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As of Nov. 24, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titan Readership Program will feature new card reader displays that dispense copies of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The New York Times and USA TODAY.

The program is funded by student segregated fees and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; therefore, the card reader displays will limit access to Titan ID Cards.  To access the newspapers, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to swipe their Titan cards in the machines at no additional charge. These displays have been customized for UW Oshkosh to feature the black and gold school colors and campus logo.

On Nov. 25, representatives from the three newspapers will be stationed at the card reader displays in Clow, Blackhawk, Halsey and Reeve Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., giving demonstrations on how to use the card reader displays.

The mission of the readership program is to promote civic engagement, global awareness and media literacy on campus by exposing students to the news in their living, learning and community spaces. OSA has launched this initiative to broaden students’ awareness of current issues through newspaper readership and to help students become more informed and engaged citizens.

Through the UW Oshkosh Collegiate Readership Program, USA TODAY, The New York Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are available every weekday at the following locations:

  • Reeve Memorial Union
  • Blackhawk Commons
  • Polk Library
  • Halsey
  • Arts & Communications
  • Clow
  • Student Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Scott
  • Fletcher
  • Taylor

The Collegiate Readership Program, managed by USA TODAY, was developed in 1997 at Pennsylvania State University and has expanded to more than 500 campuses across the country.  The program is complemented by the USA TODAY Academic Web site, www.usatodaycollege.com, which includes resources for students and faculty, the Voices initiative, and best practices for curricular and co-curricular use.

Other participating institutions in Wisconsin include UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior.

For more information, contact the Oshkosh Student Association at osa@uwosh.edu.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.

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