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Faith motivates choir director’s work, music, life

Brenna McDermot

May 6, 2015

Amidst the clamor of 40 students greeting each other, conversing and joking, one would barely notice 36-year-old Eric William Barnum enter the UW Oshkosh chamber choir’s rehearsal. His presence is gentle and sturdy as he waits at the piano, scores placed in front of him, for the students to stop talking...

Dramatic Readings highlights voices in LGBTQ community

Chelsea Phillips

May 6, 2015

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Resource Center held its annual dramatic reading in Reeve Memorial Union Theater to put a voice to the queer community on April 30, at 7 p.m. “I was very pleased with our dramatic readings this year,” Liz Cannon, director of the LGBTQ Center, said. “It’s...

ByeGosh Fest closes out school year

Abby Vandermolen

May 6, 2015

ByeGosh Fest is taking place Thursday, May 7 in Kolf Lot 13. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. ByeGosh Fest will feature live music and activities to celebrate the end of the semester. The A-T got in touch with Jessy Fedie, junior at UWO and Concerts and Comedy Chairwoman of Reeve Memorial Union Board, and...

Percussion ensemble joined by world-renowned artists

Amanda Kinnunen

May 6, 2015

Attendees of the UW Oshkosh percussion ensemble performance witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime show May 5 in the Arts and Communications Center Music Hall, according to the music department. The performance featured students in the percussion ensemble along with Grammy-winning musician Haruna Walusimbi and...

Music professor retires after 41 years

April 29, 2015

Walter “Wally” Messner will be retiring from UW Oshkosh’s music department in July after teaching for 41 years. Messner earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education at UWO and helped to start the first music recording program in the state in 1974. Messner grew up on a farm in Wisconsin,...

“920’s Most Wanted” highlights future career

Abby Vandermolen

April 22, 2015

Shaylan Williams, 22, better known as Bentley Williams, is a native of Missouri who moved up to Green Bay, Wisconsin when he was in fourth grade. He is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and last year opened for both Big Sean and Curren$y during two separate occasions at the Rave in Milwaukee. Williams...

Theater deparment ends season with “O Pioneers!”

Amanda Kinnunen

April 22, 2015

The UW Oshkosh Theater department premieres the musical “O Pioneers!” on Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. to end its successful season. “O Pioneers!” was adapted from a book written by Willa Cather and takes place in the late 1800s to early 20th century. “It’s a book that I’ve loved for a very...

Speaker encourages diversity and communication

Chelsea Phillips

April 15, 2015

Samuel Betances spoke about immigration and developing strategies to help build relationships through diversity and communication on Wednesday April 15. The Race and Ethnicity Council brings in different speakers every year, who discuss current issues. Last year they invited Timothy E. Sams from Rensselaer...

Musica Viva! raises money for student scholarships

Holly Koenitzer

April 15, 2015

The UW Oshkosh music department hosted the fifth annual Musica Viva! on April 11 in the Arts and Communications Music Hall to raise money for music scholarships. Faculty, students and alumni of UW Oshkosh’s music department performed a broad range of instrumental, vocal, solo and ensemble compositions,...

Anti-revenge porn activist visits UWO

Amanda Kinnunen

April 15, 2015

Charlotte Laws spoke about her fight against revenge pornography when one of her daughter’s private pictures, along with personal information, were hacked from her computer and uploaded to Hunter Moore’s revenge porn website, isanyoneup.com. Revenge porn is sexually explicit media that is publically...

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