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Students’ emails hacked through Google Docs by Alex Nemec The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh was victim to an email attack that affected people worldwide on Wednesday. The attack was conducted through Google Docs. Account holders would receive an invitation to join a Google Doc from someone in their contacts and once opened, the attack retrieved the holder’s contact list and spread

itself to those accounts, Chief nformation fficer nne Milkovich said. “A lot of people were clicking into the email,” Milkovich said. “It was very convincing because it appeared to come from colleagues and looked like something we would normally respond to... There were certainly dozens of people affected on campus.” Milkovich said the virus was just trying to spread itself, and an attack like this

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could bring the internet down due to an overload of information being spread rapidly. “It infected a Google account, it harvested all of the contact names in the contact list and it sent itself to the people on the list, disguising itself as the account owner,” Milkovich said. “That’s all it did. But if enough of that happens, you can bring the internet down.” Milkovich said Google had contained the incident within an hour of the attack affecting

UWO. Chief Communications Officer Jamie eman said information technologies was on top of the situation quickly. “Within minutes of those emails coming through, IT had communications out to campus and then we actually invoked our emergency communication technology to get the message out,” Ceman said. “ t all ared u er uic ly and went out just as quickly,” Milkovich said.

Milkovich said higher education is a preferred target for hackers and it’s possible the attack started at the college level. “Because they know it’s a very democratic culture, and they know we don’t have strict policies for security,” Milkovich said. “We don’t have that top-down approach in higher education and so that makes us more vulnerable.” Milkovich said she believes the perpetrators were

most likely trying to see how big of a nuisance they could be. Students’ information was not released as far as the campus knows at this time, Milkovich said. Milkovich said there are some red ags to loo for when you receive a suspicious email. “Contact the sender independently,” Milkovich said. “Don’t even reply, contact them, call them or email them separately.”

ourt filin says the full board never heard a detailed plan for five pro ects by Alex Nemec The ni ersit of isconsin stem filed a response to former Chancellor Richard Wells’ ril court filing, in which the s stem contends the full board of regents never received a full presentation of the projects’ plan. The filing also dis uted ells claim that the comfort letters UWO issued were not binding financial agreements. According to University System, Wells and former V ice Chancellor Tom Sonnleitner illegally transferred funds from the UWO Foundation to hel a for loans for fi e de elo ment projects. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt was tipped off about these happenings when former UWO Foundation President Art Rathjen came to him for money to help pay for the projects. The ril filing stated denied that Wells and Sonnleitner made a presentation to the entire board of regents around Oct. 8, 2010. The UW System also denied that the board was told about UWO’s master plan, which was investing for growth and had been aggressively trying to improve and enlarge campus buildings for the needs of the future. “Admit that nine members of the board attended a joint which Chancellor Wells and Mr. Sonnleitner made the referenced resentation,” the court filing stated. The court filing stated ells and onnleitner had ta en care of a . million financing agreement to purchase property and fund a sustainability startup, involving the anaerobic biodigester. The court filing denied the iodigester project and hotel development project were “public/ private business development partnerships.” According to the statement, Art Rathjen offered to provide the board with detailed information regarding the formation, construction lans and financing the oundation, including the enefits of the oundation s artnership with UWO. ourt filings admitted that go ernment has federal banking regulations, but denied that those regulations had anything to do with this court case. Even though the laws against comfort letters aren’t laid out in an ordered form, the court filing said ust the comfort letters e isting they are legally binding. “Deny, as to the allegation that Sonnleitner’s and Wells’ actions were within his scope of em lo ment,” the court filing stated.


Men wear high heels for the mile-long walk to demonstrate that it doesn’t matter what you wear or who you are- sexual violence affects everyone. Walk A Mile in Her Shoes has been a spring staple at UW Oshkosh and people all around the world march for awareness. Read more on A5

47 employees to retire at the end of academic year 14 faculty members among retirees as campus saves $3 million by Alex Nemec The second round of retirement packages offered to the employees on campus has yielded 4 7 participants, resulting in more than $ 3 million saved grossly to help lower the ni ersit s e enses. The 4 7 employees retiring is about half of the number the campus got when the University offered last year. Retiring communications professor Kay Neal said she is worried about all the people leaving but thinks new employees will help the University be active toward the future. “I think that’s going to be a challenge,” Neal said. “At the same time, you’ve got other [ employees] that are probably right below them that can move into those ositions, that ha e a lot of e erience, and it gives opportunities

for those individuals as well.” Retiring German professor Alan Lareau said he thinks things have not been going smoothly on campus, and it’s a chance to get some fresh blood in, especially at the administrative level. “ t could e difficult, ut it could also be a chance for a new beginning,” Lareau said. Assistant Dean of the College of Nursing Suzanne Marnocha, who is also retiring, said it’s frightening how many people are leaving at the administrative level. “I think everybody is trying to figure out how to shuf e and make it all work,” Marnocha said. “I think it will be OK. Change is hard, but it will be OK.” Marnocha said her best day on campus is every day she steps in front of a class. “I feel valued, I feel a connection, I feel like I can make a difference,” Marnocha said. “I feel

the energy coming from students because I feel them wanting to learn. It’s huge, it’s absolutely huge.” Lareau said his favorite memory working at UWO is when he taught a special seminar with the theater department, where they worked on a theater performance. “We did a bilingual performance where the students read poems in German while the theater faculty did the material in English,” Lareau said. “That was the kind of collaboration I feel a university like this can really offer, and it was so important for our students.” Neal said her best day on campus was when she won a distinguished teaching award. “The chancellor came into my nonverbal class and the students gave me a standing ovation, so that was something memorable,” Neal said.

Neal said the most memorable thing on campus for her is her colleagues. “I think the most enjoyable part is just, in some ways, the working environment and the people you work with,” Neal said. “We have great staff, great instructors, great colleagues. That’s the part you miss the most because when you’ve been here a long time, you develop a community and a rapport with people.” Residence Life Director Tom Fojtik, who is also retiring, said his retirement is more of a sabbatical because he wants to work again sometime soon. “I told a colleague yesterday, I’m being given the gift of time,” o ti said. “ f onl get si months off before I start something else… imagine, even for ourself, si months off. That is a gift, and that’s the way I’m looking at it.”

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Lee talks gender, “it” connotation by Moira Danielson The UW Oshkosh Asian Student Association hosted Professor Joon Lee as the final Asian Heritage Month keynote speaker Thursday to discuss his research. Lee is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a part of the Literary Arts and Studies faculty. Lee’s research is centered on feminism, fiction writing, African-American literature and culture and queer theory. His lecture focused on intersection of race, gender and sexual orientation within the use of the word “it.” Lee began his lecture by explaining how the word “it” has transformed to carry a new meaning and how using the word connects to humans. “I want to talk to you today about the word ‘it,’” Lee said. “It is a teeny-weeny word that has had to bare an unimaginably oppressive wave of the

idea of oppression itself. It reassures us that humans are not only not objects but they are better than objects.” Lee said the word “it” separates itself from the normal spectrum of identifying with a gender and his fascination with the word came from learning how to use it as a pronoun in our society today. “‘It’ is a word that stands outside human identity with its lack of gender,” Lee said. “‘It’ is not ‘he’ nor ‘she,’ but lately I’ve been wondering what ‘it’ might be, what it might feel like for the word ‘it’ to become a functioning gender pronoun in the English language.” Lee said the English language is just now learning to use “they” as a new pronoun for those who identify as nonbinary. “I love this little word and in these cultural times, when the English language, at least American English, is undergoing the beginning of a sizement and therefore doubtless-

ly the eons-long shift of using ‘they’ as a genderless singular pronoun,” Lee said. “‘It’ is being left out of the conversation of gender politics and has made me want to express its love to anyone.” Lee said the process of introducing “it” as a new gender pronoun may take a long time, but the chase to understand “it” as a new pronoun is a step in the right direction. “To me, imagining the functionality of ‘it’ as a gender pronoun is a philosophical chase that doesn’t reach a finish line,” Lee said. “The chase itself may be rewarding enough in forcing us to think about the physical limits of our bodies and how language might work with or against individual sexuality, race and gender to draw out the most comfortable alpine for those limits.” UWO sophomore Sierra Skindzelewski said she came to hear Lee speak because the lecture tied into what she was studying in her class.

