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  • Druscilla Scribner

    Druscilla Scribner

    Druscilla Scribner found political science on the side of the road between San Salvador and La Libertad in El Salvador. It was spring of 1992 and the small Central American country was nearing the end of its civil war.

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  • Eric Brunsell

    Eric Brunsell

    When he is teaching Elementary and Secondary Science Methods to future teachers, Eric Brunsell knows he does not have to try to instill in them a love for helping kids. They all have that. “They are in it to make a positive difference in the lives of kids,” Brunsell said.

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  • Jennifer Considine

    Jennifer Considine

    It is difficult to think of Jennifer Considine as anything but optimistic. She oozes positivity. Even when a photographer asks her to look serious for a few shots, she tries but fails spectacularly.

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  • R. Shelly Lancaster

    R. Shelly Lancaster

    R. Shelly Lancaster teaches future nurses at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. As she guides her students to become nursing professionals, she never forgets those who've guided her in the past.

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  • Scott Beyer

    Scott Beyer

    If there’s one thing more challenging than learning about risk management and insurance regulations, it could be teaching it. That is why in the middle of reviewing for a final exam, Scott Beyer tells the story of his college friend who took Beyer’s dad’s car on an off-road joyride and ended up in jail.

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  • Kimberly Udlis, Ph.D., FNP-BC

    Kimberly Udlis, Ph.D., FNP-BC

    On the wall of Kimberly Udlis’ office is an untitled poem written by a patient on July 22, 1994. On that day, the patient had been told by his physicians that he needed open-heart surgery, after a less invasive procedure had failed. Udlis, then barely one year out of nursing school, held his hand after he was given the news.

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  • B.S. Sridhar, Ph.D.

    B.S. Sridhar, Ph.D.

    On the grounds of the National Primary and Middle School in Bangalore, India, B.S. Sridhar reflected on his father’s lessons: You need to be a life-long student to be a productive citizen. You need to live a life giving back to the community. On that pleasant January day in 2012, Sridhar, an associate professor of business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and his siblings stood on the grounds of the school that their father founded more than 75 years ago.

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  • Carmen Heider

    Carmen Heider

    Carmen Heider stood behind the lectern and smiled broadly at the people gathered in front of her. Some were dressed in semi-formal attire; others were in matching blue-green prison apparel. On that day at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wis., Heider, an associate communication professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, was celebrating her students’ success.

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  • Michelle Kuhl, Ph.D.

    Michelle Kuhl, Ph.D.

    Michelle Kuhl is fired up. On this day, she is faced with this challenge: make Coming of Age in Mississippi, a 1968 memoir by Anne Moody about her life as an African American girl growing up in Mississippi, relevant to her students in this time, in this place.

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  • Patricia Scanlan, Ph.D.

    Patricia Scanlan, Ph.D.

    Frost fogged the windows of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Nursing Education building, where Dr. Patricia Scanlan, her graduate students, 10 children from 1st–4th grade and their parents were gathered for a celebration of literacy.

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  • Rebekah Peppler

    Rebekah Peppler

    Rebekah Peppler is without a doubt at home in her mother’s kitchen in Oshkosh. Her movements practiced and sure, she mixes the batter for her newest creation -- pumpkin cupcakes.

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  • Judith Westphal

    Judith Westphal

    UW Oshkosh assistant professor Judy Westphal credits a summer spent caring for an elderly woman as the impetus that pushed her into the health care field. “I wanted to be an archaeologist,” Westphal says.

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  • J. Ben Arbaugh

    J. Ben Arbaugh

    In 1996, the dean of the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh approached J. Ben Arbaugh, then a junior faculty member, with a challenge: create the first fully online course that would provide the same quality education of a traditional classroom.

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  • Laurence Carlin

    Laurence Carlin

    Before every class, UW Oshkosh professor Larry Carlin psyches himself up for the next 60 minutes. He mutters to himself as a performer would before stepping on a stage or a football player before he sprints onto the field. “Here we go,” he says before the clock starts.

