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UWO theatre readies ‘Gilbert and Sullivan Tavern Follies’

UWO theatre readies ‘Gilbert and Sullivan Tavern Follies’

Love, Guilt and Other Family Values, the 2020-21 theatre season at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, continues this spring in collaboration with the radio TV film department. Up next is The Gilbert and Sullivan Tavern Follies, a production by UW Oshkosh theatre professor Merlaine Angwall. It’s directed by Christopher Flieller with musical direction is by Eva Thelen.

Gilbert and Sullivan Tavern Follies, like the rest of the season slate, was filmed on campus with no live audience and then presented on YouTube May 3-15. One ticket purchase grants access to both Tavern Follies and the second show for spring, The Imaginary Invalid, and the productions can be viewed anytime May 3-15. Tickets go on sale April 1.

Tavern Follies production. Feb. 27, 2021

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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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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.

UWO Alumni Board openings announced

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association is seeking nominations by March 25 for graduates interested in joining the Alumni Board of Directors.

The 24-member volunteer board anticipates filling four open positions for three-year terms beginning in fall 2021.

The board, driven by pride in UW Oshkosh’s successes, builds connections among alumni, students and the University.

Learn more about board member expectations or nominate a candidate online.

UWO program associate earns March STAR Award

Ruth Eberwine, who works for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Army ROTC as the program associate, has been named the recipient of the March 2021 STAR Award.

She was nominated by her former supervisor Chad Ramskugler and supported by her current supervisor Lt. Col. Kevin Howell.

Eberwine’s nomination follows:

“Ruth Eberwine is a pillar for the Department of Military Science, facilitating hundreds of students to become leaders of character as they graduate and commission as officers in the U.S. Army.

In December 2019, she single-handedly planned and executed a formal commissioning ceremony as the newly graduated cadets became U.S. Army second lieutenants, performed their oath of service, and received their first salute in the presence of leaders from UWO, St. Norbert College and Marian University.

Throughout fall 2019, she processed over 40 student scholarships through the U.S. Army, ensuring that UWO received full tuition payments for every student in the ROTC program. This involved hosting classes and training sessions for the cadets to teach them how to navigate and complete all Web-based and manual administrative forms. Additionally, she worked with the U.S. Army Cadet Command comptroller to ensure timeliness of payment to the school.

Eberwine has been a pillar for the ROTC program for over 10 years and is relentless as ever in achieving student success and improving student experience with the University!”

Additional UW Oshkosh Fall 2020 Dean’s List, Honor Roll released 

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have released the names of several additional students named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List and Honor Roll. 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

Sabrina Cisneros, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Esmeralda Jaramillo, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Kelsey Kaiser, Malone, Wisconsin

Hannah Mider, Wauconda, Illinois

University Honor Roll

Amanda Kraayvanger, Delavan, Wisconsin

Shannon Macaulay, Chicago, Illinois

Luke Querio, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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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  Events

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

Watercolor Workshop

Speaker Series: Chris Singleton

Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Women’s HERstory Month Research Presentation: Dr. Anna Hersey

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Special & Early Childhood Education Department

Computer Science

SSS Advisor Search and Screen Committee

Graduate Council

Dept. of Geography

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