The Advance-Titan 3/3/2016

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ADVANCE-TITAN Official Newspaper of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh • March 3, 2016 •

WIAC WONDERS Bridging the campus and community since 1893

Vol. 121, No. 16









For the first time in UW Oshkosh history, both the

men’s and the women’s basketball teams won the

WIAC tournament championship in the same year, earning them automatic bids into NCAA Division III tournaments. It is the first time since 1998 that both teams are in the NCAA tournament together. Turn to page A7 for the men’s recap and A9 for the women’s recap.

2015-2016 Men’s Basketball Records

2015-2016 Women’s Basketball



70.1 ppg

18-9 overall

Statistics 64.6 ppg

22-5 overall

9-5 conf. (2nd)

45.5 FG%

11-3 conf. (2nd)

41.9 FG%

10-3 home

36.5 3PT%

10-2 home

35.2 3PT%

6-5 away

68.0 FT%

10-2 away

64.6 FT%

2-1 neutral

6 3PT per game

2-1 neutral


The men’s and women’s basketball team after the WIAC tournament on Feb. 28.

St. Thomas (24-2)

UW Oshkosh (22-5)

Central (19-9)

UW-Superior (24-3)

Elmhurst (21-6)

Wartburg (19-7)

UW Oshkosh (18-9)

Wisconsin Lutheran (20-7)

PRSSA team collaborates with UWO student veterans by Jessica Zemlicka The UW Oshkosh Student Veterans of America’s community game night will work to unite UWO student veterans to the campus with help from the Journalism Public Relations Campaigns class and PRSSA Bateman. The game night is sponsored by the SVA, UWO, multiple campus organizations and Oshkosh community businesses. The March 3 game night is free and open to the public in Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom. The event will included life-size games, pizza, cookies and prizes. “Prizes will be awarded in life-size games like Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, Battleship and Hungry, Hungry Hippos,” according to the press release. “Other games will include Pub Trivia and Minute to Win It. Education on SVA

and veteran resources and a kid’s area for children 12 and under will be featured at the event.” Bateman team member Megan Schroeder said one of the goals of the event is to bring together student veterans, their families and the community. “I’m picturing an event where a bunch of different types of people can come together and get to know each other and have fun,” Schroeder said. “I really hope that a lot of veteran’s families and people from the community show up.” Schroeder said she hopes students take this opportunity to learn more about student veterans. “The main goal of the game night is to educate people on Student Veterans of America and student veterans in general,” Schroeder said. “I’m hoping that everyone comes with an open mind ready to learn.” Bateman team member Stephanie Stradel said preceding events in the

campaign have benefited the or ganization. “The Penny War and Cherry Berry fundraiser have had positive outcomes by getting students engaged with the organization along with creating awareness,” Stradel said. “All the proceeds benefit the , so that’s a plus.” SVA president Aaron Kloss said the Penny War last week helped propel the campaign but was not as successful as previous wars. “The fact that we had a Penny War last week was a huge impact from the campaign,” Kloss said. “The SVA has typically only done one Penny War a year in the past. The turnout was not as big as we have seen in the past but we have also never done two in a year, which may have caught people a bit off ALLISON TETRICK/ADVANCE-TITAN guard.” UWO student Veronica Thiel and grad student Josh Moeller put The campaign is being run by the the final touches on their Cherry Berry yogurt at the SVA fundraisBateman Team and students in the er in collaboration with the UW Oshkosh PRSSA Bateman team.



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March 3, 2016 —


UW Oshkosh’s Reeve Memorial Union will be undergoing new renovations later this year to upgrade and expand the building. See more art renderings on the UW Oshkosh website.

Reeve renovations to begin summer 2016 by Raquel Tuohy Reeve Memorial Union renovations promise to bring positive changes to the UW Oshkosh campus once construction begins later this year. According to the Director of Reeve Memorial Union Randy Hedge, Reeve Union is close to beginning construction. “The construction contract specifications and building plans are currently going through the bidding process with the state,” Hedge said. “Bids are due March 24 and we will begin construction just a few weeks after that, likely the beginning of May.” The renovations were passed by a student referendum in 2012 and aims

to update and renovate the oldest portion of Reeve. Funds for the Reeve Union renovations were part of a . million pro ect that has been financed by seg regated fees. According to Hedge, renovations were supposed to begin a few years ago, but the project has run into some problems. “The schedule has been delayed several times due to budget issues and delays in the state process,” Hedge said. “Once construction begins in May, it will be approximately a year until substantial completion, hopefully by late spring or early summer .” Students have seen the construction and completion of the UW Credit Union that had its grand opening on

Feb. 22. Andy Yang, the president of the Reeve Advisory Council and UWO student, is satisfied with how the Credit Union turned out. “I think the [UW] Credit Union renovations will help our campus greatly.” Yang said. “Also, I would like to add that the location of the [UW] Credit Union seems to be more inviting and less intimidating.” ntil the final renovations are complete, there have been temporary building changes within Reeve Union. “The Oshkosh Student Association is located near B&G Grill,” Hedge said. “Allocations will relocate to Polk Library, after spring break. The Student Leadership and Involvement Center is temporarily located on the

lower level of Reeve Union, near Titan Underground.” Junior Kathryn Kubasta is looking forward to the changes that are coming to Reeve Union. “I saw the [UW] Credit Union and it’s much more open than it was before.” Kubasta said. “It made me want to go in there and check it out. I hope they carry that openness to more of the new projects.” When construction is complete, student organizations will be located on the main and second floor. Copy This!! and Reeve Marketing will be adjacent to the front entrance where the UW Credit Union used to be. Hedge said the goal of the renovations is to build a more open and inviting space in Reeve in addition to upgraded facilities.

