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MLK Jr. Commemoration and Celebration highlights Black History Month

MLK Jr. Commemoration and Celebration highlights Black History Month

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh held its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Celebration with an in-person and virtual format―the first time attendees could take in the celebration from afar.

James Fletcher, vice chancellor for finance and administration at UW Oshkosh, was keynote speaker for the Feb. 17 event at Reeve Memorial Union and Alphonso Simpson Jr., director of African American studies at UWO, provided vocal performances. To complete the night, several Oshkosh area students were awarded certificates as part of an MLK Jr. essay contest.

The UWO African American studies program and Sigma Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. were sponsors of the program.

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Gov. Evers visits opening of vaccination site on UWO campus

Gov. Evers visits opening of vaccination site on UWO campus

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and UW System President Tommy Thompson visited the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Friday to applaud the efforts of several organizations in getting a COVID-19 vaccination center up and running on campus. The vaccination site in the Culver Family Welcome Center, which opened this week to the public, is a partnership between UW Oshkosh, Advocate Aurora Health of Oshkosh and Winnebago County Public Health Department.

Evers, Thompson, UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and University partner representatives spoke of both the significance of the new vaccination site and the need for continued diligence by the public during the coronavirus pandemic. While at the Culver center, Evers also signed a bill to allow pharmacy technicians and students to administer vaccines under certain conditions—widening the pool of people able to get shots into arms.

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Precautions in place, Titan athletes ready to return to action

Precautions in place, Titan athletes ready to return to action

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh athletics programs have been practicing since early October. New protocols were put in place—including wearing face masks, added COVID-19 testing and size limitations at practice—to make it as safe an environment as possible for the student-athletes and coaches.

In mid-January, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) unanimously voted to begin winter competition in February. The competitions will be conference-only and no spectators will be allowed.

Sports practice session 2020

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Out with 2020, in with 2021: UWO embarks on its 150th year

Out with 2020, in with 2021: UWO embarks on its 150th year

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community is ready to close the door on the unexpected 2020 and set our sights on an exciting 2021.

In 2021, alumni, students, faculty and staff will embark on UWO’s 150th year of inspiring leaders, researchers and champions. We look forward to celebrating all year long.

Multiracial Awareness Week events planned at UW Oshkosh

The start of March brings Multicultural Awareness Week to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus.

The campus community is invited to take part in this national annual observance, which provides opportunities for all students, faculty and staff to reflect upon the experiences of multiracial students.

UWO’s Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence host a variety of events that explore different aspects of the multiracial student experience:

Monday, March 1

7-8:30 p.m.
Screening of the documentary Emanuel
Virtual Program – Event Link

This documentary explores the tragic shooting of nine African American members during a Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Baptist Church on July 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, and how only 48-hours later members of the families of the deceased offered words ​of forgiveness to Dylan Roof, during his initial court appearance
The screening of this documentary prepares the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community for the University Speaker Series event with Chris Singleton on March 4.

Wednesday, March 3

3-4:30 p.m.
The Intersection of Race and Adoption Forum
Virtual Program – Event Link

Jaclyn Skalnik, the founder of Adoption Wellness LLC, is a trauma-informed, adoption competent social worker and psychotherapist. Her areas of expertise include attachment, grief  and loss, whole-self identity exploration, transracial adoption and developmental trauma. As a public speaker, Skalnik has presented at national and international conferences on adoption and child welfare issues and has trained professionals in schools, the legal sector and the medical field. As a transracially adopted individual, she weaves her personal experiences into her professional training to provide a comprehensive perspective on the complexities of adoption.

Noon–1 p.m. 
“Don’t Make Me Choose” Student Panel
Virtual Program – Event Link

The experience of multiracial ( two or more races) students at UWO.

7-8:30 p.m.
Chris Singleton
Virtual Program – Event Link

Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization as well as an inspirational speaker who has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 60,000 students.  His mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015 by a white male who wanted to start a race related war in the United States. Singleton inspired his city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.”  Watch a sample of Chris’ lectures here!

Friday, March 5 

9-10 a.m.
Book Discussion:  The Vanishing Half

March 5 – Event Link
March 19 – Event Link

Two virtual book discussions for The Vanishing Half are set for March 5 at 9 a.m. and March 19 at 9 a.m.  Registered participants (registration has closed) should read the first half of the book for the discussion on March 5 and the second half of the book for the discussion on the March 19.  Watch for more details about a  second book club and a speaker event with author Ma Vang who will visit UW Oshkosh on April 16.

Memorial for Pat Goetz set for Friday evening at Pollock House

A celebration of the life of Patricia “Pat” Goetz, who in 2015 became the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s oldest graduate, will take place today on the UW Oshkosh campus.

Goetz, 85, died Feb. 14.

With a passion for writing, she earned her bachelor’s degree in English in 2015 at the age of 80.

The memorial event is set from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 26) at the Pollock House, 765 Algoma Blvd.

An open house will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Visitors may come and go as they wish, sign a guest book, meet Goetz’s family and see photographs.

From 5:30 to 6 p.m., UWO faculty will say a few words about her and read from the writing she revised and submitted for coursework.

Safety guidelines will be followed. Mask are required and social distancing will be keep visitors spaced. The maximum number of people in the Pollock House will be 20 at a time.

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UWO Jazz Ensemble to livestream concert Feb. 25

Marty Robinson

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble is presenting a livestream concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

The hour-long program, directed by Marty Robinson, includes a diverse array of classic big-band jazz, Latin-jazz music, and some modern jazz works with every student in the 16-piece ensemble performing an improvised solo.

While there will be a very limited live audience of invited guests only, please join online to hear the students performing music together on the Music Hall stage.

Robinson is a professor of trumpet and jazz with UW Oshkosh’s music department. For more information, contact the department at (920) 424-4224 or music@uwosh.edu.

Vaccine shipment delay impacts UWO site

National weather conditions have impacted vaccine delivery to the COVID-19 vaccination center on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus.

Anyone scheduled for a vaccine at the Culver Family Welcome Center site who is impacted by this delay will be contacted by Advocate Aurora Health.

The vaccination site is a partnership between Advocate Aurora Health of Oshkosh, Winnebago County Public Health Department and UW Oshkosh.

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Vaccine appointment requests open for week of Feb. 22 at UWO site

Eligible members of the community may request a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for next week on a digital form that opened at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, on the UW Oshkosh Titans Return website.

Visit https://uwosh.edu/titans-return/vaccination/ to access the form.

We expect to open the form at approximately 3 p.m. every Friday. The form will close when the capacity for appointment requests has been reached.

Only members of the public who meet eligibility requirements may request an appointment. Vaccinations will take place at Culver Family Welcome Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh. The vaccination center is a partnership between UW Oshkosh, Advocate Aurora Health of Oshkosh and Winnebago County Public Health Department.

Wisconsin is currently vaccinating frontline healthcare workers, residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, correctional staff and those age 65 and over.

When the request limit has been reached users of the form will receive a message that the site has reached capacity and is unable to accept new requests. Those who successfully request an appointment will be contacted by Advocate Aurora via email regarding next steps. Questions about that process should be directed to Aurora at (920) 456-6000.

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Winter Carnival Registration Meeting

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Women’s HERstory Month Research Presentation: Dr. Klein, Women’s and Gender Studies & English

Watercolor Workshop

Speaker Series: Chris Singleton

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Search and Screen Committee – Medical Assistant

Indigenous Studies Committee Meeting

FDL campus Steering committee

Communication Studies Personnel Committee

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