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Chelsea Clinton visits Oshkosh campus by Ti Windisch windit83@uwosh.edu

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, told UW Oshkosh students and other community members their participation in the political process is vitally important. Clinton, who spoke in Reeve Memorial Union on Wednesday evening for an early voting event, told the audience this election was more meaningful than any she had ever seen because she is now a mother. “We have six more days to go,” Clinton said. “I just don’t want any of us to wake up a week from today and think we could have and should have done more. Because I think this is without question the most important presidential election of my lifetime.” UWO senior Jimmy Lundquist said the event showcased Chelsea Clinton’s ability as a speaker for her mother’s campaign. “I thought she was very well spoken, and unlike other surrogates, she didn’t pivot away from questions,” Lundquist said. “She answered each question and went more in-depth than the person actually wanted.” Clinton said she worried about the normaliz ation of hate speech as a result of the coverage of things Trump has said. “I don’t think we can ever compromise on hate speech,” Clinton said. Black Student Union president and UWO student Kevin Cathey said he tries to remain neutral in pol-

itics to ensure fair treatment to members of the BSU. “I try to remain as nonpartisan as possible because I can imagine that some of our members won’t side with what specifically would side with or what our executive board would side with,” Cathey said. “So we don t specifically support one candidate or one party.” Clinton said this election matters more to her because the issues that are decided will impact the future her children grow up in. “I think everything is on the ballot this year,” Clinton said. “I think our values are on the ballot this year. I think our economy is on the ballot this year. thin fighting climate change and believing in science is on the ballot this year.” Clinton said there are big differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on several issues, including minimum wage. “If you believe that we need to raise the minimum wage and finally get to equal pay for equal work, you have to support my mom,” Clinton said. “If you believe that wages are too high, which is what Donald Trump had said, well then maybe if you agree with that you would support him.” Clinton said climate change is another issue where her mother and Trump vastly disagree, even regarding its existence. “If you think that climate change is real, and a real threat but also a real opportunity to make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century, you have to support

my mom,” Clinton said. “If you believe that it’s a hoax created by the Chinese, which is what Donald Trump has said, well then that leads you in a different direction.” Clinton said the contrast between her mother and Trump is severe, which makes it even more important. “This election has to be about standing up to a bully, and proving that love trumps hate, and also about electing a woman who has spent her life fighting for and delivering for children and families,” Clinton said. A press release sent out by the UWO College Republicans said the group condemned the event. “OSA, an organiz ation which prides itself on inclusivity and being open to all viewpoints, has shown its true colors and they are deep blue,” the press release stated. OSA President Austyn Boothe said OSA did not invite Clinton, or any other political candidate, to campus. “While I haven’t read the criticism in full yet, I would just like to say that OSA and the university have a long tradition of hosting political events like this here on campus,” Boothe said. “OSA did not reach nor does it plan on reaching out to any of the campaigns, but if a campaign does reach out and would like to be hosted on campus OSA would gladly host that or be a co-host.” Cathey said he thought Clinton’s

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Erik Forsgren, a lawyer who works with Student Legal Services and represents all UW Oshkosh students, spoke to the Advance-Titan about the Oshkosh Residential Rental Inspection Program after conducting a housing Q & A last Thursday sponsored by the Oshkosh Student Association. “Safety is incredibly important,” Forsgren said. “I cannot stress that enough, and I think this will help.” The Oshkosh Residential Rental Inspection Program was passed by the Oshkosh Common Council on Sept. 13 to address concerns about the conditions of rental housing. Forsgren said this was the third housing bill he had been involved with, and the first two were influenced by landlords more than by the students that would be living in the housing in question. “It’s better than anything that’s come up in the past,” Forsgren said. A group has posted signs on off-campus housing around the area that say “RENTERS HAVE RIGHTS TOO” and that “homes will be searched.” UWO senior Andrew Wagner said he was unsure of how the sign appeared in his front yard. “I didn’t know what it was about,” Wagner said. “We haven’t had the greatest experience with our landlord, but they hadn’t put anything down before.” Wagner said he thought the necessity of an ordinance to inspect rental property was

worth noting in itself. According to Donn Lord, president of the Winnebago Apartment Association, the signs were placed as a joint effort between the WAA and the Renters Have Rights Too group out of Colorado. Lord said he wanted to stress he was speaking for himself, not his association, and his problem with the inspection ordinance was due to its constitutional ramifications. “If a person doesn’t want to let the inspector in, which is their Fourth Amendment right, the City of Oshkosh still wants to charge an inspection fee,” Lord said. “That’s my main concern.” According to Lord, city inspectors already do inspections from the sidewalk without charging tenants for their work, something that would change under the new ordinance. “If you don’t allow them into your home, they’re supposedly going to do what they do from the sidewalk and still charge you a fee,” Lord said. “The problem is they do that now without charging a fee.” Oshkosh Chief Building fficial ohn arate said any fees are billed to the landlords, and are only applicable during an inspection once every five years. “It is important to note that the fees collected will only pay to cover staff for the program so that city taxpayers don’t have the tax burden to pay for an inspection of someone else’s business,” Zarate said. “Also this fee will be billed to the landlord not the

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There are rental signs on Elmwood Avenue. The signs are a response to a city ordinance requiring housing inspections. tenant.” According to Lord, the ordinance is the city’s attempt to reduce spending on inspections. “The City manager is attempting to make the inspection department self supporting with fees and fines in 2017,” Lord said. “This is the true motivation for the ‘ mandatory’ inspection and fees charged.” The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce posted a statement in support of the WAA on Oct. 19 that said the ordinance would not move Oshkosh forward. “The Oshkosh Chamber is encouraging the City to re-establish discussions with the Winnebago Apartment Association in an effort to develop a mutually acceptable program

that will truly improve and revitaliz e inner city neighborhoods,” the statement read, in part. “The inspection component of the city’s program is nothing more than a means to generate revenue for the city to cover its overhead costs associated with this program.” Zarate said the ordinance has experienced a mixed reaction from different groups. “Some landlords are very upset,” Zarate said. “Most tenants and the general public are pleased.” Lord said there are already laws that address inspections from the street. “Let’s say an inspector pulls up to your home and there’s a bunch of trash on your yard... they can write you a cita-