Career Fair provides networking opportunities

by Ti Windisch The Spring 2016 Career Fair on the Fox on Tuesday, March 1, presented an opportunity for UW Oshkosh students of all majors to network and learn more about careers available in their field of choice. Students met with potential employers, learned about educational opportunities to help advance their careers, distributed résumés and got professional headshots taken at the fair. Many UWO students feel the most important aspect of the Career Fair is the many networking opportunities it provides them. UWO student and business major Sam Pankow said the Career Fair is vitally important to business students looking to stand out and make an impression in a competitive field. “It’s all about building relationships and expanding your

network,” Pankow said. “If you’re not here, who’s going to get to know you?” Students are not the only ones who consider the networking opportunities important to their futures. Barb Benish, an internship coordinator at UWO, said networking is currently the best way to get a job and the Career Fair is a great place to meet employers. “Not only will you get to meet people who have the ability to hire you, but the Career Fair also allows people to learn more about businesses they may be interested in working or interning at,” Benish said. Benish also said students should not be discouraged if their desired positions are not currently available. “While they might not be hiring for the position you want today, that doesn’t mean they won’t be hiring for that position in the near future,” Benish

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Alison Herrmann, editor Jessica Johnson, asst. editor


Nyreesha Williams, editor

CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Emilie Heidemann, editor


Austin Walther, editor Morgan Van Lanen, asst. editor


Kurt Ness

COPY CHIEF Garrett Wright


Katie Hanson

SOCIAL MEDIA Erik Buchinger

Kurt Ness

Vince Filak

Matt Tolmie and Kevin Shaw represented Six Flags Great America at the Career Fair. They were attending their first Career air on the ox, but said they know Six Flags has hired interns from UWO in the past. “We’re looking for quality candidates that are self-starters,” Tolmie said. “Working somewhere that handles thousands of people each day requires quick thinking.” Barb Pesich said her company, Roundy’s Supermarkets, was interested in finding good candidates at the Career Fair for their summer internships. e’re also looking to fill full-time entry level positions,” Pesich said. “We have openings both in our home office in Milwaukee and at local stores.” Students that missed out won’t have to wait until next spring to attend a Career Fair, as the event will occur again in the fall on ct. .

Raquel Tuohy Kellie Wambold Natasha Zwijacz





WRITERS ////////////// WINNER

PHOTOGRAPHERS Brooke Bayer Saraya Harris Crystal Knuth Chelsea Phillips Elizabeth Pletzer Celia Space Allison Tetrick


Moira Danielson Alyssa Grove Cally Kobza Ashley Larson Allison Prusha Francesca Rabas


Tyler Cox Jason Neumeyer Matt Silva Ti Windisch


Nathan Proell

CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Marcella Brown Tyler Cox Shella Paukner Allison Prusha Michael Semmerling Kellie Wambold

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National College Media Conference, 2012 Best all-around non-daily student newspaper (Region 6) Society of Professional Journalists, 2001 Member Associated Collegiate Press.

POLICY ///////////////////

“I think that what veterans do for our country is extremely important and think that the general population should be more aware of what veterans experience and the resources that are available to them,” Schroeder said. Schroeder said her participation in the campaign has built her public relations skills. “I also really enjoyed gaining more experience in public relations,” Schroeder said. “Working on Bateman has confirmed that this is what want to do with my future career.” Kloss said he hopes the campaign not only benefits SVA but also the campus and surrounding community. “My hopes for the UW Oshkosh SVA is an even greater campus and community presence and awareness,” Kloss said. “We have all served our country in the past and we should carry that duty over to our time here on campus.”

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Eric Fennig Tyler Hahn

Shayna Beining


Journalism Public Relations Campaign class, as a part of the PRSSA National Bateman competition. According to the PRSSA, website the Bateman competition allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. Journalism professor and Bateman faculty adviser Jean Giovanetti said her role is to guide students as they work on the campaign. “We’ve all learned so much about public relations, journalism, building relationships and about Student Veterans of America and the services they offer to student and the Oshkosh community,” Giovanetti said. According to Schroeder, her favorite part about working on the SVA campaign as a Bateman Team member is feeling like she is creating a good impression on campus.