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  • Judith Hankes

    Judith Hankes

    Judith Hankes moves around a classroom with confidence. She strides in the aisle asking, “If the child was not able to read and could only listen to the question, how would the child think about what was being asked?”

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  • James Feldman

    James Feldman

    On this day, James Feldman and his students will 
climb atop Winnebago County’s tallest peak. It isn’t too windy; it’s also not too hot. The students may not appreciate those weather details yet, but Feldman knows, they soon will.

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  • Green Medicine

    Green Medicine

    What began as a simple story of a young man and his research turned into a heart-rending and inspirational tale about science, family traditions, honor, sacrifice, peace and war. This is Green Medicine: From the Mountains of Laos to the Labs at UW Oshkosh.

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  • Nazar Kulchytskyy

    Nazar Kulchytskyy

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh junior Nazar Kulchytskyy claimed the 2012 and 2013 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championship - but he's only just warming up.

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  • Douglas Haynes "Every Day that We Live is the Future"

    Douglas Haynes "Every Day that We Live is the Future"

    Douglas Haynes of the Department of English shares how government programs and non-profit organizations in Nicaragua are working to mitigate environmental injustices.

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  • Ryan Steiskal

    Ryan Steiskal

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Ryan Steiskal created artwork of dinosaurs that had been unseen to science - until now.

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  • Greg Gibbons

    Greg Gibbons

    This is the story of Greg Gibbons, one of five veterans from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh featured War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 2, Warriors & Nurses. This student multimedia project resulted in an 80-page book, a series of podcasts and a photo exhibit.

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  • Dixie Berres

    Dixie Berres

    This is the story of Dixie Berres, one of five veterans from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh featured War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 2, Warriors & Nurses. This student multimedia project resulted in an 80-page book, a series of podcasts and a photo exhibit.

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  • Denise Parrish

    Denise Parrish

    This is the story of Denise Parrish, one of five veterans from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh featured War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 2, Warriors & Nurses. This student multimedia project resulted in an 80-page book, a series of podcasts and a photo exhibit.

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  • John Ackerman

    John Ackerman

    This is the story of John Ackerman, one of five veterans from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh featured War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 2, Warriors & Nurses. This student multimedia project resulted in an 80-page book, a series of podcasts and a photo exhibit.

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  • Will Anderson

    Will Anderson

    This is the story of Will Anderson, one of five veterans from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh featured War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 2, Warriors & Nurses. This student multimedia project resulted in an 80-page book, a series of podcasts and a photo exhibit.

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  • Marty Robinson

    Marty Robinson

    Every once in a while Marty Robinson is struck by a piece of music. The music may come from a snippet from a radio commercial or a theme song to a TV show. Then Robinson remembers why the tune gives him pause - he had composed it.

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  • Michael David

    Michael David

    As a child, Michael David loved unraveling word problems. Recently, what began as a childhood hobby has turned into an outright fixation of crossword puzzles.

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  • Anna Filipova “Electronic Health Records Adoption and Use in Wisconsin Skilled Nursing Facilities”

    Anna Filipova  “Electronic Health Records Adoption and Use in Wisconsin Skilled Nursing Facilities”

    Dr. Anna Filipova's presentation examines the adoption of electronic health records and their integrated possibilities in the health care systems.

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  • Eric Hiatt "A Story Written in Stone"

    Eric Hiatt  "A Story Written in Stone"

    Dr. Eric Hiatt, Department of Geology, highlights the critical importance of creating climate-literate students in his talk “Climate Change From a Geologic Perspective: A Story Written in Stone.”

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  • Time for Change

    Time for Change

    Mary Anne DeZur and her son Lou, who has juvenile diabetes, invented Time for Change, a device that could help make lives easier for people with diabetes. DeZur is the Office Manager of Facilities Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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  • From Pupil to Published

    From Pupil to Published

    Not many people can say they have published a book by the age of 21. UW Oshkosh student Sonja Funnell, however, can say she has three under her belt.