by Alex Nemec nemeca14@uwosh.edu The Fox Valley Voices of Men continued its mission in Appleton on Wednesday to start more conversations with men about preventing sexual assault and domestic violence. UW Oshkosh live-streamed the event in Sage Wednesday morning so students who couldn’t attend could tune in. UWO student Travis Lundeen said it’s extremely important for men to contribute to the conversation regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. “It’s men who are committing the acts and it’s also men, although some women can too, who are trying to silence those who have been sexually assaulted and harassed,” Lundeen said. “I think it’s on men to use their privilege in a way that helps create space for women.” Lundeen said the most important thing he got out of attending the breakfast Wednesday morning was a sense of relief. “It was reassuring knowing there were [approximately] 1,100 people at this event and I hope more men have been inspired to become allies from attending it,” Lundeen said. UWO Women’s Center Director Alicia Johnson said it is important for men to have productive conversations about these issues.

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“People think that sexual assault and domestic violence is a woman issue only, but it’s not, it’s a human issue,” Johnson said. Johnson said everyone in the world probably knows somebody who has been affected by one of these issues. “Everyone should be involved in helping sexual assault and domestic violence become nonexistent in the world culture,” Johnson said. “We all know a mom, a sister or a friend who has been the victim.” Student Melissa Zamz ow said it’s crucial for men to talk to other men about domestic violence and sexual assault because they listen to each other more. “I believe that if you have a strong role model that man can influence younger men in understanding the ramifications of sexual assault and the ways to truly treat a woman,” Zamz ow said. The main theme for Voices of Men’s event this year was how one action can have a ripple effect on the rest of the society. Johnson said she hopes the community can enhance the environment on campus. “We want to create an environment on campus where people can talk about things like sexual assault and domestic violence openly,” Johnson said. “Where students of all genders can contribute to finding solutions to these problems.”

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W li a e sur ey fin s i ersi y e are a on o on erns for s u en s on a us ment of university actions. by Laura Dickinson According to the report dickil83@uwosh.edu more than half of the stuThe 2016 Campus Cli- dents who took the survey in mate Study Report was made spring 2016 reported feeling public for the UW Oshkosh exclusionary behavior. community, highlighting Student assistant at the Ofthe major findings and the fice of Equity and Affirmareleasing of their predictive tive Action Garrett Denning analysis. said he is not surprised by The report the results. was released “UnfortuI think for so many stuby the Office nately there of Academ- dents coming in, it’s hard were not a ic Support when you feel like you have whole lot of of Inclusive no connections. surprises in Excellence the survey re— Garrett Denning sults as far as after a breakStudent assistant at the gender idenfast forum was held last tity things week, and inand gender cluded the reminority sults for both UWO students groups,” Denning said. “I and staff. have personally experienced The report outlined their that and talked to people major findings, including enough that I kind of knew demographics, experiences ahead of the results where with exclusionary, intimidat- those [results] were leaning, offensive, and/or hostile ing.” behaviors, experiences with Denning said he believes sexual harassment and sex- Chancellor Leavitt has made ual assault, perceptions of an effort in inclusion and dicampus climate and assess- versity since he took the po-

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The above graph showcases financial concerns, an issue students encounter on campus. Debt is one of many problems highlighted in the Campus Climate Survey that UW Oshkosh conducted in spring 2016. sition. “The Chancellor seems to be working hard in making sure the needs from the survey [are] met,” Denning said. “He is getting out there and is willing to have these conversations.” According to the report, most students reported the place where they experienced the most exclusionary behavior was in a classroom setting with 30 percent of

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Voter turnout among young adults is usually very low, but a group of UW Oshkosh students working with the American Democracy Project are trying to change that for the 2016 fall elections. A group of six interns with the ADP worked on registering students to vote this semester. Melissa Belmontes was one of those interns and said at first she didn t now if the group would reach their lofty goal of 100 registered voters per intern. “When we were told we had registered over 700 students, it was such a great feeling,” Belmontes said. “I’m not going to lie, with over 14,000 students on campus, I still wish we had helped more people register prior to Election Day.” Political science professor James Krueger said this was one of the best years the ADP has had in terms of getting voters registered. “That has a lot to do with some great work from the staff, and it has a lot to do with the hard work from the interns we had who are involved in the process as well,” Krueger said. “I would say pleased

more than surprised.” Krueger said he was satisfied with the wor the students did in a challenging internship with the ADP. “My hope is that they see the benefit of their effort on Election Day, when they look at that voter registration line and see that it’s much smaller than it normally is,” Krueger said. “That should serve all of our students really quite well in terms of their ability to get in and vote and get on with their day.” Belmontes said the purpose of getting students registered early was to help them avoid “painstakingly” long waits at the polls on Election Day. “It was really awesome, and funny, that they were determined to register early and avoid an even longer wait on Nov. 8,” Belmontes said. Meghan Owens, another ADP intern, said she had to wait for three hours to vote in the presidential primary and she hoped to help students avoid that wait by getting them registered early. “As a student myself, I understand how no one has that kind of time to wait around when they have countless other things they need to be doing,” Owens said. “This is especially discouraging to

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people saying they were offended by something said in the classroom. Denning said having more diversity creates a more comfortable environment in the classroom. “I think for so many students coming in, it’s hard when you feel like you have no connections,” Denning said. “I was a first-generation college student and the reason I was able to come

