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Clash in action: UW Oshkosh mascot keeps Titans riled up

Clash in action: UW Oshkosh mascot keeps Titans riled up

Students will return to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus in the fall and Clash the Titan, the face of UW Oshkosh Titans athletics since 2009, is ready for all the adventures a new school year brings.

Click the image below to view photos of Clash working hard to rally the Titan faithful around campus.

Clash highlights

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Research gives students the opportunity to think and create outside the classroom

Research gives students the opportunity to think and create outside the classroom

At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, scholarly research and creative activities help hone students’ critical-thinking skills and contribute to their professional and personal development. Students who engage in this important work—work that allows them to think and create outside the walls of a classroom—can improve their information literacy, enhance their writing and communication skills and reap the benefits of collaboration.

Click the image below to view photos of UW Oshkosh students conducting and showcasing research.

Student research highlights 2019-2020

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Radio TV film offers students unparalleled access to professional facilities, equipment

Radio TV film offers students unparalleled access to professional facilities, equipment

Whether they’re working in the broadcast or radio studio or on the sound stage, radio TV film students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh prepare for careers in the mass media by mastering professional procedures while training with the latest technology and professional equipment.

Click the image below to view photos of students in the radio TV film program putting the resources to good use.

RTF broadcaster Stewart Atkinson, Nov. 18, 2019

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Students thank donors who supported Titans Rise campaign

Students thank donors who supported Titans Rise campaign

When we asked our donor community to help support our students as they navigated the financial crisis presented by COVID-19, we were blown away by the response.

Our students needed help, and the Titan community rose to the occasion.

Because of our donors, the Titans Rise campaign raised $84,000 and has helped more than 250 students so far. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you.


If the powerful words of these students inspire you to make a gift to the Titans Rise campaign, please know that your contribution is needed and appreciated. Applications continue to arrive daily and nearly 500 students remain hopeful that they, too, will receive a grant.

For more information, visit here or give below. Any gift is appreciated, no matter the size.
Dear Class of 2020: A message from UW Oshkosh faculty and staff

Dear Class of 2020: A message from UW Oshkosh faculty and staff

On commencement day, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh faculty and staff typically gather at Kolf Sports Center to celebrate with the myriad of graduates, their friends and families. Even though a global pandemic moved the ceremony online and prevented us from being together in person, we’re still bursting with pride and ready to honor all that our graduating Titans have accomplished.

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UW Oshkosh alumnus receives Rolfs Educational Foundation Award for teaching

Aaron Spaeth, a 2018 alumnus of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and teacher at Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend, recently was named as one of four award-winners in the 49th Annual Rolfs Educational Foundation Awards.

The awards honor exceptional teachers from elementary, middle level and high school and special services educators. Winners in each of the four categories receive $1,000.

In his nomination, Spaeth is described as dedicated and hard-working educator—enthusiastic in encouraging the love of reading and always looking for ways to appeal to even the most resistant reader.

The nominator said Spaeth brings in a variety of books, as well as strategies to best reach each student. Growth and achievement of his students is high year after year—in large part to his commitment to using best practices and individualizing instruction for students to reach them where they are.

Spaeth has developed English Language Arts action steps and facilitated professional development and helped set the direction for the building. His nominator said Spaeth is easy to work with and his co-workers can count on him for level-headed suggestions.

He is a graduate of the master of science in education-literacy program at UW Oshkosh.

Screen film before UWO sustainability’s discussion on plastic pollution

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations is hosting a virtual panel discussion about plastic pollution.

The panel will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, via Zoom. An invite will be made available in the near future.

Meanwhile participants are invited to screen the film The Story of Plastic in advance of the panel event. Email Brad Spanbauer, campus sustainability coordinator, at spanbauerb@uwosh.edu to receive an individual link.

About the film

Filmed across three continents and featuring never-before-seen footage from the front lines of the crisis, The Story of Plastic is a seething documentary of the true villains and heroes behind plastic pollution fight.

