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A gift from UWO alumnus Thomas Brinkman and Antoinette Candela Brinkman to UWO’s Student-Managed Endowment Fund (SMEF) has pushed the available investment balance over the $1 million mark. Students gain hands-on experience making all the investment decisions under the supervision of finance professor Stephen Huffman.

Renee Gralewicz, anthropology and indigenous studies associate professor at the Fox Cities campus, was recognized for her role as a peacemaker of Fond du Lac’s Brothertown Indian Nation in an Indigenous Peoples Day proclamation signed by Appleton Mayor Timothy Hanna.

Charles Lindsey, an associate professor in UWO’s professional counseling program, and four graduate-level students lent their assistance at Oshkosh West High School following a shooting incident in December.

Bill Bultman, retired associate dean for access campuses, and Laurie Krasin, director of communications for access campuses, received UW System Outstanding Contributor awards for their efforts related to the restructuring project.

UWO’s College of Education and Human Services is responding to a growing need for special education teachers in Wisconsin by launching two new programs for those seeking to re-specialize, add a license or find an alternative route to licensing.

Paisley Harris, history and gender studies associate professor, serves as a Fond du Lac campus representative on the Fond du Lac County Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team.


Erin DeMuynck, assistant geography professor at the Fox Cities campus, presented her research on “Mujeres Emprendedoras” as part of the UW Oshkosh Geography Department GeoQuest Lecture Series.

December grad Lindsey Westphal, of Oshkosh, was honored at the 2019 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference for best chemistry poster by an undergraduate with faculty mentor William Wacholtz.

Meghan Krueger, Fox Cities campus student, is conducting an independent research study with Beth Johnson, associate geology professor, on fossil fish. Krueger also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.

J. J. Keller & Associates recently donated $40,000 to help fund UWO research by Shannon Rawski, an assistant professor in UWO’s College of Business, on the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training.

UW Oshkosh is part of the Veteran Education to Workforce Affinity and Success Study, a three-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation that focuses on the experiences of undergraduate military service members and veterans enrolled in Wisconsin universities.

Students in Eric Matson’s bacteriology class on the Oshkosh campus joined an effort to unearth new antibiotic-producing microbes to help combat “superbugs.”

Kathy Immel, Fox Cities associate psychology professor, is a lead researcher assessing the impact of the Kindness Project, which brings mindfulness-based curriculum to preschool and 4K children in the community.


Alison Blackford, Fox Cities campus volleyball coach, was named Co-Coach of the Year in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International has extended accreditation of UWO’s College of Business, reaffirming the college’s gold standard of business education.

The 2019 Titan football season culminated with earning a share of the WIAC league championship and a fifth appearance in the NCAA Division III Football Championship.

Nursing Schools Almanac recently ranked UW Oshkosh among the top 100 public nursing schools in the nation.

Two Titans—junior Cody Chadwick on the men’s team and Ashton Keene on the women’s squad—earned All-American honors at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Senior Bryan Carter was one of four actors from across the country honored in Washington D.C. by the National Committee of Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He earned an Outstanding Performance award for the role of Nat Turner in UWO’s production of Nat Turner in Jerusalem.

UWO assistant track and field coach Mary Theisen-Lappen won her bodyweight category with an impressive performance at the USA Weightlifting American Open Finals in December.

Twenty-three UWO Master of Business Administration students recently finished in the top 2 percentile on the Educational Testing Services fall business exam.

Nathan Scott, director of UWO’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center, earned the Wisconsin Intramural Recreational Sports Association Service Award for his outstanding service at the regional student-led Lead On conference.