“My class is for human race variations, but I still feel like there’s similar concepts in what he was talking about,” Skindzelewski said. Skindzelewski compared what she was learning in her class about race to what Lee spoke about in his lecture. “In my class I’m learning how race is a social construct,” Skindzelewski said. “It’s not biologically truth necessarily, and how Dr. Lee, from my perspective, was taking gender and saying that it’s a choice as well, similar to how sex is a biological concept whereas gender is that other choice one can make too.” UWO freshman Laura Burow said Lee’s lecture taught her new perspectives to look at when meeting new people. “You never know what someone identifies as,” Burow said. “Listening to Dr. Lee speak about using ‘it’ as a new gender pronoun really made me think about how I was gendering others when

Student apartments to be built by Ti Windisch A new student housing complex will be built on Marion Road and is expected to be open for students to move in starting fall 2018. The plan for Annex Student Living to construct the building was approved by the Oshkosh Common Council on April 25 and is not associated with UW Oshkosh. Construction will begin in the summer. Joy Skidmore, a representative of Annex, said the company strives to make attending college better for everyone involved. “It’s our mission to provide memorable college experiences through unique housing opportunities that serve as a catalyst for economic development and community enhancement,” Skidmore said. Skidmore said Annex’s goal is to make their facilities beneficial both for students and the surrounding community. “We take pride in creating environments that promote resident life and community belonging,” Skidmore said. Oshkosh Common Council Member Debra Allison-Aasby said the council approved the plan after it went through the usual process for projects in Oshkosh. “They have all the renderings, and they worked with staff, and then it went to plan commission, and plan commission recommended it for approval,” Allison-Aasby said. “Then they came to us. It’s pretty cool.” One concern the council brought up was the location of the development, which will be across the street from a

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senior living complex. Allison-Aasby said the particular senior living environment there is made up of younger people than others she knows about. “It’s 55 and older,” Allison-Aasby said. “Pretty much anybody in their 50s are still pretty fun. For me, it’s not a huge concern.”

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by Collin Goeman UWO construction projects like the Reeve Memorial Union Fletcher Hall renovations and the RecPlex are expected to be completed by the beginning of fall semester. Construction of the RecPlex is the main project over the summer. The RecPlex building permit was approved October 11, 2016 by the Oshkosh Common Council and has been delayed in construction. City of Oshkosh Planning Services Associate Planner Jeff Nau said despite city ordinance, the city gave special exceptions for the 70 ft. tall structure design. “With the site being so large and taking up most of the area, they had to get what we call base standard modifications, which are variances to kind of bend the zoning ordinances a little bit,” Nau said. “The dome itself is higher than what is allowed in that district, so we gave them permission to build it.” Nau said the only thing holding back construction following its approval in October was an unfinished lighting plan and concerns about stormwater removal. “When they originally submitted for the RecPlex, their lighting plan wasn’t quite ready yet, so they had to come back,” Nau said. “But that’s all been resolved, so as far as I know they can break ground at any time. The RecPlex was original-

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Dr. Joon Lee tells students about the terminology of the word “it” as Dr. Tony Laing attentively listens. talking with them.” pronouns and the general Burow said she plans to practice of using correct proshare the information she nouns for everyone. learned from the lecture with “I believe in doing whatevher friends to get their opin- er you want to do and being ions on the topic as well. whoever you want to be,” “I have friends who are part Burow said. “So we should of the LGBTQ community, respect what others want, just and I think they would have like others do for you.” some interesting opinions on this subject,” Burow said. Burow said it’s important everyone is aware of gender

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ly set to open fall 2017, but is now set to break ground January 2018, according to A-T reporter Alex Nemec in an April article. A project already underway that is also slated to be completed in fall is the Reeve Union renovation. Reeve Union Director Randall Hedge said construction is on schedule. “Construction is now focusing on the last of the construction of walls, finishing roofing and enclosing the exterior with installation of glass,” Hedge said. “The project is on schedule and will open by fall semester.” Hedge said students and guests will enjoy new landscaping and a patio, as well as larger, more modern features to the building. “The new addition will feature an expanded student leadership and involvement center as you enter the building,” Hedge said. “It will be twice the size of the former space and will have offices, lounge space, meeting space, computer lab space and will be very open and inviting.” Reeve Advisory Council President Kenzie Keena said now that the projects are taking shape, she looks forward to students reactions to the final product. “I think now that the construction on the exterior of the building has begun, it makes the students more excited to see the finished result,” Keena said. Keena said the council and the University do their best

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May 4, 2017

Berge, Schadrie discuss new OSA roles Maria Berge

What influenced you to run for OSA president? I feel that I had the leadership experience, and had a lot I could offer to the students and a lot of great ideas and had the connections to make those changes happen. What made you like UW Oshkosh so much that made you run? I really enjoy the community feel and [ the] campus of 11,000 students, and 14,000 c ap students, tight-knit community. How did you view UW Oshkosh before running for office? Did you see any problems? There’s always room for improvement everywhere. I mean, I was OSA V ice President before. Transparency is a big thing, making sure students know what is going on. Is this the job that you expected? Is it a lot of work? How do you balance everything out? Yeah, it’s worth it, and it’s for a great cause. It is very important that students get their voices heard and the administration listens to students, too, because this entire University wouldn’t be here without the students. I knew what I was getting into, and I have been involved with OSA since freshman year. I thrive off my Google calendars. I have to make sure if I have anything, like, if I am ha ing dinner with someone, ha e to ha e it in there or it will e filled with something. Just lan for e er thing and also e e i le. Be a le to la catch up. It’s the late nights and any time between classes. How are you going to prepare to take over OSA over the summer? Making sure students are actually appointed and that students are still involved. Just because we are gone over the summer doesn’t mean that we are not a part of what goes on. Making sure the representation is still there. Repairing the reputation of OSA and the trust. Combat the apathy so that students understand what OSA does and why it is important. Club presence. Making sure we are not distant from the clubs and organizations, the people we serve. We want to make strong connections and make sure everybody feels as though we are approachable with issues and their voices are being heard.

Jared Schadrie

What needs to be changed about the current bylaws for OSA? The penalties that are far too punitive, if you miss a small clerical error and miss “authorized and paid for by,” that could be 10 percent of the vote but it’s 10 percent of the total vote. So if you have 768 voters you’re talking, in my campaign we lost 10 percent, but really that was 40 pe rcent of our vote. A little too punitive. I was reading some of those laws, and thin we ust need to get more s ecific, and o iousl less punitive. What is your role as OSA Vice President? My role is overseeing the OSA Senate; these are students who want to get involved and a little more passionate and will get into your head for discussions and for solutions. I run the meetings, but I can’t put out any orders or anything, and I just discuss the issues and come up with compromise and come up with different ideas they have. It is my job to help educate the senate and inform them they can’t write resolutions and expect something to happen. You need to talk to people who directed those issues before. If it is a big issue, or a lot of controversy, then you won’t get the approval. We don’t need every organization’s approval. How do you decide on issues? What do you work on during your meetings? The biggest thing is just talking about issues. We do not want to get too hasty or reach out behind their back. I am really trying to look for the middle ground. I have never really found an issue where these are awful ideas; it is mostly just that this was a great idea, but I think the other side has a point too, and we should meet in the middle. What do you think the biggest issue is for this campus? How are you beginning to solve this issue? I think the biggest issue is the, or the current issue, is the tobacco ban. It is er contro ersial. t went through oth the senate and the assem l . Both senate and assembly, based on what I heard, they didn’t really like it. It might be something that goes through referendum, but that is not something s ecificall s onsored through resolution et.