Nathaniel Brinkman Erik Buchinger Michael Johrendt Sean Maloney Anthony Michalovitz Brady Van Deurzen


Jessica Zemlicka


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EDITORS /////////////// Kaitlyn Knox

said. UWO business major Angela Shomler said she found a potential future employer at the Career Fair, despite not considering the company before the event. Although Shomler will wait until next year to start her first internship, she spoke to a company she hadn’t known much about prior to the Career Fair that suited her major perfectly. There were many employers present at the Career Fair looking to find skilled students to fill a variety of openings. Matt Kaufman, a representative of Oshkosh Corporation, said his business comes here to find talented students” to fill the internship oppor tunities available at Oshkosh Corp., and that UWO students often get hired there. “UW Oshkosh is my favorite campus to recruit at,” Kaufman said. “I may be slightly biased though, as I’m a Titan myself.”


“[We hope to] create a more welcoming entrance and address accessibility needs,” Hedge said. “[We will] double the size of the Student Involvement Center, with more resources, meeting and workspace for our student organi ations.” There are also plans to add a lactation room and gender neutral bathroom, as well as add a new public elevator for the Algoma Boulevard entrance. Hedge said he hopes students will adjust well once the renovation of Reeve Union comes to fruition. “The changes will improve Reeve Union,” Hedge said. “The student building committee worked for two years on this project with the architects, and their vision is about to become reality.”

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Jessica Johnson- Assistant News Editor Questions? Email:

March 3, 2016 —

OSA president, vice president candidates Q&A

s students and faculty alike prepare for the long three weeks filled with essays and mid terms before spring break, the shkosh tudent ssociation and its members prepare for a different kind of undertaking in the near future. ext week, arch and , elections will be held in eeve emorial nion, lackhawk Commons, and olk Library to determine who will be chosen to run the student government, for the next academic year, which passes referendums that affect each of the nearly , students enrolled here at . The dvance Titan reached out to the president and vice president candidates in order to discuss some of the issues the candidates wish to address, as well as some of the other experiences they feel prepare them to take the reigns as the leaders of next year. I n t e r vi e w s c on d u c t e d b yJas on N e u m e ye r

Austyn Boothe

Kurt Ness

OSA presidential candidate

OSA presidential candidate Currently in his fourth year at UW Oshkosh Major: Interactive web management

Currently in her second year at UW Oshkosh Major: Political Science Minor: Philosophy


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In your first few days as the elected President/Vice President combo, what w ou l d you p u t at t h e f or e f r on t of t h e t as k s f or O S At od i s c u s s ? “We would hopefully be able to tie up everything from this year; yes things will continue over onto next year, but think the first thing we really need to do is have that open forum. tart that right away. f we start them at the beginning of the academic year next year, it will become a regular occurrence for students to know that this [is] a time where I can come and speak my mind. We obviously want to hit on our diversity, safety and sustainability issues, but by having this forum we will hopefully be able to do exactly what the students want.”


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ur over arching umbrella, which affects our three main issues, is that students’ voices on campus are not heard. The first way of solving that issue and addressing university concerns with them is by having monthly open forums in a super informal setting. We feel like if we have these open forums, we will be able to address our next three topics better by getting more feedback. ur first issue, in no order of importance, is diversity and inclusion. ur campus has done some great things in the area of diversity and inclusion including the campus climate study going on right now. e’re hoping that once elected we can look at that data and really work with it to make sure that students’ voices are being heard and actually make a visible change on our campus. ur next one is campus safety. e met with the new chief of police and Lt. Tarmann and both community advisors, so we have a very good working connection with the campus police already. We want to help them build on their idea of community policing by building a better sense of community on campus. We have built these connections this year so we can utilize them next year. inally, sustainability. e know we are winning great awards for sustainability], but how many students on campus know where the biodigestor is This goes right back to our umbrella of getting students voices heard and we need students to want to know about these things and it is our ob to present these issues in a fashion that will make people care about them.”



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“We [Shayna and I] decided to run because we wanted to see some new faces in OSA and we wanted some fresh perspective in there.”

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“I will see what resolutions are trying to be passed and really get up to speed with everything that is going on in the office. f we have any pending resolutions at that time], would see what kind of student contributions were involved in those and continue the work needed on them.”

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OSA vice president candidate

OSA vice president candidate Currently in her fourth year at UW Oshkosh Major: Journalism Emphasis: Advertisement and public relations

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“Students are not aware of what OSA is. I have heard from many different people saying they don’t know what is. That is a ma or issue to me because is making and passing resolutions that affect all , students here. e can solve this problem by reaching out to students on social media and in person. f were to be elected, would personally go ask students what their opinions are on a certain resolution to see how the student body as a whole would feel about this. Students here have many recommendations for things they would like to see changed, so think should be asking what things students want to see changed. needs more diversity, right now it is a lot of the same type of people in OSA and that will breed the same ideas for resolutions. If I am elected, would bring in a new pair of eyes to with fresh ideas from different experiences. have been a community advisor, stage manager, an L T esource Center intern, and am currently the ice resident of ealth and afety for Theta Chi fraternity, enior dyssey Captain for new student registration and orientation, the web manager for the dvance Titan, and have also been involved with the tudent lloca tions Committee for three years now. ith my experience, will be able to bring diver sity into to get a fresh perspective on everything.”