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tering the house. “There is no safeguards, that if you let the inspectors into your house and your tion from what they see from roommate has a bag of weed the street,” Lord said. “You in there, that they won’t call have to understand, they’re the police,” Lord said. One student concern Forscharging an inspection fee for an inspection that’s not gren addressed was the fear of inspectors seeing illegal taking place.” Forsgren said this legisla- items like drugs or street tion was not perfect, but it signs in their homes during will be a good thing if it ends inspections. “Might that happen? ” up improving the standards Forsgren said. “I can’t say for student housing. that it won’t. But there has “ M y to be reqphilosophy on it You have to understand, they’re uisite nowas if this charging an inspection fee for an in- tice.” A c is really spection that’s not taking place. cording going to improve — Donn Lord to Zarate, student the qualPresident of the Winnebago t e n a n t s ity of Apartment Association s h o u l d housing h a v e in Oshnothing to kosh, especially student housing, it fear from the inspections. “We will only be inspectis a good thing,” Forsgren said. “I say that aware the ing for items on the checklist during our inspection,” fees are passed to tenants.” Forsgren said safety is the Zarate said. “Of course if primary concern here, and there is something that is the inspections are worth the reportable that is obviously cost if they make off-campus a crime, such as someone being held hostage, child housing safer. “If the inspections go as in- abuse or child welfare, antended, I think it’ll make for imal hoarding or abuse, we safer housing for students,” would have to notify authorForsgren said. “If that costs ities. We will not be involved a couple extra bucks in rent, with informing police about the examples … put out it’s well worth it.” Forsgren said many stu- there through social media dents won’t be around for by landlords.” Forsgren also said he inspections because they only happen once every five would encourage students to cooperate with the inspecyears. “It’s going to be an on- tors despite the cost and othgoing inspection process,” er student worries. Lord said he believes the Forsgren said. “In all honesty, some students will never ordinance should allow voluntary, not mandatory, insee an inspector.” Lord said renters who al- spections. “We are all for quality low inspectors into their home could end up getting rental housing, but there are their roommates in trouble ways to go about it withif the other tenants did not out violating constitutional consent to the inspectors en- rights,” Lord said.

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The crowd cheers on Chelsea Clinton as she speaks on behalf of her mother, Hillary, in preparation for the election. Clinton stopped at UWO to encourage early voting as part of her tour through Wisconsin.

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stop was a good event because it showed what was real about the Clintons. “I think it’s always good to hear the actual normal person inside of these candidates,” Cathey said. “Especially someone like Clinton, we get to see the laid-back version of Hillary” Clinton said residents of Wisconsin are fortunate because of relaxed restrictions on early voting compared to other states. “Here in Wisconsin you’re really lucky,” Clinton said. “It is easy to vote here. You can register to vote on the same day, and you can do that early or wait until election day.” Clinton took questions from the audience for the second half of the event. One person

in the audience, who identified themselves as a Vietnam veteran, asked about the US Department of Veterans Affairs cutting off their healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act and questioned Clinton on the legislation. “I just want people to know what they’re getting,” the audience member said. Clinton asked the audience member to give her his information to help resolve his problem, and said the system should not work that way. “The VA is not living up to its bargain with you,” Clinton said. While Clinton continued to take questions from other people in the audience, the audience member later interrupted her answer. “He can keep talking about whatever he wants to talk about, and we’re going to talk about what is at stake in this election,”

Clinton said. When asked about the future of climate change and if the world is in danger because of the damages of global warming, Clinton said the election is vital in determining if that is true. “It really depends on what we do in this election,” Clinton said. “I do have this old-fashioned view of believing in science, and in scientists.” There were a few protesters outside of Reeve standing near Elmwood Avenue after the event. Former UWO student Nate Nelson stood with them holding a sign that read “Hillary For Prison.” When asked about the sign, Nelson said the reasoning behind it was simple. “Basically the lady has broken the law and I believe she belongs in jail,” Nelson said. Nelson said his problem with

the event was that the Oshkosh Student Organiz ation was involved, while they are supposed to be a non-partisan organiz ation. “I knew that the Oshkosh Student Association helped organiz e and promote this event, which I found to be partisan event,” Nelson said. “As a former student at UW Oshkosh and an active member of OSA I was upset that they have taken the organiz ation down by engaging in partisan politics.” According to [Chelsea] Clinton, the country must realiz e that Hillary Clinton’s slogan is more than just empty speech. “I don’t think we can afford to go backward, and I don’t think we can afford to think that ‘ Stronger, Together’ is just a campaign slogan when it has been the bedrock belief of our country,” Clinton said.

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aving classes fill up or trying to apply for a program can add on another extra semester,” Cole said. “I believe it creates an extra pressure in classrooms, which definitely relates to why people are stressed out about financial debt.” UWO student Haley Thomas said she is always thinking about graduating in debt. “It’s something that is always on my mind,” Thomas said. “It

goes into my thought process every time I have to make a payment on something. I am always thinking about the long term these days.” According to Denning, the survey is only the beginning to finding solutions to ma ing UWO a better place for all. “I think it is a great tool to capture some things, but it is only one tool,” Denning said. “It is interesting to see where students stopped taking the survey to see if it lines up with how comfortable they were with answering the questions.”

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by Nicole Horner hornen66@uwosh.edu The UW Oshkosh campus community is gaining energy and vitality this year through its first all-male choir. Herbert Berendsen, the director of Titan Men’s Choir, said although the ensemble began this fall, the idea was introduced several years ago. “All male choral groups are a unique and energetic way to promote the music department at UWO,” Berendsen said. “We want the group to be highly visible on campus.” Director of Choral Activities Eric Barnum said the choir formed around the idea of expanding campus interests, revitaliz ing the women’s choir and adding excitement for the student base for years to come.

“Membership in our University vocal ensembles is a concern of the highest priority,” Barnum said. “It was seen as an opportunity to restructure the choir offerings on campus to allow for choirs that are found at campuses of similar siz e and scope across the country.” Barnum said the choir allows students with similar interests to come together. “This choir promotes, along with the Women’s Choir, friendship and community while singing excellent music,” Barnum said. “It should be a home and artistic release in the midst of the business of campus life.” UWO freshman Brody Strachan said he joined the choir because of the connectivity it provides. “I joined men’s choir because I love singing with

men’s voices,” Strachan said. “There is a special feeling of camaraderie that comes with being in a men’s chorus.” Freshman Martin Bauer said the choir contrasts from other choirs through its liveliness. “We are very animated,” Bauer said. “Our director strives to make us the fun choir.” Bauer said students should consider joining the ensemble because of the energy it provides. “The people in it are fun,” Bauer said. “The director is entertaining, yet informative and inspiring. Honestly, it’s the class I look forward to most out of the week.” According to junior Hunter Opinker, the class is the group’s opportunity to rehearse for performances. “Rehearsals involve re-

viewing music and practicing individual parts, as well as dynamics and techniques,” Opinker said. Barnum said the group will perform on a variety of occasions including concerts, athletic events and alumni gatherings. “The choir will perform with all other choirs at the four seasonal UWO Choir Concerts,” Barnum said. “But the Titan Men’s Choir is an ensemble that has, and will have, a more collaborative relationship with the athletic department, appearing at more university events.” According to Strachan, performances help choral students achieve their goals. “Everyone in our choir has the same goal, to become a better musician,” Strachan said.