Spanbauer said plastic pollution is everywhere, smothering oceans and poisoning communities around the world.“‘Big Plastic’ only plans to expand production. Luckily, a global resistance movement is rising up to fight back,” he said.

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UWO names Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, Hmong Studies program head

Two new leaders are joining the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

On Sept. 1, Damira Grady will join the University as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence.

On Aug. 1, Mai See Thao begins as the director of UW Oshkosh’s new Hmong Studies program.

Grady most recently served as the director of student accommodations and interpreting services at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She earned her Ph.D. in the advancement of learning and service in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University, her Masters of Science in educational psychology with an emphasis in community counseling from the UW-Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Science in educational studies from UW-Milwaukee.

Thao most recently served as the postdoctoral fellow and instructor with the Center for Healthy Communities and Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She earned her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her B.A. in anthropology and certificate in Asian American studies from the UW-Madison.

UWO team’s political app takes third in Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students Abbie Merrill and Ian McDonald took third place with their political app, while a UW-River Falls team won the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament with a water bottle that fights the water crisis in developing countries.

Ian McDonald and Abbie Merrill

The business model contest presented by WiSys took place virtually on June 10.

The tournament brought teams of university students from across the state to pitch innovative business ideas.

Through their business Didómi, the UW-River Falls duo of Lamah Bility and Anaa Jibicho aims to combat the water crisis in developing countries by selling fashionable, reusable water bottles.

The team will receive a $2,500 cash prize, courtesy of the Idea Fund of La Crosse.

Second place

UW-Milwaukee’s Loren Nelson and Jonathan Brown earned second place in the competition with their organic hair care company Lëvor.

The young entrepreneurs want to desegregate the haircare industry by providing hair care options for all hair types.

The team will receive a $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of gener8tor.

Third place

Merrill and McDonald from UW Oshkosh were awarded third place for their presentation.

The two are developing a political app called Prexo that allows users to easily track presidential executive orders.

The team will receive a $500 prize, courtesy of Charter Bank.

Earlier this month, all the participating teams had the opportunity to attend a virtual speed networking event with a variety of business leaders from around the state.

This year’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament is sponsored by Charter Bank, gener8tor, Idea Fund of La Crosse, Market & Johnson, UW System, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Xcel Energy. To view all of the business pitches or for more information about the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, visit wisys.org/bigidea.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.


UWO women’s golf team names Beth Hubbard interim head coach

Beth Hubbard has been named interim head coach of the UW Oshkosh women’s golf program, assistant chancellor and director of athletics Darryl Sims announced Thursday.

Hubbard, the fifth head coach in UW Oshkosh women’s golf history, will assume the role July 1. An assistant professor in the UW Oshkosh radio TV film department, Hubbard has been a Titans women’s golf Team Fellow since 2017, assisting student-athletes in their academic progressions throughout their careers.

Hubbard was a four-year member and captain of the Alma College (Michigan) women’s golf team until graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and theater. Hubbard received a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach’s Award for three consecutive years and team most valuable player honors during her collegiate playing career.

Hubbard’s golf experience also includes serving as assistant director and course pro at the Oxford Hills Golf Club in Oxford, Michigan, from 2013-15.

Hubbard assumes leadership of the UWO women’s golf program from Liza Ruetten, who is retiring after guiding the Titans for eight successful seasons that included a WIAC championship and an NCAA Division III Championship appearance during the 2015-16 campaign.

Hubbard, who earned a master’s degree in film production from Chapman University (California) in 2012, will remain an assistant professor in the UWO radio TV film program. Hired in 2016 as an assistant professor at UWO, Hubbard was a 2020 recipient of the UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

UWO, which begins the 2020-21 season by hosting the Titan Classic on Sept. 5-6 at the Oshkosh Country Club, won WIAC titles and made Division III Championship appearances in 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2015-16. The Titans placed fourth at the national tournament in 2003-04, fifth in 2002-03 and 14th in 2015-16.

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