10 Year Anniversary of September 11th
Join in the UW Oshkosh discussion and sharing of memories of September 11, 2001. Click on the "Discussions" link to the left.
Spring Local Candidate Forums - March 31, 2011 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT! UW Oshkosh will host an evening of forums for candidates bidding for seats on the Oshkosh Common Council and for the position of Oshkosh Mayor March 31, 2011; 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Reeve Memorial Union 221.
Sponsoring organizations include the American Democracy Project (ADP) and Political Science Student Association (PSSA). The Mayor's forum will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the Common Council forum beginning at 7:30 p.m. Candidates will be asked questions by a panel of engaged UW Oshkosh students.
We encourage all students to learn about their government and the candidates running for office, and to make their voices heard through the ballot box. The open positions for the spring 2011 election in the city of Oshkosh include City of Oshkosh Mayor, City of Oshkosh Common Council, Oshkosh Area School District School Board, Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge District 6, and Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The resources below will help you to make more informed voting decisions.
Students who live in Oshkosh are eligible to vote in Oshkosh--alternatively, if you are from another area and wish to vote there, you can do that. It is up to you to decide where you will vote.
Register to Vote
If you are a UW Oshkosh student, live in Oshkosh, and intend to vote in Oshkosh, you will have the opportunity to register to vote on campus. Stop by Reeve Memorial Union during lunch hours on weekdays with your driver's license and you can get registered.
“The Future of UW: Roundtable on Higher Education in Wisconsin” March 15 at 7 p.m. in Reeve Union Ballroom
The American Democracy Project is sponsoring a timely event of interest to the entire UW Oshkosh community called “The Future of UW: Roundtable on Higher Education in Wisconsin.” The event takes place on March 15 at 7 PM in Reeve Union ballroom. We invite all members of the UW Oshkosh community and alumni to come together to talk about higher education in our state. Panelists include Dr. David Ward, a former Provost of UW Oshkosh and Chancellor in the UW System, Dr. John Koker, the Dean of Letters and Science, Dr. Josh Garrison, College of Education and Human Services faculty member, and Jolie Lizotte, a student representative from the System United Council student governance group. Come participate in this important discussion about higher education in our state.
State of the State, November 30, 2010 6:00-7:30 p.m.
We invite you to view this program. Audio and video versions of the State of the State summit are now available on iTunes U (link will open iTunes). If you do not have iTunes installed you can download it for free at http://apple.com/itunes.
The forum was held in Reeve Theater (Room 307) on Tuesday November 30th from 6-7:30.
The State of the State summit was sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Political Science Student Association. Moderators for the event are Assistant Professor James Krueger (Political Science) and student Michelle Duren. Participants include State Representatives Gordon Hintz, Representative Elect Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Representative Elect Michelle Litjens, Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris and Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel.
Rock the Vote
Civic engagement on election day, November 2nd, celebrated in song by talented UW Oshkosh performers. Join us between Polk Library and Halsey for an all day event.
State Assembly Debate - October 14, 2010 7:00-8:30
Concerned about your tuition?
Concerned about Wisconsin?
Concerned about finding a job?
Come and hear from the people who help. Decide these issues and ask them questions!
Gordan Hintz VS. Jonathan Krause
Thursday, October 14th from 7:00-8:00
Reeve Ballroom 202
Free Parking in Lot #15
Constitution Day Events
Thursday, September 16, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Reeve Union 307
Speaker: Dr. Howard Schweber
"Is the IVth Amendment Obsolete? The Constitution in a Dangerous World"
Howard Schweber received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Washington. After practicing law for five years he returned to academics, studying American History at the University of Chicago and Political Science at Cornell University. He joined the Department of Political Science in 1999, where he teaches courses in law, legal studies, and political theory. He is also a member of the Legal Studies faculty and an adjunct faculty member at the UW Law School. Schweber is the author of books on the First Amendment, American legal history, and constitutional philosophy, as well as articles on related subjects. He has received several awards for teaching; he has twice been the Pi Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year at UW Madison and received the Kiekhoffer Award for Outstanding Instruction in 2006. Schweber is a frequent public speaker around the Madison area and appears regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio and local television stations.
Friday, September 17
Constitution Day Dunk Tank, September 17 11-1:20 outside Reeve Union
Learn more about the US Constitution and have fun at the same time!
Answer a questions correctly about the Constitution and earn a chance to dunk a campus leader or professor.
11:00-11:20: Alex Grupp, VP of OSA
11:20-11:40: Jason Hubbard, Reeve Union
11:40-11:50 Jim Krueger, Political Science Professor
11:50-12:00 David Siemers, Political Science Professor
12:00-12:10: Korey Kleinhans, football player
12:20- 12:40: Marissa Reynolds, President of the Political Science Student Association
12:40-1:00: Travis Swanson, Chair of UWO College Democrats
1:00-1:20: Amy Gearhart, Chair of College Democrats of Wisconsin
11:30 am -1:00 pm - Constitution, Cupcakes, & Conversation
April 2010: Earth Week
Thursday, February 11
VIEWS & BREWS Talk. Listen. Learn. Enjoy.
- Thursday, February 11
- Atrium of City Center (mall in downtown Oshkosh; enter by Becket's restaurant where Jackson St. meets the river)
- Doors open at 6:30p.m. for hobnobbing and chit-chatting; discussion starts at 7:00 and ends at 9:00
Discuss important topics in a comfortable setting in which you can enjoy a beverage and conversation is encouraged.
At this Views & Brews, we'll first discuss things people are doing or would like to do to increase racial and cultural integration in Oshkosh. The focus will be upon facilitated small group discussion at the tables (NOTE: if you are interested in being a small group discussion facilitator, please contact Paul Van Auken).
Second, we'll focus upon issues related to immigration in the Oshkosh area. We'll have some panelists (led by Stephanie Glydenvand, community organizer for ESTHER Fox Valley, an interfaith justice organization) share some perspectives in this regard, and then once again shift to facilitated discussion at the tables.
Here is a link to the event info on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=300621280984&index=1. Hope to see you there!
January 20, 2010
Obama After One Year
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Reeve Union Theatre, 307
We invite the Oshkosh community to attend a campus event sponsored by the American Democracy Project at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The event, Obama After One Year, will celebrate the one year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration. A panel of faculty will discuss policy and comment on the last year from a variety of perspectives.
Dr. David Siemers (presidency scholar)
Dr. Mike Jasinski (international relations)
Dr. Mike Lizotte (environmental politics)
Dr. Chad Cotti (health care/economics)
Alan Kania (College Democrats)
John Nerat (College Republicans)
The event is co-sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Political Science Student Association and
the Office of the Provost.
Video and audio versions of the Obama After One Year event are now posted.
If you have iTunes installed , it can be accessed at this link:
iTunes is a free download at www.apple.com/itunes