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  • Scholarship and Achievements

    Scholarship and Achievements

    Endeavors magazine is proud to highlight the many achievements of the faculty and instructional academic staff at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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  • Kyle Moerchen, Peter Herr and The Work of George Edwin Bergstrom

    Kyle Moerchen, Peter Herr and The Work of George Edwin Bergstrom

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students Kyle Moerchen and Peter Herr contributed to a public exhibit about one of the Fox Valley’s most successful figures.

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  • Kevin Rau Designer and Musician

    Kevin Rau Designer and Musician

    To his art students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Kevin Rau may look like the mild-mannered graphic design instructor, but under that academic veneer beats the heart of a rock ‘n’ rolling musician.

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  • Political Science 313: Comparative Genocide

    Political Science 313: Comparative Genocide

    Dr. Tracy Hoffman Slagter displays one of the most positive personalities of any faculty member on campus while teaching one the most depressing topics on the planet: genocide.

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  • Midwest in the Far East

    Midwest in the Far East

    For three weeks, two groups of UW Oshkosh students -- math education and business/economics -- ventured to China on a journey that changed the way they look at the world. Join us for an evening of discovery as the students share their stories.

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  • 9/11 Remembrance Concert

    9/11 Remembrance Concert

    Patriotic songs and the American flag filled the air at the 9/11 Remembrance Concert. Led by music director and conductor Andre Gaskins, also the director of Orchestral Activities and Cello at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the concert attracted thousands to the Leach Amphitheater.

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  • Doug Heil and Primetime Authorship

    Doug Heil and Primetime Authorship

    Film professor Douglas Heil has been teaching courses at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 1987. He received an English degree from University of Illinois and then earned his M.F.A. at Northwestern University.

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  • Lab Results

    Lab Results

    The medical technology program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been described as a diamond in the rough. Through professional partnerships, director John Strous and his students have propelled this program to the top.

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  • Dr. Stephen Kercher

    Dr. Stephen Kercher

    Dr. Stephen Kercher is an associate professor in the Department of History.

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Notes

  • Dr. Andy Robson

    Dr. Andy Robson

    UW Oshkosh’s endorsement of the Earth Charter document started in 2001 with a mysterious phone call to Dr. Andy Robson, a professor of English at the University.

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  • Michael David

    Michael David

    As a child, Michael David loved unraveling word problems. Recently, what began as a childhood hobby has turned into an outright fixation of crossword puzzles.

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  • From Pupil to Published

    From Pupil to Published

    Not many people can say they have published a book by the age of 21. UW Oshkosh student Sonja Funnell, however, can say she has three under her belt.

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  • 9/11 Remembrance Concert

    9/11 Remembrance Concert

    Patriotic songs and the American flag filled the air at the 9/11 Remembrance Concert. Led by music director and conductor Andre Gaskins, also the director of Orchestral Activities and Cello at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the concert attracted thousands to the Leach Amphitheater.

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  • Andre Gaskins: Maestro & Musician

    Andre Gaskins: Maestro & Musician

    The only son of a insurance salesman and a Japanese language translator, Gaskins' father told his mother while they were dating that they'd have three children and that they'd all be musicians.

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  • The Berlin Wall & Beyond

    The Berlin Wall & Beyond

    To commemorate the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, several members of the UW Oshkosh faculty organized a series of presentations and exhibitions to explore the impact of the Wall and new world order that was ushered in when it fell.

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  • James Krueger: "Missing Voices"

    James Krueger: "Missing Voices"

    Dr. James Krueger kicks off the 2011 Dean's Symposium series for the College of Letters and Science. His presentation is titled “Missing Voices: Understanding Group Identity and War Attitudes Among Service-Connected Civilians."

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  • Life on the Run

    Life on the Run

    After three decades each of service to UW Oshkosh that included leading various Titans national titles, the married coaching couple Deb Vercauteren and John Zupanc has called it a career. wo of the pillars of the UW Oshkosh athletic department donned their running shoes and jogged off together into the proverbial sunset.

