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Titans avenge loss versus DePauw to punch their ticket to Sweet 16 Story by Mike Johrendt | Photos by Emily Fredrick

For the first time in three seasons, the UW Oshkosh women’s basketball team earned a bid to the Sweet Sixteen after winning two games this past weekend. Moving on to the third round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association post-season tournament, the Titans are the only remaining Division III team from Wisconsin left in the tournament. In the contest that sent UWO to their seventh Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history, Oshkosh faced off against a team that had given them one of its three losses in the regular season, DePauw University (Ind.). The Tigers, albeit ranked higher than the Titans according to D3hoops. com, posted its second-lowest scoring performance of the season on Saturday. Advancing to the Sweet Sixteen is something Head Coach Brad Fischer said the team planned for since early on. “It is one of the goals we have talked about and set, because we had done it when they were freshman,” Fischer said. “So for us to get back now and get that feeling back, I am just really proud of our kids and extremely happy that they get to experience this again, especially the senior group, who has done so much for us and our program.” The Titans handed DePauw its largest margin of deficit in the second round of the NCAA tournament, while avenging its 60-56 defeat earlier in the year while in Puerto Rico. Oshkosh put up 64 points in the victory, one more than in the first-round victory over Calvin College (Mich.).

Second-Round Matchup In the game, Oshkosh had two players record double-digit scoring performances, with senior guard Taylor Schmidt scoring 10 points and junior forward Eliza Campbell leading the Titans with 12 points. Both Schmidt and Campbell shot well in the contest; Schmidt went four-of-nine from the field and made her only 3-pointer, and Campbell shot a near perfect five-of-seven and made both of her shots from behind the arc. In the first quarter, both teams shot the ball well, as the Tigers put up a 35.7 percent shooting percentage while Oshkosh shot 41.2 percent from the field. UWO was able to hold a 19-14 advantage after the first 10 minutes due to the difference in shooting from beyond the arc, as the two-of-five shooting was better than DePauw’s dreadful one-of-seven from three. Senior guard Morgan Kokta, freshman guard Kylie Moe and junior guard Emma Melotik all attempted three-point shots in the quarter, with Moe connecting on both of her attempts. Moe led the team with six points in the quarter, with Schmidt going two-of-four from the field for five points and Melotik connecting on two of her three shots on her way to four points in the quarter. Other contributions from the starting unit in the first period came from Campbell, who had two points on a lone field goal and recorded three defensive rebounds. Off the bench, junior guard Kendall Truttman knocked down both shots from the charity stripe and chipped in a re-

SWEET 16, PAGE A10 TOP: Kendell Truttman shoots a free throw to break a tie in the first quarter against DePauw. LEFT: Guard Taylor Schmidt elevates for a layup in the First Round game against Calvin.

Alex Richard grabs a rebound in the Titan’s 64-49 victory over DePauw, she finished with 11 rebounds. Richard is eighth in the WIAC conference in rebounds per game with 6.3.

UWO remembers Jones’ kindness, passion by Alex Nemec Assistant Dean of Students Danielle Jones passed away Sunday in her parent’s home due to complications after surgery. She was 34. Jones was born April 16, 1982 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Her family relocated to Green Bay and she graduated from Pulaski High School in 2000. Jones graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Scientific and Technical Communication. She also graduated from Central Missouri State in 2006 with a Master’s of Science in Student Personnel Administration. After college, Jones worked at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania as Assistant Director of Residential Services for seven years before coming to UWO in 2013. Interim Vice Chancellor Brandon

Miller said there was a grieving gathering Monday to mourn the loss and that Jones’ impact was campus-wide. Miller said Jones had an incredible talent for making people feel special through the use of handwritten notes. “It was personalized, it uplifted you and you could tell she took great pride in making you feel better as a person through those notes,” Miller said. Women’s Center Director Alicia Johnson said Jones co-advised the Social Justice Club and took alternative break trips, which included going to New York City with students to help organizations that worked with HIV and AIDS education. Johnson said she contributed greatly to every space she was in. “She made meetings enjoyable and she always came in with a smile, or was able to make us laugh,” Johnson said. “But she was also a very

genuine person.” Assistant Director for Student Involvement Missy Burgess said students saw Jones as an advocate. “She was known for her commitment to always follow through on what she said she would do and pushing to make sure students’ rights were met,” Burgess said. Johnson said in her first few days here at UWO, Jones was an instant friend. “We could talk for days on end about social justice issues and [come] up with new ideas,” Johnson said. “We had talked about when she moved from Reeve Union to the Dean of Students [office], how we needed to still find a way to work together.” Burgess said Jones taught group fitness classes on and off-campus. “She truly believed that if you were going to work out, you should sweat,” Burgess said. “She often caught students off guard with just

how tough her classes were.” Johnson said if you’re lucky, there are a few people in life you become instant friends with. “For me, that’s how it was when I met Danielle,” Johnson said. “Within the first couple of minutes I knew that we would be friends. I’ve only known her for eight months, but it feels so much longer. So in a short amount of time she was able to make a deep impact on my life.” Jones is survived by her parents, Alan and Kathy Jones, of Green Bay; brother and sister-in-law, Ryan (Nikki) Jones, of Eau Claire; grandparents, Dean and Sue Jones of Jackson, Mo. and Geroid A. Lix of Jackson, Mo.; uncles, Mike (Debbie) Lix and Chris Lix; aunt, Dana (Patrick) Norris; Godparents, Tim and Barb Schwane; and many other dear relatives and friends, according to the obituary on the Lyndahl Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held March 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin.




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Geology alum talks about martians around us

by Collin Goeman Geology students gathered in Harrington Hall Thursday to hear UW Oshkosh alum Mike Tappa speak about his studies in isotope geochemistry in relation to meteorites, particularly from Mars. After graduating, Tappa worked at NASA studying many meteorites believed to have originated from Mars. He now works as Manager of Major Analytical Research Laboratories at Boston College. “Geology requi res us to be detectives often, of events that occurred long ago,” Tappa said. “It is particularly useful in understanding fundamental que stions related to how, when, and where meteorites form.” Tappa said the study of meteorites is important to understand features of other planets in our solar system. “Information in rocks related to the conditions present during formation and some isotope systems can be used

to determine the age of specific rocks and minerals, Tappa said. “Understanding the chronology permits us to further our knowledge of fundamental geologic processes such as how planets form or how mountains are built.” UWO geology student Tucker Clark said hearing about the geology field being used to study meteorites is great to learn about. “Anything from another planet is always interesting stuff,” Clark said. Tappa said these studies are not only important to the geology field, but to the studies of astronomy as well. “One of the most critical que stions for nearly every planetary science and geological study relates to the age of the rocks and the relative timing of different events,” Tappa said. “Isotope geochemistry and geochronology can allow us to address those que stions.” Tappa said his time at UWO was crucial in preparing him for his work at NASA and now

at Boston College. “The UWO geology department provided me with a number of fantastic opportunities that set the foundation for my education and eventually my career,” Tappa said. “I graduated UWO with a solid understanding of the basic principles of geology and chemistry requi red to do the type of research I have done throughout my career.” Tappa said his relationships with faculty and other opportunities he received at the University contributed to his success. “My education was undoubtedly aided by having an abundance of direct access to faculty members and that type of support really encouraged me to explore subjects on a deeper level,” Tappa said. “Eventually, the que stions that I started trying to address as a student at UWO are the same basic que stions that have I continued exploring in my career.” UWO geology student Max

Schwid said it was awesome to hear about an alum in such an fascinating field of study. “It’s really cool to see someone coming from UWO doing work like this,” Schwid said. “It’s not everyday you get to see such interesting work being done by someone who came from your school.” Tappa said he attributes his successes in the field to the foundation he received at the University. “I am proud of UWO and the education I received from the University,” Tappa said. “My career successes are the result of the educational opportunities I received during my time at the University.” Tappa said he is extremely grateful for his experiences here, and was happy to come back to speak. “I was honored to be presented with the opportunity to share my story at UWO and I wanted to demonstrate to current students what opportunities might await them in the future,” Tappa said.

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Martha Barhouse speaks to students about her journey in electric engineering living in Chile. Barhouse was one of three speakers to talk about pursuing a career in international research in STEM fields of study.

