SSS Weekly Update

For The week of Nov 10th

Summer Pre-College Leaders needed!

Are you interested in building your leadership skills while teaching middle and high schoolers about college? UW Oshkosh Pre-College Programs is now taking applications for summer program leaders. It's not too early to think about making a difference with your summer!
Need more information? Visit Here or Apply Here!
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SSS Students Visit the "BioDigester"

Did you know that UW Oshkosh has a BioDigester?

The Biodigester uses bacteria to decompose food scraps, yard waste and manure. It then turns this energy into methane gas. This methane gas is converted to electricity and powers 8% of the energy use on campus which is equivalent to the energy consumption of over 200 family homes per year. Now we are very inspired to practice more sustainability in our own lives!

Weekly Events

Tuesday, Nov 11th

The Berlin Wall: 25 Years After the Fall (Panel Presentation II)

1:20-2:50pm, Reeve Union Theater

This panel presentation is part of a day-long series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. The panel presentation features Drs. Tracy Slagter and Michael Jasinski (both from Political Science) speaking about the global implications of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent end of the Cold War.

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.


Oshkosh French Horn Ensemble

7-8:30pm, Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.


International Film Series: Joyeux Noel

7-9pm, Reeve Union Theater

Free with student ID. $1 for the general public

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.

Wednesday, Nov 12th

Feminist* Film Series: Mansome

6-8pm, Reeve Union Theater

From America’s greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock’s own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men’s identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to be a man in a world where the definition of masculinity has become as diverse as a hipster’s facial hair in Williamsburg. The hilarious follicles of men’s idiosyncratic grooming habits are thoroughly combed over as men finally take.

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.


Dancing with Mathematics: Karl Schaffer

Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 PM, Halsey 268

Mathematics and dance are linked in many beautiful and surprising ways: the geometry of the moving body, the symmetries of dancers arrayed across the stage, the rhythmic patterns of dance phrasing, the complex connections between dancers, the varied paths through space. In this talk we will examine some of the ways that choreographers employ mathematical concepts, both consciously and unconsciously, and see how mathematical questions sometimes arise within a dance.


Karl Schaffer is co-founder and co-artistic director of the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble, which has toured throughout North America and internationally. They have received five National Endowment for the Arts grants for their artistic and educational work linking dance and mathematics. His most recent concert, The Daughters of Hypatia celebrates the lives, work, and struggles of great women mathematicians. He teaches mathematics at De Anza College in California when not dancing.

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.

Saturday, Nov 15th

Chamber Arts Series

7:30-pm, Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center

Cost: Free to UWO students with student I.D.

*Event can be used as a cultural event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.



Winter Formal Dance

Saturday, 8:00 p.m. - Midnight, Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom

Sponsored by: Asian Student Association (ASA)

Internships & Jobs

Paid Internships with the Center for Disease Control Center for Environmental Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) offer paid 10-week summer internship programs for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.


During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR. Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus.

For more information, please visit the websites for each program:


Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh)

· Open to all undergraduate students who are enrolled in school full time and will be a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015.
· Application deadline: January 28th, 2015

· Contact: CLEH@cdc.gov


Summer Program in Environmental Health (www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/SUPEH)

· Open to students who are enrolled full time in EHAC-accredited Environmental Health programs as a rising junior, senior, or graduate student.
· Application deadline: February 11th, 2015

Contact: EHInternship@cdc.gov