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UWO appoints Fletcher as vice chancellor by Laura Dickinson firstname.lastname@example.org James Fletcher has been selected as the new V ice Chancellor of Administrative Services at U W Oshkosh and w ill begin his position on May 22. Fletcher previously served as vice president for ﬁnance and administration at Idaho State U niversity from 2007 to 2016, w here he w orked w ith implemented program prioritiz ation efforts, institutional ﬁnances through budget reductions and led a task force to look at performance-based budgets. Fletcher served as vice chancellor for administration w ith the Texas A& M U niversity System from 2001 until 2007. H e also held similar positions at Morehouse Col-
lege, U niversity of Colorado Boulder and H ow ard U niversity and w ith IBM and U nisys. The vice chancellor of administrative services position oversees UWO’s ﬁnances, leads the direction for the Administrative Services D ivision and reports directly to the chancellor. Fletcher said he is excited to join U WO and to help w ith the new budget ideas for the U niversity. “I’m especially excited for the opportunity to participate in the launch of the faculty-led initiative, new budget model for the U niversity, w hich w ill help U W Oshkosh as w ell as set an example for other higher education institutions to follow ,” Fletcher said. Fletcher said the new bud-
get model w ill sw itch from tion will beneﬁt UWO during the U W System incremen- the U W System budget tal budgets to activity-based changes. budgets. “ J i m “ T h e brings inH onestly, in all aspects of the ad- c r e d i b l e U W system is ministrative services there is really c r e d e n l o o k i n g strong leadership, but w hat I w as most tials and to change impressed about U WO w as by the stu- e x p e r i t h e i r dents that I got to meet that go there and ence w ith c u r r e n t their leadership. him to budget U W Os— James Fletcher h k o s h , ” system, Vice Chancellor of Administrative L e a v i t t w hich is Services said. “We based on the w hole are foryear and tunate to can change one or tw o per- add someone w ith his expercent every year, to an activity tise to our talented leaderbudget w here it looks at the ship team, especially during performance of the U niversi- this challenging time for our ty,” Fletcher said. “I w ill help campus.” assist w ith that transition.” L eavitt said Fletcher w as Chancellor Andrew L eavitt selected after a nationw ide said Fletcher’s 25 years of search that had come dow n experience in higher educa- to four candidates.
which was the ﬁrst thing I noticed,” Fletcher said. “When I w as applying I noticed that ‘w orkplace joy’ w as included in the Administrative Services description, which reﬂects what I think is an excellent and progressive university.”
“Our certification by the ACS is by Alex Nemec very precise in exactly w hat email@example.com es are req uired to provide the solAlthough more course cuts may id education expected,” Wacholtz be coming for the College of L et- said. “We are not allow ed to just ters and Science in 2017-2018, cut classes, unless of course w e D ean John K oker said he does not w ant to lose our certification.” Criminal Justice D epartment know how many classes w ill be cut Chairman D avid Jones said stuor w hen he w ill find out. “Offering few er sections in dent enrollment has decreased over 2017-18 compared to recent years the past few years, and removing may be possible because our stu- classes is one w ay to reduce costs. “Obviously it has to be done dent population is low er compared carefully so as to not unnecessarily to recent years,” K oker said. Faculty Senate President K arl disrupt students’ education,” Jones L oew enstein said these rumors are said. “I think that’s the w ay it is betrue and said he has heard there ing planned in the College of L etmay be up to 160 classes cut next ters and Science.” Although some year and into the cuts may be atfuture. This, of course, affects many tributed to state “They are in the process of instructors w ho may lose their budget cuts, L oesaid deciding w hat jobs. In addition, it limits op- w enstein courses w ill have tions for students. We are w or- spending decisions to be cut next fall ried that students’ education may made on the camright now ,” L oe- be diminished and their ability to pus led to cuts elsew here. w enstein said. graduate on time may be hurt. “We w ould like L oew enstein to see a more trans— Karl Loewenstein said the faculty Faculty Senate President parent process that is very concerned allow s us to underthere may be sigstand w hy these nificant cuts to shifts in resources course offerings are necessary and w hether it is apat U WO. “This, of course, affects many propriate to impact academics so instructors w ho may lose their significantly,” L oew enstein said. Wacholtz said not taking jobs,” L oew enstein said. “In addition, it limits options for students. pre-req uisites in an appropriate We are w orried that students’ edu- and timely seq uence, failing out of cation may be diminished and their classes thus slipping out of a four ability to graduate on time may be year track and not making efficient use of the interim are factors that hurt.” U W Oshkosh freshman H unter can significantly add to the overall Berholtz said removing class of- students’ credits earned to degree ferings is not that big of an issue completion. “Finding w ays to keep these facto him. “Someone might not be able to tors to a minimum w ould help sigtake a class they w anted to take,” nificantly,” Wacholtz said. “And I Berholtz said. “That’s kind of believe that our college committees w hat college is, making sacrifices are addressing some of these conand doing w hat you got to do and cerns right now . Students ultimately make decisions for themselves broadening your horiz ons.” U WO chemistry professor Wil- about how they w ant their educaliam Wacholtz said classes the tion to proceed and it req uires them chemistry department offers are a to take responsibility for managing w ell-recogniz ed foundation for all the w hole process.” K oker said there might be few er chemistry disciplines for any numelective courses offered as a result ber of directions graduates w ould w ant to pursue upon graduation of classes being cut. “It is my goal, as alw ays, to offer and that their curriculum is certhe classes students need to stay on tified by the American Chemical schedule to graduate,” K oker said. Society.
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Information technology department warns students about cloud security dent D evelopment Art Munin said the increased publicity surrounding this issue w as a major factor in alerting students. “Betw een those stories and other information coming out, w e thought it w as important to put this message out for students,” Munin said. Munin said this is a crime that can affect anyone, but college students are more at risk. “When w e started thinking about putting this message out to students, I even thought about my ow n social media presence,” Munin said. “It’s real for me just like it is for college students w ho are a part of this digital generation.” Clements said more universities are taking similar precautions against these crimes. “I think hackers see college students as easy targets,” Clements said. “We have so much of our lives online now and so much info that w e voluntarily put up; college students are clearly at risk.” Clements said taking precaution and being secure w ith accounts is key to avoiding being a target. “Even if things are taken off a phone, they can still be out there,” Clements
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by Collin Goeman firstname.lastname@example.org Follow ing incidents of photo leaks and blackmail targeting students across the country, the U niversity of Wisconsin Oshkosh is taking steps to spread aw areness about the dangers of hackers targeting college campuses. Junior Carlie Erdman said she enjoys the convenience of the cloud, but the lack of security makes her nervous. “I don’t necessarily feel my ﬁles and pictures are secure due to all the hacking I have heard about through media and w ord of mouth,” Erdman said. “I feel that the idea of the cloud is problematic to start w ith, and [I] don’t like using it due to the risk it presents.” UWO Information Security Ofﬁcer Mark Clements said even though this issue is being acknow ledged now , things like this have been going on for a long time. “It’s not new , and it’s not uncommon,” Clements said. “With these things happening w ith celebrities right now , people might be more aw are of it now , and now might be a good time to remind students of the issue.” Assistant V ice Chancellor for Stu-
“I w ould like to thank the search and screen team,” L eavitt said. “As w ell as the campus community, for their hard w ork and dedication to the hiring process.” Fletcher said he w as impressed by his visit to U WO earlier this year. “U WO is a strong leadership team being lead by Andrew L eavitt,” Fletcher said. “H onestly, in all aspects of the administrative services there is really strong leadership, but w hat I w as most impressed about U WO w as by the students that I got to meet that go there and their leadership.” Fletcher said the difference betw een U WO and other schools drew him to apply for V ice Chancellor of Administrative Services. “The U niversity is uniq ue,
said. “We need to make sure that people are aw are of w hat is put out and that they’re securing things that they might not w ant the public to see.” Munin said passw ord protection is a simple but important step in being safe from hackers. “The No.1 w ay to protect yourself is to use uniq ue passw ords and change them every so often,” Munin said. “All of us can get laz y in that regard, but w hen you lose your vigilance in that w ay, bad things can happen.” Erdman said she tries to be safe by changing her passw ords and other measures, but it is sometimes difﬁcult to stay diligent. “I feel like it’s sort of tricky to ensure the safety of my accounts due to the fact that there are so many w ays to access my account w ithout my permission or know ledge,” Erdman said. “I’m far from technologically advanced, but I do my best to put in a serious effort to ensure the safety of my accounts.” Munin said this is the latest of many crimes committed against college students. “I think higher education is often tar-
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RecPlex set to break ground January 2018 by Alex Nemec email@example.com After 16 months of delay, the RecPlex is set to break ground in January 2018, according to Oshkosh Student Association President Austyn Boothe. Associate Planner of planning services Jeff Nau said the RecPlex is going through a ﬁnal staging review. “We have an outside consultant going through [the plans],” Nau said. “I don’t really know how long that is going to take.” Boothe said after getting the update at Senate, Tuesday, almost everything needed for the RecPlex is done except for one ﬁnal approval which is supposed to be ﬁnished this Friday. Boothe said there is a lot of frustration with the delays because this project would beneﬁt UW Oshkosh, being the ﬁrst of its kind in the state. “It would be a great way to bring students who have a passion for athletics to our University,” Boothe said. “But there is a lot of red tape. Whether it be the University,
the state or the city of Oshkosh.” UWO sophomore Hunter Cook said the RecPlex would be great to have on campus. “It would give people the option to play more intramural sports or even a place to be active other than cramCOURTESY OF UW OSHKOSH ming into one gym,” Cook UW Oshkosh plans to break ground for the RecPlex said. January 2018 after being delayed for 16 months. The red tape is what’s causing the delay in construction the idea is and doesn’t think 70 parking spots near Grubeginning, and OSA doesn’t it’s going to be built during enhagen Conference Center, the rest of his Boothe said. know what time here. Boothe said she hopes the red tape We’ve promoted this heav- Boothe said the RecPlex will be ﬁnished is, Boothe ily on our University. This is she’d like since the campus has investsaid. “Unfortu- something that will make an there to be ed so many resources into it. trans“There’s been student nately, OSA intramurals experience and an more on dollars collected to pay for is not getting athletics experience really, re- parency the issue be- this,” Boothe said. “We’ve the behind ally nice on this campus. cause she’d promoted this heavily on our the scenes — Austyn Booth like to be able University. This is something of the what OSA President to provide that that will make an intramural the red tape information to experience and an athletics is exactly,” students. experience really, really nice Boothe said. “We do get on this campus.” “We found Boothe said she hopes to out from the chancellor, who asked about it a lot and it had just found out a couple doesn’t look good when we see the campus’ current plan weeks ago, that the project say ‘I don’t know.’ But we ﬁnalized and ﬁnished within was still being pushed back.” don’t know,” Boothe said. the next year. “I’d love to see this hapCook said he thinks the “We aren’t getting the inforcampus should update ev- mation ourselves so we can’t pen,” Boothe said. “It’s going to beneﬁt students and eryone on why [the RecPlex] get it out to students.” The RecPlex is likely to beneﬁt this campus at the end is or isn’t being built so that people at least know what cause removal of about 50- of the day.”