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May 4, 2017

Be The Match raises money for campaign by Jessica Johnson UW Oshkosh’s Be The Match club hosted its annual bone marrow registry drive last month where they helped grow the registry list by 151 people and fundraised $ 14 2 contributing to the goal of finding a cure and sa ing lives, UWO Be The Match President Sydney Langmann said. “By adding so many individuals to the registry, we are very hopeful that there will be more matches for patients and that the money funded will be used to work toward a cure,” Langmann said. Every year the Be The Match national organization holds an annual drive campaign. This year they partnered with and Johnson & Johnson for the “Give A Spit About Cancer” campaign. According to DoSomething. org public relations employee li afiris, the three organi ations came together this year to work with college campuses to help them be a part of the “Give A Spit About Cancer” campaign, a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the cause and encouraging people to join the registry to help save a life.

“The campaign ran from March 1 to April 3 0 and encouraged students to run their own drives to raise awareness about this issue and to get students to oin the registr ,” afiris said. Langmann said the Be The Match club joined the national campaign, which then helped its club gain the funds it needed to run the campus drive. According to Langmann, the national drive campaign came up with the “Give A Spit About Cancer” slogan in hopes people would do something and “give a sh* t about cancer.” She said spit was the key word in the campaign because those who sign up for the registry get their cheeks swabbed to see if they are a match. Coming into her freshman year of college, Langmann said she was looking to be a part of an organization that was dedicated to making a difference. “Be The Match turned out to be that organization,” Langmann said. “Now as president of Be The Match, I plan on continuing to make a difference and work toward raising awareness about bone marrow donations.”’s Campaign Manager Adam Garner said this campaign is crucial be-

Members of the Be The Match club gather for “Give cause 70 percent of people have According to Langmann, the to look outside of their family most requested bone marrow for a bone marrow transplant. donors fall between the ages “So that means their only of 18 and 4 4 because younger chance to have this life-saving donors help to ensure the best rocedure is if the find a match outcome for a patient. She said on the bone marrow registry,” having the drive on campus was Garner said. “This is literally important because most college about saving lives.” students fall into this age cateLangmann said Be The Match gory and have the potential to is an important organization be- make a huge difference in somecause it works to bring the cam- one’s life. pus and community together in “Not only will a bone marrow an effort to save lives. donation give a patient new“Seeing how even one life found hope, but it also has the can be changed for the better by ability to positively impact the a bone marrow donation makes community as well, a wonderful me proud to be part of an organi- example being UWO’s football ation that has such a significant quarterback Brett Kasper and impact,” Langmann said. his donation to now 11-year-old


A Spit About Cancer” campaign at Titan Stadium. Phoenix Bridegroom,” Lang- other 50 college captains who mann said. are running in person bone marGarner said Langmann’s ef- row registration drives are doing forts to the national campaign so much of the heavy lifting were not only integral to the and are part of the reason we’re success of “Give A Spit About poised to add thousands of peoCancer,” but also to the goal of ple to the registry this spring,” getting people to join the bone Garner said. marrow registry. Langmann said the Be The While Garner said DoSome- Match club on campus plans to, Be The Match and continue hosting an annual regJohnson & Johnson have been istry drive and encourages all to working nonstop over the past volunteer for the event or signtwo months to encourage peo- up for the registry. ple to register through Be The If you are interested in receivMatch’s online portal, he credits ing more information on joincollege students all over the na- ing the club or joining the bone tion for a lot of the campaign’s marrow registry contact Be The success. Match at BeTheMatch@ uwosh. “People like Sydney and our edu.

Committee formed to review OSA election bylaws after election penalty controversy by Laura Dickinson After the recent Oshkosh Student Association presidential election, OSA members, candidates and election commission members have formed an ad hoc committee to review and make changes to the current OSA Election Bylaws. In March, UW Oshkosh held elections for OSA president and vice president. After the election day, members of the election commission held hearings about candidates breaking election bylaws. The presidential team of Colligan/ Carter had originally won the OSA presidential election, but after the hearing, 26 percent of the total vote deducted from their 29 4 votes left them with 9 4 votes, causing the team of Berge/ Schadrie to win the election. OSA V ice President elect and com-

CONSTRUCTION FROM PAGE A2 to be transparent about what is going on with projects on campus. “At our biweekly meetings, we give the representatives on the council an update on the renovation,” Keena said. “When they are well-informed, the representatives are able to give constructive feedback to help Randy Hedge and other administrators make sure the renovation is headed the

mittee member Jared Schadrie said he joined the committee because he wants to make sure changes are made for future elections. “The current bylaws have major aws, and it was o ious to the senate and students at UW Oshkosh changes are needed,” Schadrie said. “The day senate approved the election results, everyone agreed major changes to the bylaws were needed. An ad hoc committee was created, and we have met four times now.” Former OSA Presidential candidate Aaron Wojciechowski said the committee is wor ing to fi the ro lems in this year’s election. “The main points of concern for many of the members are the current penalty system, campaigning/ election rules and o erall language and definitions that need to be reworked or better defined,” o ciechows i said.

proper direction to please the student body.” Hedge said the project will also improve the building by making it much more energy efficient. “The facility is being built to achieve very high sustainability standards, and our goal is to achieve a ‘gold’ level of LEED certification,” Hedge said. Hedge said despite schedule setbacks, the project has been keeping up with expectations. “There have been some minor adjustments to schedule in working around the connection

OSA Election Commissioner Daniel Dennis was appointed chair of the ad hoc committee and said it is focused on making the bylaws more understandable. “The main concern for the committee has been the election’s rules outlined in 5.8 of the current bylaws and how to make the rules more clear and the penalties more appropriate,” Dennis said. Dennis said the process of changing the bylaws has just gotten off the ground and has been a slow process so far. “Some progress has been made in creating a proposal for senate,” Dennis said. “Mostly we’ve outlined what needs to be changed and are attempting to address penalties for violations.” Committee member Brett Spangler said the committee is not taking changes to the election bylaws very lightly. “The issues with the old bylaws are

of utilities, which included some interruption of services to the building,” Hedge said. “Overall, the project is going well.” A ceremonial opening is already scheduled for the fall semester but will be ready for the beginning of the school year, Hedge said. “Dedication for the new addition is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9 ,” Hedge said. “The Reeve Advisory Council is working on a time capsule of items that will be sealed and installed in the wall on that day.”

not uic and eas fi es,” angler said. “These are big changes that need to be considered carefully, and there has been a lot of debate so far.” Spangler said the easiest part so far has been deciding what should stay while deciding what should go has been more the difficult art in re-writing the election bylaws. “ o far, we ha e figured out what we want to keep from the old bylaws,” Spangler said. “We will be beginning debate on what we want to change and how we want to change it very soon.” Wojciechowski said the committee is working to create solutions as soon as possible. “We have begun the process of going through the current bylaws and keeping what is good, and simply highlighting areas that we believe are problematic and need reworking,” Wojciechowski said. “From there,

we are then coming up with solutions to the highlighted areas of concern. I missed the last meeting, but from my knowledge, we are in the solutions phase, which in my opinion is the most important and will probably be the most lengthy phase of the process.” Wojciechowski said he hopes the committee can come to a solution that keeps students interested in being involved in student government. “I think the controversy and results of the recent OSA election prompted students to really take a look at the current bylaws and realize that changes are necessary,” Wojciechowski said. “It’s clear that there are problems with the current bylaws; we hope to minimize those problems and create fair and effective rules that will continue to encourage students to be involved in student government.”




