Becky Thorson-Randall, a program assistant with the special education department in the College of Education and Human Services, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh July STAR Award.
Elementary school teachers turned into students this week on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. Nearly 70 educators were on campus during the week of June 24 to play with guitars and balloons, Slinkys and Woopee Cushions, noisemakers and straws. Really though, the hands-on play time was focused on educating educators about STEM-based activities as part of the K-5 STEM Summer Institute program.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has received $393,124 for the second year of a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Education under the English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program for ESTRELLA II: Excellent Schools, Teaching and Research for English Language Learner Achievement. Kathy Henn-Reinke is project implementer and co-director.
Graduation season is in full swing, transitioning students across the country from life as a student to life as a working professional. Many of these students, however, are still struggling through their job hunt. But this is not the case for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students like Brent Persch, who will be working with Kimberly Clark as a sales strategist after having received not one, but multiple offers for job interviews and positions.