Maria Berge

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s of right now, we are both community advisors. am also the co founder of the ultimate risbee club and still work to organize events for that. I started as a representative for Stewart Hall government and am a hall government liaison currently for South Gruenhagen as well. And in OSA I am currently the peaker ro Tempore.”

am involved in ad club, so right now am working with napple and a big group of people. ince am working with a big group of people on that pro ect, it is really interesting working together and finding that unity and think that will really help this campus if we can find unity.”

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Ai s a“s t u d e n t gove r n m e n t t h ta r e p r e s e n t s la l s t u d e n t s e s an d p lo i c i e s r e l at i n gt aco da e m i c an d n no - ac ad e m i c ou l d ouy r p r e s i d e n c wy or k t oi n c l u d e s t u d e n t s f r om al l s of l i f e ?

lot of people have a very narrow idea of what actually is, so getting it out there and making it known that we are a group on campus is important. Telling people what we do, why it is important, and how it directly affects them are important for growing student participation.”

Ai s a“s t u d e n t gove r n m e n t t h ta r e p r e s e n t s la l s t u d e n t s e s an d p lo i c i e s r e l at i n gt aco da e m i c an d n no - ac ad e m i c ou l d ouy r p r e s i d e n c wy or k t io n c l u d e s t u d e n t s f r om al l s of l i f e ?

“I think that since Kurt and I are involved in a lot of different organizations and we are very social so we can get ourselves out there and make OSA known to students. We have a lot of people supporting us, and other past presidents and vice presidents of may not have gotten out there and talked with students. The most important part of this campaign is to be with the students. e are working for the students. e are all in this together.”

Voting Information

Who can vote:

Any UW Oshkosh student currently enrolled

Voting times:

Tuesday March 8: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday March 9: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting locations:

Reeve Memorial Union Concourse Polk Library Blackhawk Commons





Emilie Heidemann - Campus Connections Editor Questions? Email:

March 3, 2016 —

The Cat’s Pajamas entertains UWO by Kellie Wambold

The Cat’s Pajamas, an a cappella group of five, entertained all ages during their Students for Music-coordinated performance at UW Oshkosh on Feb. 26. As part of their Music in the Schools tour, The Cat’s Pajamas were part of the UWO music department’s Chamber Art Series. The Cat’s Pajamas was created in 2005 , and has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” and NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” Along with touring [among] schools, the group performs on cruise lines. Brian Skinner, founder of The Cat’s Pajamas and the group’s bassist, said the group enjoys performing at schools because it gives the band a chance to give back.

“It’s pretty rewarding performing for high schools and colleges because that’s where we all got our start in music,” Skinner said. Skinner said the group likes the atmosphere schools provide when they perform. “At colleges there’s a fresh energy we don’t get on our usual cruise tours,” Skinner said. “It gives us an energy you can hear in our sound.” Skinner said he was particularly excited to perform at UWO because he wanted to redeem himself from his last performance, which was in 19 9 6 with his heavy metal band, Front Line. “I was a junior in high school and I think our band outnumbered the audience,” Skinner said. Students for Music Vice President Erica Kennedy said The Cat’s Pajamas was the first vocal group part of

the Chamber Art Series this in the series, but decided to year. change it up this year. “They are an a cappella “This time around we group who primarily stick[s] found a group with more to pop tunes, even if [the mainstream appeal comsingers] aren’t from our gen- pared to typical barbershop eration, while the rest of our groups,” Students for Mugroups play sic Presiprimarily dent Thomas We really enjoy meet- C a m p b e l l classical music,” Kenne- ing people who enjoy our said. dy said. Kennedy music. Skinner said anoth— Brian Skinner er reason for said even though the Founder of The Cat’s Pajamas bringing The group focusCat’s Pajaes on Top 40 mas to camhits, they like pus was to to use a numput a younger ber of genres to influence sound into the Chamber Art their sound. Series. “We reinvent songs,” “They’re a fun group and Skinner said. “I like to add are younger so I think stuMotown to a lot of what we dents will be able to relate to do.” them well,” Kennedy said. In years past, Students for Music student Gabrielle Music has brought in barber- Hass said it was not just colshop quartets to fill this slot lege students who enjoyed

The Cat’s Pajamas. “There were some younger people in the audience, like high school and middle school, who seemed to get a huge kick out of it,” Hass said. Hass said she saw this during the performance as The Cat’s Pajamas encouraged audience participation and even pulled a woman on stage during a love medley. “They focus very heavily on showmanship, with a lot of banter between songs,” Hass said. Skinner said the most rewarding part of performing, 0is the people he meets on tour. “We really enjoy meeting people who enjoy our music,” Skinner said. “Music is a great way to connect with people.” Even after the show, Hass said the singers were still

reaching out to the audience. “They named this little seven-year-old girl an honorary member and it was adorable,” Hass said. UWO music student Ryan Lindley said The Cat’s Pajamas loves to support students pursuing music. “Over the years they have raised over $ 9 5 ,000 for music education,” Lindley said. Lindley said this is what sets The Cat’s Pajamas apart from other musical groups. “Their uniqueness comes from their work and support of music education rather than the fame and fortune,” Lindley said. Overall, Skinner said the group’s goal is to make music an important part of young people’s lives. “We’re trying to inspire students of all ages to keep music in their lives,” Skinner said.