May 4, 2017

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Heels hit the streets to stop rape, assault by Alyssa Grove

The UW Oshkosh Women’s Center hosted the fifth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march on Wednesday. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender V iolence,” according to an email sent by the center. All proceeds from the event are given to Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services and Reach Counseling. This walk was a mile long and the men attending were encouraged to wear high heels while women were encouraged to come as they were, wearing heels, flats, slippers, tennis shoes or anything else they would like. “It’s a challenge by choice,” Women’s Center Director Alicia Johnson said. “People do not have to wear heels but we encourage men to do so as a show of solidarity for all victims of sexual violence and saying that it doesn’t matter what people wear, that nobody should be a victim of gender violence.” There was a variety of sizes and styles of heels available to participants, which were provided by the center on a first-come-first-serve basis. The heels are provided by the center from donations and previous years’ marches. Johnson said she hopes the men who attended the march leave with concrete actions they can use in their daily lives to help realize gender equity and reduce all forms of sexual and gender violence. “I think this is a great way to more prominently feature men’s voice in the role for reducing sexual violence and promoting gender equity,” Johnson said. “Women and LGBTQ+ populations are two populations that have the highest rates of being victims

of sexual violence, and so it’s also important for women to be allies to other women, to be allies to the LGBTQ+ community, and for all of us to advocate for one another whether we are survivors or not.” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt spoke to the crowd in attendance before a keynote speaker took the stage. “I challenge you to focus on the big reach, the message and the work to be done,” Leavitt said. “And think about a very powerful ‘what if? ’ What if we could change our culture so that it does not have to be this way? I particularly hope the men who have stepped up tonight know that once the mile is completed tonight we need to walk a million more. I say that to hold us accountable.” Leavitt said to be mindful of the words spoken on campus and in the daily lives of students and faculty. He also stressed the importance of holding others accountable to help push the campus to a day when events such as this can be celebratory ones instead of sobering. A keynote talk was given by Pheng Thao who is the Statewide Men and Masculine Folks Engagement Coordinator for the Men and Masculine Folks Organizing Project, which is currently housed out of Men as Peacemakers. “[ Thao] works both locally and globally within the Hmong community to reduce sexual violence and domestic violence but then to also really change masculinity,” Johnson said. “Moving it from toxic to more healthy. His work is similar the work that is being done in the Fox V alley through V oices Of Men, who is also a cosponsor of Walk A Mile.” Thao spoke of his work with men and women who are victims of sexual assault


Men wear heels for the mile-long walk to demonstrate it doesn’t matter what you wear - sexual violence affects everyone. as well as those who have committed it. “We lose focus on who is committing that crime and who’s actually committing that assault,” Thao said. “We think of them as strangers often times. But in my work with people who have done the harm both in sexual offense and domestic violence is that its actually people you know” Thao discussed the impact of gender and sexual violence on women’s every day lives. He listed common stereotypes of women and the various obstacles women often have to go through in the workplace and everyday life to be seen as equal, as well as how men’s voices often overpower those of women. “These are practices that

we have,” Thao said. “Women having to go to the criminal justice system and having to prove the rape actually did happen. It’s her word against his. Often times what we’ve seen happen across the country is they actually believe the voices of the young men who actually did commit that rape. Or we feel sorry for them. We blame the violence that happened towards her, that she wasn’t good enough.” UWO campus members Aaron Beiser, Garrett Denning, Aaron Abram and Arthur Wetterau received the 2017 Sole Man award which recognized their outstanding efforts to promote gender equity. “I realized that simply pointing out the problem

didn’t get my point across of the true impact on the women in my life, as I witnessed, particularly in the political realm, decisions being made about women, without women,” Abram said in his nomination acceptance. “For this reason, I have always highlighted the issues facing women in my professional capacity.” Johnson stressed the importance of coming together to continue fighting to stop sexual violence and to promote gender equity. “To be able to speak to these issues and then to also engage in the action steps, so challenging sexism, challenging rape jokes and all of those aspects that make it okay to engage in sexual violence towards someone,”

Johnson said. “It’ll take all of us to form a collective voice and raise up against these things that should not be happening in our community.” Thao’s keynote will be available to watch on the Women’s Center Facebook page for those who were unable to attend, and any further donations to Reach Counseling or Christine Ann can be facilitated by the center. “It’s our responsibility to take this on,” Thao said. “It becomes no longer a women’s issue but it is actually a men’s issue, and it is a men’s problem, because we are actually the ones who are creating the problem. So we also have to be able to end it as well.”

Spiderwoman leaves A-T Annual 5k to by Jessica Johnson

I am not one for goodbyes, but to keep with tradition, I’ll give it my best shot. Coming into college I was pretty uncertain of what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t have a clear career path, but I didn’t mind because I found excitement in the unknown. Contemplating my future, I decided to pursue something I was good at. I always had a knack for writing and thought journalism would be the right fit for me. Turns out, I was right. Diving into the ournalism field ended up being one of my finest decisions, not only because it got me on the right career path, but because it led me to the A-T. uring m first official writing class my sophomore year, former editor-in-chief Katie Knox came to my class to recruit staff for the paper, promising resume- padding and good experience, effectively pulling me into the world of the A-T, which ensnared me in its web for the

next two years. My four semesters at the -T were filled with more experience, knowledge and memories than I ever could have imagined. Although the A-T crew likes to relentlessly tease me about my obsession with spiders and for the time I left my car unlocked during production night, unknowingly allowing a drunk man to sleep it off in my back seat, they are the most dedicated, hard-working group of individuals I have worked with. I am beyond ready to graduate and see where life takes me, but I am sure going to miss Wednesday night production, the chal oard filled with inappropriate quotes and fake rats lurking in corners waiting to scare an unsuspecting victim - aka, Ti. First of all, I would like to thank Jess Z emlicka. From being a writer to EIC, you were a constant in my life, ready to help me take on any challenge that came my way. Your kindness, knowledge and friendship is incredibly appreciated, and I am grateful you

stuck with me even when I was a pain, which, let’s be real, was nearly every day. Ti, despite your terrible taste in coffee, your calm, steady and thoughtful approach to both journalism and life has been extremely refreshing. Thank you for giving me confidence as a leader and always asking me “why? ” which I still find infuriating, ut know it has helped me think outside of the box and become a better leader. Alex, I will miss your booming voice overtaking the newsroom and how annoyed you get at me for “never listening” to you. I have enjoyed watching ou ourish as a journalist over the past few semesters. Despite all of the complaining, your work ethic and willingness to do what needs to be done for the paper has been inspiring and the push the A-T needed to be even better. And of course, V ince. Without your passion, knowledge and dedication to the paper, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have never

raise awareness of mental health by Lauren Freund

met someone so ready to tackle any situation that comes their way or willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Thank you for your encouragement and guidance over the

years. You have been instrumental in helping me become the journalist I am today, and the A-T crew is incredibly lucky to have you as its adviser and friend.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Oshkosh and Community for Hope will be hosting their annual Oshkosh 5k for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness at UW Oshkosh on Saturday, May 6. Renae Swanson, one of the coordinators for the event, said NAMI Oshkosh and Community for Hope combine both of their efforts to hold this event every year. Community for Hope and NAMI are focused on raising awareness of suicide and how to prevent it. “They’re all about advocating for people who have mental health,” Swanson said. “They’re all about connecting people struggling with mental health issues.” The event was originally hosted by a member of NAMI Oshkosh who lost someone to suicide. This is NAMI’s third year hosting with UWO, while Community for Hope is in their second year of hosting. All the proceeds from the event go toward programs that help provide support for education in the Oshkosh community about mental health issues and suicide prevention. “NAMI does all these events like family-to-family and supporting each other,” Swanson said. “And we do peer-to-peer groups for people who have mental illness to support each other. And Community for Hope does a lot of education around the community, like going to schools.” In past years, this event has attracted people from around