UWO women faculty talk about studies abroad in male dominated STEM fields by Laura Dickinson International women scholars from UW Oshkosh’s faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields discussed their perspective on conducting research international as part of a panel for International Women’s Day on March 8. The panel was put on by the Model United Nations and included Dr. Angela Gray Subulwa, Dr. Stephanie Spehar and Martha Barhouse from UWO, who discussed their fields of study. Barhouse is an electrical engineer and said she has known what it is like to be the only women in a ST M field. “My first school that I went to in Chile, I was the only girl in engineering,” Bar-

house said. “I was very unhappy at that school, and my father encouraged me to go the States for engineering. I went to school in California thinking it would be different, but when I got there, there was only one other woman. It was very discouraging at times.” Barhouse said she used her discouragement to try and figure out why there was a lack in female presence in ST M fields. “Part of my job is teaching future and current elementary school teachers how to teach math to kids,” Barhouse said. “We’ve learned that learning math doesn’t necessarily come down to IQ , but a want and an effort to do well in math.” Barhouse said she became interested in electric engineering when she was a child, watching her father work on anything that

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needed to be fixed. “My family left Chile when I was six months old so that my father could study aerospace engineering in Austin [Texas],” Barhouse said. “The thing about engineers of any kind is that they think they can fix anything. Nothing was broken for long. I would help my dad put old cars back together, learning how things worked.” Barhouse said her passion about her work is to inspire women to go into ST M fields, and it begins with having role models. “We see that girls usually do better in math and science in middle school, but once they get into high school we see that girls fall behind the boys,” Barhouse


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UWO geology alum Mike Tappa talks to students Thursday. Tappa spoke about his studies in isotope geochemistry in relations to metorites on Mars.

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ABOVE: Christian Anderson, a local Oshkosh Art gallery owner, examines “Tip Floor.” RIGHT: Former UWO student Michael Wartgo admires Kareken’s “Auto Salvage #1.”

Scrap metal turned into art by Moira Danielson The Allen Priebe Gallery at UWO presented “Scrap Works,” a collection of works from Minnesotan artist Michael Kareken, that offered not only visual enjoyment, but also a learning opportunity for UW Oshkosh students who got to work with Kareken. Kareken has been a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design since 19 9 6 where he instructs students on drawing, painting and printmaking. His work is featured in multiple places, such as the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota Museum of American Art and others. Kareken said the exhibit showcases some of his pieces from the past 10 years, including works from his “Auto Salvage,” “Bottles,” “Paper Recycling” and “Scrap Metal” collections. “This represents about 10 years of work,” Kareken said. “It’s selections from the spotty work I’ve been doing that deals with scrap and recycling subject matter. There are works here that represent different phases of that and the evolution of the work over time starting in 2007 or 2006.” The pieces showcased in the exhibit are all places he has personally experienced, according to Kareken. “It’s all based on places that I have gone to and researched,” Kareken said. “It started with paper recycling so there’s this painting right there of the piles of paper. Those are the earliest pieces and those are based on a place that’s right next door to my studio, where I live in Minneapolis.”

Kareken said the inspiration came from seeing what was going on at the recycling plant next to his studio. “There’s a paper recycling plant, and just having observed that place got me interested in the subject matter,” Kareken said. “I went over there and talked to the people and found it really fascinating.” Kareken said the common theme amongst all his pieces was the focus on recycling and its efforts towards solving waste. “They’re all recycling, I’m not interested in the garbage dumps,” Kareken said. “I’m interested in the places where people are trying to do something about the problem.” ot all pieces are finali ed and could take a new direction, such as some of the “Auto Salvage” pieces,” Kareken said. “Those pieces are more recent and I’m still working on that series,” Kareken said. “They feel kinda different.” Making each piece is different, Kareken said, as each one goes through a different process. However, he said he does research each subject extensively. “Everything is done pretty much from photographs that I take,” Kareken said. “I go to these places. I spend a lot of time researching. I spend a lot of time talking to these people. I take a lot of photographs, hundreds, thousands of photographs, then back in my studio I think about them and what subjects are interesting.” Students visiting the exhibit could go to enjoy the pieces and to learn and relate to their own work. UWO student lise Jakus said the art was so pow-

erful, it was like “being hit in the face.” I thought all his work was breathtaking, Jakus said. “I thought all of it was super detailed and that it was really cool he found his inspiration in junkyards and stuff and turned it into art. It’s very uniq ue; you don’t see a lot of artwork centered around junkyards making like pieces originally thought to be trash into art.” Student Daniel Reddersen said the art at the exhibit was similar to the work he’s doing in class and Kareken even offered some tips on Reddersen’s work. “The first thing I saw was the big windshield on the back,” Reddersen said. “I keep going back to the bottles and cans painting, which is similar to what I’m painting in class right now with legos. I even got a personal interview with the artist and he critiq ued my work.” UWO student Elena Chevalier said the exhibit gave her a chance to study skills she wants to work on with her own artwork. “I’m a painter and being able to look at his work and examine it is going to help me with my work,” Chevalier said. “Especially my techniq ue, where I’m struggling and he seems to have it figured it out.


said. “There is a statistic that girls go into ST M fields because they know someone in that field. If we have more women for girls to look up to, then more women will join.” Spehar said the reason she got into anthropology and primate behavioral ecology was because of the role models in her field. “Jane Goodall was always one of my role models growing up and because I saw someone like me in that field, I thought I could always do it,” Spehar said. Spehar said her field may have more women than other ST M fields, but women are still the minority “The field of primate behavioral ecology has more women than other STEM-related area, and I believe a lot of that has to do with Jane Goodall,” Spehar said. Spehar said her work has led her to some ama ing places and has offered her opportunities around the globe. “I have gotten to work on conserving the Wehea Forest, where a lot of native primates live and has been cut down for palm oil which is used in a lot of products,” Spehar said. Subulwa works in geography and urban planning and she said she has done a lot of her researching in southeastern Africa at many refugee camps. “What I have learned working at these refugee camps is that most places hosting refugees take on the same socioeconomic climate,” Subulwa said. UWO junior Hallie Cook said the panel proves ust how in uential it is to have female role models in these fields. “I think it is very important to have women teaching others in these fields, Cook said. “ ike they said, it’s more likely to have a woman want to be in a [ST M] field if they see another woman in that particular field. It is just more encouraging for all.”




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OSA president, vice president candidates Why did you decide to run for OSA? “Both of us had an immense desire to serve the student interest and fight for a better campus. We had been heavily involved and active on campus, so we both figured ‘ why not? ’” Why are you most fit to be President/VP? “We are most fit because we have a large, diversified set of experiences while still being relatable and engaged with our fellow students. We’ve both been student senators, but between the both of us, we have been part of fraternities and club sports, students orgs and professional societies on campus. We have the knowhow and the experience to create real change. We have both tackled real problems before and have the capacity to solve any problem in our way.”

Brandon Colligan

What are you going to do to help UWO students? “We will ultimately seek to serve students first and address their greatest concerns. We want to address parking problems on campus, continue to make campus safe and inclusive and make campus environmentally sustainable and bike friendly. These are all issues that students are concerned and passionate about, and we plan to act on these main areas.”

Candidate for OSA President

In your first few days as the elected President\VP pairing, what would you put at the forefront of the tasks for OSA to discuss? “The first days in office we’d like to discuss how we can greater serve students and increase our engagement and communication with students. This means thinking of solutions that benefit all students while addressing specific concerns on campus as well. Like I’ve said, students are, and will be, at the forefront of our agenda.” Bryan Carter

Candidate for OSA Vice President

All answers above are from Brandon Colligan.

Voting information Who can vote: Any currently enrolled UWO student

Voting times: Aaron Wojciechowski

Candidate for OSA President

Hailey Lawrence

Candidate for OSA Vice President

Why did you decide to run for OSA? H.L. - “I decided to run with Aaron for OSA because for one, he asked me and thought that I would be a nice fit. Besides that, I decided to run because there are a lot of things that are changing in American education systems as well as America in general that reflect the social climate within campuses. We need strong leaders who will be able to direct and support a whole student body and I strongly believe that Aaron and I have what it takes to do so.” Why are you most fit to be President/VP? A.W. - “In my opinion I am most fit to be president because I have the most governmental, budget and policy making experience out of all the other slates. I am the only candidate to hold local elected office, and because of that, I have been able to work with the community, city of Oshkosh and state of Wisconsin to build relationships and advocate for student rights. I have been out in the community and state talking with leaders to make sure when something goes wrong, we know who to talk to. Connections and building relationships are crucial to the president. I have strong ties with the community, and that will be useful. In addition, I feel strongly that my diversity plays a key role in being able to represent the full student body at UWO.”

