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August 2014 News and Information

Check Your "To Do" List

This is an important reminder to regularly check your University email account between semesters, during the summer, and whenever you stop out for a semester. Titan Apps email is the University’s standard form of communication and is the only way that some information is conveyed. 

It is also important to check your Titan Web student account for items that may have been placed on your “hold” or “to do list.” You will find these items on the right-hand side of your home page. The Registrar’s office has many helpful tutorials to assist you in navigating your student account on Titan Web. 

Textbooks for Fall: Buy or Rent

University Books & More, located in Reeve Union, has the textbooks you need for fall. They offer used, new, rental and e-books. You can charge your textbooks and supplies to your UW Oshkosh student account. Note: Credit card and Student Account charges will appear as an order, rather than an immediate purchase. These charges will be processed after August 4th, and will not appear until they have been processed. 

Used textbooks offer a substantial savings versus purchasing brand new books, but they are limited in supply. Fall books will be available for in-store purchase beginning Monday, Aug. 4.

When you order books and choose “pick-up-at-store,” your order will be boxed and held for you. These orders will be available in Reeve Union, rooms 201 and 202 on Labor Day weekend. If you prefer, you can choose to have your textbooks shipped directly to you. This is a choice when you check out and you will be able to see how much shipping will cost before you place your order. An email will be sent to you when your books are ready for pickup or have been shipped. All orders should be picked up by the close of business on Friday, Sept. 5. 

Links for electronic book resources and rental options are also located on the bookstore home page. At this time, e-books and rental books are not allowed to be charged to student accounts.

NTSO Leadership and Dragonboat
Positions Available

The Nontraditional Student Organizations (NTSO) is looking for students interested in leadership positions. They would like to have full leadership before school starts. If you are interested or would like to know more about available positions, email ntso@uwosh.edu or visit us at Taste of Oshkosh on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join NTSO’s dragonboat team that will participate in the Fall Fest Dragonboat Races on Saturday, Sept. 21. All students interested in joining “The Water Beatles” dragonboat team or who have questions, email ntso@uwosh.edu or call (920) 424-1137 for more information. 

Watch for fall events and monthly meeting times on the NTSO Facebook page and in future monthly e-newsletters from LLCE adult student resources.

Graduate Student Research Presentations

Join Professional Counseling graduate students at the Addictions Counseling Symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m., in Reeve 221. Learn about the research UW Oshkosh graduate students have completed via poster presentations.

Fox Valley Display of the Monument Quilt: Public Healing Space for Survivors of Rape & Abuse

Join the Women’s Center on Monday, Aug. 18, from 3 – 7 p.m., at the Opera House Square in downtown Oshkosh. Witness and interact with a historic display of the Monument Quilt. The quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, alongside messages of love and support from allies in the movement to upset rape culture. Be sure to visit the quilt and help change how America responds to rape and survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed. This event is open to public and is free of charge.

Fall Orientation for Adult Nontraditional, Transfer, Online, and Military Veteran Students

It is highly recommend that you attend the orientation program for transfer, nontraditional, online, and military veteran students. You are invited to attend either Monday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Campus resource and support offices will kick off the orientation in Reeve Union, room 306, with an information fair. This will be followed in Reeve 307 with additional information to familiarize you with campus policies and expectations at the UW Oshkosh.

Contact the Dean of Students office at (920) 424-3100 or LLCE adult student resources at (920) 424-1137 with questions about orientation or if you are unable to attend and would like information sent to you.

Taste of Oshkosh Opening School Event

This is one of the largest opening events at UW Oshkosh. Come to campus, pick up your fall textbooks and parking permit, and visit one of the many student organization and campus support office tables at the Taste of Oshkosh. Visit the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO), Student Veterans Association and LLCE Adult Student Resources at their tables. Taste of Oshkosh will be on the campus mall near Reeve Union on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. See what is happening and meet other adult nontraditional students!

Important Fall Dates

Fall classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For additional important academic dates, check these university calendars:

Planning to Graduate this Fall or Spring?

If you are you planning to graduate this fall or next spring, it is important that you complete and submit your application for graduation. It is preferred that you apply one semester prior to the semester in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. Questions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at (920) 424-3454 or stop by Dempsey Hall, room 130.

The Writing Center is Open

Tucked away in Suite 102 of the Student Success Center (on Elmwood Avenue), the Writing Center could be UWO’s best-kept secret. During the fall and spring semesters, the Writing Center offers flexible hours from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. most weekdays and 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays. For special hours, or to meet with a friendly, helpful consultant, visit their website or call (920) 424-1152. 

Support and Resources for Nontraditional Students

The LLCE adult student resources office. Even though college can be a very exciting time, we know there are times when it can also overwhelm you. Our staff is trained to help you catch your breath and get you back on track. We do that by helping connect you with on and off-campus resources and support offices.   Some of the valuable resources available for nontraditional students such on campus are: Credit for Prior Learning opportunities, the Center for Academic Resources (CAR) for tutoring, the Writing Center, the Reading Study Skills Center, Career Services, and Financial Aid.
 
Our office is open year round, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located in Lincoln Hall on the 2nd floor. We are available to meet with you at other times through previous arrangements. Stop by and visit, call (920) 424-1137 or email us at ansr@uwosh.edu
 
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