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Class of 1963 graduate John “Jack” Walsdorf, of Portland, Ore, will welcome fellow classmates back to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus for their Golden Titan Reunion May 10-11.

Reunion activities include a class dinner at Robbins Restaurant Friday night, followed by a bus tour of campus and a reunion luncheon on Saturday. Representatives of the Class of 1963 also will lead the 2013 Commencement processional on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kolf Sports Center.

“We are proud to host Jack Walsdorf and all of our Golden Titans back on campus,” said Alumni Director Christine Gantner. “Graduation is the perfect time for our alumni to return and see all of the changes taking place at their alma mater. We also think it is quite special to have members of the Class of 1963 meet and interact with our newest graduates, celebrating our long history of Titan pride.”

A native of Sheboygan, Walsdorf majored in English and library science at UWO. He fondly recalls working hard as editor on the Advance student newspaper and the “rush to get the newspaper out each week.”

Walsdorf went on to receive a master’s degree in library science from UW-Madison in 1964. His first professional job was as a librarian with the Milwaukee Public Library system. After two years, he was placed in the Oxford City Library system in England as part of a library exchange program.

In 1967, he joined the Oxford-based, bookselling company B.H. Blackwell. He also worked as a consultant with Alibris, the online search service for out-of-print and hard-to-find books.

As an author, his publications include The Antiquarian Book Trade in Great Britain and Men in Printing: Anglo-American Profiles, among others.

To learn more about the Golden Titan Reunion, call the Alumni Office at (920) 424-3449 or visit uwosh.edu/go/golden

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