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  • Trent Hilborn and Mark Mazur

    Trent Hilborn and Mark Mazur

    UW Oshkosh film students Mark Mazur and Trent Hilborn are no strangers to film making. Their third short film, CYCLE, showcases a culmination of their many talents.

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  • Bridget Isnardi

    Bridget Isnardi

    As the first UW Oshkosh student to be named to the National Debate Scholars Team in 2010, communications major Bridget Isnardi is on track to two-peat.

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  • Drs. Jae Lee and Ju Youn Bae

    Drs. Jae Lee and Ju Youn Bae

    A husband-and-wife teaching duo is demystifying the world of mathematics for local students.

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  • Dr. Thomas Lammers

    Dr. Thomas Lammers

    As curator of the Neil A. Harriman Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Thomas G. Lammers keeps current by reading an array of botany journals. However, one recent article in the Harvard Papers in Botany caught his eye.

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  • Time for Change

    Time for Change

    Mary Anne DeZur and her son Lou, who has juvenile diabetes, invented Time for Change, a device that could help make lives easier for people with diabetes. DeZur is the Office Manager of Facilities Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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  • Marty Robinson

    Marty Robinson

    Every once in a while Marty Robinson is struck by a piece of music. The music may come from a snippet from a radio commercial or a theme song to a TV show. Then Robinson remembers why the tune gives him pause - he had composed it.

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  • Ryan Steiskal

    Ryan Steiskal

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Ryan Steiskal created artwork of dinosaurs that had been unseen to science - until now.

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  • Carmen Heider "From Campus to Prison"

    Carmen Heider "From Campus to Prison"

    What is it like to teach behind prison walls? Dr. Carmen Heider of the Department of Communication shares her experience at Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

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  • Kevin Rau Designer and Musician

    Kevin Rau Designer and Musician

    To his art students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Kevin Rau may look like the mild-mannered graphic design instructor, but under that academic veneer beats the heart of a rock ‘n’ rolling musician.

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  • Kyle Moerchen, Peter Herr and The Work of George Edwin Bergstrom

    Kyle Moerchen, Peter Herr and The Work of George Edwin Bergstrom

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students Kyle Moerchen and Peter Herr contributed to a public exhibit about one of the Fox Valley’s most successful figures.

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  • Dr. Jennifer Szydlik

    Dr. Jennifer Szydlik

    Each year, the UW Board of Regents recognizes two faculty and academic staff members from the 26 UW System institutions. In 2010, they tapped Dr. Szydlik as a Regents Teaching Excellence Award winner.

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  • The Play's the Thing

    The Play's the Thing

    In a rapidly evolving world where entertainment can be found on a cell phone screen, Richard Kalinoski still sees the stage as a significant and viable medium.

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  • John Koker

    John Koker

    Growing up in Kenosha, Wis., John Koker had no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up, but he did know one thing: he didn't want to teach.

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  • H1N1/Swine Flu

    H1N1/Swine Flu

    Dr. Teri Shors is an associate professor with the Department of Biology and Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is a leading virologist and the author of Understanding Viruses.

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  • The Power of Transformative Teaching

    The Power of Transformative Teaching

    Dr. Lori Carrell’s commitment to inspire positive transformation has fueled more than twenty-five years of teaching, speaking and communication consulting.

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  • Dr. Eli Kalman

    Dr. Eli Kalman

    For five weeks at 9,300 feet above sea level, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Professor Dr. Eli Kalman blended his passion of teaching and music with the rustic life at Rocky Ridge Music Camp, which is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

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Setting the Course

  • Waste Not, Want Not

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Dr. Jim Feldman is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies and History and the acting director of the Environmental Studies program at UW Oshkosh. In Spring 2010, Feldman taught a Special Topics: Campus Sustainability course.

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  • Prison from Inside Out

    Prison from Inside Out

    In a place where all residents had been judged and sentenced, there is one room in the Taycheedah Correctional Institution where judgment is checked at the door.

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  • Lab Results

    Lab Results

    The medical technology program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been described as a diamond in the rough. Through professional partnerships, director John Strous and his students have propelled this program to the top.