March for Science to raise awareness about environmental issues on Earth Day by Aaron Tomski firstname.lastname@example.org March for Science is coming to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on Earth Day, April 22 for its ﬁrst year to raise awareness of the importance of science. UWO religious studies professor Laura Hartman said the Student Environmental Action Coalition was contacted by the organizers of the event to have UWO spread the word of the importance of science. “SEAC is not a science club, and I think students were captivated by the idea,” Hartman said. “They always wanted to be involved in the community as students who are interested in environmental issues.” Hartman said we only know about environmental issues because scientists tell us. “A lot of people think that if you do environmental science, you are a scientist,” Hartman said. “But there’s room for a whole bunch of us who aren’t scientists at all but who recognize the value of science and who are deeply inﬂuenced by science.” Senior environmental science major Jonathon Buchinger said he was inspired to participate in the March for Science and gave his idea to the club SEAC. “I pushed for the idea of the March for Science in SEAC,” Buchinger said. “It kind of is the campus connection to the whole march.”
Hartman said there is a huge role for science in environmental studies as well. “It is important because it helps us to understand our world, understand our problems and solutions,” Hartman said. UWO genetics professor Lisa Dorn said science is what advanced our civilization. “Every advancement comes from someone who recognized the realities of our world or with scientiﬁc fashion,” Dorn said. “Things like your car, your smartphone or medicine, none of that is possible without science.” Dorn said the reason why the march was organized on Earth Day was because of skeptics of climate change. “There is some symbolism having it be on Earth Day because much of the concern is because of the persistent denial of climate change science,” Dorn said. Buchinger said because he is an environmental studies major, everything comes through the lens of environmentalism. “For me, having the march on Earth Day says that we care about science and also the climate change that is affecting our Earth,” Buchinger said. Buchinger said the March for Science proves there are people who care about science, and one of the reasons is because of climate change. “It is saying yeah, we care about science, and [science] is kind of a link to
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how we look at the world and what is going on,” Buchinger said. “It is important because it is a statement of everyone that is involved saying ‘here I am, I am the member of the community,’ and science should be part of the community.” Buchinger said science is an important part of the campus and community. “Science is what drives us forward, and drives humanity forward,” Buchinger said. “It can’t be tainted because it is based in fact. It doesn’t leave room for opinion to sway it.” Dorn said bringing awareness to the campus is important. “We wanted to show the people of Oshkosh that we are here and we are not a threat,” Dorn said. “It is not always clear that people understand that or it is easy to ignore.” Hartman said the march is intended to inform others of the value of science. “If there is a threat to funding or a threat to credibility for science, those threats should be answered with assertion of the importance of science,” Hartman said. Hartman said the March for Science is more of a celebration of science. “It is a way that is non confrontational, but simply celebratory,” Hartman said. “I see this march as a celebration of what science has done for us. I am here for medical science I am here because of all these amazing sciences.”
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by Morgan Van Lanen email@example.com While other freshmen were busy worrying about making friends and getting to their classes on time, Claire Clough was concerned about what she was going to be eating every day. Clough, now a UW Oshkosh sophomore, is lactose intolerant and has been allergic to ﬁsh for most of her life. A week into her freshman year, she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Clough said she now lives off-campus so she can prepare meals better suited to her dietary needs. However, for the year she did live on campus, it was not easy ﬁnding foods she would feel conﬁdent eating. “I struggled with food options the most, and getting enough to eat and enough protein,” Clough said. “When I lived on campus, I would eat the same thing everyday. I also struggled with getting enough to eat because I would eat everything I could, but it was all very light food and not very ﬁlling.” A study done by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 found that food allergies among children have increased by approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Marty Strand, the assistant director for dining operations, said this statistic is consistent with what he has experienced. “Without a doubt, more people with food allergies are being identiﬁed,” Strand said. “I think that students had them before, but just didn’t know it. If they have identiﬁed that they are especially sensitive, then we can work with them.” In recent years, gluten, nut, soy and dairy have become the four most common food allergies for students with a meal plan at UWO, Strand said. Strand said making sure these students are taken care of is something very important to the dining staff. “We once had a person who was just so allergic to nuts that they couldn’t be in a building with peanut butter in it,” Strand said. “They were afraid of that. We can’t have people being afraid to eat some place.” Although UWO Dining assists students with common food allergies like gluten, cooks occasionally run into students with much more eccentric sensitivities, Strand said. UWO chef Fritz Niebergall said he once helped a student who was allergic to garlic, an ingredient that can be found in many foods served on campus, in the form of dried, powder, liquid or fresh. Sometimes students have allergies that do not always relate to food itself, but can still interfere with mealtime, Strand said. “We have had things as
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strange as light allergies,” Strand said. “We had to provide a place for somebody to eat that didn’t have lights in it because they were just overly sensitive to light. She was able to eat here every single day because we had a room that had windows and that was pretty much the only light the room had. We reserved the whole room for her for the whole year.” There is a process Strand said he encourages students with food allergies take part in, in order to improve their dining experiences on campus. It starts with a student letting someone know during a tour or preview day that he/she has an allergy that needs special attention, Strand said. Once a student is enrolled at Oshkosh, Niebergall will take it into his own hands and help students from there, as every allergy type is treated differently. “I would like students to reach out to me,” Niebergall said. “I have systems in place for diners with allergies. However, if you do not talk to someone, you might not know about how to avoid contact with the item that you’re allergic to. An example is, for gluten-free students, we have a section separate from the regular population for gluten-free items. Most of the other students do not know that gluten-free items can become gluten by cross contact.” Clough said cross-contamination is something students with dietary restrictions like her take very seriously. “That is a worry that I have,” Clough said. “It has, unfortunately, happened before and it will happen again. That is one of the problems people with food allergies deal with.” Niebergall said he will also take time to show students how to properly read the menus in Blackhawk Commons so they know what ingredients every food item contains. For example, if a dish contains soy, it will be marked so people with the allergy steer clear. “I try to teach the students to look at the nutritional info at each station, which will have the info they need on over 90 percent of the foods here,” Niebergall said. “I give my email and work cell phone out to these folks and encourage them to call or ask me question.” If students with allergies who dine in Blackhawk or Reeve Memorial Union have not yet notiﬁed Niebergall, Strand said he encourages them to stop into his ofﬁce in the basement of Blackhawk so they can get help from the chef. “Safety is No. 1 on my list,” Niebergall said. “Not only for folks with allergies, but for the rest of the general population too.”