Tuesday, March 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Voting locations: Polling locations are located in Reeve Memorial Union Concourse, Blackhawk Commons and Polk Library. There will be a deabte between all the candidates Friday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Reeve 306 Referendum questions gathering student opinions on a Tobacco Free Campus and Student Body Constitutional amendments will be listed on the ballot.

Jared Schadrie

Candidate for OSA Vice President

Why did you decide to run for OSA? “We are running for OSA President and Vice President because we believe that all students’ views should be represented and considered when it comes to making decisions on campus, regardless if it is an opinion of few or of many. We also want to make sure that student needs are being addressed, and if they are not, then we want to make sure that the problems are brought to light. We believe that we have the experience and commitment to accomplish these things and continue to make UW-Oshkosh a great place for all.” Why are you most fit to be President/VP? “[We] are most fit to be elected as OSA resident and VP because of [our] extensive past experiences and history of serving all students. Together, [we] have a total of six years of experience in student government. Both of them started out in hall government, with Maria being an OSA representative for Stewart Hall and Jared an Activity Director in South Scott. After that, Maria was elected as the Speaker Pro-Tempore of Assembly, and Jared was elected as a senator. Jared is now serving his second term as a senator, and Maria is serving as OSA Vice President. Through these roles, they have been able to listen to issues students face and actually make positive changes in response to students’ concerns. Jared has fought to save the UWO men’s soccer and tennis teams, and has also made sure that resolutions did not die simply because their authors graduated or had to leave OSA. Maria has experience lobbying on student issues in Madison and also attends Student Representative meetings that have allowed her to discuss students’ issues with all 26 UW System campuses.” What are you going to do to help UWO students? “We want to make sure all groups are represented and are heard when it comes to student issues. It doesn’t matter if it is the opinion of many or the opinion of a few. We want to hear and represent all sides. We want to protect smokers’ rights, protect allocable segregated fees, fairly and eq ually represent all political affiliations at events and continue the strong tradition of shared governance on campus that gives students a voice at the table.” In your first few days as the elected President\VP pairing, what would you put at the forefront of the tasks for OSA to discuss? “If elected, the first topic that [we] would like to bring up to OSA is the potential for opting out of allocable segregated fees. Allocable segregated fees are what fund OSA, student clubs and organizations, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and many other programs that benefit students on campus. We want to make sure that allocable fees are protected, as we recognize the important role they have here on campus. Knowing that legislators in Madison are working on the budget right now, it would be best if students here took a stance on the issue right away so that lawmakers know what is at stake before they make a decision that could potentially harm the UW System campuses.”

Why did you decide to run for OSA? “We believe there are many benefits to a collective student governance. We would like to serve the campus community by providing a transparent means of communication, whereas listening to their concerns and addressing them in a positive way that will benefit the entire campus community in the long run.

H.L. - “Aaron and I have a lot of ideas in regards to how we want to help UWO students. For one thing, its important to take in the social climate that America is today. I value how inclusive that UWO is. I want to make sure that everyone no matter their race, religion, or gender feel safe and welcomed at UWO. Ensuring that UWO is a campus that welcomes all is important and I will make sure that students know that I will support them no matter what.

A.W. - “How to best handle the effects of a ‘ optional segregated fees bill’ if passed. This will be the most important issue that the next President will deal with. How will clubs and campus resources get funding? We will look at options and solutions in the budgeting process and potentially reach out to community and state leaders for assistance. If the bill is not passed, the components that will be at the top of the list will be working with the city to improve campus roads and off-campus housing. On the campus-specific issues, it will be tackling the diversity problems we have seen on campus and creating a solution to address the lack of parking on campus.”

Candidate for OSA President

All answers above are from Maria Berge.

What are you going to do to help UWO students?

In your first few days as the elected President\VP pairing, what would you put at the forefront of the tasks for OSA to discuss?

Maria Berge

Why are you most fit to be President/VP? “As a former OSA Senator and my Vice President a current OSA Senator, we have acq uired the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively and successfully serve as the OSA President and Vice President. I am currently a Community Advisor, also known as CA, served on the Segregated Fees Committee [and] have been involved in many UWO clubs and organizations. We both were representative to USRH and have spearheaded successful campaigns and programs.” What are you going to do to help UWO students? Goodwill Obieze “Increase minimum wage for student employees on campus. We will increase inCandidate for OSA President volvement for students on campus. We would like to support a bike-friendly culture in a way that is non-invasive to existing gardens or other sustainability efforts. We plan to do so by educating our peers about proper bike etiq uette, as well as advocating the importance of complete streets in future city road planning, stressing the importance of students’ overall safety, by supporting resolutions such as the one pertaining to safe storage of recreational weapons, support realistic healthy and sustainable campus initiatives that don’t interfere with students’ rights or cause unnecessary hardships. Also, we will ensure students have adeq uate access to health-related services and writing material and listen to the concerns of student employees and advocating for exible scheduling and livable wages.

Macyn Veith

Candidate for OSA Vice President

In your first few days as the elected President\VP pairing, what would you put at the forefront of the tasks for OSA to discuss? “Macyn and I will be offering town hall meetings to listen to their concerns and following up on those issues. Collectively bargain the increase of student employee wages.” All answers above are from Goodwill Obieze.




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March 9, 2017

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On Friday night, UW Oshkosh hosted one of its Titan Nights in Reeve Union with a variety of activities including bingo, an escape room, a fashion show, crafts, movies and more. Throughout the night, the students who attended were provided refreshments and chocolate lava cake with ice cream, and at 11 p.m. they were offered chicken tenders and ice cream sundaes. Before the event started, students were already lining up at the check-in to get started with the activities, talking and laughing with their friends while figuring out

which stations they would go to next. During the event, students continued to move from activity to activity to get the full experience. In the theater, the 2016 movie “Blair Witch” was shown with free popcorn and soda. In the concourse area, students could make emoji pillows and bobbleheads with their own faces. The Marketplace hosted a variety of Mardi Gras themed crafts, including DIY Jester Hats, MakeYour-Own-Mask, glass etching and a photo booth with purple and green accessories. Music was played overhead and groups of people sang and danced along with it while working on their crafts.

Sophomores Lisa Rekoske and Angela Pesavento both enjoyed the Make Your Own Mask and spent most of their time decorating and perfecting their masks. Upstairs in the ballrooms, a fashion show showcased different fashion styles, including women’s pantsuits, jeans and African-American hairstyles in the modern workplace. Next to the fashion show was an escape room that students could try with a 10-minute limit for each group. The escape room was a popular activity all night with at least two or more groups waiting outside to take their turn. Senior Sam Law-Gotich and her friends were one of the first groups

UWO Counseling Center ants st dents to o ris by Alyssa Grove The UW Oshkosh Counseling Center is inviting all campus members to join them online to participate in their Happiness Challenge. The UWO website describes the Happiness Challenge as an event that is aimed to provide students with tips and tricks to be healthier and happier in their lives. “The Happiness Challenge is an outreach program from the Counseling Center that identifies and encourages specific areas in life that we know add to happiness and health,” Counseling Center Outreach Coordinator Leah Folks said. Folks said the Happiness Challenge is an outreach campaign primarily on social media, as this is where they can get the attention of a vast array of students. “People can follow us on Facebook, Instagram [and] Pinterest,” Folks said. “We can also be seen tabling places such as the Student Recreation and Wellness Center to help

get students connected to this challenge.” Folks said that the Happiness Challenge has different weekly topics, such as Just Laugh, Just Breathe, Just Study, Just Connect, Just be Kind and more. The theme for this week’s online challenge is Just Breathe and through a visit to the Counseling Center’s Facebook page, students can see various posts about breathing exercises and meditations. “Just Breathe is focusing on how to relax our bodies, how to practice mindfulness skills and how to feel grounded and centered in life,” Folks said. “[This] helps to lessen anxiety and distress, as well as helps us to be focused and present in our daily lives, when we tend to go towards ‘ autopilot’ mode.” Folks said the Counseling Center is hoping to spread information about health and wellness to the community on campus. The center wants students to be able to ourish and thrive in life, instead of simply surviving.

