SSS Weekly Update

for the week of November 17th-23rd

Join SSS on a Field Trip to Rawhide Ranch!

Friday, December 5th, 11:30am-3:30pm

FREE transportation to New London and lunch provided!

Are you interested in working for a non-profit organization that helps the community? Join SSS on a tour of Rawhide Ranch, and learn about career fields related to your interests!

Rawhide Boys Ranch: Helping At-Risk Youth & their Families

Rawhide Boys Ranch is a residential school for at-risk and juvenile delinquent youth. Rawhide was founded in 1965 by former Packer Bart Starr, and offers youth and family counseling, education, as well as an Equestrian Rehab Center and a vehicle program.

RSVP by November 26th! Space is limited. Click here for more info and registration.

Weekly Events

Tuesday, November 18th

4th Annual Pitch Contest

With Craig Culver and Curt Campbell**

Tuesday, November 18th, 6pm, Sage 1210

Free Pizza and Culver’s Custard

  • Reserve your seat for the Annual Elevator Pitch Contest! Come support your friends/colleagues in this exciting event where the winner will walk away with $1000!
  • Curt Campbell, a local entrepreneur who earned airtime on the ABC show "Shark Tank" will be giving a brief "How to Pitch" presentation. There will also be a short presentation from UW Oshkosh alumnus Craig Culver, founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurant.
  • To RSVP visit:
  • Sponsored by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and ALTA Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Titans Steps to Success Series-Titan 6- Best Return on you Investment**

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm in the MEC

  • Since college is an investment of time and money, your investment may dip due to unforeseen forces. You CAN be a successful college student. Learn how to make the most out of your college investment by following a few simple steps to success.
  • Facilitator: Houa Xiong, Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center.

African American Studies Fall Lecture*

“Family Matters: Understanding How Identity Influences Political Attitudes.”

Tuesday, 5:30pm, Sage 4232

  • Speaker: Dr. James Krueger, Professor of Political Science

Voice Studio Recital*

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

  • Students from the studios of Nathan Krueger and Jessica Timman Schwefel

Wednesday, November 19th

Empty Bowls*

11:30am-1pm, Titan Underground

  • Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Donations will benefit the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry. For every $1 donated the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry can provide 5lbs of food to a family in need. Join the fight against hunger.
  • This year, Dr. Theodore Goodfriend from the University of Wisconsin Madison will be discussing aspects of the origins and implications of homelessness: “Save Your Breath, Doc.” His presentation will be at 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sociology Brown Bag*

Conflict & Transformation in the Middle East:
The Kurds and the Rise of the Islamic State

  • 11:30-12:30, Sage 1235
  • Speaker: Dr. Ozum Yesiltas
  • The current situation in Iraq and Syria not only presents a continuing humanitarian crisis and a major threat to the Middle East stability but also raises important questions about the possibility of a far more autonomous Kurdistan and the deepening ethnic and sectarian divides in the region.

Queer Film Series: Out of Respect: the story of five (2011)*

7:00pm in the LGBTQ Resource Center

  • Follow five homeless queer youth as they hustle and struggle to survive on the streets of Milwaukee. Each were even given a camera to record their own video diaries in this confessional-style documentary. Talk back following the film

GradSchool Fest**

4:30-6pm in Reeve 202

  • An open house to explore options for graduate studies at UW Oshkosh. Open to everyone especially current UW Oshkosh undergraduate students and UW Oshkosh undergraduate alums. Representatives from all UWO graduate programs are available to provide information and answer questions. Offices that support graduate studies such as Financial Aid, Reading & Study Skills Center, and others will be there. The event is come-and-go as you want.

The Seafarer

November 19 @ 7:30 am - November 23 @ 2:00 pm

Fredric March Theatre,

  • In the rundown Dublin house where Sharky cares for his blind brother, old acquaintances and an ominous stranger gather for a Christmas Eve card game. As the liquor flows and the game heats up, Sharky realizes he may truly be playing for his soul. In the grand tradition of Irish storytelling, this eerie Christmas fable looks at how people face their demons, past and present. Contains mature language.

National Student Exchange Information**

4-5pm in the Radford Teaching lab (basement)

  • Information on the National Student Exchange program within the United States and Canada. Get questions answered on the program and how to apply!

LinkedIn Workshop**

4:30-5:30pm in Sage 1208

  • Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Even if you are not looking for a new opportunity, you never know when one might be looking for you!…

Religious Studies in India and Nepal Info Session**

4:30-5:30 in Swart 327 November 19th and 20th

  • An informational meeting about the spring interim 2015 study abroad program Religious Studies in India and Nepal which will be lead by professor Michael Baltutis.

Speaker Series: Dorsey Levens*

7pm, Reeve 227 AB

  • Dorsey Levens, former Packer player and 1997 Super Bowl Champion, will be coming to campus to discuss his career with the Packers and his involvement in the NFL concussion debate. Since his retirement, Dorsey has placed himself on the forefront of the issue and has spoken with a number of national media groups including HBO Sports, ESPN and many others. He is currently working on a documentary to help raise awareness on concussions and will speak about the NFL’s concussion crisis along with his own personal struggles with the issue.

UW Oshkosh Jazz Lab Band*

  • 7:30-9pm in Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center

Thursday, November 20th

From Reconstruction’s Promise to Sundown’s Despair:

The African American Experience in Wisconsin’s Fox Cities*

Friday, November 21st

Social Work in Fulda, Germany Information Meeting**

12:40-1:20pm in Halsey 367

  • Informational meeting on the Social Work in Fulda, Germany summer study abroad trip. Get information about the program and application process from faculty leader Donna Altepeter and Study Away Coordinator Kelsey McDaniels.

UW Oshkosh Student Chamber Ensembles*

  • 5-7pm in Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center

Saturday, November 22nd

RUB Chicago Trip

Saturday, 8am-10pm | FREE

  • Chicago Trip with RUB and Student REC Expeditions. Tickets can be picked up at the Student Leadership and Involvement Center and the Student REC Center beginning Wednesday, November 5th. Bus will depart at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 22nd. Be sure to get your ticket quick, spots are limited! Chicago adventures may include: Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Light Festival, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, and more.
  • Website:

Scholarship, Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Attention College of Business 1st year Pre-Business Students

Scholarship information is now available!!!

  • Check out the College of Business Scholarship webpage:
  • Just fill out the application, print it out and attach a current copy of your STAR report. All applications MUST be typed – no exceptions, so use the fillable form, which can be found on this website, too. Turn in all materials to the College of Business Undergraduate office, Sage Hall 1608.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, December 5, 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed for Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry event at Kolf!

  • Friday, December 19th from 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm
  • The Athletics Department is looking for volunteers interested in helping out during our Feeding America Mobile Winter Food Pantry event on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 in the lower gyms of Kolf Sports Center. We will be unloading a semi truck full of food and unpacking boxes from 1pm-3pm and distributing the food to the Oshkosh community from 3pm-5pm. Any help during those times is greatly appreciated. If interested in volunteering, please send an email to Andrea Larson at:

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

**Event can be used as an academic event requirement for the SSS Sophomore scholarship.