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Global Pungmul Institute performs at UWO Drums, dancing and singing highlight Korean folk music tradition during Asian Heritage Month Top Left: D rummers play “Sul-janggu,” incorporating elegant dance moves and rhythms. This demonstrates the elegant technique of K orean drumming. Top Right: D ressed in colorful gear, a man performs the “Sangmo Pankut” in a Sangmo, a ribboned hat. Bottom Right: A member of the Global Pungmul Institute show cases the K orean tradition of drumming. Bottom Middle: Members of the Global Pungmul Institute performs the “Mun-kut.” This is traditionally held at the entrance of a household or village to w ish for the happiness and protection of the area.
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Students go ‘Beyond First Impressions’ the concept, I know it’s like by Moira Danielson email@example.com that H umans of New Y ork page on Facebook,” CurU W Oshkosh brought stu- ney said. “It’s really cool to dents and strangers together bring in that cultural aspect at the Beyond First Impres- to Oshkosh. As for the phosions event on Tuesday as to booth, I think it w as more part of the H umans of Osh- aw kw ard for [photo booth kosh project. partner], I enjoyed it. I got Beyond First Impressions to meet the stranger, and she show cases students’ w ork w as just kind of coaxed in.” from their Q uest Three class U WO sophomore Brett “Telling Stories for Fun, Morris, w ho is also part of Profit and World Peace.” the Q uest Three course, said Grace L im, Instructor of at first the class w as a little the interdisciplinary stud- uncomfortable, especially ies course said the project if this is the first time interthe students view ing. focused on “It w as The thing about talking to this semespretty aw kter w as all strangers is that it’s kind of w ard at first, scary and aw kw ard...you’re putabout stepbecause ping outside ting strangers in a small space, w e pretty their com- it’s really rather intimate. It’s much get aw kw ard, but you know w hat? fort z ones to told to talk It’s alright. learn more to strangabout their ers in the —Grace Lim community Interdisciplinary studies In- c o m m u n i members. structor ty,” Morris “It is fosaid. “Once cusing on you get your getting befirst couple yond our first impressions of stories done and you talk of people that w e meet and to a lot of people it gets easoften times these impres- ier.” sions are either just totally Morris said one part of the off base or just a small part class he really enjoyed w as of w ho they are,” L im said. being able to share stories “I w anted my students to see w ith his other classmates and these people and then go be- learning about the interview s yond w hat they see.” they did. L im said the idea of the “It’s really cool to read all photo booth came from the the other stories our classoverall theme of getting past mates w rite because it really the initial discomfort w ith just show s you how diverse meeting someone new . the community of Oshkosh “The thing about talking to is,” Morris said. “I just w ent strangers is that it’s kind of to Starbucks and if I saw scary and aw kw ard...you’re people sitting alone I w ould putting strangers in a small go talk to them and a lot of space, it’s really rather inti- times people don’t really mate,” L im said. “It’s aw k- w ant to be bothered, but you w ard, but you know w hat? just say thank you.” It’s alright. We see people L im said she hopes everygoing in there and they don’t one, especially her students, know each other and they learns to open up to new come out laughing just be- people instead of follow ing cause it’s fun.” the same predisposed w ay of U WO senior Casimir Cur- thinking by judging. ney said the event w as a nice “The takeaw ay for this w ay to bring outside culture project is the proverbial to U WO. ‘don’t judge a book by its “I am sort of familiar w ith cover’ and w e judge people
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geted by a number of people looking to commit illegal activities, and this is a prime example of that,” Munin said. “In the social media age w e’re living in now , it’s easy to track people and the ability to figure out things like w ho their
ABOVE: Sarah Bradway plays a matching game with her daughters where they have to match a description to an image of a person that was featured as part of ‘Beyond First Impressions.’ BELOW: Photographs of Humans of Oshkosh’s Beyond First Impressions exhibit are displayed in the Steinhilber Art Gallery. by the w ay they look or the w ay they dress or the w ay they act or anything like that,” L im said. L im said once people move past their old w ay of thinking, the next step to bringing people together is by simply talking to one another. “By not judging people, w e need to be able to talk w ith them and so I’m hoping my students w ill learn that you know , w e often do prejudge people, but starting a conversation w ith someone, you learn that w e are more alike than different,” L im said.
family members are and w ho their employer is.” Clements said if a student is targeted, they should not negotiate w ith the criminal and seek help instead. “D on’t w ork w ith the criminals because it never goes w ell,” Clements said. “Some of these incidents have led to terrible things, including suicide, so it is important to be safe and know the resources avail-
able to help if you are affected.” Munin said by listening to the criminals, it w ill only lead to more problems for the victim. “H istory show s us that giving into one demand only brings on more,” Munin said. “If this happens to a student, w e ask them to please come forw ard and ask for help.” Erdman said she w ould pursue help if it affected her.
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by Laura Dickinson firstname.lastname@example.org The Be The Match Club helped register U W Oshkosh students for Be The Match to help those w ho have bone marrow disorders in the Reeve U nion Concourse Tuesday and Wednesday. U WO Be The Match V ice President Andrew Simek said the amount of people registering for the organiz ation had been very successful. “We have been doing pretty great this year even w ith all the construction that has been going on w ith Reeve Memorial U nion,” Simek said. “I believe w e had 70 people sign up on Tuesday and about 4 0 people so far today, w hich is very aw esome.” U WO Be The Match President Sydney L angmann said the student response this year has been very rew arding. “It’s been an amaz ing turnout this year, even w ith obstacles like the Reeve construction,” L angmann said. “We have seen a lot of students coming and signing up, and w ith Brett K asper’s donation story and w e have seen the football team volunteering and signing up and having their friends
sign up this year.” The goal of Be The Match is to help get as many people to sign up to be on the registry to help people w ho have blood-related cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, L angmann said. L angmann said the best part of w orking year after year for Be The Match is the people she has met through volunteering. “I have already had people come up to me saying that one of their family members has needed a bone marrow transplant and they themselves w ant to donate,” L angmann said. “I have also met so many volunteers interested in learning more about this experience just from w orking at this drive. The support surrounding this group is simply aw esome.” Simek said the volunteers that help run the event are from different organiz ations on campus. “We have people from Titan V olunteers helping us out along w ith nursing program people trying to get their volunteer hours in,” Simek said. “It’s cool to see people from different organiz ations coming together to help out Be The Match.” U WO sophomore and part of Alpha L ambda D elta L indsey L o-
niello said she has volunteered for Be The Match before. “I alw ays like helping out at this event, it is a great organiz ation,” L oniello said. “I love interacting w ith the campus community, and I alw ays feel better volunteering.” L oniello said she registered to Be The Match last year and that the experience of registering is surreal. “It’s great to know that I could help be the match for someone out there w ho really could need a bone marrow transplant,” L oniello said. Simek said being a part of w orking w ith Be The Match has been a rew arding and exciting experience. “I started volunteering w ith Be The Match my sophomore year, and I have registered and signed up myself,” Simek said. “I even have ended up donating myself.” L angmann said she encourages anyone w ho w ants to learn more and help out to contact U WO’s Be The Match organiz ation at bethematch@ uw osh.edu. “It’s a very rew arding experience w hether you are registering or helping volunteer,” L angmann said. “The support w ithin this group is truly amaz ing.”
“I w ould definitely seek some sort of help,” Erdman said. “Whether that help w ere through the police or a trusted adult of some sort. In the three years I’ve attended school here, this is the first time I’ve heard anything about the resources the U niversity provides for that kind of thing… they could have excellent resources, but not promoting those resources is a considerable w aste.”
Munin said the U niversity w ould do anything possible to help students affected by this crime. “We w ould w ant to get legal protection in place, as w ell as navigating the situation w ith resources to block materials that w ould be put out there,” Munin said. “We w ant folks to get all the care and support that they w ould need, because this is a traumatic event.”
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April 20, 2017
Participants of the eighth annual LGBTQ Ally March, hosted by the UWO LGBTQ Resource Center, march up Algoma Blvd. in solidarity with the community and the fight for equal rights.
