmeester – Sussex, WI

Claire Schlobohm – Oconomowoc, WI

Luke Schneider – Plymouth, WI

Austin Schrage – New Holstein, WI

Tyler Staerkel – Appleton, WI

Nou Chi Vang, Ringle, WI

Bradley Vanlerberghe, Appleton, WI

Katherine Vogl – Fond du Lac, WI

Kyle Wolf – New London, WI

Hunter Wright – Oshkosh, WI

Allison Wucak – Hubertus, WI

Lynda Xiong – Neenah, WI

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