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160 businesses attend Career Fair on the Fox at UW Oshkosh

160 businesses attend Career Fair on the Fox at UW Oshkosh

Patrick Caine, Reporter

March 18, 2020

Earlier this month, UW Oshkosh hosted the Career Fair on the Fox, one of the largest job search events in the Fox Valley with nearly 160 businesses attending. Career Adviser Chelsy Cegielski said that most businesses at this event were filling positions for summer help. “When we look at employers...

UW Oshkosh suspends face-to-face instruction, commencement

UW Oshkosh suspends face-to-face instruction, commencement

Kate Sawyer

March 18, 2020

Face-to-face classes at the three UW Oshkosh campuses will be canceled through the spring interim session, as instructors move to “alternative delivery methods,” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced Wednesday. In a March 18 email, Leavitt also said that there will be no face-to-face spring commencement. “Over...

Evers closes bars and restaurants amid coronavirus concerns

Evers closes bars and restaurants amid coronavirus concerns

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday ordered a statewide ban on gatherings of more than 10 people starting March 17, and closed all bars and restaurants for dine-in service to limit the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. “We are seeing community spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, this...

Leavitt: ‘This is all about social distancing’

Leavitt: ‘This is all about social distancing’

Joe Schulz, Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said the university has the infrastructure in place to move classes online and that work areas will be set up on campus for students who can’t go home after March 13. At a press conference this afternoon, Leavitt  said the majority of classes should move online...

UW Oshkosh to close campuses; will move to ‘alternative’ teaching methods

UW Oshkosh to close campuses; will move to ‘alternative’ teaching methods

Joe Schulz, Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

UW Oshkosh announced this morning that it’s canceling all campus events effective immediately and is canceling classes on the Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Oshkosh campuses for the week of March 16 in response to the coronavirus. The announcement came in a university-wide email from Chancellor Leavitt...

UW Oshkosh Faculty Senate addresses coronavirus emergency plan

Amber Brockman, News Editor

March 11, 2020

The UW Oshkosh Faculty Senate discussed plans about how the university would continue instruction if the coronavirus threat became imminent to campus. “There are a lot of different ways that this could go,” Faculty Senate President Druscilla Scribner said. “If we had to move instruction online,...

UW Oshkosh gets new therapy dog

UW Oshkosh gets new therapy dog

Megan Behnke, Reporter

March 11, 2020

The UW Oshkosh Counseling Center has a new therapy dog, a rescued 4.5-year-old Lhasa Apso named Leo. Counseling Center Director Sandra Cox, who owns Leo, said therapy dogs have been at the center for approximately eight years. “A therapy dog in the Counseling Center is important as they provide...

Hmong Student Union addresses proposed deportation policy

Blaine Brown, Copy Editor

March 11, 2020

The Hmong Student Union held an open meeting on March 5 to discuss the ongoing threat of deportation to the Hmong and Lao refugee communities. The Trump administration is considering deporting Hmong and Lao non-citizens back to Laos. The administration entered negotiations with the Lao government...

Coronavirus outbreak impacts everyday life

Joe Schultz, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

When Peter Lenz moved to South Korea in August 2019 to teach English at an elementary school in the city of Daegu, he never imagined that he’d find himself at the center of a global epidemic. South Korea has had more than 7,300 confirmed coronavirus infections, killing more than 50 people, according...

Oshkosh Area School District OKs free busing for K-12 students

Oshkosh Area School District OKs free busing for K-12 students

Greg Sense, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Oshkosh Area School District board approved $33,500 in yearly funding to supply free student transportation on GoTransit Oshkosh bus lines for all K-12 students in Oshkosh at their Feb. 26 meeting. “This is part of our mission statement, vision statement and also our mantra of ‘students first’,”...

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