the community, with some families returning every year to share their experiences and to talk about these issues. “It is a huge event, like people look forward to it and it’s a way of remembering family members every year,” Swanson said. “They come, and I’m seeing the same people for years. And there’s certain families we know are going to be there.” The event has several activities, like a wall dedicated to remembering and showing the number of people who have committed suicide. “We have a memory wall where people can visit people that were important to them,” Swanson said. “Or have a visual representation of how many people were lost to mental illness and suicide.” This event brings on many tears and emotions because it connects people who have gone through the same suffering, Swanson said. “There’s often some tears, kind of missing, kind of the power of being with other people that have the same history,” Swanson said. The event brings in speakers to talk about the loss of these people and how the community is affected, as well as a balloon release in remembrance of those lost. “We can’t do [ the balloon release] anymore because it endangers the birds,” Swanson said. “So we’re doing a new thing this year where we’re doing bells. So, as you ring your bell, the person you lost can hear it, kind of like a wish going to them.” There are a couple ways people can participate in this event: by being a walker/ runner in the 5k or volunteering for the event.



Alyssa Grove - Campus Connections Editor

May 4, 2017

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OPINION Advance-Titan


Nicole Horner - Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017

Students look at end of school year differently signed, your roommates all picked out, and you can’t wait for your lease to start so that you can live with not one, but four different people who you know and love. Finals aren’t as scary now, and you’re more concerned about getting that UHaul up here ASAP so you can get home. However, the whole fun part of college is coming to an end. Next year you’ll be taking all major classes and working on building up your resume with internships and whatever other things can spice it up. Instead of being able to go back to your dorm between classes and taking a nap, you’ll be using that time to go grocery shopping because, you know, you don’t have Blackhawk as your main food source anymore. by Hailey Lawrence Your friends aren’t a floor above you anymore; they live off campus on Hailey Lawrence is a sophomore the opposite side of town. Adulting journalism and international studies just got to a whole new level, and you major. Her views do not necessarily may or may not be ready for it. The represent those of the Advance-Titan. stupid “I’m young, wild, and free” stage filled with tattoos that mom and If the end of the school year had a dad won’t know about from Good song, it would have to be “Closing Girl and asking for money to be sent Time” by Semisonic. You’re almost to you every week for food is over. done writing those last papers, cram- It’s time to grow up, boys and girls; ming for exams is almost coming it’s time to begin adulthood whether to an end, you’re almost out of the you like it or not. dorms… the list of things to do is getJuniors know the end is near. Mayting shorter and shorter. be you renewed your lease with all of Besides exhaustion, we are all feel- your friends, or maybe you realized ing many different emotions in regard you hate all of them and you need to it being the closing time of the to find new roommates. Maybe you school year. These feelings come in moved in with your longtime boydifferent stages, and I’ve seen a lot of friend/ girlfriend, you two broke up, them and even experienced some. So you kicked him/ her out and now you for those of you who don’t know how need to find a way to make rent. to feel, let this From what peoarticle aid you in ple told me, junior expressing those year may be the The time you have here feelings. year that you feel For freshmen, is precious and has impacted lost because you you are most likely your life for the better. realize that you will freaking out about be off in the real finals because it — Hailey Lawrence world soon. There’s is the last test of something heartyour first year of breaking about college. There is growing up that also the little pang is hidden behind in your heart knowing that you’ll be the thrill of it. You know your seleaving your dorm, sweet, dorm for nior friends look for jobs before they three months before living with your graduate and that’s what you need to best friend for sophomore year in yet do next. You thought you were grown another dorm. On the outside, you’re up but then you begin to realize it… excited about leaving that tiny cubi- you never truly grow up. You are concle of a bedroom but really, that room stantly learning and growing and tryhouses so many memories. ing to find yourself in this big world. When I moved out of Fletcher Hall This is the beginning of the end, so last year, I looked at the empty room you have to make it count now. with the unlofted beds and closed the For seniors, you made it. You graddoor, locked it and stared at Room uated from the University of Wis108 for the last time. I’m not going consin Oshkosh, and all the students to deny it: I cried. I cried because that who haven’t graduated yet envy you. room had so many memories that I Maybe you found a big-kid job, maywasn’t ready to leave. be you’re still looking, or maybe you You might not feel those feelings have no luck whatsoever, and that now, but when your parents come means you’re going to have to keep with a UHaul and tell you it’s time to on trying. Feel empowered. Feel ungo, it’ll hit you all at once. Besides stoppable. You did it. Thank the memthe unpacking when you get back ories you are leaving behind, and get home, the worst part of it all is feel- ready to make new ones. The world is ing lonely because all the friends you yours… go out there and find it. made down your hall or a floor above As the year comes to a close, you’ll you are now hours away. Thankfully, be feeling a lot of things. Maybe it’s FaceTime and texting exist, so those sadness, maybe it’s happiness, mayfriends aren’t that far. It’s only three be it’s confusion… you’ll know when months anyway; before you know it, the school year is over. But I hope you’ll be packing that UHaul again to that you remember the time you have move onto the next chapter of your here is precious and has impacted college career. your life for the better. Embrace the For sophomores, if you are like end of the school year, whatever year me, you cannot wait to get out of you are. With that, I hope you all have the dorms forever. You have a lease an amazing summer.

Cartoon by Constance Bougie

Early retirement program hurts students by the Advance-Titan Staff As professionals progress in their career paths, their skills improve. These acquired skills can be seen as especially important for teachers and professors, as they transfer their acquired knowledge and expertise to students. When professors retire, their absence can have an effect on both the students they teach and the department they are a part of because of the experience that is leaving with them. In Scott Jaschik’s November 13 , 2007 article titled “When and Why Professors Retire,” Joan Lorden said when professors retire, universities are losing the backbones of departments. Retirement of more experienced professors could become a problem as UW Oshkosh offers retirement packages as an incentive for professors to retire early. In a March 3 1, 2015 Oshkosh Northwestern article titled “UW-Oshkosh offers retirement incentive packages,” Nathaniel Shuda said the University is urging professors to retire earlier due to budget cuts. “The program provides a one-time cash payment equal to 50 percent of an employee’s base salary as of March 1 to individuals who are at least 60 years old and have 25 years of experience at any UW System institution or other state agency,” Shuda said. “Roughly 100 of the University’s nearly 1,3 3 5 full-time employees

are eligible for the offer.” Of the 4 7 employees that took the offer, 14 were faculty members. Although pushing professors to retire earl could enefit the ni ersit economically, it could hurt students academically. Students will not receive as good of an education if tenured professors leave and new, less experienced ones take their place. Students who take courses with newer professors may not learn as much in-depth information as students who were taught by more knowledgeable professors. These packages allow tenured or more experienced professors to leave earlier than originally anticipated, so students are losing out on years of classes with highly knowledgeable professors. Without hiring back any positions, UWO has already saved $ 3 million. Once they hire back some positions, that number will go down. The professors hired to fill those ositions will most likely be part-time or new professors who will be paid less because they do not have as much experience as tenured or longer-working professors. By doing this, UWO is saving money and bringing in new employees with fresh ideas. However, students may not receive the same level of education they want, deserve and pay thousands of dollars for. In a March 4 , 2015 article titled “New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter,” Stephen Sawchuk said the average

teacher’s ability to boost student achievement increases throughout the first decade of their career. “Teachers’ deepening experience appears to translate into other student enefits as well,” awchu said. According to Sawchuk, having more years of experience on the job can be linked to lower rates of student absenteeism. “Teachers with more experience are better equipped to boost more than just test scores,” Sawchuk said. “More experienced teachers got better at motivating students and in classroom management.” Because these professors can be seen as etter- ualified when it comes to handling both their students and their teaching, they should be recognized for their work rather than urged to retire. When professors retire, universities lose valuable experience that newer professors could take years to match. UWO should consider the level of education students will be receiving when they push certain professors toward early retirement and hire back less ualified ones. Losing a lot of valuable experience and knowledge is hindering toward the betterment of both the University and students. When professors retire, UWO needs to make sure they take into consideration who they are hiring to replace them. New professors will make an impact on students’ education, and that impact needs to be a positive one.