“An invaluable piece of wellness and happiness is balance,” Folks said. “That is the basis of featuring various topics, as we know that there are a lot of ways we can take care of ourselves, and therefore improve our mental health.” The Happiness Challenge is continuing through the end of the semester and will focus on different topics each week. Just Breathe will end on March 17, but the resources for this topic will continue to be available on the Counseling Center’s social media. The next topic of the Happiness Challenge is Just be Kind, which encourages students to practice random acts of kindness and show compassion and acceptance. Connect with the UWO Counseling Center online and take advantage of the free resources available. The center is open Monday through Friday and has a wide variety of resource options including one-on-one counseling, group sessions, workshops, biofeedback and more.

to attempt the escape room. “It was fun. It was easy but challenging at the same time,” Law-Gotich said. “One clue was challenging. It took us the entire time to finish.” Law-Gotich said they would love for future Titan Nights to have some type of event involving lasers, such as laser tag or a laser maze complete with neon lights. Downstairs in Titan Underground, students participated in several rounds of bingo. Senior Sam Kling said she always attends Titan Nights and enjoys playing bingo most out of all the games and activities. “I am an avid goer of Titan Nights,” Kling said. “They’re kind of silly but it’s so much fun

especially if you’re with the right people. And I always win at Bingo so that’s nice too.” Kling also liked when they would do the photo booths where the pictures print out right away because it’s always a special way to remember fun nights. Sophomore Maizie Wilharm also said Bingo was her favorite event of the night. “I really liked the caricature so I guess face painting would be nice,” Wilharm suggested for a future activity. If you missed out on this Titan Nights, there is still one more before the end of the semester. Don’t miss out on the exciting event which will take place on April 7.

The A-T Timehop A flashback to 1977 -Dr. Andrew Kane, state coordinator of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws expected marijuana to be decriminalized in Wisconsin by the end of the year at the latest. -The trend of eating only natural foods was gaining popularity. Many students followed suit and changed their diets to follow this trend. -UWO held an event that allowed students to experience what it would be like to be blind. This was part of program to increase peoples’ awareness of some of the problems people with disabilities experience. -Evans Hall housed students of all grade levels, while Fletcher Hall was limited to juniors, seniors and graduate students.



Alyssa Grove - Campus Connections Editor

March 9, 2017

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8 ways to make the most out of your spring break

by Kellie Wambold

Bert and Bert’s training goes wrong

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Cartoon by Lee Marshall

OPINION Advance-Titan


Nicole Horner - Opinon Editor

March 9, 2017

False spring is a warning

Cartoon by Constance Bougie

Weapons need safe storage by the Advance-Titan Staff

The Oshkosh Student Association approved a proposal on Feb. 21 that stated either the UW Oshkosh Police Department or the University in general should provide reasonable accommodations for the storage of student weapons currently banned from residence halls and other on-campus buildings. Weapons that are not allowed within campus buildings include: martial arts eq uipment, firearms used for hunting, sporting, play shooting and target shooting and even Nerf guns. The University and UWO community should support this proposal, as it can strengthen the safety of campus when it comes to firearms and other weapons. When students who own weapons do not have a proper location to store them, they might keep them in their resi-

dence halls, which is prohibited, or in their cars, where anyone can easily access them. Travis Eickstedt, who is currently deployed in Cuba, authored this resolution during his time as an elected OSA Senator. He said people who own campus-prohibited weapons do not currently have a safe place to store them. “Where those end up currently are in the trunks of cars,” Eickstedt said. Eickstedt said if weapons continue to be stored in cars, they can be stolen and abused. “It becomes a safety issue,” Eickstedt said. According to Eickstedt, now is an ideal time to carry through with the proposal because the UPD is trying to get the funds and the approval to renovate their police department. While the storage of weapons is unfamiliar to the UWO campus, some other UW schools

have implemented secure ways for students to store their weapons on campus. At UW Platteville, the UPD has offered to securely store weapons since 2011 because of how many students need a safe storage space for their firearms. UW Superior has offered storage lockers as a legal place to store weapons on campus for more than twenty years. UWO student Kristi Mickow said knowing student weapons could be stored in a secure space is more reassuring than the possibility that they are being kept in residence halls or cars. “I think it’s a safe idea rather than having them in their dorms,” Mickow said. “I honestly wouldn’t feel comfortable if people had guns in my dorm.” Eickstedt said he thinks the UPD should incorporate accommodations for weapons into their plans if they get the approval for renovation.

If the UPD is unable to accommodate these weapons, the University should find a way to manage firearms on campus in order to increase campus safety and maintain a peace of mind within the UWO community. Eickstedt said those who have a stigma against guns should still consider supporting this proposal, as it is safer than current campus conditions. “Would you rather have the guns unsecured in a car,” Eickstedt said, “Or in a secure location that’s monitored, that someone’s not going to go and grab them? ” The UPD and the University should consider accommodating students’ weapons, and the UWO community should support this proposal, as it can further ensure the safety of the campus. A designated storage area would ensure that any on-campus weapons are here both legally and safely.

by Elizabeth Pletzer Elizabeth Pletzer is a junior journalism and anthropology major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. While students have enjoyed and embraced the warm weather in shorts and light spring jackets, they should be concerned about the implications these unseasonably warm temperatures may have. Having near-60 degree days for a solid week in February may be pleasant, but according to U.S. climate data, the normal average in Wisconsin during the month of February is 22 degrees. The arrival of spring earlier and earlier can have drastic effects on the Wisconsin environment we know and love. Not only are overall temperatures increasing, but false springs are becoming more common. An environmental research letter by Andrew Allstadt and colleagues of UW Madison explains the term “false spring” as an increase in temperature earlier than normal. This causes plants to come out of dormancy and begin budding before temperatures drop back down, damaging

the plant and destroying a primary food source migratory animals rely on. Agricultural crops, mainly fruit, are often severely damaged by false springs. It is important for people to be aware of the changes occurring. Immediate effects of climate change can already be seen in Minnesota’s recent severe weather, which included q uarter-sized hail and the earliest tornado in Minnesota history, according to the National Weather Service. Even after Gov. Scott Walker denied climate change and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed all mention of it from their website, the state Division of Emergency Management has created a disaster preparedness plan to specifically address the issues of climate change and the likely severe weather and natural disaster trend it will spur. NASA’s Earth Observatory site explains that although the earth does have a natural cycle of warming and cooling, recent changes have come about too swiftly to be attributed solely to the natural process. Changes can be made to slow the cycle, like small lifestyle changes such as recycling and composting. Something as seemingly insignificant as taking part in online polls and forums can also have an impact. I strongly encourage UW Oshkosh students to educate themselves on the evidence and implications regardless of their views. The evidence exists and it is time to accept it and make whatever preparations are necessary to adapt to the new environment.