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March 3, 2016 —

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Wouldn’t it be ironic if....

By: Emilie Heidemann 1. Someone got fired from an unemployment office and had to get back in line at the unemployment office 2. A smoke alarm or a fire extinguisher started on fire 3. An insomniac, someone who can’t sleep, also had narcolepsy, a disease that makes people fall asleep at random 4. A cop had to write himself a ticket for failing to abide by his own rules 5. An advertising firm put a “No Soliciting” sign on their front door 6. The title of a dictionary was spelt wrong 7. Someone printed out flyers about how to recycle paper and save the environment, but not on recycled paper 8. College students took courses regarding time management 9. There was a procrastinators club on campus and it was consistently post-poned 10. Physical activity courses presented Power Points about the dangers of sitting down for too long

Haven’t you heard? • Everything Went Silent is a melodic, post-hardcore band comprised of two members, UW Oshkosh student John Casper and Conner Metz. • Casper sings, plays the guitar and bass and composes all the songs. • Metz sings, plays the guitar and writes the lyrics. • The band formed in Summer 2014. • Everything Went Silent derives their inspiration from The 1975, Underoath, Moving Mountains and From Indian Lakes. Album art courtesy of Everything Went Silent

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Nyreesha Williams-Torrence - Opinion Editor Questions? Email:

March 3, 2016 —

Take to the polls, vote by The Advance-Titan Staff UW Oshkosh students will elect the Oshkosh Student Association president, vice president and members of the senate on March 8 and 9 . Less than two percent of UWO students

voted in last year’s election. That lack of participation can only be attributed to a failure to understand the power that comes with those positions. UWO students pay more than $ 9 million in segregated fees annually and OSA works in conjunction with the Student Allocations Committee to distribute those funds.

All too often voters cast their ballots either uninformed or ill informed. Here are the legislative candidates, in their own words, on why students should vote for them. Read what they have to say and make an informed decision. Order of candidates determined by coin flip.

From Kurt Ness and Shayna Beining

If we were to be elected president of OSA, we would make sure students know what OSA does. While getting my 5 0 signatures in order to be put on the ballot for running for president, I had a lot of students ask us what OSA is and what they do. I also see this within our group of people we know. If we were to be elected, we would reach out to the students to inform everyone of what OSA can do for them. We have a campus of about 14,000 students and most of them are not involved in OSA or know what resolutions OSA is passing. OSA passes resolutions affecting all of campus and most students’ voices are not represented because they are not informed

about what’s going on. We can change this, through myself and my vice president Shayna being elected. Shayna and I plan to personally reach out to students and inform them of the issues and get their opinion on them. OSA is here for the students and if the students don’t know what OSA does, OSA cannot pass resolutions which can positively change campus. With Shayna and myself being elected we will be the positive change for UWO. Shayna and I are currently not in OSA, and that’s an advantage to us, because we will be a breath of fresh air to OSA. Shayna and I are just every day students with the leadership skills necessary to lead OSA.

From Austyn Booth and Maria Berge

Once elected President and Vice President of , our first step in making substantial changes on our campus will be to get more students involved. We will hold monthly open forums so students can come and express any opinions they wish to. We will take the feedback we receive and use it to shape resolutions and work with university offi cials in order to enact change. We will also be tabling in Reeve more often, just as other clubs and organizations do, so we can inform as many students as possible about not only what OSA is, but how students voices truly do shape our campus. We will also be

focusing on how we can continue to increase sustainability on campus, build a better, safer campus community, and continue to increase diversity and inclusion resources. Something we would like to stress is that as OSA president and vice President, we will not be pushing our own agenda on the student body. We want to represent all 14,000 students to the best of our abilities. We believe that with our experience and dedication we are the candidates that are the most fit to represent to stu dents of Oshkosh. That is why we are asking for you to vote Boothe & Berge March 8 and 9 .

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Men’s basketball beats Falcons by Erik Buchinger For the first time in more than a decade, the UW Oshkosh men’s basketball team won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament by beating UW-River Falls 66-63 Sunday in the Kolf Sports Center. The Titans received the conference’s automatic bid, which puts them in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history. “It was a great atmosphere to play in,” senior Alex Olson said. “Having a WIAC Championship back in Kolf was not only exciting for us, but the city and everybody involved with the program.” Olson scored 15 points for the Titans on five of 11, shooting with five rebounds and four assists. He said Sunday was the best game he has played in since he transferred from South Dakota State University prior to the 2012-13 season. “It has to be No. 1,” Olson said. “To be able to do this at home in front of family, friends and alumni and to be able to celebrate that day at home, there’s nothing like it.” The Titans jumped out to an 8 -1 advantage early in the first half, but River Falls climbed back into the game. Both teams went into the locker room tied at 3 2 after the first half. After making five of its first 11 three-point attempts, Oshkosh went cold from long range and missed 10 of its next 11. The Titans have the most three-pointers made in the WIAC, and sophomore Charlie Noone stepped up and knocked down a three-pointer to regain the lead for Oshkosh 46-45 with 10:43 left to play. “We’re not surprised because we’ve seen how much work [Noone] puts in,” head coach Pat Juckem said. “He’s earned the right to take and make those shots, and nobody is surprised because he’s invested the time. That’s why he’s clutch, and he’s confident.” Noone finished five of eight from three-point range for a game-high 19 points. “Sometimes, that’s just how it works in our offense,” Noone said. “Alex is always the focal point of teams’ scouting reports. People know where he is, and we’ve got a lot of good players on our team. Everyone can make big plays, and it just so happened that night I got a couple open looks, and they went down.” Oshkosh grabbed its largest lead of the game at 61-5 2 with


