December 2013 News and Information
Celebrate the end of the semester with NTSO
Take a break from the mad rush of finals to enjoy the company of other nontraditional students. Join the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) on Dec. 5 in Dempsey Hall, room 301 from 4 – 6 p.m. for conversation and holiday treats. Students are encouraged to bring a small plate of treats to share and your recipes too! Family and friends are always welcome to join us. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920) 424-0695.
Congratulations to December Graduates
The LLCE adult student resource office offers congratulations to all summer and fall graduates receiving their degrees at Commencement on Saturday, December 14. Mid-Year Commencement will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Kolf Sports Center.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association hosts a free lunch for students graduating in December 2013. The “Almost Alumni Lunch” is held at Pollock Alumni House (located on Algoma Boulevard across from Albee Hall) on Tuesday, December 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided along with giveaways, door prizes and Clash will be in attendance as well.
Easy access to UWO weather info
As the season changes—and snow, ice and sleet inevitably move in—the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is at the ready to help campus community members stay safe and up-to-date on delays and closings.
Campus community members can access weather information in a variety of ways through the University’s Campus Safety and Emergency website —emergency.uwosh.edu — including signing up for UW Oshkosh TitanAlert text messages that are sent directly to mobile phones. You can directly visit uwosh.edu/home/titanalert to sign up to receive TitanAlerts. To date, there are more than 4,400 registered mobile users utilizing the TitanAlert system.
Book Buyback at University Books & More
Getting cash for your used textbooks is easy! (And who doesn't need some extra cash this time of year?!) Sell your textbooks back to University Books & More during the Fall Semester buyback held December 5 – 7 and 9 – 14. Please check online for Book Buyback hours. Buyback windows can be found in the hallway of Reeve Union, near the Algoma Boulevard entrance. Present your books at the window, being sure to remove any notes or personal belongings. If your book is accepted for buyback you will receive money for it right on the spot!
Oshkosh Celebrations of Lights
From the warmth and comfort of your car take a drive through Oshkosh's own Menominee Park and enjoy the Oshkosh Celebration of Lights. See the park completely lit with large animated displays and traditional seasonal decorations.
This effort is so much more than the half million lights spread over a mile through beautiful Menominee Park. Oshkosh Celebration of Lights supports our local community with an annual food drive. Since 2001, attendees to the annual holiday event have donated 80 tons of non-perishable food, which has been turned over to local pantries to feed those in need here, in the Oshkosh area.
Admission is $8.00 per carload or $1.00 per person in a bus. Visitors can receive $1.00 off the normal admission cost and help support the community by donating non-perishable food items to the Winnebago Hunger Task Force, located next to the admission hut. The Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is open every evening between 5 and 9 p.m., from November 25 through December 31, 2013.
Campus schedule during holidays
The end of the 14-week and second 7-week sessions is Friday, December 13. The UW Oshkosh campus will be closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
If you plan to utilize Polk Library anytime during the holiday break, please be sure to check their hours of availability.
Fall interim in January
Fall Interim begins on Monday, January 6, 2014. Classes will run through Friday, January 24. There will be no classes on Monday, January 20, due to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Reminder: Please check the Polk Library website for hours during the Fall Interim.
Stop in LLCE adult student resources
Jill Teal at (920) 424-3350 or email@example.com.