Failing friendships might not be your fault

by Mariah Heyden Mariah Heyden is a sophomore public relations major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. Throughout my life, I have seen different friends come and go. Each situation is different and each friendship is different. Considering recent times, I am seeing more of my friendships failing, and I often find myself pondering the reason behind that. People are selfish. I lay in bed and lose sleep on countless nights thinking about why these relationships deteriorated. One reason why friendships fail is because people like to entertain their pleasure principle. In other words, they like to do whatever brings them pleasure with little regard for the conseq uences. Four types of people who can cause friendships to fail because of their pleasure principle are

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“Manipulators,” “Ghost and Boasts,” “Phubbers” and “Love Flakes.” There are people who speak with disregard to others’ feelings, purposely saying things simply to cut the other person deepest. It gives them a power rush and a sense of superiority to oneup the other person and make them feel inferior. These are the “Manipulators.” They try to micromanage those around them to obtain a sense of dominance. To have their friendship, you must act a certain way, say all the right things and, most importantly, you must answer to their every beck and call. The second you stop giving power to this friend their weakness takes over, much like taking Iron Man out of his suit. This friendship fails when you come to the realization that you have your own thoughts, and you do not live to serve. The “Manipulator” realizes they can no longer control you, so in turn they try and manipulate other peoples’ opinions of you. As author and philosopher Vernon Howard said, “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” If you have friends who allow the “Manipulator” to sway their opinion, then you should reevaluate those friendships as well. You deserve friends who will remain by your side no matter what rumor about you surfaces, because they recognize your character and who you are as a person. Please, do not let the negativity of a “Manipulator” get under your skin. The most precious thing we possess in life is time. We cannot buy more of it and we cannot ask for a refund or exchange. We simply must take all that we are given, but sometimes there are

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friends who will waste your time by constantly ignoring you. The “Ghost and Boast” friends will utilize most of your time, with little regard to the value of the friendship. They start by “ghosting,” which includes never responding to your text messages, rarely partaking in group hangouts or simply ditching plans last minute. When they finally spend time with you, they end up only talking at you rather than with you. They boast nonstop about their life, the fantastic things they do and the fabulous people they talk to, all while you wonder to yourself if you will ever get the chance to speak. We live in a generation where people constantly search for the next best thing. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and many other platforms make it extremely easy to stay in touch with multiple people at once, but that is exactly the problem. These friends are the “Phubbers,” or “phone-snubbers.” James A. Roberts, a writer for The uffington ost, explained in a September 2016 article, “To Phubb or Not to Phubb” what it means to be “phubbed.” “To be phubbed is to be snubbed by someone using their cell phone while in your company. The ‘ phubb’ could be an interruption of your conversation with someone when he or she uses their cell phone or is distracted by it . . . instead of paying attention to you.” Everyone glances at their phone from time to time, but in extreme cases such as “Phubbers,” nothing productive happens when you spend time together. Deep meaningful conversations cannot happen and activities occur in stop-andgo seq uences because you must wait for them to finish their online connection. These friendships fail when you come to the realization you deserve someone

who will pay attention to you, someone who will appreciate your company and all you have to offer. We should always strive to do extraordinary things and to want the next best thing for our lives, but we should not let that interfere with our friendships. We should not be with one person while keeping our noses in our smartphones, looking for someone else to hang out with or something else to do. We should seek the gratification in q uality time spent with those in our presence versus the instant gratification from some random person who messages you on social media. A common way friendships end is through the “Love Flake.” This friend up and leaves at the first sign of a significant other. Things start well, you meet the new boyfriend or girlfriend and you get to know them on double dates or third-wheeling adventures. But then one day everything comes to a screeching halt. They begin spending every spare moment with their significant other and ditching plans because their special someone is available instead. The only conversations you have involve their boyfriend and the only time you can possibly get scheduled in their life happens when you third wheel. Long gone are the days of q uality time spent with just the two of you. Days, weeks and months go by and you still might not have heard directly from your friend. The only reason you know they are still alive is by seeing videos they share on Facebook. The end of this friendship does not come in the form of an epiphany or a sudden realization that you need to ditch them. The end of this friendship hurts worse. It takes the form of a slow falling out and one day,



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months later, you realize you are not a part of each other’s world. The only thing we can do in these situations is accept our given fate. We fight to hold on, but sometimes it hurts more to grasp at the frayed edges of a friendship rather than letting go. If these people truly want you in their life they would make just as much effort on you as they do on their significant other. There must be a point when you forget about how many years you put into your friendship, how much time you spent with each other, all the conversations had, all the memories made and merely re ect on how this person makes you feel. Actions speak louder than words. If this person consistently treats you like garbage for several months, then you know where you stand in this person’s life. Wish this friend all the happiness in the world, they will need it eventually. People grow up and change, and it is beautiful to watch people evolve into their destined self. Remember to love your friends. Without them you do not have much in this life. They vacation with you, they go on late-night food dates with you and they listen to the same rant repeatedly until it finally leaves your system. If you are a “Manipulator,” “Ghost and Boast,” “Phubber” or “Love Flake,” take responsibility for your actions and apologize to your loved ones. On the other end of the spectrum, if having a friend like this currently causes you emotional pain, remember it is them and not you. Do not lay awake at night wondering why you are not good enough. Anyone who does not see that you are worthy enough has honestly failed your friendship.

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SPORTS Advance-Titan

Morgan Van Lanen - Sports Editor Michael Johrendt - Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Baseball goes 2-1 in Alabama by Calvin Skalet


ABOVE: Freshman jumper and hurdler Cara Volz clears a hurdle in Kolf Sports Center. She took first place in the event. BELOW: Freshman distance runner Jack Rindahl stays composed while competing at the Titan Challenge on Feb. 18.

Track prepares for nationals by Morgan Van Lanen

The UW Oshkosh men’s and women’s track and field teams had 14 individuals selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Nationals this weekend in Naperville, Ill. The women’s team had five athletes who will advance to nationals, while the men’s team hadnine, as selections were made by the NCAA on Monday night. Head coach Mary Theisen had only good things to say about her teams’ performances this past weekend and their upcoming trip this Friday and Saturday. “I am so, so proud of the athletes that have made it to the national meet,” Theisen said. “I told them all year that the hardest part about the national meet is getting there, and now they are there. Now they just have to rise to the occasion and have a good time.” The teams competed in the non-scoring Carthage College Final Q ualifier on Friday and the non-scoring UW-Stevens Point National Q ualifier on Saturday. Both competitions were considered “last-chance meets” for athletes to have strong showings prior to heading to nationals the next weekend.

The Women’s Team On the women’s side, junior Emily Reichenberger will compete at nationals in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. “It was my goal since the beginning of this year to q ualify for nationals in both events,” Reichenberger said. “I always considered myself to be stronger in the 200-meters up until this year. I’m really excited that I am able to compete in both at the national meet.” On Saturday, Reichenberger competed in the 200-meter dash in Stevens Point where she took second place out of 24 runners with a time of 25.44 seconds. Reichenberger is seeded sixth in the 60-meter dash and 11th in the 200-meter dash for nationals. Last season, the junior earned her first All-American honor when she placed sixth in the 200-meter race with a time of 25.52. Reichenberger is not the only UWO track athlete who q ualified for two events at nationals. Sophomore Ryan Powers will be competing in both the 400meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay this weekend. According to Theisen, being in two events at nationals shows just how gifted both Powers and Reichenberger are. “It’s amazing but not 100 percent uncommon for athletes to double in events,” Theisen said. “Luckily, their training helps them in all their events, not just one. These two are unbelievably talented.”

Reichenberger explained how she fits in enough time to practice for two races. “For practice we divide our workouts into ‘ sprints’ and ‘ 400-meter’ runners,” Reichenberger said. “I practice with the sprints crew and most of us run both the 200 and 60 which makes practice easy since I don’t have to balance my time. We all do block work, longer running workouts and circuit training throughout the week as a group.” In the 8 00-meter dash, firsttime national q ualifier junior Kristen Linzmeier is seeded 10th. Her q ualifying time is 2: 14.03. The junior did not run this past weekend.

New Faces Distance coach Eamon McKenna said there is some inexperience on the women’s side as three of the five athletes have never been this far before, since it will be the first time competing at nationals for Linzmeier, junior Cheyenne Moore and junior Alyssa Ryan. “The main goal of the women’s team is to gain experience and earn some All-American awards with our five competing members,” McKenna said. On Saturday, Moore will be running in the 5000-meter race as the 10th seed. The junior has a q ualifying time of 17: 17.72 and did not race in Stevens Point this past Saturday. Ryan will represent the Titans’ pole vault team as the 15th seed at nationals. She placed ninth this past weekend with a height of 11 feet, 2.25 inches. To wrap up the women’s team, senior Lizzy Abhold is seeded 14th. She q ualified for nationals with a throw distance of 57-5 3/ 4. Theisen said she looks forward to see how the women perform at nationals. “As a team, our goals are to place well,” Theisen said. “We want to keep Oshkosh on the track and field map and show the rest of the United States what we are about. It’s a very exciting week for us.”