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PRSSA looks to revive organization after receiving awards by Raquel Tuohy tuohyr78@uwosh.edu After recently winning two awards at the national conference, the Dr. Julie Henderson chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America at UW Oshkosh is looking to take their club in a new direction this year. The club was at national conference from Oct. 21-26 in Indianapolis where they spent the long weekend networking with over 3,000 pre and established professionals in their field. PRSSA President Katie Biersach said she will take what she learned at conference and apply it to her chapter. “National conference is always a fun time,” Biersach said. “You get to meet other chapters from around the country and network with professionals. It’s a great experience for anyone interested in public relations to come and learn what the field is all about. PRSSA Vice President of Public Relations Monica Salmeri said what stood out to her at conference this year were the speakers. “I’m glad the people who spoke at conference weren’t just talking about what it means to have a good career,” Salmeri said. “They picked speakers who taught us how to be a good person, like David Grossman.” While at conference, PRSSA

won the Star Chapter award, a distinctive honor only given to chapters who meet certain requirements, one being high school outreach. PRSSA Vice President of Events Carissa Brz ez inski said the Star Chapter award means a lot to the organiz ation. “It’s an award that few universities get every year, and I am so proud that Oshkosh is one of them,” Brz ez inski said. In addition to the Star Chapter award, Dr. Sara Steffes-Hansen won the Dr. Frederick H. Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Faculty Adviser of the Year award. The award also comes with a $ 200 priz e that Steffes-Hansen plans to put back into the PRSSA fund for the end of the semester banquet. The extensive process to nominate Steffes-Hansen began last spring when the Chapter submitted a four-page summary detailing her positive effect on , five letters of recommendations from students and colleagues as well as a detailed explanation regarding her contribution to furthering public relations education. The award for Steffes-Hansen was presented on Oct. 24 at the PRSSA “Circle City Celebration” ceremony in Indianapolis. She is the only person in the nation to win the faculty adviser award this year. Steffes-Hansen said she didn’t think she would win the national award in the first year

of being faculty adviser for PRSSA. Salmeri said Steffes-Hansen is more than deserving of the award. “It shows how great and sacrificing she is, almeri said. “She is always there to help the organiz ation and we couldn’t ask for a better adviser.” UWO public relations professor Jean Giovanetti said the award Steffes-Hansen received highlights the work she’s done as a professor and adviser. “Dr. Hansen’s award is a wonderful acknowledgement of her dedication as well as the strong support she receives from the entire UWO journalism department,” Giovanetti said. Steffes-Hansen said the award helps recogniz e the achievements of the students, faculty and the journalism department. “It reinforces the idea that all the time and effort we put into making this program great is validated,” Steffes-Hansen said. “It makes us proud and ready to take on more. [We are] ready to be more bold and take on more opportunities and challenges.” After coming back from conference, Salmeri said the awards are a motivator for the organiz ation to do more in the community. “We recently started a mentorship program that is in its early stages,” Salmeri said. “Each member of the execu-

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Dr. Sara Steffes-Hansen receives her faculty adviser of the year award with PRSSA members. Steffes-Hansen was the only faculty adviser in the nation to receive this award. tive board has a younger student that they can meet with and talk to them about public relations as well as other things.” In addition to the mentorship program, Biersach said PRSSA is ready to implement new policies and procedures, including restructuring the executive board to add more positions after a stagnant year last year. “I felt we weren’t being as

Samhain ritual celebrates end of harvest by Mia Wilson wilsom45@uwosh.edu

In order to celebrate the end of harvest and honor spirits of those who have passed, the UW Oshkosh Pagan Student Alliance held a Samhain ritual on Monday in the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. The Pagan Student Alliance is an all inclusive group providing a safe space for those who wish to join. It is a collective organiz ation of students following or interested in Earth-based faiths. They explore spirituality through the natural world and everyday life in equal parts with mysticism and magic. Senior Tyler Hahn said he has more of an idea of what Halloween is as a holiday, since joining the Pagan student alliance. “I still see Halloween as a mildly commercializ ed holiday, but I also see that it’s not just a day for partying and dressing up as something cool, but it’s something spiritual,” Hahn said. “This is one of the times of year that the veil, which separates our world from the supernatural, is the thinnest.” Senior Gwendolyn Dahlin, a long-time member of the club, said a typical meeting entails learning more about Paganism as a whole. “They tend to be based around looking at different aspects of Paganism and sometimes just do fun things like crafts,” Dahlin said. “Sometimes they bring in speakers to talk about the different branches of Paganism since it’s such a wide variety of people.” When asked to describe Paganism, senior Devin Matz nick, president of Pagan Student Alliance, said that it is hard to define. “Paganism is a very broad topic, the running o e is if you as five pagans, you will get 12 answers,” Matz nick said. “I believe in paganism because I believe in the sanctity of the earth, and in honoring nature. Everything we used in the ritual is symbolic.” The club Oshkosh Student Association representative, senior Tyler

efficient as we could be, iersach said. “We felt we could be taking on more responsibilities and doing more as an organiz ation and the restructuring let us do that.” Salmeri said in the future, she would like to see more students join PRSSA. “We have a good group now, but we are always looking to grow as a chapter,” Salmeri said. Steffes-Hansen said she