LGBTQ Ally March brings Oshkosh together by Lauren Freund email@example.com
The U W Oshkosh community took part in the eighth annual L GBTQ Ally March Thursday, w hich recogniz ed the importance of allies and brought participants together in solidarity. L iz Cannon, D irector of the L GBTQ Resource Center, said the center started holding the march because they w anted to have their ow n signature event. “We began the event because w e w anted something similar to pride events that happen in June w ith a focus on celebrating the L GBTQ IA+ community, but something that also recogniz ed the significant w ork that allies, both in the L GBTQ IA+ community and outside of the community, do to actively change climate,” Cannon said. The center decided on a rally and march format to mimic other pride events but at the time they hadn’t heard of any other march that included L GBTQ allies as a significant part of the event. Cannon said there has been criticism from some students about the center’s choice in doing an ally march as opposed to a pride march, how ever most of the responses they get are over-
w helmingly positive. “[Opposing students say the ally march] puts the focus on straight students and cisgender allies rather than on celebrating those in the L GBTQ IA+ community,” Cannon said. “There have been instances of people yelling derogatory comments out of resident hall w indow s as w e have passed but there have been more examples of people cheering us on as w e w alk by.” The L GBTQ Ally March has alw ays brought about large support from allies, w ith numbers being around 200 participants each year, w ith this year reaching an even higher number and more coverage. “This year I think w e broke 300,” Cannon said. “We had tw o TV stations featuring the march, w hich is new .” Cannon said over the years, the format of the march hasn’t changed much. “We ended one march by coming back to Reeve Ballroom for a Speaker Series event featuring L GBTQ Activist Z ach Wahls,” Cannon said. “Other years w e featured our Together We Make It Better videos at our rally in addition to our speakers.” The event this year began as usual w ith the resource fair, featuring organiz ations like the Women’s Center,
Christine Ann D omestic Abuse Services, U WO Counseling Center and new organiz ation Q + U nity. Every year, the three featured speakers include a U WO faculty or staff member, a U WO student and a member of the Fox V alley community. This year’s speakers included Associate Professor of Counseling D r. Amney H arper, a Women’s Studies U WO 2012 graduate Ashley L amers and the D iversity and Inclusion D irector for the City of Appleton K athy Flores. Each of these w omen talked about the importance of being an ally, both from the outside and inside of the L GBTQ IA+ community, by talking about their ow n experiences as w ell as events that have happened recently to the L BGTQ IA+ community. These three speeches brought on a strong energy that w as carried out into the march that proceeded. The march began on H igh Avenue w ith Q + U nity leading the crow d w ith a large rainbow flag and chants demanding eq uality. Many of these chants w ere printed out onto signs provided by the L GBTQ Resource Center along w ith handmade posters that said things such as “L ive w ho
you are, love w ho you are.” As the crow d marched through the streets, cars honked their horns in support, people came outside to take pictures and students in resident halls shouted dow n cheers of encouragement. First-year graduate student Brooke Barrens w ho is both an ally and member of the L GBTQ IA+ community, said she enjoyed being around people w ho support this cause. “Y ou never really get the chance to be surrounded by so many supportive people,” Barrens said. “The people are alw ays there, but just seeing members of the community and people that haven’t really called themselves an ally and they’re finally coming to support, especially now .” Freshman Alex Johnson, a member of the L GBTQ community, said he enjoyed how connected he felt to everyone else at the event. “It creates a greater sense of community,” Johnson said. “Y ou realiz e you’re not by yourself, you have all these people in support behind you.” Graduate student Nancy H arts said she has been an ally for most of her life, and she enjoyed the energy the event provided to those attending. “I just like how it gets
Titan TV to host ‘Live from AC West’ by Laura Dickinson firstname.lastname@example.org “So everyone has their lines memoriz ed, right? ” Executive Producer Ashley Stew art asks the cast and crew as everyone gathers before the ﬁrst dress rehearsal of “L ive from AC West.” The crew is all laughs w hile they go through the list of props they still need, including a 9 0s tape recorder, a mom-like jacket and a broken laptop. Although everyone is joking w ith each other, it’s clear they are ready to get to w ork, and everyone is w orking to set up eq uipment and the sets. There is one w eek until Stew art and her team w ill go live to air “L ive from AC West,” a live comedy sketch show , on Titan TV Tuesday, April 2 , after ﬁve months of preparation. The show has all-original student-w ritten sketches and is meant for a college-aged demographic, according to Stew art. “Our inspiration behind our sketches is a mix betw een College H umor and Saturday Night L ive,” Stew art said. “It’s deﬁnitely relatable for college kids like College H umor, but the format of the show w ill be like SNL .” Stew art said this project w as something she w anted to do to cap off her senior year before she graduated. “I w anted to do a sitcom my last semester here, but sit-
coms at Titan TV need a lot of dedication and take a lot of time to complete,” Stew art said. “To do a show in this format allow s us to do a comedy.” Show w riter Jackson Murray said Stew art approached him to help w rite for the show w hile they w ere both taking a narrative-scriptw riting class. “I w as initially approached during the fall semester w ith a simple q uestion of, ‘We’re doing a live comedy show for Titan TV in the spring. D o you w ant to w rite for it? ’” Murray said. “My response w as an immediate yes because I had grow n up losing countless hours to show s like SNL , SCTV and In L iving Color. I enjoy w riting in all respects, but it is really empow ering to be able to see your ideas come to fruition from the seed all the w ay to the stage, helping to highlight the comedic talents of our amaz ing cast.” Stew art said she and the crew have been w orking on this project since November. “We pitched the show in November right before break,” Stew art said. “People w anted to do this special and be a part of this show . Titan TV hasn’t done a live sketch show before in the years that I have been here.” Associate Producer L indsey Frieler said w orking behind the scenes has been a long process. “This show has kind of been a slow process,” Frieler said. “I mean, w e had to sort
through sketches, hold auditions and rehearse the show .” Frieler said her role is really fun given the heightened pressure of a live broadcast show , and she has w anted to w ork behind the scenes of a show . “Ashley asked me to be involved in the show behind the scenes,” Frieler said. “I have hosted other show s in the past but haven’t done any producing. I w anted the experience, and w orking on a live show is some of the best experience you can get.” Murray said the hardest part of w riting and developing sketches is the w ait until it goes live on air. “Since it’s a live event-style show , you see the sketches develop during rehearsals and then you start to re-w rite bits in your head,” Murray said. “That extra time gives you too much space to start second-guessing, w hen in reality the best route is often the one that came ﬁrst.” Murray said w orking w ith the show ’s cast has been the best part about w riting the sketches. “The easiest thing about it would deﬁnitely just be having the opportunity to see the characters that you created develop a new life w ithin the performances of the cast,” Murray said. “There are so many times w hen a talented performer w ill bring a totally uniq ue facet to a character and add that dimension of personal panache that trans-
lates so w ell onscreen.” Stew art said the show has all U W Oshkosh student actors and w ill even have a guest appearance from Chancellor Andrew L eavitt. “We have w orked w ith him before and w e w anted to make sure he w as included in this project as w ell,” Stew art said. “H e is going to be playing the saxophone on our show . I think one of our w riters saw in his bio that he w as an avid amateur saxophone player and everyone w as like, ‘That is so aw esome, he has to play it.’” Frieler said their goal is to be funny for all college students, not just people in the radio/T /ﬁlm program. “It’s not enjoyable to w atch something that is all inside jokes betw een people,” Frieler said. “We are trying to learn to w rite for an audience, so keeping it inside jokes doesn’t beneﬁt anyone.” Murray said audiences can expect “L ive from AC West” to be different from Titan TV ’s normal programming. “The humor is cut from a different tonal cloth than your normal comedic Titan TV show ,” Murray said. “The performances are going to be killer, and a bunch of really talented people have shed sw eat and tears, no blood, yet, behind the scenes to bring this show to fulﬁllment.” The show can be view ed on Titan TV Channel 57, titan-tv. org or live-streamed on Y ouTube.
A participant marches proudly for the equal rights for all. people revved up and hopefully makes them have some sort of action in the community, rather than just saying they’re an ally,” H arts said. “Never stop doing things like w e did today.” Cannon said she w ould like to thank everyone w ho attended for carrying out the message of being an ally
and supporting those in the L GBTQ IA+ community. “We must remember that ‘ally’ in its most significant form is a verb and a call to action,” Cannon said. “And in our action, w e alw ays w ork w ith those w e are supporting and follow their leadership.”
