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The only constant is change

The only constant is change

Higher education talks about change, we research new ideas, we educate ourselves on new technologies and innovation, yet when it comes to putting those changes into practice we sometimes drag our feet. We need a change on change. I had the good fortune recently to...
Libraries and boilers, and other highlights of spring

Libraries and boilers, and other highlights of spring

As we settle into spring semester, UW Oshkosh has two important projects moving through the Wisconsin legislative budget cycle – boiler replacement and Polk Library. First boilers. Why, you may ask, do we want to spend money on something like this, especially in times...
The opportunity of winter ‘break’

The opportunity of winter ‘break’

For many of us the direction and tempo of our work changes this month. We have a chance in January, however quickly it passes, to take a breath in the middle of the academic year and organize, plan and jumpstart the initiatives and projects that will move our...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Commencement

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Commencement

You may think I jest with the blog title, but I couldn’t be more serious. The holidays are a wonderful time for gatherings, celebrations, the spirit of the season, but, for me, commencement embodies all those things and more. Twice a year, when we don our regalia,...

UWO remains committed to access campuses

UW System President Jay Rothman announced Nov. 22 that he is directing UW-Platteville’s chancellor to end program offerings at its Richland Center campus, a two-year access campus joined with that institution in the UW Colleges restructuring. UW-Platteville...

Rise to the challenge of rankings

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am pleased UW Oshkosh landed in the Top 10 of Forbes Best Places to Work in Wisconsin. On the heels of that honor, I was thrilled to learn UW Oshkosh also is one of the best schools for military service members and veterans in...