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Tyler Hahn offers student Devin Matznick bread in the Giving ceremony. The ceremony was held by the Pagan Student Alliance on Halloween. Hahn said for him, Paganism is spiritual and personal to each person. “To me being pagan is more about being in tune with nature and to find one s own spiritual identity, Hahn said. “Instead of being born into a specific faith, many pagans are lead into it. I think that shows a sense of individuality.” Dahlin said Halloween is not only a holiday, but it has a deeper meaning that lies in religion. “For me, it’s kind of a combination,” Dahlin said. “It’s a celebration of the end of the harvest season and that same idea of respecting the people that have passed and paying tribute to them.” he group gathered around a fire outside of the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. A pamphlet with the written ritual was handed out to participants to recite. Each person was given three

leaves to make into a rose, a symbol of those before us, dead or living, and representative of the energy and focus placed onto that person to honor them. There was also bread and “wine,” or in this case apple juice, used to symboliz e nourishment and to wish participants in the ritual that they have plentiful food and drink. In addition to the ritual, the group has a few upcoming events, including “Meet a Druid” with Greg Shori on Nov. 7 in Sage 4210, and another “Meet a Druid” with Dale Frampton on Nov. 21 in the same location. Matz nick said any student looking to find out more about the organiz ation is more than welcome to ask questions or attend a meeting. “As a group, one of our missions is to educate and to dispel any stigma,” Matz nick said. “We’re always here to help to try to answer [questions.]”

would like to see the University’s public relations department expand along with PRSSA. “That means getting the word out about the great job opportunities in public relations, it s a growing field, Steffes-Hansen said. “I would love to see students learn about public relations earlier so they could join PRSSA earlier and we could help them seiz e those opportunities earlier. I don’t

Now: 2016

-UW Oshkosh enrollment rises to 13,513 -The Paine Art Center celebrates 50 years

-The WSU college of nursing opens its doors

Oshkosh announces nursing doctorate program

-The school newspaper was called the Oshkosh Advance

-The newspaper is now called the Advance-Titan

-UW

By: Raquel Tuohy


CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Advance-Titan

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Raquel Tuohy - Campus Connections Editor

November 3, 2016

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10 ways to avoid talking politics by Kellie Wambold wambok23@uwosh.edu


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Alyssa Grove - Opinon Editor

November 3, 2016

The right president Sports need new mascots for our daughters

by Shayna Beining beinis15@uwosh.edu Shayna Beining is a senior journalism major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. Recently, I was fortunate enough to witness a few of Hillary Clinton’s political advertisements that sparked an important fire under me – why Hillary Clinton is the right President for our daughters. There were a few political advertisements of Clinton’s that caught my attention; however, the advertisement that truly drew me in was the video displayed on the front of her website, “Our daughters deserve better.” This video was icing on the cake as to why she is the right President for our current and future women of this country and not Donald Trump. It’s no surprise Donald Trump has nothing on his website about women’s rights. I mean, he is the Republican candidate after all, but to me, that’s no excuse. What’s even less of an excuse is the way Trump talks about women.

From his comments about Fox News commentator, Megyn Kelly, to his complete disregard of Rosie O’Donnell, Trump lacks any ounce of respect toward women. Not only does Trump rip on female celebrities, he is downright disrespectful toward women in our military. I don’t know about you, but if I were running for President, I would not insult the men and women who fight for their lives to keep us safe. A tweet from Trump’s account about how women in the military should basically just accept the fact that they are prone to sexual assault reads: “26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together? ” 6: 04 PM - 7 May 2013. I stand by Clinton when her political advertisements claim ‘ our daughters deserve better.’ I do not believe that a man who was recently caught on tape by The Washington Post “bragging in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation, saying, “when you’re a star, they let you do it,’” ( as cited by Fahrenthold, 2016) deserves to be our country’s president. Women deserve better, and that is why I believe Clinton is better suited to be our president. During a campaign rally, Trump was quoted saying, “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get even 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card.” Clinton fought back at a

later campaign rally saying, “Mr. Trump accused me of playing the ‘ woman card.’ If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘ woman card,’ then deal me in.” Clinton is not only a woman running for president, she’s a woman fighting for other women so women can build a better future. On Clinton’s website, she has an entire page dedicated to women’s rights and opportunities. These types of issues are extremely important in 2016. Women are on the verge of breaking the glass ceiling in the workplace, taking a stand on their reproductive rights and moving forward as people. Clinton has dedicated the majority of her life fighting for women to have the same freedoms as men. Being a woman and running for president is a sure sign that women are at the threshold of achieving their rights, freedoms and opportunities in the United States. This country is desperately in need of an opportunist like Hillary Clinton. Women need their voices to be heard, be respected and be treated equally. Clinton is the right candidate to accomplish these tasks. Trump does not have a plan in place for helping move women forward. In fact, Trump hinders opportunities for women with his disrespectful display of words. Clinton is working for the betterment of women now and for our future daughters.

was purchased for use for the whole UW System in order to facilitate the required training. “This training was provided as an initial attempt to meet the university’s training requirements under the federal mandates,” Schrader said. chrader specified that as of right now this program is only required for new freshmen and transfer students and this is the first semester the program was integrated. While this semester was only a test run, Schrader said the campus does intend to continue to use it for all incoming students each year. According to the Campus SaVE Act website, CampusClarity courses can be customiz ed for institutions requirements. This means this is not a generic course, but is narrowed in on the needs of a campus. The site states schools are required to “provide state specific definitions of consent, domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.” A tailored program allows for students to better understand these topics and how they relate to them on campus and in their community, but the lack of a classroom environment can have its effects. Schrader said the required students began receiving emails about the program in late September with links to the course. Starting Oct. 20, students who hadn’t completed the course began to receive daily email reminders.