    Read More
  • Dr. Stephen Kercher

    Dr. Stephen Kercher

    Dr. Stephen Kercher is an associate professor in the Department of History.

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  • Political Science 313: Comparative Genocide

    Political Science 313: Comparative Genocide

    Dr. Tracy Hoffman Slagter displays one of the most positive personalities of any faculty member on campus while teaching one the most depressing topics on the planet: genocide.

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Spotlight

  • 9/11 Remembrance Concert

    9/11 Remembrance Concert

    Patriotic songs and the American flag filled the air at the 9/11 Remembrance Concert. Led by music director and conductor Andre Gaskins, also the director of Orchestral Activities and Cello at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the concert attracted thousands to the Leach Amphitheater.

    Read More
  • Lessons from the Inca Trail

    Lessons from the Inca Trail

    Dr. Eric Kuennen wanted to take his students, all future teachers of math, out of their comfort zone. This desire to shake things up led Kuennen and 16 of his students to the mountains, jungles and deserts of Peru.

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  • Green Medicine

    Green Medicine

    What began as a simple story of a young man and his research turned into a heart-rending and inspirational tale about science, family traditions, honor, sacrifice, peace and war. This is Green Medicine: From the Mountains of Laos to the Labs at UW Oshkosh.

    Read More
  • Midwest in the Far East

    Midwest in the Far East

    For three weeks, two groups of UW Oshkosh students -- math education and business/economics -- ventured to China on a journey that changed the way they look at the world. Join us for an evening of discovery as the students share their stories.

    Read More
  • Filmaker & Teacher: A chat with Troy Perkins

    Filmaker & Teacher: A chat with Troy Perkins

    Troy Perkins, associate professor in the radio-TV-film department, puts his students on production sets where they learn from and work alongside industry professionals. With real deadlines and tight budgets, students truly experience the highs and lows of a professional film production.

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  • Time for Change

    Time for Change

    Mary Anne DeZur and her son Lou, who has juvenile diabetes, invented Time for Change, a device that could help make lives easier for people with diabetes. DeZur is the Office Manager of Facilities Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

    Read More
  • Marty Robinson

    Marty Robinson

    Every once in a while Marty Robinson is struck by a piece of music. The music may come from a snippet from a radio commercial or a theme song to a TV show. Then Robinson remembers why the tune gives him pause - he had composed it.

    Read More
  • Ryan Steiskal

    Ryan Steiskal

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Ryan Steiskal created artwork of dinosaurs that had been unseen to science - until now.

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  • Nazar Kulchytskyy

    Nazar Kulchytskyy

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh junior Nazar Kulchytskyy claimed the 2012 and 2013 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championship - but he's only just warming up.

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  • Testing the Waters

    Testing the Waters

    Lisa Whitman and her students have combed 34 beaches in Door and Kewaunee counties to uncover what may be lurking in the waters.

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  • The Grand Plan

    The Grand Plan

    As part of a class project, two groups of journalism students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh were given a real-life client – The Grand Opera House. Their task? Figure out how to attract college students to the restored Victorian theater.

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  • War: Through Their Eyes

    War: Through Their Eyes

    While the Iraq War is being fought halfway around the world, the students in Grace Lim's Spring 2009 Writing for the Media class found relevancy right here on campus.

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  • Airboat Rescue 1: When the Ice Breaks

    Airboat Rescue 1: When the Ice Breaks

    Grace Lim loves telling stories. When she heard about the Lee family and their quest to keep the community safe through an airboat named Rescue 1, she knew she had the ingredients for a great story.

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  • Stoking the Fire

    Stoking the Fire

    In Teresa Lind's Advanced Sculpture class, students are taught to respect the power of the flame. The pour team gets ready for a sauna-like, yet profound, experience.

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  • Laurence Carlin

    Laurence Carlin

    Before every class, UW Oshkosh professor Larry Carlin psyches himself up for the next 60 minutes. He mutters to himself as a performer would before stepping on a stage or a football player before he sprints onto the field. “Here we go,” he says before the clock starts.

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