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Carpenter shortage in Wisconsin leaves businesses strapped

Carpenter shortage in Wisconsin leaves businesses strapped

Nick Fioravanti, Reporter

May 10, 2020

Carpentry is one of the most skillful and crucial fields of work in the skilled trades. Today, businesses struggle when it comes to finding workers who know proper technique and skill for jobs in the construction and carpentry business. The skilled trades are full of employment opportuniti...

Aviation Plaza redevelopment nearing completion

Aviation Plaza redevelopment nearing completion

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

May 8, 2020

When Tyler Reilly started Extreme Customs, a technology and automotive company that sells custom rims and tires, in his parents’ garage, he never expected the business would expand to include locations in Wautoma, Appleton and Oshkosh. Next week, he plans to open his second location in Oshk...

UW Oshkosh Sustainability Institute partnership helps businesses recycle

UW Oshkosh Sustainability Institute partnership helps businesses recycle

Marissa Hart, Reporter

May 8, 2020

UW Oshkosh’s sustainability institute aims to generate new ideas and advance knowledge by engaging faculty, staff and students in scholarly and creative activities exploring applications of sustainability. UWO Sustainability Coordinator Brad Spanbauer says the Sustainability Institute’s goal...

Oshkosh businesses work toward reopening, Evers announces best practices, safety tips

Advance-Titan — The Oshkosh Public Library now offers curbside pickup by appointment.

Andrew Haese, Reporter

May 8, 2020

Oshkosh business owners and service employees say they are working toward reopening local businesses after Gov. Tony Evers extended the Safer at Home order into late May. “I want to be able to look back on this situation and be able to think, I did what I could,” Oshkosh resident Janice Maahs said. Evers announced on April 16 his plan to have Department of Health Secretary Andrea Palm extend the Safer at Home order past Memorial Day through May 26. The plan, named “Safe...

UW System asks campuses to consolidate classes to address financial shortcomings

April Lee/Advance-Titan — The UW System has developed a plan to streamline degree programs to address financial shortcomings caused by the systemwide tuition freeze, falling enrollments and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

May 8, 2020

In order to navigate the UW System’s uncertain financial future, system president Ray Cross is asking campuses to consolidate programs, eliminate some administrative tasks and develop a unified online education model across institutions. The blueprint for the UW System Beyond COVID-19 executive summary outlines the system’s plan to streamline degree programs to address financial shortcomings caused ...

‘Week in Review’ from 90.3 WRST-FM Oshkosh, May 5, 2020

'Week in Review' from 90.3 WRST-FM Oshkosh, May 5, 2020

May 8, 2020

"Week in Review" is a production of 90.3 WRST-FM Oshkosh, Oshkosh's NPR affiliate and the official radio station of UW Oshkosh. This week we talk to a criminal justice reform advocate about what prisons should do to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks, we’ll look at what one business is doing to support fa...

UWO research examines ancient Velociraptors

UWO research examines ancient Velociraptors

May 7, 2020

Turns out, you really can’t believe everything you see in the movies. A new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh analysis of raptor teeth published in the peer-reviewed journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology shows that Velociraptors and their kin likely did not hunt in big, coordinated...

Journalism department cultivates community during COVID-19 campus closure

Journalism Department Chair Sara Hansen and other faculty created a video to “welcome” students to the virtual department and online classes.

Olivia Schilcher, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Community is usually known as a group of people who share a common interest and often a common geographic area. But the Department of Journalism has tweaked that definition during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a virtual community to keep students, faculty and staff involved and connected. Like t...

Advance-Titan, staff win Better Newspaper, Best of the Midwest awards

May 6, 2020

The Advance-Titan and its staff received 17 awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest. The WNAF announced the winners of its 2019 college Better Newspaper Contest Monday. The announcement was delayed from March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation...

Astronomers baffled by star that is getting fainter

Wikimedia — Betelgeuse's position in Orion.

Nick Fioravanti, Reporter

May 6, 2020

There are billions of stars in our universe that astronomers view and study. But recently, one of the most popular stars in the night sky, Betelgeuse, is baffling astronomers, who have observed that the star has been getting fainter and fainter. Betelgeuse is part of the constellation Orion and...

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