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Reeve Union Marketing Manager Kate Unger received second place for her article, “Reeve Union Gets Connected,” in the 2010 Outstanding Articles for College Services magazine. Unger’s award will be presented at the 42nd-annual conference of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 7 to 10.L

Linda Pereksta
, music department, will perform in “Historical Flutes” as part of the First Congregational Church’ seventh season of its music series. The free program starts at noon and is followed by lunch. The church is located at 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh.

The Wisconsin Nurses Association named Suzanne Marnocha on the list of the top 100 nurses in Wisconsin. Marnocha received the award at the 2010 WNA annual convention, Oct. 7 to 9, at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison.

Melissa Lantta, University Advising Resource Center, is the president-elect of the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association. The association represents Wisconsin technical, private and public colleges and all areas of the advising spectrum. WACADA is affiliated with the National Academic Advising Association.

Michelle Michalski, biology/microbiology, is project director of “Animal Models of Infectious Diseases,” which received $123,910 from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Georgia.

Marianne Johnson
, economics, will visit German universities with funding from the Hessen University system and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. Eric Kuennen, mathematics, will participate but will fund his own way. The trip takes place Nov. 28 to Dec. 3, and was organized to familiarize UW System faculty with the Hessen university system and opportunities for internships and research in Germany.

Faculty and students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will present their research at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10 to 13. AASHE connects colleges and universities with resources and support to engage the higher education community to work towards a sustainable future. UW Oshkosh faculty and staff presenting at AASHE include: Aaron Campbell, Korin Franklin, Nadeesha Thewarapperuma, Steven Dunn, Michael Lizotte and Tom Sonnleitner.

Richard Kalinoski, theater, received notable reviews from LA Weekly and Backstage magazine on his play, “Beast on the Moon.” Kalinoski’s play also has been recommended for the LA Alliance Ovation Awards, which are the highest theatre awards given in Los Angeles. A performance must be recommended before it can formally be nominated for an Ovation Award. Only 15 percent of professional productions in Los Angeles receive recommendations for the Ovation Award.

The play focuses on two survivors of the Armenian genocide and the development of their relationship as immigrates in Milwaukee. Nominees will be announced, Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., at the Autry museum in Los Angeles, Calif.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh elementary education major Molly Cosgrove, received the WAEOPP scholarship for $1,000. The WAEOPP is funded by the Higher Education Act and provides opportunities for low-income, first-generation students to be successful as they continue their education. Cosgrove is president of the First in the Family student organization and an active member of Student Support Services.

The Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis Club awarded Tom Sonnleitner, vice chancellor of administration, with the Ruby K Award for bringing five or more new recruits to the club.

In addition, UW Oshkosh Foundation President Arthur Rathjen, was presented with a certificate for perfect attendance and for contributing nearly 90 hours of volunteer time. Rathjen also worked with the club to build a new club website and was named the Kiwanian of the Year.

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