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In celebration of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's 140th anniversary in 2011-2012, Alumni Relations invites the entire University community to take part in our This We Believe at UW Oshkosh essay project.

Share Your Daily Life Philosophy

thiswebelieve.jpgIn collaboration with the national This I Believe public dialog about belief, we seek to engage our alumni, students, faculty and staff in writing and sharing essays about their personal beliefs and core values.

The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

More than 90,000 of these personal essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on the This I Believe website, heard on public radio, chronicled through books and featured in weekly podcasts.


Read UW Oshkosh This We Believe Essays

Check out essays from students, faculty, staff, alumni and others from the UW Oshkosh community.


Listen to Our This We Believe Essays


Join the Conversation

We invite you to share a brief statement of 350 to 500 words about a personal belief, following the This I Believe Essay-Writing Guidelines.

Then submit your essay through UW Oshkosh's own portal to the national project, making sure you read the Submission Agreement before proceeding. Once your essay is submitted, it may take six to eight weeks to be reviewed before posting.

You may be inspired to write your own essay when you read what they have shared about their beliefs. Remember, it's an essay but not an essay test.


Explore the thousands of essays submitted to the national project..

by reinecka — last modified Jun 13, 2012 09:27 AM