Online requirements seem like they would be completed easily, but often get forgotten about. With the amount of emails sent out, posters hanging in dorms and constant reminders for underclassmen about completing Mapworks, it is safe to say if a student isn’t forced to sit in a classroom and do something, they’re going to put it off for as long as they can. This program is intended to be a preparation course that teaches incoming students about sexual violence and safety on campus. If a student is putting this off until more than half way through the semester, they may have already been exposed to the sort of things that this course is designed to inform them about and help prevent. No matter how many daily emails a students gets about this program, they’re most likely going to keep putting it off in hopes of it eventually going away, because dedicating yourself to sitting at a computer for an hour is just absurd, unless it’s social media of course. This program is important for students to go through, though. It should be something that they are informed about and should be getting something out of, not just clicking through it mindlessly, hoping for it to be over with. There are two solutions to this. One would be to provide this sort of training, but in an in-person environment. Schrader said she thinks an in-person training could be effective, but was hes-

by Katherine Baird bairdk43@uwosh.edu Katherine Baird is a junior communications major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. If you’ve glanced at the news recently or know anyone who is from the state of Illinois, then it is safe to assume you know the Cubs are playing in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. It’s been 71 years since the original Chicago baseball team made an appearance in the World Series and 108 years since they’ve taken the title home. Most people have been focusing on the fact the Cubs have finally made it bac to the series. Another aspect of the series that has made the news, again, is the Native American mascot controversy. The Cleveland Indians, like many teams with Native American names and mascots, have been ridiculed for its insensitivity of the culture’s depiction. Many Native Americans see this use of the title and culture as offensive and it has gone on for far too long. Sundance, the executive director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement, has protested outside of Indians games for nearly 40 years. He has said “For those of us who know our history, an Indian head means genocide,” referring to the mascot of the team, Slider. The head, though now no longer used as much

since 2013, is Chief Wahoo. This illustration, created in 19 32, has been compared to caricatures of men using blackface to perform music back in the 19 th century. This practice, called Minstrel Shows, made jokes at the expense of black people and portrayed them as unintelligent and overz ealous. The connections between the two are evident and Native Americans are furious this cartoon mascot, one that doesn’t represent Native Americans whatsoever, is still being used. Now the issue has been addressed again, due to the team’s name being seen on a national scale daily. The MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, has decided to speak with the owner of the Cleveland Indians to discuss the mascot and team name after the completion of the World Series. During a live interview, Manfred gave his opinion on the team’s name and image, “… you have a lot of fans that have history and are invested in the symbols of the Indians. I think after the World Series, at an appropriate point in time, [the owner of the Indians] and I have agreed we’ll have a conversation about what should happen with that particular logo going forward.” It will be interesting to see if changes are made to the team that has held the title, the Cleveland Indians, for 101 years. Other teams have had to part with their beloved mascot as well. The University of Illinois, that famously had Chief Illiniwek, was advised to remove the mascot when it had been deemed “hostile or abusive” by the NCAA in 2007. Many other teams have found themselves in the same boat. Though it isn’t easy for fans to give up their beloved mascots, the blatant disregard for the feelings and opinions of those affected by these team names and mascots is cruel and inconsiderate. In another news article in the DailyMail, Sundance further explained why this is upsetting for Native Americans. “‘ Wahoo is smiling,’” Sundance said in the article.

“‘ Which to me is a sign that he’s approving of everything that’s happening. But as a native person I don’t approve. What we’re talking about is the representation of the original people of this land by their coloniz ers.” If what Sundance said before didn t stri e you, this definitely should. It may not even cross our minds when we see an Indian Chief logo, or another name for Native Americans, but this needs to change. The history of Native Americans is one not often shared in its full and gruesome details. They were violently removed from their land and forced to find a different place to live. In his piece titled “I am Not a Mascot” Philip J. Deloria highlights the obliviousness of fans who desire to keep the offensive caricatures and team names. “The virulent response to Indian protests against Indian mascots demonstrates the deep emotional investment many Americans have made both in their imaging of Indian people as ahistorical symbols and in their sports affiliation, eloria said. Deloria is essentially arguing that people are so stuck in their mindset they often have a hostile response to those who are protesting for Native American mascots. That association between this image of “Indians” and their culture has been taught for so long it has been engrained in the minds of America. The use of these mascots and images which are supposed to represent warriors of the land, are a misrepresentation. They are offensive to Native Americans who know their history too well and the unjust cruelty that occurred against them. The use of these mascots and team names have been topics for change for decades and though many teams have seen the problem and taken initiative to change, many big names still have not. Maybe next time you watch the Blackhawks, the Redskins or the Indians play you’ll consider the name and its affiliation rather than their stats and lead scorers.

out of it than an online course. A second solution would be to keep the online course because, as Schrader said, it is the easiest way to track that all students have completed it. However, instead of leaving it up to the students to eventually complete it at some point during their first semester, incorporate it into freshman orientation days. In the days leading up to the first day of school where freshmen are lead through activities, make this one of them. If all freshmen were taken to computer labs across campus at some point during orientation to complete this, it would ensure they received it prior to beginning their first year at W .

Not only would they have it completed before starting school but it would allow for students to have a group discussion after completion to discuss what they took out of the training and their thoughts on it. The Think About It training through CampusClarity is a beneficial and important program for all students to take part in and UWO making it a requirement for incoming students will hopefully make UWO a safer campus for students. However in order for students to get the most out of the program UWO could make adjustments to how it is enforced in order to make it as effective as possible.

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Harassment prevention training needs better execution

by the Advance-Titan Staff atitan@uwosh.edu What better way to get students to understand the severity of sexual assault, and the effects of drugs and alcohol than a required online training? UWO freshmen are now required to complete the online course titled Think About It on the CampusClaritysite which is in accordance with the Campus SaVE act. The Campus SaVE Act “complements the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of ducation s ffice for ivil Rights” according to the Clery Center website. The purpose of this act is to address the different violences that many women face on college campuses. These topics are crucial for students to learn about and while an online training may be somewhat effective, it is not the best choice. Online courses do not require the same amount of focus as in-person courses, as they can be quickly clicked through and be given less attention than deserved, which may result in less retention or understanding of information. With serious topics such as sexual assault, harassment and violence, an online training may not have a lasting impact the way a traditional course may have, due to the lack of in-person interaction. Director of Equity and Affirmative ctions atricia Schrader said this program

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Austin Walther - Sports Editor Morgan Van Lanen - Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2016

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Freshman goalkeeper Madd Runyan saves a shot to stop the Eagles. Runyan made 12 saves during the game.

