SSS Weekly Update
February 15 - 19
Need Help with your FAFSA?
Tuesday, February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, February 25 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
All three sessions will be held in the lower level conference room in the Campus Center for Equity & Diversity.
All SSS students Welcome!
Remember Me? Why Taking the Map-Works Benefits YOU!
Any student who has been enrolled @ UWO for at least a semester has probably come in contact with Map-Works in some way.
Most of you are probably wondering, how does the Map-Works Survey benefit me?
- Offers you an opportunity to reflect on your experience at UWO thus far
- Helps you to see what you need to improve upon and write new goals
- Strives to keep you and future students on track and finishing school
The Map-Works Survey is only a 10 minutes task that benefits you and UWO.
PreCollege Program Summer 2016 Job Opportunity
Last Day to Apply: Monday, February 22, 2016
Apply Online: http://www.uwosh.edu/precollege/employment
Student Employee Requirements:
· Must be in good standing academically, and with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Residence Life and University Conduct Policies.
· Must be at sophomore status or higher by February 2016, with a 2.7 Cum GPA or higher.
· Must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills that include: integrity, patience, excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and strong verbal communication skills.
· Must have hands-on volunteer and/or work experience and like working with middle and high school students from economically-disadvantaged and diverse cultural backgrounds.
· Must live in the residence halls with program participants and able to chaperone and tutor 24 hours a day.
· Bilingual in Spanish or Hmong (preferred)
· Students majoring in one of the following areas of study: Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Human Resources, Business/Accounting, or Nursing/Pre-Med (preferred).
The University Studies Program is Hiring Peer Mentors for Fall 2016
Applications available on the USP website: uwosh.edu/usp
Interviews: Week of March 7
Notification of Selection: Monday, March 28
Peer Mentor Training: Sunday, April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm (MANDATORY)
If you have any questions about the Peer Mentor selection process, please let us know!
Debbie Gray Patton - (920) 424-1402 or email@example.com
Chancellor's Freshman Academic and Leadership Scholarship
The deadline to apply is March 15.
- $1,000 (Freshman year only)
Requirements for Consideration:
- Must be a new freshman.
- Must rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
- Must have submitted ACT/SAT scores.
- Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh.
Don and Rose Kutchera Scholarship
The deadline to apply is April 1.
Requirements for Consideration:
- Must be a new freshman
- Must be a graduate of an Oshkosh, Wis., high school
- Must have participated in school AND community activities
- Have a strong academic record
Volunteers Needed: Winnebago County Community Blood Center
We provide all training required, and celebrate our volunteers with an annual recognition event.
If you are interested, please contact
Kathy Degroot, Donor Services Coordinator
920-560-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do The Right Thing: African American Studies Program Film Series
Sage Hall, Room 1234
Facilitator: Morgan Foster, lecturer, English at UWO
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Film directed and written by Spike Lee.
Sponsored by: African American Studies Program
Reeve Union Concourse
UW Oshkosh is ranked #3 by the Sierra Club for our sustainability efforts! Come see what this rating is all about at our Sustainability Fair. There will be information on Fair Trade, the Biodigester, Aquaponics, Environmentally related Majors/Minors, Growing Oshkosh, and so much more. We will also have a table to make some fun sustainable crafts and an opportunity to win a sweet raffle prize! So come out and learn what makes UWO one of the top sustainable campuses in America!
Beauty in Truth: LGBTQ Resource Center Film Series
Reeve Union, Room 307
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Ga., to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been transformed from a novel to a Hollywood movie and later to a successful Broadway musical. This universal story of triumph against all odds is not that different from Walker's own story.
Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reeve Union Ballroom
We all have tough situations in our life and Ash Beckham, a self-proclaimed "accidental advocate", calls these times “our closets”. She encourages people to be open, real, and human with one another in order to connect, and she speaks about have respectful conversations in order to realize we are not that different from one another.
Study in Italy Information Session
Thursday, February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Are you interested in STUDYING ABROAD in ITALY for a June, July, or a full semester? Come to our information session in Clow 234!
*Feminist Film Series: Vel Phillips - Dream Big Dreams
Reeve Union Theater
The documentary tells the story of civil rights leader Vel Phillips. Discover how Vel Phillips achieved an impressive list of "firsts" as part of her legacy, including the first African American judge in Wisconsin, as well as the first African American in the nation elected to executive office in state government.
UWO Escape Rooms
Friday, February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reeve Union, Room 215
Back by popular demand are the UWO Escape Rooms!
Escape rooms are spreading across the nation in popularity! They are a fun, new and immersive activity designed to have your group overcome a challenge – successfully solve all the challenges in the Escape Room!
Time: Each room takes approx. one hour to complete. Rooms will start at 5, 6, 7, & 8 p.m.
To sign-up: Reserve your spot in the Student Leadership & Involvement Center (SLIC) in the lower level of Reeve Union
Test Anxiety Workshops - February 2016
Finally learn how to gain control over your test anxiety!
WEDNESDAY February 17, 2016 2:00-3:00 PM
MONDAY February 22, 2016 9:00-10:00 AM
TUESDAY February 23, 2016 1:00-2:00 PM
THURSDAY February 25, 2016 10:00-11:00 AM
ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER ROOM 101
Call the Counseling Center soon to reserve your place at (920) 424-2061.
This workshop is for students who prepare well for class exams but consistently receive low test scores. The workshop facilitators will help students define the problem and develop useful solutions.
The workshop will take 60 minutes and the content is the same for all sessions. Don’t wait any longer— come to learn proven techniques that will help! Study skills, note taking, and testing strategies are not covered in this workshop. Please call the Reading & Study Center at 424-1031 if you need assistance in these areas.
Apply to be a : Fall 2016 Odyssey Leader
Energetic Campus Leaders Needed!
- Avoid the crowds - enjoy the luxury of moving into the Residence Halls early
- Earn up to 25+ Leadership Volunteer hours to boost your resume
- Chance to win free gift cards
- Free t-shirts
Apply on Handshake (TitanJobs) Today!
Contact Jennifer Haese @ email@example.com + (920) 424-3100
Titan Advantage Program (TAP) Peer Mentor & Senior Peer Mentor positions available
The job postings/position descriptions can be found on Handshake and our website listed below.
- Go to our website to apply:
- Complete the online application and upload their resume and cover letter
The Peer Mentor for UW Oshkosh’s Titan Advantage Program will assist the Program Coordinator with ensuring program participants’ needs are met both inside and outside of the classroom. It is our mission to provide quality support services delivered in a personal and caring manner to promote the retention and academic success of TAP students.
The Peer mentor will work to provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to student success. As the Peer Mentor you are providing an example to the students by your actions in and outside the classroom.