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STEW: Honorary Degree Recipient 2014

For his many contributions to the UW Oshkosh campus and community, musician, composer, and Tony Award-winning playwright Stew was nominated for UW Oshkosh's 2014 Honorary Doctorate by UHP faculty members Dr. Laurence Carlin, Dr. Don Dingledine, Dr. Alan Lareau, and UHP staff member Julie Russo. The application included a detailed account of Stew's performances, classes, and public talks; promotional materials from his  three campus visits; and enthusiastic endorsements as well as compelling letters of support from a wide range of professors and students from all four Colleges. Stew was awarded the Doctorate of Humane Letters at Commencement on May 17, 2014.



STEW - October 17, 2013 (UHP Event)

"Art: Luxury or Necessity?" marked Stew's third visit to the UW Oshkosh campus. Details are here



PASSING STRANGE (Film Presentation) - October 10, 2013 (UHP Event)

Introduction by Dr. Don Dingledine and Dr. Alan Lareau


BE THE MATCH - April 24 and 25, 2013 (Cosponsor)

Many hundreds of students and staff took part in this bone marrow donor registry campaign to benefit Be the Match ( This was the second such on-campus event coordinated by Jonathan Dudzinski, a donor himself in 2011, who is a UW Oshkosh alumnus (double major in Accounting and Finance, Spring 2012) and University Honors Program Graduate.


DR. ELLIOTT SOBER - April 18, 2013 (UHP Event)

"Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards?"



SABINE BERENDSE AND PAUL CLEMENTS - April 24, 2012 (Cosponsor)

"Revolutions in Music: Hanns Eisler Remembers"



STEW - November 9, 2011 (UHP Event)

"How to Get to Broadway by Accident: Stew Talks About Passing Strange, Rock n Roll vs. Musical Theater, and the Pleasures of Personal Chronology"



DR. KEVIN MEEHAN - November 18, 2011 (Cosponsor)

"African American and Haitian Solidarity: From the Battle of Savannah to the Haitian Bicentennial"



PASSING STRANGE (Film Presentation) - October 25, 2011 (UHP Event)

Introduction by Dr. Don Dingledine and Dr. Roberta Maguire



STEVE PAULSON - October 26, 2010 (UHP Event)

"Science and Religion: What's Really at Stake in This Debate?"



DR. LENI SORENSEN - November 12, 2009 (Cosponsor)

"Gumbo and Maize: African and African American Foodways"

"Chefs and Slaves: The Cooks in Jefferson's Kitchen"



STANLEY CROUCH - February 28, 2008 (UHP Event)

"Blues for America"


by Russo, Julie A. last modified Feb 04, 2015 04:25 PM