Kleis keeps UWO soccer dreams alive by Morgan Van Lanen vanlam57@uwosh.edu On the day before the UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team faced off against UW-Stout in the first round of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Championship Tournament, head coach Erin Coppernoll said sophomore forward Alek Kleis has been on fire in recent weeks. Coppernoll was right. On Tuesday, after entering overtime tied 2-2, Kleis was put in the hot seat for the second time this season after a Blue Devil defender had a handball in the box. Kleis lined up to take the penalty kick in the eighth minute of OT and shot the ball just right of goalkeeper Lynn Johnson to win the game 3-2. “I felt like I was on top of the world,” Kleis said. “All of the weight was on my shoulders to help move my team on to the next game and I stayed relaxed and composed and put it away to finish the game off.” The loss to UW-La Crosse on Saturday resulted in UWO ( 9 -81) sharing the fourth place spot in the WIAC with UW-Stout ( 6-10-2) . UW-Whitewater ( 171) clinched the first place spot for the seventh year in a row by going undefeated in conference play. Because UWO fell to Stout in overtime 1-2 on Oct. 15, the Titans were seeded fifth for the tournament and had to travel to Stout to play the Blue Devils, who were seeded fourth. It took almost 36 minutes for Stout to grab the lead first in Tuesday’s game. Kelly Conn was awarded a penalty kick and blasted the ball past freshman goalkeeper Madd Runyan to put her team up 1-0. It was Conn’s fourth goal of the season. Going into halftime, the Titans had eight shots on goal and the Blue Devils had taken nine. In the 49 th minute of the match, senior forward Rachel Elliott received a pass from freshman forward AJ Jackson and scored her seventh goal of the season to make it a tie game. Rachel would go on to shoot six more times in the match. The Blue Devils responded 39 minutes later when Sydney Kasper tallied her ninth goal of the season on a pass from Ryanne Millis to make the score 2-1. However, Rachel was not about to let her team lose to the Blue Devils again this season.

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UWO women’s basketball falls to Green Bay

by Michael Johrendt johrem64@uwosh.edu For the second time in three years, the UW Oshkosh women’s basketball team traveled north to face off against Division I UW-Green Bay in an exhibition game Saturday, losing 79 -35. Oshkosh, who also lost to Green Bay in the 2014-15 season, shot 12 of 18 from the free throw line and brought down 29 rebounds in their defeat. All 17 Titans played in the exhibition contest for Oshkosh, as did all 14 for the Phoenix. Head coach Brad Fischer, who is entering his fifth season at Oshkosh, said the resume of UW-Green Bay helps Oshkosh put into perspective their outlook on the season. “It is a great way for us to start [the season],” Fischer said. “[Green Bay] is a top-25 Division I team, so people just think [the difference is] that [they are only] two divisions higher, but the caliber of player they have is among the best in the country.” Every member of the Titans played in the exhibition contest Saturday, with senior Taylor Schmidt leading the Titans with nine points and two rebounds and senior Alex Richard chipping in seven points and a team-high of four rebounds. The bench production for Oshkosh was spearheaded by freshman Kylie Moe with three points and sophomore Kayla Lorenz with four. Schmidt said the opportunity the Titans have is unique and not one that a Division III-level school normally experiences. “Being able to play a [Division I] team says a lot about our program,” Schmidt said. “I think people see it as an opportunity to take full advantage of [the situation], [because] Division III teams usually do not get these types of opportunities two times in three years, and we are humbled for [UWGreen Bay] to have asked us back.” The Phoenix led each stat category for the game, but everyone on the Oshkosh roster played and recorded a tally on the stat sheet. Fischer said even with these results, there is a lot to gain from the experience because

they had some success against UWGB’s younger players and bench. “It is a great test for us: we got to learn a lot really quickly about the stuff we need to work on,” Fischer said. “At the same time, we are trying to learn who is ready to [fill roles] for us. We played [all 14] in the rotation in the first three-and-a-half quarters, so the score is definitely not an indication of how much we get out [this game], [plus with] playing in front of that many people on that stage is a great way for us to get things started.” Four teams from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference made it to the NCAA Tournament last year. UW-River Falls won conference a year ago with Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point each finishing a game a piece behind the Falcons along with UW-Whitewater also receiving a bid. Fischer said this game is a valuable experience for the team to begin the season and it is very influential in their preparation for the improved WIAC. “I do not believe that it changes anything that we do because regardless of where we were picked, we felt like we have the ability to be a really good team,” Fischer said. “It is nice that other people think that we are good, but we definitely have our work cut out to back that up. We are going to be tested this year and we tried to beef up our non-conference schedule to get ready for that too.” The Titans are only one of eight schools in the country to advance past the first round at each of the past three NCAA Tournaments. Considering the overall team outlook, junior guard Morgan Kokta said that the difference in divisions between the teams does not limit the lessons that they were able to take away. “We need to play as a team, both on and off the court,” Kokta said. “It is tough because they are Division I and we are Division III, so I feel that we can work from our little mistakes that we made. Taking care of the ball [and] playing team defense is going to help us during the regular season.”

Just 30 seconds later, the Titans were able to get a quick counterattack started. Jackson beat her defender to the endline and slotted a perfect ball to Rachel, who then shot it six yards into the back of the net. “I wanted to get that goal so badly,” Rachel said. “The whole team was playing great. I needed that goal because the Titans are not done yet. We’ve come up short this season when we’ve gone into overtime, but this was the one time I knew that if we went into overtime, we would come out on top.” The teams eventually went into overtime and Kleis put the game away to help the Titans advance to the next round of the tournament. The Titans concluded the match with 18 shots on goal, while the Blue Devils were held to 17. Rachel led UWO in shots with seven, while her twin sister Robyn Elliott tallied the second-most with five. Runyan made eight saves during the match. Two late first-half goals and another in the middle of the second-half proved to be enough as the UW-La Crosse Eagles triumphed the Titans 3-0 on Saturday at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium. Kleis, who had one shot against the Eagles, said there were times when Titan defenders were unable to keep up with La Crosse forwards. “I think La Crosse is a very good team and we were just unable to capitaliz e on our opportunities,” Kleis said. “We struggled defending their agile forwards. They were capable of moving off the ball and were able to create many opportunities for themselves.” Sophomore midfielder Kendra Jepson, who started in Saturday’s game, said losing to the Eagles gave her team momentum to beat the Blue Devils. “Leaving the field on Saturday was not a good feeling because we lost,” Jepson said. “Knowing we got another chance to play on Tuesday to redeem ourselves against a good UW-Stout [team] was a blessing.” Saturday’s game started slow for both the Eagles and the Titans. It took 40 minutes of play for either team to get on the board. La Crosse took the lead when Maddie Granos controlled a pass from Natalie Herz og and blasted the ball 25 yards past Runyan. Granos prevailed again just

