SSS Weekly Update

February 15 - 19

Need Help with your FAFSA?

Come to a FAFSA workshop to learn more!

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!

If you do not know or remember what the Map-Works Survey is, it is a short survey that we at UW Oshkosh use to see how student's college careers are panning out as a whole.

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

PreCollege Programs is seeking to hire qualified college students for their 2016 Summer Programs.

Last Day to Apply: Monday, February 22, 2016

Apply Online:

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.

Preferred Requirements:

· 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 due to USP @ Pollock House: Monday, March 1, 2016

Applications available on the USP website:

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

Chancellor's Freshman Academic and Leadership Scholarship

Apply for this scholarship.

The deadline to apply is March 15.


  • $1,000 (Freshman year only)


  • 100

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

Apply for this scholarship.

The deadline to apply is April 1.


  • $450


  • 2

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

More Scholarship Opportunities Available

Click on link below for more information:

Volunteers Needed: Winnebago County Community Blood Center

We are specifically looking for 14+ volunteers to perform registration on mobiles at least 2-3 times per month. We also need at least another 11+ café volunteers to serve refreshments at the OSH donor center 4 times per month.

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

Do The Right Thing: African American Studies Program Film Series

Monday, February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Sustainability Fair

Tuesday, February 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Ash Beckham

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

Wednesday, February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Thursday, February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Clow 234

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

Wednesday, February 17 @ 6:00 pm

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


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

Fall Orientation: September 2-6, 2016

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 @ + (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.

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