Opting out of seg fees comes with consequences for student organizations by Ally Chard Ally Chard’s views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. Gov. Scott Walker’s recent budget proposal states UW System students would be allowed to opt out of the allocable portion of segregated fees but fails to address who will compensate for this major gap in funding. In order to keep the same incentives available to students at the university level, the money deficit should e resol ed through ri ate donations and alumni funding. Every university student is required to pay a sum of money known as segregated fees. These fees are divided into two categories: allocable and non-allocable. Non-allocable fees fund long term projects, the maintenance of buildings and ongoing operating costs. Allocable fees fund the student clubs and organizations on campus. In recent weeks, Walker’s initiative to re-

duce the allocated portion of segregated fees has gone viral, sweeping across multiple student-governing bodies and reaching the ears of every UW System school. The most effective way to confront the shortage of funds that will arise from optional allocated fees is to seek donations from alumni and private contributors; each donor will be able to choose what club or organization their money helps fund. The motivating factor is donors are more likely to contribute large sums of money when they have a say in what their money is supporting. For example, a UW Oshkosh alumnus may feel a special tie to the PRSSA club on campus because they majored in public relations. Their decision to donate is linked to the expectation that their contribution goes directly towards funding the PRSSA club. Similarly, the students that choose to pay the allocable portion of segregated fees will have the same say in their money distribution as donors; they will be able to choose which organizations their money supports. In essence, it would be the

responsibility of each individual club and organization to compensate for the shortage of funds. lu s that could not find ro er funding through donations and grants would go unfunded for the year. Allowing students to have a direct say in where their money goes ensures funding is given to the clubs and organizations on campus that students use and value most. For the 2016-17 school year, the Allocable Segregated Fees Committee at UWO funded over 120 clubs and organizations. With this in mind, the only plausible solution that keeps the University at its same level of prestige is to devise a plan to compensate for the funds that will be lost. At UWO, the active network of alumni will help make the needed funds possible along with area donations. If nothing is done to rebuild the funds lacking from opting out of allocable fees, the result will be devastating. In general, there will be less opportunities at the university level and fewer incentives to spend the money required to attend a four-year college. Students

that attend a university come expecting opportunities beyond a quality education. They want residence halls, intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, clubs and organizations, tutoring, guest speakers, internships, career coaching and the lists goes on. A family’s willingness to pay the steep price of tuition is driven by the expectation their son or daughter will have access to these amenities. Although Walker’s proposal focuses largely on reducing charges accumulated by students, it comes at a cost. Allowing students to choose whether or not they pay allocable segregated fees puts every club and organization on campus in jeopardy; a lack of proper funding will result in the minimization of the number of organizations students can participate in. If Walker’s proposal goes into effect, a clear outline of how that money will be recuperated for UW System clubs and organizations must be explained. Without a proper plan in place, student enrichment in areas outside of academics will be at an all-time high risk of extinction.




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

May 4, 2017

Oshkosh baseball wins four of its last five

by Nate Proell The UW Oshkosh baseball team improved its record to 22-14 after winning four of its last fi e games, including going 3 -1 at the UW-Stout Blue Devils in WIAC play on Friday and Saturday. The 3- 1 series against Stout improved the Titans WIAC record to 11-5 as they sit in second lace, two games elow first- lace - hitewater who the Titans play this weekend for a chance to take home the WIAC title. Titans’ head coach Kevin Tomasiewicz said he is happy with how his team la ed, ut with a big weekend coming up against first- lace hitewater, the Titans need to be ready. “We still have the best team in the league to play and we are two games ehind them,” Tomasiewic said. “ t s fun, this is the first time in this rogram in a long time that we had an opportunity in the last weekend to win the conference cham ionshi .” n the first game of the series against tout, the Titans lost by a score of 2-12 in seven innings in a game where Blue e il s starting itcher, ere ra es, allowed two runs on six hits. The Titans got off to a fast start in the first after senior outfielder Johnn agan hit a two-run homer that brought in o lows i, who was on first after hitting a single. The Titans were able to keep the Blue Devils from scoring in the ottom of the first and after a scoreless second inning for oth teams, the Titans had the lead going into the third inning 2-0. After a scoreless top of the third for the Titans, the Blue Devils tied the game in the bottom of the frame after a fielding error for sh osh allowed Stout to score two runs. The score was tied until the ottom of the fifth, when the Blue Devils brought in three runs, two of which came from fielding errors on the Titans, to take the lead 2-5. A scoreless sixth inning led to a seven-run bottom of the seventh for the Blue Devils as they pulled away at the end to win 2-12. Despite the loss in the opener, the Titans managed to bounce back in game two on rida , winning - . n a game where the Blue Devils had the lead going into the ninth, the Titans managed to pull away with four runs and take home a victory. Both teams got things started in the first inning scoring two a iece, and after a scoreless second frame, the Titans and the Blue Devils went into the third tied 2-2. The Titans managed to take the lead in the top of the third from a sacrifice from agan that scored junior shortstop Jac Paulson. fter holding


ABOVE: Infielder No. 9 Tyler Kozlowski bats against an Edgewood pitcher in Wednesday’s 6-1 win. Kozlowski went 2-4, including a double in the game. BELOW: Junior pitcher No. 40 Scott Gorsuch delivers a pitch against the Eagles. He threw three innings and recorded two strikeouts on Wednesday. Stout to no runs in the bottom of the third, the Titans held the lead 3- 2. A scoreless top of the fourth for the Titans led to Stout hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game back at 3- all. After managing to hold to Titans to zero runs in the seventh, tout was in the lead after scoring in the bottom of the sixth. Both teams tacked on a run in the eighth inning to make the score 4- 5 Stout. The Titans had one more atat in the to of the ninth, and they managed to score four runs to take the lead and earn the victory. The first two runs came on a two-RBI hit from junior catcher Taylor Grimm that scored oth so homore outfielders Sam Schwenn and Z ach Radde, who oth got on ase ia the free pass. ith the ases loaded, senior shortstop Tyler Kozlowsi was wal ed, ringing home Grimm. The final run of the game came from an agan B that rought in Paulson to ma e the score - Titans. Game one on Saturday was a close 3- 2 victory for the Titans in a game that was tied until the go-ahead run in for UWO in the top of the seventh. The game started with Stout taking the lead in the bottom of the first. It was not until the top of the fourth that the Titans got on the board after scoring two runs. The first came from a fielding error on Stout on a single from unior outfielder Logan ec ert that scored sophomore outfielder le och, who was on

second. The second run of the fourth for the Titans came from a Paulson single that scored Reckert and made the score 2-1 Titans. Stout tied the game in the ottom of the fifth with a run, but the Titans responded in the top of the seventh after a Reckert single that scored Grimm and gave UWO the go-ahead run. After the rest of the game went scoreless the Titans won, 3- 2. In game two on Saturday the Titans won by their biggest margin of the weekend with a score of 15-5. The Blue Devils managed to take the early lead in the ottom of the first scoring three runs after holding the Titans to zero. The Titans got on the board in the top of the second from a sac- from so homore outfielder lan tt that scored och, who was on ase from a single. Stout was quick to counter in the bottom of the second by tacking on another run to extend the lead to 1-4. After four scoreless innings for the Titans and another added run from the Blue e ils, Stout seemed to be running away with the game with a lead of 1-5 by the start of the seventh. The Titans managed to finally counter the Blue Devils in the top of the seventh after scoring two runs. The first came from an B from Ott that scored Reckert and the second was from a sacfrom unior second aseman oah Polc n that scored Radde.