The Men’s Team On the men’s team, Powers, who was named an AllAmerican last year, will advance to nationals to run in the 400meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay. The sophomore is seeded 13th for the 400-meter dash. “It felt great q ualifying for both those races at nationals this next weekend,” Powers said. “I knew it wouldn’t necessarily be an easy task coming into this year, but I definitely knew it was possible. I just had to go out there and perform like I knew I could and everything would fall in place.” This past weekend, Powers took fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49 .72 seconds. Sophomore Justin Skinkis

and junior Nick Feitag will both be competing in the 8 00meter dash for the Titans. Feitag competed this past weekend for UWO and placed fourth with a time of 1: 56.56. Feitag will be seeded 13th this upcoming weekend, while Skinkis is seeded first. Skinkis and Freitag are not the only two males to q ualify for the same event for the Titans. Juniors Roberto Lara and Joe Z ack both will advance to nationals this weekend to compete against one another in the mile. According to Theisen, having two athletes from the same event compete against one another helps create healthy competition during practice. “In the mile and the 8 00, the guys are very friendly,” Theisen said. “It is a great training group and they’ve helped each other get to the level they are at.” Lara did not compete in the one mile run this past weekend in Stevens Point, but Z ack placed eighth with a time of 4: 21.56. This will be Lara’s third consecutive year racing at nationals. He is seeded third this season, while Z ack earned the 15th seed. In the 4x400-meter relay, senior Danny Trimner, Powers, junior Garrison Griest and sophomore Morgan Malm will combine to compete for the Titans. The relay team did not compete this past weekend, but it will be seeded fourth with a time of 3: 18 .20 at nationals.

Powers said it can be difficult competing in two events, but he is thankful for the opportunity to be doing so. “Thankfully, both the events req uire me to run a 400 so I don’t have to alter much of my practice time for the two events,” Powers said. “However, I have to work on hand-offs during practice time for the 4x400 meter relay to make sure everything runs smooth. It can be a bit stressful knowing I could be running multiple events both days which puts a toll on my legs, but I knew I’d be having to do this if I had q ualified in each event.” Junior Devan Gertschen will round-out the men’s team by advancing for pole vault. He is seeded 10th, as he placed second this past weekend with a height of 16-1 1/ 4. McKenna said the success his athletes have encountered this year comes from their drive on and off the track. “Our cross country and track and field athletes here at UW Oshkosh are a close-knit group that value consistent and focused work as students, as athletes and as members of the campus and greater community,” McKenna said. “It is a goal of ours to take care of ourselves, make good decisions and to focus on our goals in all our endeavors. Our team’s success is a direct reflection of the commitment our student athletes make to working hard and making good decisions throughout the year.”

The UW Oshkosh men’s baseball team went 2-1 this past weekend as it opened the season against Adrian College, BirminghamSouthern College and Transylvania University. UWO won its season opener 8 -4 over Adrian College on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. Junior Logan Reckert led the way for the Titans as he drove in four runs for the team. Reckert started things off for the Titans in the first inning with a sacrifice fly that scored junior Jack Paulson to make it a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Sam Schwenn contributed to the Titans’ score in the fourth inning as he singled to right field and drove in junior Taylor Grimm to make it a 2-0 UWO lead. Schwenn and Paulson recorded a double-steal of second and third base before senior outfielder Johnny Eagan walked to load the bases. Reckert followed up with a bases-loaded double that scored three and would then score on a double hit by junior Andy Brahier that made it a 6-0 lead for UWO. Sophomore Colan Treml got the win for the Titans as he struck out seven batters in five innings while only giving up one walk and three runs. Sophomore Jacob Pohlman pitched the remaining four innings and earned the save while only giving up one run and four hits. UWO recorded six stolen bases in the game, three of which were contributed by Paulson. Schwenn, sophomore Jenson Hinton and Eagan each stole a base on Friday. Adrian College scored two unearned runs in the fourth inning. Ryan Dorow, Hunter Hayes and Brian Guck each singled off of Treml to start the inning. Dorow came in to score on a fielding error by the senior third baseman Tyler Kozlowski. Hayes then crossed the plate on a groundout to narrow the gap to 6-2. Guck added to the Bulldogs’ score by hitting a one-run single while Brian Killinger scored Ian Mikowski with two outs in the sixth inning. On Saturday, nationally ranked Birmingham-Southern College defeated UW Oshkosh 6-3 in Birmingham. Birmingham-Southern College never trailed after getting off to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Schwenn had three hits, while Grimm and Reckert each recorded a hit in the defeat. Schwenn is hitting .462 with six hits and two RBIs already this season. Schwenn said he has been focusing on his mechanics this year and attributes his success to hard work. “The success comes from hard work in practice and keeping a level head during success and through failure,” Schwenn said. “I have been really focusing on the mechanics of my swing during practice so in-game I don’t have to think about my swing in the batter’s box, instead it will just come natural without having to think or make an in-bat adjustment.” The Titans’ starting pitcher, sophomore Brendan Meissner was charged with the loss, yielding five runs and allowing six hits in five innings. In that time, he struck out six batters and walked four. Oshkosh tied it at three with a two-out rally in the fifth inning after Schwenn singled and scored on a triple by Eagan. Reckert then drove Eagan home with a single to tie the score at 3-3. A wild pitch by Meissner led the eventual game-winning score home as the

Panthers went up 4-3. This concluded the night for Meissner on the mound. Chris Atwood came in from the bullpen for the Titans and gave up a run-scoring single to the first batter he faced, pinch-hitter Wallace Schmuck. However, Atwood responded by retiring the next three batters and getting out of a bases-loaded jam. The Panthers scored one more run in the seventh inning to end the game with a 6-3 final score. Paulson said they had opportunities to go ahead but couldn’t convert against a very talented team. “We had many opportunities to take the lead with guys on base when the game was tied 3-3, so we need to improve on capitalizing offensively with runners in scoring position,” Paulson said. On Sunday, the Titans concluded their trip in Alabama with a win over Transylvania University, 8 -4. Senior Tyler Kozlowski led the way for UWO as the infielder had a pair of hits and recorded three RBIs. The Titans achieved a season-high 14 hits, including five doubles, one each by Kozlowski, junior second baseman Noah Polcyn, sophomore Z ack Radde and Reckert. Eagan, Grimm, Reckert and sophomore Dylan Ott all added two hits for the team, while Paulson went a perfect 1-for-1 with a double, three walks, and two runs. The Titans laced five doubles, including one each by Kozlowski, Polcyn, Radde and Reckert. Junior Jesse Sustachek started at pitcher for the Titans and earned the victory after allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out five batters in 6.2 innings. Titans’ relief pitcher junior Scott Gorsuch did not allow a single hit and dealt three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Transylvania scored in the opening inning with a one-out-single, but UWO answered as Paulson scored the tying run on a wild pitch from Pioneer starting pitcher Bryce Crader to make the score 1-1. In the second frame, Polcyn drove in a run and scored off of an error to make the score 3-1. Sustachek retired eight straight Transylvania University batters before allowing a single to Connor Blevins to open the fourth inning. Blevins scored on an error at shortstop by Paulson to make the score 3-2. UWO had a big fourth inning as Kozlowski drove in runs from Ott and Paulson with a double in the fourth inning. Reckert and Schwenn hit back-to-back run-scoring singles to open the Titans lead to 7-2. Head coach Kevin Tomasiewicz said he was satisfied with his team’s performance this weekend. “I am happy with where we are as a team right now,” Tomasiewicz said. “I think we played well for a team that had only been outside for a couple of days two weeks ago. All the teams we played had at least four or five games already played.” Tomasiewicz said his teams have not always started out well, and he is happy with the positive start to the opening weekend. “In years past we have not jumped out the starting blocks well,” Tomasiewicz said. “It feels good not to be chasing games after the first weekend.” The Titans return to action against University of Massachusetts Boston on March 17 in Lake Myrtle, FL.