Nicole Horner - Opinion Editor
April 20, 2017
DeVos might put education at risk
by Hailey Lawrence email@example.com Hailey Lawrence is a sophomore journalism and international studies major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. While a good chunk of the student population at U W Oshkosh is here to get their degree and go into the w orking w orld, there are some of us w ho don’t necessarily have that same mentality. Some students are very active on campus, w hile others are bystanders, w hich is a bit of a problem. But besides the issues w ith student involvement on campus, the big issue revolving around lack of student political involvement is much more important. The main thing to focus on in this is the recent debate of the new est U .S. Secretary of Education, Betsy D eV os. D eV os w as a very controversial pick from President D onald Trump, causing an uproar on social media and cries from teachers and parents alike for Congress to reject her nomination. D eV os could potentially change education for better or for w orse, and looking at this from different perspectives allow s students to make their ow n educated political stances. Furthermore, this affects students’ education, w hich is something students should care about. My ﬁrst point is the claim to fame D eV os currently has, w hich is that she is not q ualiﬁed for this position whatsoever. For those of you w ho don’t know w ho D eV os is, she is a businessw oman and an avid supporter for the Republican Party. H er nomination w as most likely picked because of her prestige w ithin the GOP, not necessarily her qualiﬁcations. D uring her trial w hen Congress asked her q uestions in regards to her position, a majority of people w ere disappointed and almost appalled w ith her answ ers, w hich she often completely avoided the q uestion. The gist of it is D eV os has no experience w orking in, attending or even sending her children through public schools, and she doesn’t know how to handle such a large program. Which is true, for the most part. D eV os is the landmark for conservative view points w ith her arguments and ideals reﬂecting as such. U .S. New s & World Report said D eV os w ants to focus more on implementing religious education in schools and encourages the view that intelligent design should be taught in schools ( fancy talk for saying that God created everything and science isn’t really valid in explaining things) . For public schools, this completely reshapes the curriculum as w e know it. Coming from a Catholic school, I think implementing a religious-based curriculum does nothing in shaping
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people’s minds besides forcing you to think one linear w ay. According to U SA Today, D eV os doesn’t necessarily support affordable tuition, w hich is one of the biggest issues for U .S. students today.Furthermore, she doesn’t know how to handle the multi-million dollar student loans programs that help young adults afford college. In her trial, a congressman asked if she’s ever run a program of this nature or if she has ever personally dealt w ith loans and grants before, in w hich she said no to all of them. As a w oman, w hat shook me most about D eV os w as her avoidance of the topic of sexual assault on college campuses. Considering that--and I know you’ve all heard this mantra-one in ﬁve women will be sexually assaulted on campus and only ﬁve percent of survivors w ill report anything, I think this issue needs to be highlighted a lot more than avoiding a simple “yes” or “no” q uestion. Because of these reasons, I do not think Betsy D eV os is a great or safe choice for the future of public school systems, especially colleges. My second point comes from those w ho believe she is credible. Obviously, she w as picked by Trump for a reason. Whatever those reasons truly are is beyond me, but I w ould assume that it w as her contributions to the GOP and other philanthropic endeavors. D eV os supports returning the education system to the states, according to Fox New s. I think it w ould be a fair idea for states to be able to control how they have their curriculum, w ith a foundation created by the federal level of government. Additionally, Fox notes that D eV os supports charter schools, w hich w ill help minorities and ﬁnancially unable students to attend school. She has hope for the future of students; she isn’t as heartless as some people w ant to make her out to be. These reasons I agree w ith. To sum up everything, D eV os has many positive and negative ideas regarding higher education. She w ill be able to do some things at a federal level for education that can be good or bad, such as reshaping education tow ards religion rather than science or returning education to a state level. D eV os w ill have a w hole bunch of people to w ork w ith and advise her, so I’m sure things w on’t be as bad as they seem. One of my biggest concerns regarding D eV os is her avoidance of the topic of sexual assault on college campuses. Moving forw ard, I w ould like to see her be more proactive and ensure the safety and q uality of campuses. This is only the beginning of her journey, so w e all have to keep an open mind. What I call for you as students to do is to really be aw are of this current situation. Think of the future of education, as some of you w ill be seeing changes in the near future or even throughout your college career. For professors and teachers, this could be the dramatic difference in how you teach your curriculum. This controversial pick has caused a conversation in America about how w e w ant to see education develop. Regardless of political afﬁliation, it is up to us as students to decide the future of American education. It starts w ith becoming more aw are of our political climate.
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The increasing use of technology in today’s society has opened up many new w indow s for individuals w ho choose to take advantage of the rising digital w orld. People can now post their thoughts, feelings, memories and other important parts of their life to social media sites and other areas of the internet. Close friends and family members can then access the information, but a lot of times, so can the rest of the w orld. This abundance of information sharing is great on the one hand, but it can also leave people extremely vulnerable to outside threats. The grow th of technology has made it easier for people to store ﬁles such as photos and videos online. Instead of using precious storage on phones and computers that can be ﬁlled up easily and q uickly, people can keep this information readily available through internet based storage like Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneD rive or Google D rive. Although this new form of internet storage is convenient for users, it also makes them more prone to cyber hacking. People need to make sure they are paying attention to w hat they put on their phones, computers and the w eb and take precautions to ensure they do not become victims of cyber attacks.
U sers should be cautious of cyber hacking because photos and videos, w hich are usually only intended to be shared w ith family, friends or a signiﬁcant other, can be hacked and end up all over the internet. In a New Y ork Times article from Jan. 23, 2017 titled “Where D oes Cloud Storage Really Reside? And Is It Secure? ” Q uentin H ardy said people often w orry about their security due to the omnipresence of computing clouds. “We hear more and more often about hackers coming over the internet and looting the data of thousands of people,” H ardy said. “Most of those attacks hit traditional servers, though. None of the most catastrophic hacks have been on the big public clouds.” Regardless, users need to make sure they are cautious of cyber hacking w hen using both traditional and cloud servers to store their information, as their once private information can become accessible to the public if hackers get their hands on the material. Even if companies claim their storage systems are secure, there is still a chance that hackers can gain access to private information such as photos and videos, as w ell as access to banking and ﬁnancial information. U W Oshkosh Interim V ice Chancellor Brandon Miller sent out an email to all U WO
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students on April 13 advising them to be w ary of cyber hacking. “These cyber attacks target social media accounts and Apple’s iCloud service in hopes of gaining access to private photos and other compromising or embarrassing materials,” Miller said. “If materials are accessed, the hacker blackmails the victim in an attempt to gain cash payment or additional compromising material.” People must understand that cyber attacks are a real thing and people of all ages are at risk. Miller told students not to agree to blackmail if this happens to them but rather to contact the U niversity for help and to reach out to the Dean of Students Ofﬁce, the U niversity Police or the Counseling Center for assistance. U sers need to take the necessary initiative to minimiz e the risk of a cyber attack. Miller said students can ensure that cyber hacking does not happen to them by securing their information w ith strong passw ords and multi-factor authentication. “Students need to take every precaution to secure passw ords and materials they w ant kept private,” Miller said. “If there is a hack and someone tries to blackmail you, please come forw ard and ask for help. U nfortunately, complying w ith the blackmail demands may only result in more demands being made.”
In order to prevent both cyber hacking and blackmail, students should also be cautious of the content they store on their phones, computers and clouds and also think before posting certain information onto social media sites. This information can easily be accessed by hackers, and it is the responsibility of individuals to prevent this from happening to them. It is insane that people, especially those of younger age groups, are unaw are of these conseq uences in today’s day and age. If they are aw are, they are still choosing to put things online that can be hacked despite know ing better. People need to understand that nothing on the internet is private, no matter how secure they think their storage place is. Be smart and conscious of w hat you put out there. Students should also make sure they are thinking about w hat they are taking pictures of and then posting online. If compromising photos are hacked it could lead to embarrassment, and if personal information is hacked it can lead to identity theft. Cyber hacking can cause a strain on people’s lives both personally and professionally. Even if this information is not posted to social media sites, there is still a chance that hackers can access it from phones and computers. It is better to be safe and refrain from taking compromising pictures at all, than be sorry.