2017 UWO preliminary football schedule Date


Score last season


at John Carroll

W 10-3


vs. UW-Whitewater

L 14-17


vs. UW-Stevens Point

W 13-3


at UW-Platteville

W 22-13


at UW-La Crosse

W 51-29


vs. UW-River Falls

W 41-7


vs. UW Eau-Claire

W 48-13


at UW-Stout

W 45-17

Going into the eighth inning tout still had the lead - , ut after keeping the Blue Devils from scoring for the rest of the game and scoring 12 runs between the eighth and ninth inning, the Titans ulled awa with the 15-5 victory. n ednesda , a , the Titans eat dgewood ollege at home by a score of 6-1. After going 3- 4 against tout, ec ert said he feels the team is peaking at the right time but they also need to make sure to continue to play hard and realize there is still a long way to go. “We cannot get ahead of oursel es,” ec ert said. “ e have an extremely important weekend coming up. This weekend will put our team to the test, and it is crucial for us to come together and continue to play as a team. We are determined to finish the season out strong as a team.” Grimm said the series against Whitewater is going to e filled with e citement and the sta es are going to e high, but he said that is when the team plays their best. “We just gotta go out there and la loose,” rimm said. “We play better with our backs up against the wall. Ultimately at the end of the day we just gotta have fun and play like we can. When we put all three facets together we are a pretty dangerous team.” Sitting two games behind Whitewater the Titans need to sweep the Warhawks to win the WIAC. The Titans play their last four game WIAC series on a and against UW-Whitewater.

Eagles to visit UW Oshkosh by Mike Johrendt n order to fill a re uired game schedule for the 2017 season, the sh osh football team will be facing a university from Florida to help fill its non-conference schedule -- but with a catch. UWO will be paying the University of Faith-Florida lor agles , to tra el up to play at Titan Stadium. According to an email from Assistant Chancellor and hief ommunications fficer Jamie eman, in order for a team to become playoff-eligible in the ranks of Division foot all, there must e a minimum of 10 games per season on the docket. eman said finding teams willing to play out of conference has ecome more difficult, due to the recent success of the team. “With the exciting success of the team s ecificall going to the national cham-

pionship this past year— it’s become increasingly more difficult to find teams willing to la us,” eman said. “Because of that, the season will e the first time the institution has had to pay for the expense of bringing in a team.” Last ear, the Titans o ened the season with three non-conference opponents. They faced off against John arroll niersit hio , inlandia niersit ich. and orthland ollege ll. , with the final two games against Finlandia and orthland on the road. n these three contests, sh osh scored oints and allowed onl total oints, with 14 of those coming in the first game against John arroll. Figures outlining the team’s budget list that the team is funded in two areas, ha ing both an operational and salary budget. erationall , the team has , to use for different

facets, including e ui ment upgrades and traveling. This area of funding is allocated through student segregated fees, according to eman. The other portion of the team s udget funds salar , which totals , for the entirety of the coaching staff. undraising through an uets, apparel sales and spirit tent events ranges on average between , and , per year. Ceman said although this is the first time the team has needed to pay another school to add it to its non-conference doc et, it is ecoming more common through the level of D-III football. “In D-III football a team needs to play at least 10 games in their regular season to be considered to have had a rigorous enough schedule for ostseason la ,” eman said. “We have seven teams in our conference therefore, we need to find three additional games to la each season.”




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May 4, 2017

Cameron Brown to attend rookie minicamp by Morgan Van Lanen

UW Oshkosh football player Cameron Brown, who played defensive back for the Titans for the last four seasons, finall reached his goal on Saturday when he was invited to the 2017 Green Bay Packers Rookie Minicamp. fter finding out the news, the senior sent out a tweet Sunday morning saying, “Just want to say I [ am] thankful and blessed for the Packers to give me [ an] opportunity to continue my dream! # God is good! @ packers.” Brown said the happiness he felt was indescribable. “ was notified m agent Brad Leshknock during the last few picks in the seventh round of the draft,” Brown said. “My first reaction was than ing od with a big smile.” UWO football head coach Pat Cerroni said he has been happy for Brown since he heard about the invite. “This is kind of the dream come true,” Cerroni said. “He just wanted an opportunity and he got it. And hopefully this leads to many more because I really think he’s got a couple of years here where he could play and contribute to a team. Maybe not the NFL, but maybe the CFL or an arena team. And that’s really what he wants to do, to just continue playing ball as long as he can.” Titans junior quarterback Brett Kasper said he was not surprised when his teammate was invited to attend a minicamp but was excited when he heard which team it would be for. “I actually didn’t have much

of an initial reaction due to the fact I simply knew he was going to get an invite, it was just a matter of from who,” Kasper said. “Therefore there was more so a reaction to the team he was invited by, which was pretty cool since he is a Wisconsin kid. Every kid growing up in Wisconsin dreams of one day playing for the Green Bay Packers.” Brown started as a freshman at UWO when he was 22 years old and is now 27. During his freshman season, Brown competed in just two games. This past fall, he played in 15. Brown said his improvement is due to the dedication he has put into playing the sport. “It shows all the countless amounts of hours I put into the weight room, field, film room and researching,” Brown said. “It also shows if you have a dream and you dedicate your everything toward it, the results are eneficial.” However, Brown said he could not have gotten this far without staying true to his faith. “I pray every night about becoming a better man, becoming a better human and a better player,” Brown said. “He’s laid a path out for me. I’m just following it, and so far, it’s been leading me towards my dreams.” This past season, Brown had 4 0 tackles and 24 assisted tackles, giving him an average of 4 .3 tackles per game. He had one interception and one blocked kick. When asked what kinds of coaching and advice he gives to Brown, Cerroni said No. 14 no longer needs his help. “I don’t think I give him advice any more,” Cerroni said. “He gives me advice. He’s the one who’s been through it. He’s


No. 14 Cameron Brown gets excited after making a big play against John Carroll University this past fall in the playoffs. had to work hard this season. There’s a lot to it, and he’s sacrificed a lot, as far as going to Waukesha and training every day and doing things, he needs to do to get this opportunity. We are all very proud of him.” Although making it to the pros is uncommon for players who play Division III in college, it is not impossible. Senior Evan Thammahong, who played wide receiver for the Titans for the past four seasons, said how honorable it is to be invited to play with the pros for someone at the D-III level.

“It’s always a tough road for a Division III athlete to make it to the next level because of the small amount of exposure Division III gets,” Thammahong said. “Cam is doing something so many people don’t get the opportunity to do and I hope he just takes a moment to step back and gain perspective because his hard work is paying off.” Brown said he is an example of how taking advantage of opportunities can lead to big things, no matter what level someone plays at. “Every opportunity given to

you to prove that you are worth a shot in the NFL; take it, no matter how small and dumb it may seem,” Brown said. “Those small opportunities turn into big ones. Also remember every opportunity doesn’t just present itself. Sometimes you must create those opportunities for yourself. There are no handouts when it comes to something you want in life. One last thing, stay humble and embrace the process. Each step forward should be viewed as a success, no matter how small.” Kasper said he hopes Brown

continues to make a positive impact on other teams the way he did for the Titans. “Cam’s work ethic is extraordinary,” Kasper said. “I’ve only been around two or three other guys who can match his work ethic. However, it’s not only his work ethic that sets him apart. Cam was a great leader during his time here at UW Oshkosh and taught many of the underclassman, including myself, how to lead by example. Cam definitel left the rogram in a better place than what he came into.”



