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From Sept. 8 to Oct. 3, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus community will have the world at its fingertips.  The UW Oshkosh Student Association (OSA) has partnered with USA TODAY to launch a trial of the Collegiate Readership Program on campus.

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 is launching this initiative to broaden students’ awareness of current issues through newspaper readership and to help students become more informed and engaged citizens.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, New York Times and USA TODAY will be available every weekday at the following locations:

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

Because the newspapers are sponsored by the Collegiate Readership Program, students can select the newspapers of their choice at no charge.  OSA is planning to continue the program past this trial period if the student response is positive.

The Collegiate Readership Program, managed by USA TODAY, was developed in 1997 at The Pennsylvania State University and has since expanded to more than 500 campuses across the country.  The program is complemented by the USA TODAY Academic website,, 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 OSA President Thomas Wolf at

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