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April 20, 2017
Titan baseball hovers around .500
by Nate Proell email@example.com The U W Oshkosh baseball team remains in third place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a record of - and an overall record of 1 -1 after winning two of their last ﬁve games. In the Titans ﬁrst four-game home series of the season on April 1 -1 , they split shutouts with the defending WIAC champions, the UW-La Crosse Eagles. The Titans lost the ﬁrst game of the series on Thursday by a score of 0- while winning the second game by a score of 7-0. On Friday, the Titans won the ﬁrst game by a score of -0 w hile losing the second game 0- . Following the series split with the Eagles, the Titans had a road game in Illinois on April 1 , taking on Benedictine University in a 2- loss. Titans head coach evin Tomasiew icz said he is pleased with the pitching so far this season, but is still frustrated with the record of the team. “We’re pitching better than expected going into the year, which is a positive,” Tomasiewicz said. “But it’s frustrating when we’re hovering around . 00.” Tomasiew icz said taking the good things he sees from his players on a daily basis at practices and applying them to in-game situations is still something the team is trying to ﬁgure out. “When one phase is working, the other phase is not working, or when two phases are working the third is catastrophically failing,” Tomasiewicz said. “It is a matter of just trying to put all three phases together, and I think when we do that we should be on the right path.” In the Titans’ ﬁrst win of the four-game series against La Crosse, sophomore pitcher Colan Treml pitched his second shutout of the season in a game where no Eagles player got past second base. After allowing two hits and no runs in the top of the ﬁrst, the Titans got things started in the bottom of the ﬁrst, scoring one run via an RBI single from junior ﬁrst baseman Andy Brahier with the bases loaded that brought in sophomore outﬁelder Sam Schwenn. After getting three fast outs while the Eagles were up to bat in the top of the second, the Titans tallied three runs in the bottom of the second. The ﬁrst run of the inning came from sophomore outﬁelder Dylan Ott via an RBI bunt that brought in junior shortstop Jack Paulson, who got on base after hitting a single to right ﬁeld to begin the inning. The second run came from an RBI single from senior shortstop Tyler ozlowski that brought in sophomore outﬁelder Nate iven, who got on base after hitting a single into left ﬁeld. The third and ﬁnal run of the bottom of the second was from an RBI single from Brahier that brought in Ott. By the end of the second inning the Titans were ahead -0. After two at-bats for the Eagles in the top of the third and fourth that resulted in no hits, the Titans extended their lead by another run in the bottom
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Sophomore outfielder No. 2 Dylan Ott slides back to first base to avoid the tag against La Crosse. The Titans split four games with the Eagles at home. of the fourth via a sacriﬁce ﬂy that brought in Ott. At the end of the fourth, the score was -0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the eighth that the Titans scored the ﬁnal two runs of the game. The ﬁrst run came from an RBI from Ott that brought in iven, who got on base after a single up the middle and then a steal to second base. The second and ﬁnal run of the game came via single RBI from Eagan that brought in Ott. The game ended w ith the Titans on top with the ﬁnal score of 7-0. In the Titans second w in of the La Crosse series, junior pitcher Jesse Sustachek allowed a mere three hits, only two Eagles hitters to advance past ﬁrst base in his ﬁrst career shutout. Sustachek said although he is pleased with the results of his ﬁrst shutout, he realizes there is more work to be done when looking at the bigger picture, and the team needs to win more games. “Hovering around . 00 is tough because we know we are better than what our record shows,” Sustachek said. “We know that when we play to our ability, we can beat anyone. We are constantly working hard everyday to improve what we need to improve on to play at a more consistent level.” In the -0 shutout on Friday, the Titans got things started in the bottom of the ﬁrst, scoring three runs after holding the Eagles to a quick three outs to start the ﬁrst inning. The ﬁrst run came from a single from junior catcher Taylor rimm after hitting a single RBI that brought in ozlowski, who reached on a single.
The second run came from sophomore inﬁelder ach Radde, who reached ﬁrst base on a ﬁelding error that brought in Eagan, who was on base after hitting a single to left ﬁeld. The Titans’ ﬁnal run of the bottom of the ﬁrst came via a sacriﬁce bunt from Paulson that brought in Brahier, who walked during his at-bat. The second inning w ent scoreless for both teams. In the bottom of the third, the Titans brought in three more runs. The ﬁrst run for the Titans came on a sac ﬂy from rimm that brought in ozlowski and after a throwing error by the Eagles, Eagan scored as well. Eagan was on base from a single, and ozlowski walked. The third run of the inning came via a Paulson single to right center that scored Brahier, who made it on base from a single to center ﬁeld. After scoring three runs in the bottom of the third, the Titans now led -0, which would be the ﬁnal score. Treml said the team is capable of beating anyone, but they just need to focus on every aspect of the game and face every opponent with the same focused mindset. “This team and this group of guys have been together long enough that we know we have what it takes to beat just about anybody, it’s just whether we can ﬁt it all together when we’re out on the ﬁeld,” Treml said. “We just need to focus every game on doing the little things and taking advantage of every opportunity we have.” The Titans continue WIAC play this weekend in their second home series of the season, as they take on the ﬁfth-place UW-Platteville Pioneers at Tiedemann Field on April 22 and 2 .
Women’s golf competes in Kathy Niepagen tournament by Calvin Skalet firstname.lastname@example.org The U W Oshkosh w omen’s golf team competed in its ﬁrst tournament after a six-month break and ﬁnished 1 th out of 22 teams at the athy Niepagen Spring Fling on Friday and Saturday at the Ironwood olf Course in Normal, Ill. Head coach Liza Ruetten said her team faced obstacles during the tournament, as weather created issues on Friday. “The girls were pulled off the course twice due to heavy storms and were only able to ﬁnish 1 holes on Friday,” Ruetten said. “The tournament committee decided to have the players ﬁnish their remaining four holes on Saturday morning prior to beginning their second round of 1 . This meant all players had to play 22 holes on Saturday morning. Every player handled this adversity exceptionally well, and I was extremely pleased with our team scores.” Freshman Hannah Braun said the weather had a big impact on her and her teammates’ performances. “The ﬁrst day of the tournament was quite different than the second day; w ith mild winds the ﬁrst day, the weather was quite nice until a couple of delays that ended in a postponed round,” Braun said. “The second day of the tournament the wind was up to 0 mph, which deﬁnitely made the conditions a lot harder than the ﬁrst day.” Junior Micayla Richards led the way for the Titans
as she ﬁnished 2nd overall. Richards, who made the All-WIAC Second Team in the 201 -1 season, shot an 2 on Friday and completed the tournament with a score of 0 to total her score at 1 2 1 over par . Braun also led the Titans as she ﬁnished 2nd with 1 strokes 20 over par . Braun recorded 2 pars, the third-highest total among the entire ﬁeld. Ruetten had good things to say about Braun’s performance in Illinois. “Hannah Braun, who played in the No. 1 position for the team, played exceptionally well,” Ruetten said. Braun said her performance was a result of taking on the tournament shot-byshot. “One major thing I took away from my performance this w eekend w as not to rush my shots,” Braun said. “When I had a bad shot, I found myself rushing to the ball and not focusing on what I could do to put myself in a better position for my next shot.” Freshman Dianna Scheibe ﬁnished 2nd with a score of 170 2 over par , senior Laura Stair ﬁnished 77th with 17 strokes 29 over par and freshman Hanna Rebholz contributed for UWO as she ﬁnished in 9 th with 1 2 strokes 2 over par . UW Oshkosh ﬁnished Friday’s match with 2 strokes and Saturday with 7. Richards said she was most impressed with the team’s w illingness to compete despite the rough conditions. “The biggest thing I took
from the team’s performance this w eekend w as that playing in weather that is not ideal can have a major effect mentally and physically,” Richards said. “This being the ﬁrst tournament of the spring season, we played well and stayed pretty consistent with our totals for the two days. I was very proud of how our team stayed in positive spirits having to play 22 holes the second day, and still could produce great scores.” Ruetten was happy with the scores, noting the Titans were without one of their key contributors. “We averaged 2 last fall, but this average included scores from sophomore ayla Priebe, 2017 WIAC Player of the ear,” Ruetten said. “Priebe was unable to attend our event this past weekend. Our team scores of 2 and 7 were very good with this group of ﬁve players who have had very limited practice time due to poor weather conditions the past three weeks.” Priebe, who missed for an undisclosed reason, has ﬁnished in the top three in four out of the six matches this year. Braun said in order for her to further her success, preparation will be a key factor. “I think I have to be more mentally prepared, whether it’s the weather, the course, or the opponents, it would be good to come in strong mentally so my golf game can also be strong,” Braun said. UWO continues competition on Friday and Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Spring Fling in Beloit.
Morgan Van Lanen - Sports Editor Mike Johrendt - Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Tennis goes 1-1 in Iowa by Morgan Van Lanen email@example.com The U W Oshkosh w omen’s tennis team traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iow a this past w eekend to take on Coe College ( Iow a) and Wartburg College ( Iow a) in their second- and third-to-last match-ups of the regular season. U WO is currently placed fourth in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. The team’s overall record is 9 -10, w ith a conference record of 3-3. The Titans have no more regular-season conference match-ups, but w ill head to U W-Whitew ater on April 29 to compete in the WIAC Team Tournament Semiﬁnal. They take on Concordia U niversity Wisconsin the day before they travel to U W-WW. The Titans fell to the Coe K ohaw ks 7-2 and defeated the Wartburg K nights 7-2 on Saturday.