Coaches and players celebrate after the UW Oshkosh men’s basketball team defeats River Falls in the WIAC Championship 66-63 on Feb. 28. 3 :29 remaining after junior Taylor Jansen dove for a loose ball and found freshman Brett Wittchow for a layup. Three possessions later, Oshkosh led by five with less than a minute to play when Jansen saved another possession for the Titans with an offensive rebound. Even though Jansen did not score in the game and attempted just two field goals, Juckem said his hustle plays made a big difference. “Those two plays had a huge impact in the game,” Juckem said. “I’ve gone back, and I’ve seen those clips, and they’re awesome. It was just desire, heart and will, and in a one-possession game, we stole two extra possessions because of him. Those were some big-time plays.” Jansen said he is always thinking about what he can do to make an impact in each possession. “I’m trying to think on every possession, ‘ What can I do to make this a special one,’” Jansen said. “I’m trying to make those winning plays that we always talk about.” Oshkosh was able to burn an

extra 3 0 seconds on the game clock, but WIAC leading scorer Jon Christensen cut the Titans’ lead to 63 -60 with 23 seconds left. Noone knocked down two free throws, but CJ Lewis made a three-pointer for River Falls with three seconds left to make it a 65 -63 game. UWO junior Max Schebel split a pair of free throws, and the Falcons were unable to get a shot off on their final possession. “I’d have to put this game at the top,” Juckem said. “It was an awesome atmosphere. As a basketball player, you hope to have meaningful games in February and now into March.” Following the game, the Kolfpack student section stormed the court, and UWO players and coaches took turns cutting down the nets. “Playing in March, we’ve got even bigger games to come, and that’s crazy to think about,” Jansen said. “Winning on Sunday and cutting down the net for the first time – I’ll never forget it. It’s a moment in my life that is always going to stick with me.”

Tennis wins at home by Anthony Michalovitz

The UW Oshkosh men’s tennis team was victorious in its home opener at the Oshkosh YMCA Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 27 against Carroll University. Beating Carroll 6-3 put the Titans on a two game win streak as they previously defeated Central College ( Iowa) , 5 -4 on Saturday, Feb. 20. Head Coach James Lewison said the excitement from the previous weekend led his team to do a good job in preparing for the match against Carroll. “After we wrapped up a solid win against Central College in Iowa last weekend, all of us were hungry to taste victory again and keep the positive energy and momentum going,” Lewison said. Junior Adam Martin and freshman Adam Hawley led the way for three of the six points. They took No. 2 doubles 8 -2 against Noah Stemper and Joshua Ramos of the Pioneers. In singles, Hawley defeated Blake Youngberg, notching 7 -5 , 6-4 in the third flight, and Martin knocked off Joshua Ramos scoring 6-1, 6-0 in the fourth flight. Hawley said he played with a lot of confidence

against Youngberg. “I went into the match feeling very comfortable and kept the nerves to a minimum,” Hawley said. “Winning after matches is a great feeling, especially when you know you played very well.” The Titans were also successful in the third flight of doubles. Sophomore David Leffler and freshman William O’Connell paired to defeat Andrew Nemcek and Ian Foster, 8 -3 . Leffler said playing on his home court helped the Titans get the victory. “I believe playing at home made us play better as a team,” Leffler said. “The biggest reason being having all of the support from friends and family. There were so many people that showed up to watch and that made the team really excited to represent Oshkosh.” Freshman Ry a n Kuzmanovic and sophomore Logan Z astrow both won their singles play in tiebreakers. Kuzmanovic beat Quentin Lamers 7 -5 , 4-6 ( 10-8 ) , while Z astrow eliminated Noah Stemper 4-6, 6-4 ( 12-10) . Carroll University’s Peter Jaeger had a decisive victory over sophomore Vincent Gorski in No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Jaeger, alongside Quentin Lamers, received another win against

Gorski and Kuzmanovic 8 -1. Despite going up against one of the best players in the area, Gorski said the team showed improvement throughout the day. “I am really proud of how our team fought and won in some really close matches,” Gorski said. “It is going to raise our confidence going into next weekend when we face similar skilled teams to Carroll.” The Pioneers triumphed in the No. 6 singles as Nemcek downed sophomore Jordan Andersen in a tiebreaker, 2-6, 7 -6 ( 7 ) , ( 10-5 ) . The Titans will host another meet at the Oshkosh YMCA Tennis Center against Lawrence University on Saturday, March 5 at 3 p.m. Lewison said he knows the head coach of Lawrence very well. “I will be going up against Coach Francour when we face Lawrence so it will take a bit of an adjustment on my part to not see him as my college tennis coach, but now as a rival,” Lewison said. “I have a lot of faith in my guys based on their play under pressure the past couple of weeks. We have played a brutal schedule which I believe has made the team stronger, and if we compete like we have been, there’s a very good chance we will be successful.”

