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COVID spread is ‘significant, uncontrolled’ in Winnebago County

UWO Flickr — Students wearing masks to and from classes is now a common sight on the UW Oshkosh campus.

Sophia Voight, Co-News Editor

September 18, 2020

UW Oshkosh reached a 24% student positivity rate as Winnebago County reached a record number of 149 positive cases on Thursday in what the Winnebago County Health Department is calling a “significant uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.” In addition, the New York Times ranked the Oshkosh/Neenah area as No. 8 in its Top 20 list of U.S. metro areas where cases are rising the faste...

Chancellor town hall addresses COVID, enrollment concerns

Screenshot from Chancellor Leavitt's town hall

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

A week after classes began, UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt held a town hall Wednesday morning to update staff, faculty and others about the university’s coronavirus situation and more. “So far we’ve given 2,366 tests, of which 82 are positive,” Leavitt said at the town hall. However,...

UWO students find alternative ways to stay active

Emma Shodis embraces her horse at a competition at Kenosha County Fairgrounds.

Cory Sparks, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

As UW Oshkosh students acclimate to the new style of campus life, many find themselves in their rooms while they attend classes remotely. While studying and prioritizing classwork is of crucial importance to a student’s success, there is also another aspect of campus life that has been changed tremendously:...

UWO wrestlers adapt to COVID restrictions

(Left to right) Freshmen Cody Welker, Cade Schmitz, Jake Stritesky, and Nate Stokhaug lift weights at the UW Oshkosh Recreation and Wellness Center in preparation for their upcoming season.

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

With the rise of coronavirus cases throughout the country, it’s no secret that sports must have restrictions. At UW Oshkosh, the fall sports seasons have already been canceled in terms of competitive games against opposing schools. The Titans’ wrestling season has not been canceled, but training...

Multicultural mural complete after over three years

Multicultural mural complete after over three years

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

A multicultural mural affixed to the east side of Albee Hall and Pool has finally been completed and unveiled after over three years of hard work by a group of UW Oshkosh Students. The mural is a visual representation of UWO’s cultural and ethnic diversity. The mural itself is a stylized depiction...

Ramping up the accessibility

Ramping up the accessibility

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief

September 16, 2020

Ian McDonald, Oshkosh Student Association president, has been working with students and faculty members since early summer to “Ramp Up” UW Oshkosh and make the campus accessible to disabled students and visitors. McDonald was going through some of his old coursework from 2012-13 and noticed that th...

Online learning ‘new ballgame’ for many academic instructors

UW Oshkosh instructors spent the summer preparing for a hybrid of in-person and virtual instruction.

Sophia Voight, Co-News Editor

September 16, 2020

Over 130 instructors completed the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Summer 2020 Online Initiative that provided instructors with tools and strategies to teach effective online classes. “Online learning is a new ballgame for many instructors,” Instructional Designer Sarah Bradway...

The New Normal

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

The staff of two UW Oshkosh campus residence halls was quarantined after a staff member’s coronavirus test result came back positive, although later testing produced a negative result. The Stewart and Evans Halls’ staff received a GroupMe message on Sept. 7 instructing them to quarantine in p...

Sentencing hearing set for alleged IT thief

Michael Van Vonderen

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

A sentencing hearing for former UW Oshkosh IT Specialist Michael Van Vonderen charged with theft of university equipment has been scheduled for Dec. 16. The sentencing was scheduled during Van Vonderen’s further proceedings hearing on Aug. 27. Van Vonderen pled not guilty to charges of theft of movable property from UWO valued between ...

Donated bikes aim to close the transportation gap in Oshkosh

Kaitlyn Scoville / Advance-Titan --Retired police officer Steve Sagmeister has been director of the Oshkosh Community Bike Program for 10 years to help eliminate transportation barriers for those who do not have a driver's license.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Reporter

September 9, 2020

Situated in a donated workshop across from Sadoff Recycling at 36 10th Ave., hundreds of bikes of every size and for every age are lined throughout. Helmets are stacked, waiting for their next users at the front door.  Every bike within the workshop has been donated through community members, the Oshk...

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