Volleyball falls in championship
After three-straight national titles, the UWO men’s volleyball team fell to The Ohio State on Saturday.
by Jordan Fremstad firstname.lastname@example.org U W Oshkosh men’s club volleyball saw its title streak come to an end on Saturday at the hands of The Ohio State U niversity. The Titans have been the model of consistency and dominance the past decade, w hich included three straight titles from 2014 -2016. H ead coach Brian Schaefer said there is no shame in falling short w ith this team. “Our expectation in our program is to come home as champions ever year but it w asn’t in the cards this season,” Schaefer said. “Our players have nothing to hang their heads about. They had a phenomenal year, overcoming many injuries and key losses to graduation.” U WO w ent dow n in a three-set thriller to the Buckeyes 20-25, 25-15, 12-15. Prior to Ohio State, the Titans started w ith three match w ins on Thursday, w hich included victories against the U niversity of California-Berkeley, the U niversity of Cincinnati and No. 23 U niversity of Missouri. On Friday, the Titans provided another knock-out performance, topping the U niversity of Notre D ame in sw eeping fashion and the No. 15 Air Force Academy. U WO reached the gold bracket for a 14 th time since 2003. The Titans w ent on to dominate the U niversity of Pittsburgh in tw o sets, before falling to the No. 7 team in the country, Ohio State. Schaefer said he w as proud of how his team handled the spotlight stage w ith all the adversity this team has dealt w ith this season. “We w ent toe-to-toe w ith a great team and, earlier this year, beat the eventual national champion at the L as V egas Open,” Schaefer said. “I am proud of our team and their accomplishments.” Seniors Peter Nordel and Travis H udson took home First Team and H onorable Mention All-Americans, re-
spectively. This w as H udson’s fourth All-American aw ard after being named National Player of the Y ear three years in a row [2014 2016]. H udson said this season has been special because his teammates and coaches have been more than just his team, they are his family. “This season w as special for a couple of reasons,” H udson said. “Being my last season w as special in itself. Playing w ith guys I’ve been w ith since my freshman year has also made it a great season. And the experience to step on the court w ith people I’d consider family outside of the gym and play for each other made this year that much better.” H udson talked about how this program doesn’t fear the expectations. H e said the team embraces w hat has been done in the past and that is w hat has made this program magical. “H aving high expectations allow s us to really reach for the top of the mountain,” H udson said. “If w e only set our goal for making the gold bracket at nationals, w e w ould be surprised if w e made it that far. Our expectations to not only make gold but to contend for a national title gives us the drive to make us w ant to be great. I think that is w hat makes U W Oshkosh such a great volleyball program.” H udson said he is honored to be considered such an asset to the team. “People told me after w e lost that I had done things for this program, but I personally don’t know to the extent w hat they meant,” H udson said. “My accomplishments came from playing w ith great teammates, having great coaches and loving w hat I w as doing. I’m glad I had the opportunity to lead different teams over the years and that they trusted me to be their leader.” U WO finished the 2017 campaign w ith a 4 1-5 record and have placed fifth or better 13 out of the last 15
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Top: The men’s D-I volleyball team huddles after a match. Above: No. 15 sophomore Tony D’Acquisto spikes the ball. seasons in K ansas City. That includes six titles and tw o runner-ups. The Titans say goodbye to H udson, Michael Wamboldt, Joe K uchler and Wesley Morioka. Wamboldt said he w as happy w ith the time he w as able to spend w ith this team and the legacy they have left. “I am thankful to have chosen this organiz ation and I hope the guys I played w ith over the years w ill continue to have success in both volleyball and life,” Wamboldt said. H udson said this team’s emotion w hen the season came to an end show ed the
love these gentlemen had for this season. “My lasting memory w ill be the final huddle our team had after our loss,” H udson said. “I know it w as a sad moment, but in that moment, the amount of dedication and passion every single person had invested in the season show ed. It w as a great sight to see how much everyone cared, because it show ed how much us playing together meant. I w ish they could have been tears of happiness, but even through tears of sadness I could feel the emotions of every single one of my teammates and coaches.”
At No. 1 singles, junior Bailey Sagen w ent 1-1 on the day. In her ﬁrst match-up of the w eekend against H aley Resnick of Coe College, Sagen fell 6-4 and 6-3. In her battle against Wartburg College’s Alex Petersen, she w on 6-1 and 6-3. Sagen’s overall record this season at singles is 10-17. She has defeated opponents from U W-River Falls, U W-Stevens Point and U W-Stout. Sagen placed ﬁfth in No. 1 singles and fourth in No. 1 doubles at the WIAC Championship last year. Second-year head coach Robert H enshaw , w ho led his team to a fourth-place WIAC ﬁnish last season, said Sagen has been a strong leader for other players so far this year. “Bailey sets a great standard both in matches and practices,” H enshaw said. “When she comes out, she’s fully engaged and fully immersed in learning. She sets just a really great standard for the rest of the girls to follow .” Alyssa Lefﬂer fell to Lauren French of Coe College -1, -1 in her ﬁrst competition of the day at No. 2 singles. H ow ever, the freshman made a comeback in her second match-up against Wartburg’s L auren O’Brain, w here she dominated 6-1 and 6-0. Lefﬂer, new to the UWO tennis program this season, holds a 13-13 record after this past weekend. Lefﬂer’s older brother, David Lefﬂer, was a part of the 2014 -15 and 201516 men’s tennis teams prior to the program being cut last season. Sophomore H annah Peters split her tw o matches in the third ﬂight. She fell to the ohaw ks’ Sarah L asecki 6-0, 6-0 and beat the K nights’ H annah Fox 6-2 and 6-3. Peters said she struggled in the ﬁrst match by trying to end points early. She said she also failed to use the heavy w inds to her advantage. H ow ever, the sophomore said she was satisﬁed with her performance in the defeat against Wartburg. “I w ould describe my matches this w eekend as somew hat of a personal comeback for me,” Peters said. “I have been having some trouble solidifying my singles matches, but I think w hat I did w ell in the second match w as develop a better level of patience and use my mind and problem solving skills as much as I did my physical strokes.” Coe College’s K aitlin Fosler defeated U WO freshman L esley K utnink at No. 4 singles. Fosler beat K utnink w ith scores of 6-4 and 6-7 ( 2) ( 103) . K utnink came back strong in her second matchup of the w eekend against Gabby Olejnicz ak from Wartburg College and w on 6-4 and 6-1.
K utnink, a graduate of Oshkosh North H igh School, has tallied a record of 4 -5 this spring. Freshman standout Samantha K oppa had the only singles w in for the Titans on Saturday against Coe College. The No. 5 singles player defeated L akyn Boltz 7-6 and 6-2. H ow ever, she later fell to Wartburg College’s Annika K rieg 7-6 and 6-2. K oppa has compiled a singles record of 15-9 this year. H enshaw believes K oppa has been successful due to her ﬁtting the No. 5 spot w ell. “She is one of the only players on the team that is actually realistically playing the position w here she should,” H enshaw said. “If you look at our team, w e have four-plus freshmen playing in meaningful spots. Sammi is playing in a very appropriate spot. One thing that she does really exceptionally is that she plays w ithin herself. She comes out to every single match w ith a clear goal and strategy in mind, and she executes it really w ell.” Freshman Monica Micolicz yk rounded out singles play for the Titans w ith her 6-1, 6-2 loss against Ella White of the K ohaw ks and 6-3, 6-3 victory over the K nights’ Rachel ittergruen in the sixth ﬂight. Micolicz yk has been a go-to No. 6 singles player for U WO this season, as the freshman has compiled a 7-12 record thus far.
Doubles Play The three U WO doubles teams compiled a record of 3-3 on Saturday. At No. 1 doubles, Peters and Sagen w ere beat by Coe’s French and Resnick 8-3. In their match against Wartburg, Sagen and Peters defeated O’Brien and Peterson 9 -7. Peters said despite the ﬁrst round loss, she and Sagen made improvements in their matches on Saturday. “I w ould describe Bailey and I’s doubles performances as a comeback and positive stepping stone,” Peters said. “We ﬁnally are able to start closing out matches w ith teams that before w e w ere only competing w ith, and instead are w inning. We also w on a personal battle of ours w hich w as to take more risks and hit out w ith full strokes rather than play shots safe. I think it show ed us how much of a threat w e are to other good teams.” In the second ﬂight, oppa and Lefﬂer fell to Coe College’s Fosler and L asecki 8-4 . Against K rieg and Fox from Wartburg, U WO’s No. 2 team w on 8-3. H enshaw spoke highly of both oppa and Lefﬂer and the other underclassmen w ho have stepped up this season w hile playing hard against tough opponents. “It’s really a testament to results being more so process-driven, as opposed to w ins versus losses,” H enshaw said. “‘H ow are w e playing? ’ ‘Are w e trying our hardest? ’ and ‘Are w e learning? ’ That’s really the goal - to gain more experience.” K utnink and sophomore Ashlee Polena, w ho make up the Titans’ No. 3 doubles team, w ere the only tw o to w in against Coe College. The pair matched up against Boltz and White w here they w on 8-4 . The duo then fell to Olejnicz ak and Z ittergruen, 8-5. H enshaw said he is excited to see how far his team, made up of ﬁve freshmen, two sophomores and tw o juniors, can go as it continues to learn, improve and gain experience. “They are playing exceptionally w ell, even though results don’t alw ays dictate that,” H enshaw said. “I just look forw ard to more grow th and development.”
