Hailey Thimmig pulls on her bright purple hospital gloves and puts on her white lab coat. Cautiously, she picks up a test tube filled with a blood sample. She rotates the test tube a few times, punches some numbers into a computer and pops the test tube into the Culter Counter, a cell counting machine.
In Teresa Lind's Advanced Sculpture class, students are taught to respect the power of the flame, especially during a metal pour when the liquid bronze gets upwards of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
With happy smiles, a few long pauses and plenty of introspection, two of the pillars of the UW Oshkosh athletic department donned their running shoes and jogged off together into the proverbial sunset. After three decades each of service to UW Oshkosh that included leading various Titans teams to 24 out of the school’s 42 NCAA Division III national championships, the married coaching couple Deb Vercauteren and John Zupanc has called it a career.
Airboat Rescue 1: When the Ice Breaks is a multimedia, cross-discipline faculty-student project, led by journalism instructor Grace Lim, who worked with students, faculty and staff from four departments. The project resulted in a short documentary, a CD soundtrack with original music and a 28-page magazine.
To the casual eye, Linsi Whitman is wading in thigh-deep waters at Sunset Beach in Sturgeon Bay. But what the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student is actually doing is playing detective. This past summer, Whitman and three other students combed 34 beaches in Door and Kewaunee counties to uncover what may be lurking in the waters.
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, which has been an arts and entertainment hub in downtown Oshkosh since the late nineteenth century.
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.
Andre Gaskins doesn't get stage fright. Ever.
In fact, Gaskins is most at ease performing for an audience with a cello bow or a conductor baton in his hand. With those tools, he's able to do magic.
As the largest college at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the
College of Letters and Science is filled with faculty and staff who do
extraordinary things inside and outside the classrooms. The COLS Special
Reports aims to bring their stories to you through multiple platforms.
(All the audio and video podcasts are also available on iTunesU.)
Regardless of the format, these stories all share a common theme: a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.