Noone, who attended high school at Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh, said it means a lot to him to be on the first UWO men’s basketball team to make the NCAA tournament since the 2002-03 season. “It’s pretty crazy, and it’s an awesome feeling,” Noone said. “Growing up in Oshkosh my whole life, when I was a kid I didn’t really hear a whole lot about Oshkosh basketball very much after the early 2000s. I heard when they got the new coach [Juckem], then I met the new coach, and all of a sudden I’m here and playing basketball. It’s pretty nuts, but it’s just an awesome feeling.” In Juckem’s first season in 2012, Oshkosh finished in last place in the WIAC, but the Titans have improved steadily and were a win away from the NCAA Tournament last season, losing to UW-Whitewater in the conference title game. “A few times we’ve talked about what it’s like to be a part of Selection Monday when you’re gathered with your teammates waiting for the bracket to be revealed,” Juckem

said. “I think it’s something the guys will never forget. It goes up there as one of college basketball’s great experiences.” The Titans watched the Selection Show together as a team on Monday and found out they will play in St. Paul on Friday night at 5 :3 0 against No. 18 Elmhurst College, who has a 21-6 overall record entering tournament play. “This group is confident,” Juckem said. “We’re playing our best basketball and we believe we can do something special.” Olson, who was Juckem’s first recruit, said the team will not be intimidated heading into the NCAA Tournament. “We all knew we could do it, but the fact that it’s actually happening now is surreal in a way,” Olson said. “The hardest part is getting in, and now we can take a deep breath. I don’t think we’ll be wideeyed. We’re a hungry team, and we know we can do some damage come Friday and Saturday and who knows after that? We’ll be ready to go on Friday, and we’re excited, that’s for sure.”




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Men’s volleyball bounces back by Brady Van Deurzen


Men’s volleyball captain Travis Hudson serves the ball for the Titans. UWO’s D1 team is currently 25-3.

The UW Oshkosh men’s volleyball team went on the road to participate in a tri-meet at Michigan Tech University on Feb. 27 and defeated both Michigan Tech and UW-Eau Claire. The wins in Michigan marked the Titans’ first win since their loss to Marquette in the Midwest 10 Tournament Championship on Feb. 21. Captain Travis Hudson said he didn’t see the championship loss negatively; he saw it as a major weight off an undefeated chest. “I think that this loss has shown us what was necessary,” Hudson said. “Going undefeated comes with a lot of expectations, but because that is out of the window, we can just play now.” Junior left-side hitter Sammy Pedersen said the wins in the trimeet were a stepping stool they needed to get themselves back to their winning ways. “Coming off a tougher weekend playing at Midwest 10, we didn’t play to the level we expected of ourselves,” Pedersen said. “So we were able to use our wins to get us back on track and heading in the right direction.” Pedersen is just one of the many players on the team to contribute in both wins over the weekend. Pedersen’s contribution is a must for the Titans due to health issues the team has withstood so far this season. “Injuries have been a big factor this year,” Travis Hudson said. “The past couple years they

weren’t as big of an issue, but this year they have affected us. A couple of injuries have kept some people from playing, others have been nagging injuries that stick around and cause us to take it a little easier.” Despite the injuries and loss to Marquette in the championship, the Titans pushed back and regained momentum, partially because of the leadership from Hudson. “It is expected of a captain to make sure everyone is on the same page towards the same goal,” Hudson said. “When everyone is working together it makes things easier.” ith the season in its final weeks, head coach Brian Schaefer said players and coaches are looking for improvements they can make to better prepare themselves for a National Championship. “Right now were trying to develop some plays, that will isolate our hitters,” Schaefer said. “We really need to work on defense and blocking so that’s been more of a focus in practice.” Schaefer said the team’s health and preparation will be key to their success for the remainder of the season. “Nationals are always something that you’re not sure of because so many factors come into play for you to win a national championship,” Schaefer said. “Because we’ve won two in a row that makes teams gunning for us even more. Hopefully we’re motivated and dedicated to give our best effort for a threepeat.”




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Titans end regular season at Eau Claire by Sean Maloney


The UW Oshkosh women’s basketball team huddles before its semi-final game vs. UWSP. They defeated UWSP 38-21.