Morgan Van Lanen - Sports Editor Mike Johrendt - Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Cheerleading competitions go beyond showing school spirit by Nate Proell email@example.com A Pandora playlist plays in the background as the sound of the spring floor in Gym C at K olf Sports Center bangs from the impact of tumbling passes. The sound of athletic tape being ripped and w rapped around the w rists of the athletes present in the Monday night open gym can be heard as the U W Oshkosh cheerleading team w orks tow ards its next season. The U WO cheerleading team is dedicated to show casing school spirit, and, in doing so, they can be found at every home football and basketball game cheering on the Titans. Cheerleading president and senior Taylor Ehrmann said it is important for the team to represent U WO and spread school spirit. “I think w e do a lot for the campus,” Ehrmann said. “We are at most football games, most basketball games and I think w e do pump up the crow d a little bit, especially to outside adults. I have been recogniz ed at restaurants before. They’re like, ‘hey, you’re a cheerleader.’ It’s really neat. I think every school needs cheerleaders.” Ehrmann said being at every home event for the tw o main sports at Oshkosh comes w ith a lot of recognition. “We w ent to the football game in V irginia,” Ehrmann said. “I think everyone really appreciated us being there.
We had at least 20 different parents come up and say, ‘thank you for coming.’ So people definitely like us there.” Ehrmann said although cheering on U WO at football and basketball games is important to the team, it is not their sole purpose. “What people see at football and basketball games isn’t w hat w e do,” Ehrmann said. “We mostly prepare for competitions, and that takes hours of practice.” The team does multiple competitions throughout the year w ith their tw o main ones being the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/ Poms Coaches state competition and Cheer L td. Nationals, w hich is held in Myrtle Beach, SC. Ehrmann said in order to show case a solid routine at a competition and to be able to compete w ith other larger schools, hours of practice are a must. “When people actually see a routine, there is so much that actually goes into it,” Ehrmann said. “We do tumbling, w e do pyramids, w e do basket tosses and w e do a lot more athletic stuff. Putting together a w hole routine is tw o and a half minutes of just pure non-stop moving and if w e mess up once, there goes first place. If w e don’t hit something that w e are suppose to do, that’s it. Y ou got one shot.” Ehrmann said the tw o and a half minutes of their routine includes tumbling, both running and standing, four and
tw o-man stunting, pyramids, choreographed dance and cheer. The w hole routine is done to synchroniz ed music and is review ed by a panel of judges w ho w ill deduct from the overall score if the routine looks sloppy or if anything fails. Ehrmann said because of how in-sync everything needs to be, cheerleading is very team-oriented, especially w ith a team as big as U WO’s. Out of the 18 members of the team this past season, three w ere men. One of those men w as junior cheerleader Marcus Rias, w ho said he joined the U WO cheerleading team not know ing w hat to expect. “When you think of cheerleading, you think of peppy girls cheering at football and basketball games on the sidelines,” Rias said. “Y ou don’t really think about guy cheerleaders, so in all honesty, I didn’t have any expectations coming in. I just came in w illing to learn.” Rias said he joined cheerleading to try something he has never done before and to broaden his reach of new experiences. “All my life I have done football, track - just basic male-dominant sports, and I just w anted to try something different,” Rias said. Sophomore cheerleader Matt Rasmussen began cheerleading during his sophomore year of high school at Wisconsin Rapids, and said before joining, he did not know everything cheerleading entails.
the outlook to remain focused as the year continues. “In the past, w e coasted through some of the season and didn’t finish like w e started,” Robbe said. “This year, how ever, w e w ill w in that title, and w e w ill maintain that focus on the NCAA tournament. With that being said, our improvement from last year is the grit, grind and mind that it takes to be successful throughout the entire season.” Sophomore catcher Abby Menting earned three w alks in the game, increasing her on base percentage in conference play to .550. Menting echoed Robbe’s outlook on the postseason aspirations the team has and said the team has the intangibles to remain a cohesive unit. “L ast season, w e did not really match up to our goals from the beginning of the season,” Menting said. “We kind of declined at the end of the season w hen w e w ould rather go on a w inning streak or be playing our best ball. Putting it together, w e are very dynamic and are very different, w hich is a good thing. All in all, our goal is to make it into the tournament and do the best that w e can w ith the team that w e have.” Robbe took over for Brunlieb and pitched from the fourth inning on in the contest, throw ing three innings and only allow ing tw o hits and one unearned run w hile striking out one Eagle. This marked the first shutout of the season for the Titans, as U WO left nine runners on base. In the second game of the doubleheader, Oshkosh put up
a run but still fell to L a Crosse, 4 -1. Sophomore pitcher Bailey Smaney broke her unbeaten record on the season as she w ent three innings, striking out one and allow ing four earned runs. The lone run of the contest for Oshkosh came across to score in the top of the fourth inning, as Fionda scored on a fielding error from the Eagles’ third baseman on a ball hit by sophomore first baseman K aitlyn K rol. Oshkosh put up few er hits in this contest than the first game, as K rol, D udek, Petrus and freshman second baseman Amanda McIlhany all had singles in the game. Oshkosh had no extra-base hits in the game, struck out seven times and left three Titans on base in the loss. Senior outfielder L auren Torborg, one of three seniors on the roster, said moments like these are made easier by the close-knit nature of the team. “Seniors and juniors have experienced how hard balancing school and athletics becomes w hen the season starts,” Torborg said. “It can be physically and mentally draining. H aving the team to rely on for support, especially the upperclassmen, during those tough times is essential.” The team looks to begin a new w inning streak w hen they host Carthage College for a doubleheader at home tonight. They also host a doubleheader against the 1st-place team in the WIAC, Whitew ater, on Saturday, follow ed by aw ay doubleheader at L akeland U niversity on Tuesday and U W-Stevens Point on Wednesday.
Oshkosh softball falls to third in WIAC standings by Mike Johrendt firstname.lastname@example.org
The U W Oshkosh softball team lost its first road game of the season and ended its eightgame w inning streak by dropping both games of a doubleheader against U W-L a Crosse on Monday. These tw o losses made the Titans fall to third place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings, behind U W-Whitew ater and U W-Stout. Coming into the doubleheader against the Eagles, U WO held a 20-4 record, good enough for 21st in the national rankings. The Eagles have now w on three straight games over the Titans after Oshkosh had w on the previous six contests. In the first game of the doubleheader, Oshkosh w as able to muster five hits against L a Crosse, resulting in a 5-0 defeat. Senior pitcher Sara Brunlieb pitched three innings, allow ing four earned runs and seven hits on one strikeout, earning her third loss of the year. Junior third baseman Erika Berry, a WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlight recipient for U WO, had the only extra base hit in the game w ith a double, as she finished one-for-three w ith a w alk. Sophomore right fielder Emma Fionda, freshman utility player Clare Petrus, freshman shortstop Natalie D udek and senior pinch hitter Paige Giese each had a hit in the contest. Regardless of the results of the doubleheader, junior pitcher Clare Robbe said the team has
Women’s Golf at UW-Whitewater Spring Fling 12:00 p.m.
Baseball vs UW-Platteville 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track & Field at Phil Esten Challenge 3:00 p.m.
Softball vs UW-Whitewater 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
“When I joined, I didn’t really know anything about competitions,” Rasmussen said. “I just joined because I w anted to learn how to do flips and stuff, but after I started competing I thought, ‘okay this is actually pretty cool.’ A lot of people don’t really understand the competition part.” Rasmussen said after doing it for a few years, he has gotten so interested in cheer that he is transferring to Arkansas State U niversity next year for the sole reason of being able to compete in D ivision I cheerleading. Ehrmann said although there is much more to cheerleading than w hat meets the eye, the team does a lot of things people w ould expect a cheer team to do. The team represents U WO at community functions, cheers on participants during w alks/ runs and hosts cheerleading clinics for local schools. The team w as even invited to cheer on the w restling team for a meet. Ehrmann said being a cheerleader, especially at the college level, helps her interact w ith the community more. “A lot of younger people really look up to us,” Ehrmann said. “When w e go to help out Omro, w e do the grade school, the middle school and the high school, and it is really neat. I have done it for three years now , and I have w atched some of them grow and I’m like, ‘w ow , this is so cute.’ It is really neat.”
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The cheer team performs a stunt at a recent athletic event.
Cheerleading program history Head Coach: Team-run Roster: 15 women, 3 men Events: Football and basketball
games, local and collegiate competitions, clinics and fundraisers
The Advance-Titan print edition from April 20, 2017.