Convocation Recap

Dear University community,

On Tuesday, we opened the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s academic year and focused on our challenges, our successes and our hopes for the year ahead. For anyone who missed yesterday’s livestreamed event, we invite you to visit to see the awards ceremony and Convocation addresses.

I am also proud that on Tuesday, after several years of dutiful work by the UW Oshkosh Multicultural Student Task Force, we unveiled a new mural on the side of Albee Hall, across from Polk Library on the Oshkosh Campus.

This large and colorful mural celebrates differences, uplifts diverse communities and conveys the message that all are supported and valued at the three campuses of UW Oshkosh.

As our UW Oshkosh Today story notes, this impressive project was an initiative that began after leaders from various multicultural student organizations came together to talk about diversity, inclusion and their experiences on campus. From these dialogues, students identified a need for greater representation of cultural diversity both inside and outside the classroom. One of the critical areas of need was multicultural artwork on campus. As a result, the student task force was formed with a goal of installing a mural on campus. Students led all aspects of the project, from securing funding, finding a location and selecting the artwork.

You can view the mural unveiling ceremony on the Student Achievement Services website and enjoy a photo gallery of the mural.

My sincere thank you to all who worked on this project celebrating the unique backgrounds and perspectives within our Titan community.

Chancellor Andy Leavitt
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