October 2014 News and Information
Spring 2015 registration has started!
Registration for the spring semester began on Monday, Sept. 29. Your registration date & time is located on the right-hand side of your student account in TitanWeb account. The date & time that is listed indicates when you may begin registering or enrolling in classes for next semester. It is NOT your appointment date with your academic advisor.
We encourage you to make an appointment with your academic advisor prior to your registration date. Appointments can be made at the UARC (Undergraduate Advising Resource Center) located in the Student Success Center, Suite 202, or by calling (920) 424-1268. Be aware that academic advisors are very busy and their availability is quite limited during registration time. It is recommended that you schedule your appointment well in advance of your registration date, preferably two weeks in advance.
NTSO October Activities
3rd Thursday meeting - Thursday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in Lincoln Hall, room 130. NTSO will host a representative from Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BB/BS) Fox Valley. They will discuss the process to become a mentor and for those who may be interested, how to sign up your child to receive a mentor.
Halloween Carnival – Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Titan Underground which is located on the lower level of Reeve Union. This is a free event open to community children, 10 years old and younger. Children are to be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Come and enjoy the games and activities sponsored by the Reeve Union Board (RUB) and various student organizations. Be sure to visit the NTSO table and try your luck at their bean bag game. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and join in the Halloween festivities!
Student SAFE Trainings
Help make UW Oshkosh a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ and Ally people by attending a SAFE Training workshop. Take part in one of the 2.5-hour interactive workshops held on Sunday night, Oct. 5 or Oct. 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. in Reeve 213. The workshop will introduce students to LGBTQ culture along with some of the issues that many LGBTQ people encounter in their lives and prepares you to become an ally. Pre-registration for the workshop is available online.
Take Back the Night
The 2014 Annual Fox Valley Take Back the Night (TBTN) is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Reeve Union Ballroom. This event includes a resource fair, a rally that features survivor speakers and important education surrounding domestic and sexual violence, followed by their annual march with traditional chants, and a moment of silence outside the Christine Ann Center. There is no cost to attend this event.
Join fellow alumni and friends for There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2014 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. Enjoy a mix of traditional and new Homecoming events. Join in the Tour de Titan bike ride and enjoy pre-game festivities at Tent City, including free food and music.
Women’s Center October Events
The Women’s Center invites all students, men and women to attend their events and engage in conversation about women’s and gender issues. Several of the events during October are: Comedian, Marga Gomez; Author, Winona LaDuke; Film Series: Polytechnique, and $tart $mart Salary Negotiation and Owning Your Skills workshops. To learn more about these events and others click here.
Reading and Study Skill Help
The Reading Study Center offers assistance with reading and study skills in Nursing/Education, room 201. Workshops are offered throughout the semester to help you learn more efficiently and improve your learning potential. There is still availability in ACAD 125 and ACAD 169 during the second 7-week session for students looking to enroll. Improve your reading and study skills in one of these classes that will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Earn Credit for Prior Learning
Have you worked in a job or at other tasks that are similar to the scope of a college course? UW Oshkosh provides opportunities for students to earn credit for prior learning. Interdisciplinary Studies 145, Assessment of Prior Learning, is a two-credit online course being offered in the spring 2015 semester. A study of philosophies of higher education will lead to the development of a rationale for credit for prior learning. The course helps you to analyze your life experiences and assemble a portfolio so that you may submit a request to receive credit for one or more courses, across a variety of academic departments. Eligible students can earn up to 24 credits through the portfolio process.
Check your STAR report and/or plan of courses left to graduate. If you have required or elective courses to take that are very similar to what you learned and carried out at work or in other settings, consider taking this course. In addition to credit by portfolio development, credit can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and selected military experiences. Contact LLCE adult student resources at (920) 424-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to see if you may be a candidate for prior learning or for permission to register for Interdisciplinary Studies 145.
Student Health 101
Are you looking for one resource that contains recipes, fitness techniques, nutrition tips and much more? Look no further and check out the online magazine, Student Health 101. Be sure to visit the campus Student Health Center, located in Radford Hall, for any health concerns or needs that you may have while on campus. Both of these resources are provided to all enrolled students at UW Oshkosh.
Support and Advocacy is waiting for you
The LLCE adult student resource office understands what it is like to attend college as a nontraditional student. We provide support, resources and advocacy to help you succeed and achieve your educational goals. Our office is open year round from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To connect with our office, call (920) 424-3350, email email@example.com or visit us on the 2nd floor of Lincoln Hall.