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May 4, 2017

UWO seeks track coach

by Calvin Skalet


Senior Sara Brunlieb looks to deliver a pitch against UW-Whitewater on April 22. Brunlieb has a 12-3 record on the year with 94 strikeouts and a 2.31 ERA.

Titans gain momentum going into WIAC conference postseason play by Mike Johrendt

In preparation for postseason action, the UW Oshkosh softball team added four victories to its season record to finish the regular season with 29 wins against nine losses. By recording wins against UW-River Falls and UW-Stout, the Titans secured third place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference heading into the playoffs. UWO only allowed six runs over four games to end the season while putting up 15 in four wins. In the two road victories against River Falls, Oshkosh took care of the last-place Falcons by only allowing three runners to cross home plate in the series sweep. In the first game of the doubleheader, Oshkosh used an early offensive barrage to win 4 -2. Senior pitcher Sara Brunlieb earned her 11th victory of the season in a complete-game effort, only allowing two runs on seven hits and earning seven punchouts. Offensively, the Titans were supported by sophomore catcher Abby Menting, who reached base in every at-bat and drove in two runs. Her first-inning home run to center capped off the scoring in the opening frame for Oshkosh, bringing home the second and third runs of the inning. Other scoring in the game came on a passed ball that scored sophomore outfielder Emma Fionda to open the game, with junior third baseman Erika Berry scoring with an RBI double an inning later in the top of the second that brought freshman outfielder Natalie Dillon around to score. Head coach Scott Beyer said the team’s strengths really shined through at the end of the season, especially

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UW Oshkosh Athletic Director Darryl Sims sent an email to UW Oshkosh students on Monday inviting them to attend open forums this week and next as the athletics department continues to search for a men’s and women’s track and field coach for next spring. Four candidates were selected to be interviewed by Sims and assistant director of athletics V ictoria Stimac. Mary Theisen is currently both the men’s and women’s head coach. Theisen has been the interim head coach since the resignation of former head coach Ben Dorsey on October 5. The first candidate, Jessica Devine, had her open forum Monday afternoon. Devine was first hired as an assistant track and field coach at Minnesota State Mankato in 2010, where she stayed until 2012. Devine was named the Minnesota Morris Track and Field head coach in 2015 after just over three years serving as an assistant. Devine was named the Upper Midwest Athletics Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2016. On Wednesday, Chelesa France, the second candidate, was interviewed in Kolf. France enters her third season as an assistant coach for George Washington men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. In the 2015-16 season, France helped lead the Colonial cross country team to its best-ever team finish in the Atlantic-10 Conference Championships after finishing in fifth. On Monday, Benedictine University Assistant Coach Justin Kinseth will be interviewed. Kinseth has served as an assistant for Benedictine University since the spring of 2015. Kinseth helped lead the men’s track and field team to their first-ever Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Indoor championship, which featured eight male conference champions on the team. On Wednesday, May 10, UW Oshkosh will interview Eric Bennett, head coach of the Alvernia University Track and Field team. Bennett began serving at Alvernia as the head track and field and cross country coach in the fall of 2013 . Bennett previously served as an assistant coach for the University of Rochester and worked with the Yellowjackets pole vaulters, horizontal jumpers and multi-event athletes. After deliberation, both Sims and Stimac will come together and name the fourth head coach in the history of the men’s track and field program and the fifth head coach in the history of the women’s track and field program. The track seasons continue through the end of May, as both the men’s and women’s squads run in five invitationals, ending with the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship.

with ending the season on the road going into the playoffs. “Our mentality on the road, especially during conference road games, is that we are down one run,” Beyer said. “That is our mentality getting off the bus because it is difficult to play on the road and it is even harder to play in our conference on the road. It is going to be a great challenge for us, and how we compete on the road and how we acclimate ourselves to the field we are playing on and the team we are playing [ is important] .” In the second contest of the day, the Titans again jumped out to an early lead in the first and never looked back, winning 6-1. Freshman pitcher Claire Petrus brought home her fifth win of the year, providing the second complete-game effort of the day for Oshkosh. Petrus allowed the lone run on seven hits, striking out four in the win. Petrus’ record now sits at five wins against one loss going into the WIAC playoffs. The Titans spread their scoring over three innings, as they tallied runs in the first, third and fifth innings of the game. Menting got the scoring going, bringing Fionda around to score on an RBI single. In the third, Oshkosh tacked on three more runs via the long ball, as Petrus helped her own cause with a two-run bomb and freshman second baseman Amanda McIlhany added a solo shot of her own. To finish off the scoring, Petrus again helped herself with an RBI double into right field in the fifth inning, with senior left fielder Lauren Torborg coming around to score. The team put its final stamp on the game with freshman shortstop Natalie Dudek’s run-scoring single down the line in left field that brought Petrus home.

Assistant coach Lynn Anderson said even with the team facing pressure as the season comes to an end, senior leadership on the team has helped them immensely as the playoffs approach. “I think a lot of teams go through that where they start to feel the pressure of now it is the end of the season,” Anderson said. “You kind of want to finish on a high note here. It is really helpful to have that support and to even teach the younger kids how we do the program, how we run it and our goals as a program and what we want to succeed in.” In Sunday’s doubleheader against Stout, UWO scored only five runs over the course of the two-game series, but was able to rely on solid pitching and defense to take both games. The first game was a very low-scoring affair, as the only run was scored in the opening inning of the game by Oshkosh. A ground ball hit by sophomore first-baseman Kaitlyn Krol to Stout’s third baseman scored Fionda, the only run of the game, as Oshkosh held on for a 1-0 victory. Brunlieb had her second complete game in as many days, earning her 12th win. She pitched a four-hit shutout, only allowing one walk while striking out three. The effort on the mound by Brunlieb speaks to the type of leadership seniors like Brunlieb provide the team, something sophomore catcher Jordan Manthei said has had a big impact on the team’s development. “To me, this is my first year here, and it is cool to see how much the players respect and look up to all the seniors here, because it is my first time meeting all of them,” Manthei said. “I understand now why they are so special because they are all unique in one way. They are all great

people and great players.” This marks the fourth third-place finish for the team since 2010. Oshkosh has not earned an opportunity to play in the NCAA postseason tournament since 2008. The Titans came into the season wanting to improve, as UWO specifically wanted to look at its season in five stages. Torborg said the team looks to further its efforts as the postseason begins. “The ultimate goal for our team is to make it to the NCAA tournament,” Torborg said. “In years past, when

it came down to the WIAC conference tournament, the team lost sight of what its end goal was and were merely going through the motions. Hopefully by having this new mindset, we won’t have this problem again.” After finishing in third place in the conference standings, Oshkosh will face off against second-seeded UW-La Crosse on Friday. The top five teams earned berths into the postseason tournament for the WIAC, hosted by top-seeded UW-Whitewater. Whitewater won the WIAC at 3 3 -7.





5/11 & 5/12

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field at WIAC Outdoor Championship 12 p.m.

Baseball vs UW-Whitewater 1 p.m.

Baseball vs UW-Whitewater 12 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field at Dr. Keeler Invitational 5 p.m.

Softball vs UW-La Crosse at UW-Whitewater 12 p.m.

Baseball vs UW-Whitewater 4 p.m.


Claire Petrus catches a fly ball in the outfield against UWW.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field at WIAC Outdoor Championship 10 a.m.

Baseball vs UW-Whitewater 3 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field at UW-La Crosse Eagle Open 3 p.m .