Morgan Van Lanen - Sports Editor Mike Johrendt - Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Men s olle ball remains first in nited States

by Jordan Fremstad The nation’s top men’s volleyball team, UW Oshkosh, has rolled to four-straight wins, including a pair of threeset sweeps, reaching 16 wins and a Wisconsin Volleyball Conference record of 4-1. The Titans took out WVC rival UW-River Falls 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 and non-conference opponent North Dakota State University 25-18 , 25-16, 25-21 on March 3. On March 4, UWO bullied its way through UW-Eau Claire in four sets 21-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20. This is following the team’s first loss of the season to

Marq uette on Feb. 23. Graduate student Brandon Schmidt said the team has a q uick memory. “Everyone was able to move forward from the loss and have a short-term memory, which is needed anytime either an individual or a team doesn’t play well,” Schmidt said. “We were able to do that.” Schmidt led the Titans with nine kills against UW-River Falls. Senior Travis Hudson provided 23 assists, five service aces and three blocks for another impressive performance. Senior Peter Nordel added six kills and five blocks and senior Chicago native Wesley Morioka tallied three service aces. Senior Sammy Pedersen led the team with four digs and added six

kills and two blocks. In a sweep of the Bison of North Dakota State, UWO was ignited by Morioka’s team-leading eight kills and four service aces. Hudson had 20 assists and five blocks, while sophomore Tony D’Acq uisto added five blocks and Pedersen provided three service aces. Nordel tacked on six kills and four blocks. The Titans had 10 service aces and 13 blocks as a team. Schmidt said adversity is key when bringing a team together in order to find success. “The best thing about our team is our adversity on the court,” Schmidt said. “There are many players on the team that can play multiple positions, and

at this point, we’re finding what combination is the best, or what combination makes us play our best. It’s definitely a slower process, but I believe that we are honing in on what will give us the best success.” Pleasant Prairie native Michael Wamboldt said, despite the results of some these matches, there are still plenty of things to clean up. “I would like to say that yes, it has been great winning thus far after the loss, but we are still in the process of piecing things together,” Wamboldt said. “We have not won these last four matches as easily as we should have.” Wamboldt said the team’s standing is not set in stone until

nationals approach. “It is a great feeling to win the last few games, but once we get rolling on all cylinders it will be a much better victory as a team,” Wamboldt said. “Our team is never finalized until nationals comes.” Wauwatosa native Hudson said losing matches is not an option and the team cannot be content. “I believe it’s the urge to not want to lose again,” Hudson said. “Everyone is a competitor, so we all hate losing. We know we could have played better, so we are striving to be a better team.” The Titans will get another shot at Marq uette tonight 8 p.m. Hudson said there is no lack of

motivation for this one. “They beat us at home when we didn’t play very well. Now it’s time to return the favor and beat them in their gym,” Hudson said. “To do that everyone has to be on the same page, with the same goal and willingness to be a team player for us to get the win.” This organization has continued to bounce back from adversity in order to keep the prestige of this club. Schmidt said the experience has been one to remember. “It has been a blast being part of a team with such drive to be the best in the nation,” Schmidt said. “It’s a great feeling being able to mesh with the team and make an impact.”

Titans fall to Hope College by Nate Proell The UW Oshkosh men’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday as it fell to Hope College by a score of 8 5-8 7 in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Titans took on 18 th-ranked Hope College at DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, MI in front of a crowd of 2,744 people. ALICIA KAHL/ADVANCE-TITAN Titans head coach Pat Juckem said ABOVE: No. 32 freshman Adam Fravert prepares to shoot a free throw. the team played hard and ultimately RIGHT: No. 1 Kyle Beyak controls the ball against UW-Whitewater at home. had a good season. “I’m disappointed that we didn’t come out of there with a win, but I’m just really proud of our guys and how they conducted themselves,” Juckem said. “I thought they represented our program and themselves and our league in a great fashion.” It was a game where there were five lead changes, and the Titans’ highest lead was seven points. Senior forward Max Schebel got things started with a jump shot for the Titans. Hope was q uick to answer with a layup, but a 3-pointer from junior guard Charlie Noone gave the Titans a 5-2 lead that was short-lived after a three from Hope tied the game. A layup and a free throw from Schebel were countered by a jump shot from Hope’s leading scorer of the night, junior guard Harrison Blackledge. Hope retook the lead with a layup, but a layup from freshman center Jack Flynn gave the Titans the lead yet again. With 16: 09 remaining in the first half, the Titans were up 10-9 . A pair of free throws from Hope sophomore guard Dante Hawkins put the team up by one point. A 3-pointer from Hope was answered by a three from Titans’ sophomore guard Brett Wittchow that put them within one point of Hope at 13-14 with 13: 48 to play in the first. Hope extended its lead with a jump shot; however, a 3-pointer from Titans’ sophomore guard Ben Boots tied the game 16-16 at 13: 22. A foul on Noone on a 3-point attempt gave the Titans the lead after Noone was successful on all three free throw attempts. Boots added a 3-pointer to give the Titans a 22-16 lead with 12: 09

remaining in the first half. Hope answered with a layup from Blackledge, but a 3-pointer from Titans’ freshman guard David Vlotho extended the Titans’ lead 25-18 . The Titans then fell silent for nearly three minutes in which Hope scored 10 points to give them the lead, 25-28 at 7: 44 in the first. A jump shot from Wittchow broke the silence for Oshkosh, but Hope was q uick to respond with a 3-pointer from junior guard Chad Carlson. A layup from senior guard Taylor Jansen put the Titans within two points at 29 -31, but a pair of free throws and a three from Hope made the lead 29 -36 with 5: 25 remaining in the first half. The Titans went on a q uick 8 -3 run that put them within two points of Hope at 37-39 . A layup from Hope was countered with a layup from freshman forward Adam Fravert to make the score 39 -41 at 2: 15. Schebel had a layup that tied the game at 41-41 with 50 seconds to play, but a 3-pointer from Hope’s junior guard Mitchell O’Brien put them up 41-44 to close out the first half. Noone got things started for the Titans in the second half with a layup. Hope countered with a layup and a 3-pointer that made the score 43-49 . A jump shot from Schebel and a layup from Flynn were answered by four points from Blackledge, but the Titans were able to go on a q uick 6-3 run to put the score at 53-59 . A 3-pointer from Hawkins began a 10-5 run for Hope. A jump shot from Flynn inched the Titans closer with a score of 61-69 with 7: 13 remaining in the game. A pair of layups from Hope lead to a 3-pointer of Boots who also made two free throws from a foul after another jump shot from Hope. The following possession for Hope resulted in two made free throws from Blackledge after a foul from Schebel that made the score 66-77 with 5: 07 to play. A 3-pointer from Jansen began a 17-8 run for the Titans that included two 3-pointers from Boots and one from senior forward Sean Dwyer, a jump shot, a free throw from Jansen and a dunk from Flynn. With 1: 22 to play in the game the Titans narrowed Hope’s lead to 8 3-8 5. Both teams were silent until 22

seconds remained when Hope’s junior forward Cody Stuive made a pair of free throws off a Dwyer foul to make the score 8 3-8 7. The Titans following possession resulted in a missed layup by Boots that was rebounded by the Titans who got the ball to Boots for a 3-point attempt that did not go in. However, Boots got the rebound and passed it out to Jansen who tried a 3-pointer but missed as well with seven seconds remaining. With five seconds to play, Boots grabbed another rebound and got the ball to Wittchow who was able to make a layup, but it was not enough as time expired with Hope ahead 8 5-8 7. Despite the loss, Boots said the game was an experience of its own. “It was a great experience; the atmosphere was great,” Boots said. “It was kind of everything you hope for in an NCAA tournament in March.” Boots was the leading scorer on the Titans with 23 points. Boots’ accomplishments this season earned him a place on the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Basketball First Team, along with Noone. Jansen was one of five seniors on the team, along with Dwyer, Schebel, Tyrone Moore and AJ Mueller. The five of them were part of Juckem’s original recruiting class when he came to take over the men’s basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. Juckem said the five seniors paved the way for returning and future players and set the standard of the program. “To have been in three straight conference championship finals and two straight NCAA tournaments, it just speaks to what they’ve accomplished and what they’re leaving behind,” Juckem said. “One of your goals is to always leave a place better than you find it, and they have accomplished that in spades.” Jansen said the last week of the season preparing for Hope was a time with his team he will never forget. “With our game against River Falls, losing in the WIAC championship by one, thinking everything was over and then sitting and watching the selection show on Monday thinking that we have a chance and then ultimately getting another week; that week was awesome,” Jansen said. “I wouldn’t trade that week for anything.”




