SSS Weekly Update

February 8 - 12

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!

PreCollege Programs 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

Application available on the USP website:

Interviews: Week of March 7th

Notification of Selection: Monday, March 28

Peer Mentor Training: Sunday, April 17 (mandatory) @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you have questions about the Peer Mentor selection process, please let us know!

Debbie Gray Patton - 920-424-1402 or

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.

Apply to be a: 2016 UWO 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 gift cards!
  • Free T-shirts

Apply on Handshake (TitanJobs) today!

Contact Jennifer Haese with any questions: or (920) 424-3100

Step III Deadline - Spring Interim Study Abroad Programs

Friday, February 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dempsey Hall 202

Step III of the application process for most 2016 Spring Interim Study Abroad Programs is due today by NOON! Exceptions are listed on individual program websites.

"Be the Change" Social Justice Speaker - Jessica Pettitt

Monday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reeve Theater (Room 307)

In order to really make change, a person must realize what they are oblivious to and come to understand how this lack of consciousness guides his or her actions and assumptions. Jessica will lead the group to begin to break down behaviors, actions, assumptions, and stereotypes that limit their organizations, friends, and most importantly, themselves.

Mini Study Abroad Fairs

Make The World Your Classroom!

Reeve Union Concourse (First floor)

UW Oshkosh offers group programs, short-term interim programs, semester programs, year-long programs, exchanges, and volunteer programs.

Monday, February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Business focus)

Thursday, February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Letters & Science /Quest III/Education and Human Services focus

Friday, February 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Letters & Science/Nursing focus)

More information @

Straight Outta Compton: History Club Film Series

Tuesday, February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sage Hall, Room 1210

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, Calif., in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. This film is directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff.

Spring 2016 Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reeve Union Concourse

Walk through the Reeve concourse and have the opportunity to meet with volunteer agencies from around the Oshkosh and Fox Valley area. Talk with them about sort and long term volunteer openings.

Middle of Nowhere: African American Studies Program Film Series

Wednesday, February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sage Hall, Room 1234

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarcerated — leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process. This film is directed and written by Ava DuVernay.

Queer Film Series Presents: Alice Walker

Thursday, February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Reeve Theater (Room 307)

Poet. Activist. Pulitzer Prize-winning Author.

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.

Black Lives Matter II: Student Panel Discussion

Friday, February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Reeve Union, Room 207

Join us as we discuss current topics and issues surrounding race, identity, discrimination and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Spring Carnival

Saturday, February 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Reeve Union Concourse

Meet current fraternity & sorority members on campus! Ask questions about the community OR just have fun!

FREE snacks & Fun games!

Elect Her

Saturday, February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reeve Theater (Room 307)

Elect Her–Campus Women Win, a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, encourages and trains college women to run for and win student government positions on their campuses. This year, we are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Gwen Moore, the first African American woman elected to Congress in Wisconsin. Registration is available on the Women’s Center website.

Hosted by Reeve Union, Women’s Center, and the AAUW


Cookin' soul: Soul Food Sampling & Live Jazz

Saturday, February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pollock House

Musical Guest: Ronald Lee (Trumpet Artist)

Get a taste of traditional Southern cuisine and enjoy a live jazz solo performance.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Saturday, February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reeve Union Ballroom

$10 per player / $5 per UWO student (cash/check accepted at the door).

Register your team today! @

Help students doing volunteer work while having a fun night out playing trivia. Alternative Break Trivia is 10 rounds of fun for groups from 1 person to 8. Test your knowledge against some of the best on campus, enjoy food, fun and have the chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds from the night benefit UWO students traveling over their break to volunteer.

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