Women’s basketball wins third WIAC Tournament by Michael Johrendt

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh women’s basketball team took home its third consecutive WIAC tournament title with a 65 64 win over UW-River Falls on Saturday, Feb. 27 . This guaranteed the Titans an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. The Titans finished 22-5 on the season, including two postseason conference tournament wins against UW-Stevens Point and UW-River Falls. Their 11-3 conference record resulted in a second place regular season conference finish. Junior guard Taylor Schmidt tied her season high in points with 23 and added two rebounds against the Falcons. Sophomore forward Eliza Campbell chipped in nine points, three rebounds and two blocks. Sophomore guard Emma Melotik said being able to shift their focal point and preparation from team to team is especially important in the postseason. “It’s definitely important for us to be able to change our focus from opponent to opponent,” Melotik said. “As a team, we take our scouting very seriously and we do what we can to use that to our advantage.” Two of the last three conference titles have been won at home for the Titans. According to head coach Brad Fischer, this is a positive

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thing when it comes to the postseason. “Playing at home is a definite advantage; any advantage we can get is huge for us at this time of year,” Fischer said. “Hopefully we can get a good crowd to help propel us because it is hard to earn a spot to host [in the NCAA tournament].” In the semifinal contest, the Titans won a defensive battle against UW-Stevens Point, 3 8 -21. Oshkosh held the Pointers to a record low point total, while setting the offensive tone early. The Titans were able to force Stevens Point into 40 missed shot attempts. Melotik said the Titans are a well-balanced squad, as the bench produced 13 points in the game against the Pointers, unlike many other teams. “When we use our depth and players on the bench to light a spark when they come in, it makes a huge difference in the game,” Melotik said. “It’s something that not many teams have.” Since 2000, the Titans have made it to the WIAC tournament final eight times, coming away with three titles and three consequent NCAA DIII tournament births. Having this type of experience gives the team a sense of confidence come tournament time, Schmidt said. “My class has been in the tournament for two years going on three and I think having that experience can help us be more calm and confident in what we do,” Schmidt said.

Oshkosh faces UW-Superior at home on Friday, March 4 for the first round of the NCAA tournament. The two teams have history, as Superior was a member of the WIAC conference before realignment after

the 2014-2015 school year, which resulted in them joining the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. The Titans defeated the Yellowjackets in both the 2014 and 2015 WIAC tournament finals.




Women’s Basketball UW-Superior Kolf Sports Center 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Elmhurst College (Ill.) at St. Paul, Minn. 5:30 p.m.

The UW Oshkosh gymnastics team lost 18 5 .100 to 18 3 .9 7 5 on the road to UW-Eau Claire on Friday, Feb. 26 in its last Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season match. UWO had four of the top six finishers on the beam, including sophomore Amanda McBrayer and freshman Dana LoCascio sharing second. Senior Krystal Walker came in fourth, while junior Kylie Fischer rounded out the Titans’ finishers in sixth. McBrayer said she was glad her individual scores were still able to help the outcome for the team as a whole. “This weekend individually I hit both my vault and my beam routine,” McBrayer said. “So I was able to have my scores for both events count towards our team score.” Even though she finished well in the event at Eau Claire, McBrayer said she knows she has areas where she can improve on her scores. “At this point in the season, I know my routines and I know my gymnastics,” McBrayer said. “I just need to focus on the little things and my form in order to get as many tenths back as possible.” LoCascio, who shared second place on the beam, said she is looking for anything she can to help increase her scores heading into this weekend. “There is always something that I can improve on in each event,” LoCascio said. “[This week] my focus will be on floor tumbling and leaps.” LoCascio said she was proud

of how the team bounced back during the event after some early struggles on the bars. “The team as a whole kept their confidence up,” LoCascio said. “Though we had some falls on the bars, the girls didn’t let the disappointment carry over to the other events.” McBrayer was also impressed with her team’s ability to respond to some of the adversity that struck during their event. “I’m proud of how everyone picked each other up after we had to count a fall on the bars,” McBrayer said. “Everyone stayed positive and did their job without worrying about what had happened.” Freshman Bailey Finin said she is looking for areas to improve heading into the WIAC Championships on March 4. “I need to remember to show off my dance, and make sure my finishes are strong after each pass,” Finin said. “Every tenth counts.” LoCascio said she would use the meet in Eau Claire as extra motivation heading into the WIAC Championships. “I thought about where I fell short and how I could improve in those areas,” LoCascio said. “I would really like to make it to nationals to try for All-American on the beam.” Finin said joining her team for nationals is a driving force in how she is preparing for the WIAC Championships. “I am aware of how real this opportunity is and that we really can make our dream a reality,” Finin said. “I really want to be able to compete with my entire team in New York.” The Titans will head to La Crosse for the WIAC Championships on March 4.

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Abby Menting Softball




Ashley Neustifter scored 13 points in the tournament.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Carthage College NCAA Qualifier 3 p.m.

Women’s Gymnastics WIAC Championship/ NCGA West Regional at La Crosse 6 p.m.

Women’s Basketball NCAA Second Round Kolf Sports Center TBA Men’s Basketball NCAA Second Round at St. Paul, Minn. TBA

Men’s Tennis Lawrence University 3 p.m.

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