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Women advance to St. Louis for third-round game SWEET 16



bound of her own. The second q uarter seemed to be the deciding factor in the game, as Oshkosh distanced itself from the Tigers. The Titans went on a 19 -5 run in the q uarter, setting the score at 38 -19 going into half and making the deficit insurmountable for DePauw. In this period, it was Campbell who led the scoring attack with seven points on three-of-four shooting, including knocking down her only 3-pointer of the q uarter. Schmidt and Melotik both chipped in two points each on a combined two-of-four shooting. Defensively, Richard cleaned the glass, bringing down six total rebounds in the q uarter. In eight minutes, she did not take a shot but limited second-chance opportunities for the Tigers. Off the bench, senior forward Madeline Staples was efficient in four minutes, connecting on both of her field goals for four points and recording a block. Truttman earned two points, and freshman guard Olivia Campbell recorded two points and two rebounds in three minutes of action. Oshkosh was shooting the ball well, as the team field goal percentage rose to 56.3 percent, with the team going nine-of-sixteen from the field. Second Half Coming out of halftime, UWO put up 14 points in the third q uarter, four points less than what DePauw managed. The team cooled down in the shooting department, only going sixof-fourteen from the field. Of the 14 shots taken in the period, starters took ten and made half. Kokta led the Titans in the third with five points on two-of-two shooting, including draining a shot from behind the arc. Richard turned her attention to the offensive end, scoring four points. Eliza Campbell knocked down another 3-pointer and recorded three defensive rebounds. Five reserves played minutes in the third for Oshkosh, with Olivia Campbell being the only one to score. She splashed the only field goal she attempted in two minutes. Going into the fourth, UWO held a 52-37 lead. Both teams put up 12 points in the q uarter, keeping the deficit at 15 to end the contest. Five Titans scored in the q uarter, with Schmidt and Melotik each recording three points. They both knocked down a field goal and each hit a shot from the charity stripe. Ten rebounds were brought down by the team in the fourth, led by Staples, Richard and Schmidt with two apiece. Other scoring came via Richards, Kokta and sophomore forward Isabella Samuels, who all had two points. The team shot 35.7 percent from the field and 28 .6 percent from three, the lowest shooting percentage in the game for Oshkosh. In this q uarter, however, UWO had a better shooting percentage than DePauw had in the entire game. Twenty of the team’s 64 points came from the bench, as ten members from the reserve unit contributed. Moe, in her bench-leading 16 minutes, led the reserves with six points. Other bench contributions came from Olivia Campbell, Truttman and Staples, with four apiece, and Samuels with two. The win pushed UWO to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in three years, something Fischer said speaks volumes about the team. “It has been a couple of years since we have gotten this far in the tournament,” Fischer said. “The Sweet Sixteen is a big landmark for a basketball program. To get through this first

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weekend, everything feels like gravy.” First-Round Matchup In the first-round contest, the Titans hosted the Calvin College Knights to open the tournament Friday. Oshkosh again used an offensive run in the second q uarter to keep the Knights at bay and hold on to win, 63-55. Both teams got out to hot starts, each putting up 17 points in the first 10 minutes. Oshkosh shot 43.8 percent from the field on 16 attempts, while Calvin went four-of-eleven. Seven of UWO’s 16 shots were from behind the arc, with three made. Melotik splashed both of her shots, and Truttman knocked down her only shot of the q uarter. Melotik led the team with six points in six minutes, while Samuels knocked down both of her shots for four points. Truttman’s three and Staples’ two points helped support the 17-point outpouring. In the second q uarter, Oshkosh held the Knights to single digits, only putting up nine points. In eight minutes Eliza Campbell put up seven points and two assists. Melotik hit a three, and Richard provided two points and two rebounds, one on each end. Even though Schmidt and Kokta did not score, they both had substantial contributions. Schmidt chipped in two assists, and Kokta provided a rebound, an assist and steal in six minutes. From the bench, sophomore guard Chloe Pustina made one of two shots in the q uarter and had two points in three minutes of work. Going into half, the Titans held a 31-26 lead. Oshkosh was efficient in the second q uarter, with 11 shots taken and five made, making for a 45.5 shooting percentage mark. Being able to capitalize on offense was important for the team, something Fischer said helped the team remain well-rounded. “We did a great job of finding Emma [Melotik] when she was feeling good, and we executed to get some really good looks,” Fischer said. “Early, I thought we had some possessions where we forced a couple in a row and kind of got out of rhythm a little bit. I thought we did a better job as the game went on, and we did a really good job of getting post touches between Izzy [Isabella Samuels] and Alex [Richard]. I thought we had a really good combination of in and out.” Coming out of half The third q uarter was more of the same for Oshkosh, as the team again put up 17 points. Melotik added to the cause, hitting two more 3-pointers in the q uarter. Schmidt doled out three assists and two points, and Richard rounded out the scoring for the starters with four points and a rebound. The team managed to earn two offensive rebounds in the q uarter and eight overall in the game, something Fischer said aided the team in terms of earning a second shot clock. “We had a multi-possession [offensive rebound] and then we picked one up off the floor on a loose ball for a lay-up, and that is what NCAA tournament games are like,” Fischer said. “One possession, one loose ball, one something that you need to make a play. Fortunately, we had a hand-full of those big [rebounds] in that stretch, late in the third q uarter.” Olivia Campbell helped pace bench production in the third, knocking down a three in two minutes of gameplay. Samuels put in her only shot of the q uarter, with a non-scoring contribution coming from Truttman to the tune of the other offensive rebound. The fourth q uarter was the


Junior forward Eliza Campbell looks to make a pass against the Calvin College Knights. Campbell recorded 15 points. only q uarter in which Calvin outscored Oshkosh. The 16-15 advantage held by the Knights kept the contest close until the buzzer, putting pressure on the Titans until the end. Defensive schemes were employed by the Knights in the fourth, forcing the Titans to focus on ball security. Fischer said although there were moments of improvement, the team handled the schemes well. “At the end, I think it was not great, but I thought in general, we did a good job for the first 37 minutes of handling that,” Fischer said. “I thought that there were some possessions there late when we got rushed and got a little panicky against their half-court trap, but all in all, 14 turnovers against a team that good and playing desperate, we can live with that.” Eliza Campbell led the sq uad with eight points on a perfect two-of-two shooting, including knocking down all four of her free throws. Richard was the other member of the starting unit to score, putting up four points and three rebounds, including two offensive boards. Being able to keep a consistent presence in the rebounding area is an aspect Melotik said the team has emphasized down the stretch. “I think offensive rebounding is something we have been trying to put an emphasis on lately,” Melotik said. “It has not been one of our strengths of the season, but we have really been talking about it lately, and I think that is one of the reasons why I think we got the results that we did tonight because we did get that second shot clock, we did get those second chance points.” The only other Titan to score in the fourth was Moe, who knocked down one of her two 3-pointers. Moe also grabbed a defensive rebound in four minutes of work. Post-Game Reactions Having the determination to keep advancing in the tournament is something Richard said the team displayed in the first two tournament games. “I think it was one of our best games, offensively, just because I think we had so much adrenaline, and we wanted to win

because we have lost to them,” Richard said. “I feel like we are such an experienced team, we know where we want to go and that we know what we have to do to get there, so I think that is what we needed.” UWO held an advantage in shooting, 3-point and free throw percentage, assists, less turnovers, points off turnovers, points in the paint and bench points. Fischer said while the team had positive and negative moments in the contest, the general consensus was the performance of the team was something to be proud of. “We knew it was going to be a war to rebound; they are a great rebounding team,” Fischer said. “There are not a lot of opportunities there, so when they are there, we have to get them. We did not take good care of the ball there for a stretch, but I thought we had really good balance, and I think the scoresheet probably shows it.” Looking Ahead The team’s Sweet Sixteen matchup is against the Washington University Bears in St. Louis. The Bears earned a 25-2 record, including a 12-2 conference record. There are few comparable areas between Oshkosh and Washington University, although there is a common opponent: DePauw University. Oshkosh, having avenged a loss with a victory in the second round of the tournament, faired well against the Tigers, with WashU beating DePauw by 12. Both the coaching staff and the players understand that come tournament time, the stakes are raised and motivation must be carried throughout every game, something Fischer said the team will need to do in order to keep advancing. “I thought tonight was one of the best versions of us that we have had all year,” Fischer said. “I do not know that we will ever be the cleanest-looking team offensively because we do try and limit turnovers, we try not to take a lot of chances, so we do not have a ton of flashy plays. We just try to be solid. I hope this is something that we can take the next step with this week.”

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