Three campuses, one magazine


Jordyn Schraeder, News Writer

A new magazine is circulating UW Oshkosh campuses; the cover features an alumna dressed in her cap and gown. To her left are the words “Three campuses one university” and above the smiling alumna is the word “Titan.”

Titan magazine is one of many changes that are underway at UWO with the recent merger between UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley. Titan magazine will feature stories about alumni and students at all three UWO campuses. The publication is geared toward alumni and donors.

The vice president of the UW Oshkosh Foundation, Lynn Kleman who represents the Advancement Division of the University and focuses on donor relations and engagement said the magazine will focus on the UWO community.

“We are excited to launch a magazine that focuses on the great things we have going on within our campuses,” Kleman said. “Showcasing the success of our students and alumni will be a priority for each edition.”

The director of Alumni Relations, Christine Gantner said the goal of the Titan is to showcase and embrace the “One University, Three Campuses” motto.

“The purpose of Titan is to instill Titan pride, showcase the success of our alumni and to keep them engaged in the life of their alma mater,” Gantner said.

According to the Chancellor’s Column of the magazine, UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said students will learn the latest from the three campuses and will see their milestones and triumphs documented.

“In this inaugural Titan, and those to come, you will see our past and our potential better reflected,” Leavitt said.

The first edition of Titan featured a segment called #TitansAre, where faculty, students and alumni stories are shared. There are also segments of the magazine honoring top alumni, sharing class notes and updates on the lives of alumni. Additionally, the first issue introduces the new UWO, and its sister campuses, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Fond du Lac, as well as the historic merger that took place on July 1.

The Titan magazine is a joint project between Alumni Relations, University Marketing and Communications and the Office of Advancement. Two editions will be released each year, one in the fall and another in spring.

Plans for the Chancellor’s Message, which was featured in the first edition of the magazine, have been in the works for a long time, according to Kleman.

“A publication that features alumni and donors has been a vision for several years,” Kleman said. “We’re excited to have that vision become a reality.”

The Titan will be replacing another publication from the University geared toward alumni, the magazine Engage, which been inactive since last year. Engage kept readers connected to UW Oshkosh, highlighting stories about students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community.

Leavitt also encouraged students to share their news and successes with the Titan during their UWO careers.

“Like our new University, Titan will continue to evolve, drawing inspiration from your stories and strides,” Leavitt said.