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UWO commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Then & Now event

UWO commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Then & Now event

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.

MLK Jr. Event February 5, 2020

Fox Cities defeats Fond du Lac, 87-83

Fox Cities defeats Fond du Lac, 87-83

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.

UWFDL Vs. UW Fox Mens basketball Jan. 29, 2020

Midyear Commencement Ceremony Photos

Midyear Commencement Ceremony Photos

Nearly 900 undergraduates, more than 140 master’s degree candidates and three Doctor of Education candidates received diplomas at the Midyear Commencement Ceremony on December 14, 2019.

 

Midyear Commencement Ceremony Dec. 14, 2019

UWO students respond to food insecurity on campus with new food pantry

UWO students respond to food insecurity on campus with new food pantry

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:

 

A brisk look into winter at UW Oshkosh

A brisk look into winter at UW Oshkosh

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!

 

Almost alumni share their journey to graduation

Almost alumni share their journey to graduation

One day remains until the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2019 Midyear Commencement.

Prior to walking the stage, receiving their diplomas and turning their tassels, three UWO students reminisced about their journey to graduation.

Check out the video below to learn about the impact UWO had on them.

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College of Nursing graduate students featured on cover of student journal

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.

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Jane Elliott set to speak on UWO campus March 5

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.

Jane Elliott

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.

UWO student articles, creative work sought for peer-reviewed ‘Oshkosh Scholar’

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 ugjournal@uwosh.edu or at uwosh.edu/osrca/present/oshkosh-scholar/

 

New UW Oshkosh Applied Ethics Certificate sets graduates apart

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh philosophy department has created a new 12-credit certificate program designed for easy completion by students in any major.

Requirements include one introductory ethics class and one independent study course with a reflective essay, as well as three elective applied ethics courses.

“This new program is designed to appeal to both philosophy majors/minors and to students majoring in STEM and pre-professional programs who may not have time to double-major or minor,” said Larry Herzberg, philosophy department chair and program originator.

Herzberg and Evan Williams, assistant professor in the philosophy department who is an ethics specialist, believe that the applied ethics certificate provides a credential that would make STEM and pre-professional students more appealing to employers.

Adding the Applied Ethics Certificate allows students to demonstrate to future employers that they have the ability to reason analytically, critically and creatively about ethical issues that may arise in the workplace and elsewhere in life.

PHIL 105/106 Ethics and PHIL 485 (independent study with reflective essay) are required. Students choose three of the following electives: PHIL 205/206 Ethical Issues in a Diverse Society; PHIL 220 Business and Ethics; PHIL 230 Environmental Ethics; PHIL 231 Biomedical Ethics; PHIL 335 Philosophy of Sex; or PHIL 350 Computing Ethics.

More information is available by visiting uwosh.edu/philosophy/ or by contacting Larry Herzberg at herzberg@uwosh.edu

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Academic department associate earns February STAR Award

Tamara Mastey, who works for the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office and the literacy and language department as an academic department associate at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, has been named the recipient of the February 2020 STAR Award.

She was nominated by Cathy Toll, chair and graduate program coordinator for literacy and language.

The nomination follows:

“Tammy Mastey went above and beyond her usual duties to ensure that our department’s annual conference was a success in 2019. This conference brings in about 100 educators from around the state. Although faculty led the conference, Tammy served as the ‘thread’ that kept all the parts together. She worked extensively to reserve space; order meals; prepare materials; supervise graduate students’ work on various aspects of the conference; manage contracts and travel arrangements for speakers; collaborate with UMC on promotional materials; prepare materials needed for the day of the conference; and manage registration. The conference was a great success. This success is in large part due to Tammy’s assistance.

Tammy also assisted faculty and staff in my former department in relocating our entire department to a new floor in Nursing Education over the summer (2019). Due to the combining of two departments, there was a need to relocate not only faculty offices but also graduate assistant offices, graduate program records and materials and instructional materials. Tammy went way above and beyond the call of duty to not just coordinate the move but also to oversee and actually help with the physical room.”

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