one minute later when she assisted Cassie Handrick, who ripped a 15-yard shot around Ruyan in the 41st minute of play. The Titans went into halftime with just nine shots on goal, compared to the Eagles’ 17. The game remained scoreless for the next 27 minutes until Herz og grabbed her eighth goal of the season in the 72th minute. Delaney Harnell crossed the ball to Herz og who rocketed the ball 18-yards past the hands of Ruyan. The Titan defense was able to hold the Eagles to nine shots on goal in the second half, but the offense did little to contribute, only shooting four times in the final 45 minutes. Alex Cording led UWL in shots with five and Margaret Harings trailed behind her with four. Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Arnold and Rachel paced UWO with two shots each. Oshkosh was shut out by La Crosse goalkeeper Abbi Burke who saved seven shots in the match. Runyan, who has a 1.20 goals-per-game average, blocked 12 shots in Saturday’s game. Runyan has played 11 games so far this season, 10 of which

she started in. She has allowed 13 goals and has saved 64 shots. Kleis said the team has complete faith in Runyan to keep the ball out of the back of the net, even though she is only a freshman. “I think I can speak for the team by saying we have our full trust in her to get the job done,” Kleis said. “She has made some amaz ing game-winning saves and really knows how to distribute the ball. She stays very calm and composed in the back and has been a big component to this team.” Oshkosh will travel to UW-Whitewater on Thursday to take on the Warhawks at 6: 00 p.m. in the semifinal round of the tournament. Knowing her team lost to UW-W 2-3 in overtime earlier this season, Jepson said she is making the most out of practice in order to be ready for the rematch against one of her team’s biggest rivals. “I want to be the best teammate I can be and contribute as much as possible in every game,” Jepson said. “My role is to make people around me better and that’s what I try and do every time I step on the pitch.”

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Women’s Soccer at UW-Whitewater 6 p.m.

Wrestling vs Lakeland University 10 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball at UW-La Crosse 7 p.m.

Hockey vs. St. Cloud 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling at UW-Stevens Point Open 9 a.m.

Football UW-La Crosse 2 p.m.

Hockey vs. St. Cloud 2:30 p.m.

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Junior midfielder Megan Paulick controls the ball.

Stats for Alek Kleis this season Goals: 4 Penalty kicks: 2-2

Shots: 17 Sophomore Forward No. 2

Shot %: .235 Game winning goals: 3


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Baseball Championships set to leave Fox Cities In 2019, the Division III Baseball Championships will leave Appleton which will end a 19-year tradition of UW Oshkosh as the host, among others. by Austin Walther waltha98@uwosh.edu The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship will have a different host and a new venue in 2019 after the city of Appleton has held the event since 2000 with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Lawrence University and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau as the hosts. For 17 years, the DIII Baseball Championship has been played at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. The change in 2019 will end a 19 -year tradition, which is the fourth-longest of an NCAA championship at one site. The top three includes the Division I Baseball Championships in Omaha, NE. since 19 50, Division I Softball Championships in Oklahoma City, OK. since 19 9 0 and the Division III Football Championship game ( Stagg Bowl) in Salem, VA. since 19 9 3. ppleton is the fifth location to host the NCAA DIII Baseball Championships and it currently holds the longest consecutive streak to have the championships. The DIII Baseball Championship is expected to make a few major changes for the 2019 tournament. UWO Sports Information Director Kennan Timm said they expect it to mirror that of the DI and DII Championships, which would force the Timber Rattlers to be on the road for an extended period of time. “The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee voted and it was approved to have regionals and super regionals beginning in 2019 ,” Timm said. “With the championship moving off of Memorial Day Weekend, we went to the Timber Rattlers and the new schedule fell too close to the [Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association] State Baseball Tournament, the Jordy Nelson Softball Classic and other previously scheduled events. With that, scheduling the [Timber Rattlers] would be gone for a few weeks. With no facility, we couldn’t host, and that’s what it came down to.” The championship dates normally run five-to-si days at the end of May during Memorial Day weekend. The NCAA changed the dates for the 2019 championship, pushing it bac into the first wee of June, which will prohibit Fox Cities Stadium from being able to host. “We had a local organiz ing committee meeting and talked for length about the situation and the upcoming bid process,” Timm said. “In the end, we decided that we couldn’t bid for the hosting rights of the championship for 2019 23.” Timm joined the UWO

Kennan Timm athletics staff as SID in 19 85 and for the next two decades the Titans’ baseball team made annual appearances at the DIII Baseball World Series. When the bid came to host in 19 9 9 , Timm said he knew it would be a great event for UWO, Fox Valley and all of Division III baseball. “The success that UW Oshkosh baseball had during the 19 80s and 19 9 0s was rivaled by few around the country,” Timm said. “Fox Cities Stadium was relatively new, our baseball team was doing very well, and as a university we thought that putting a bid in to host the 2000 championship was the right thing to do.” In 2003, Lawrence University joined as a co-host and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau became a major host partner in 2008. With an outstanding partnership of PHOTO COURTESY OF WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS public and private colleges, Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium has been the host of the DIII Baseball Championships since 2000. the three hosts have made Appleton a baseball hotbed. At the end of the 2016 ries to determine who makes played the biggest role in memories he has ever had and “Over our 17 years of host- Appleton will always hold a NCAA DIII Championship, it to the Championship round. keeping the championship ing, we have helped shape special place in his heart. “UW Oshkosh could host thriving in Appleton for so there were talks about a this championship event,” “What Appleton did was change in format for the fu- a regional with Whitewater, long, but he hopes this isn’t Lawrence University Director make you feel like a super- ture and Timm said the pro- Ripon and St. Norbert on our the end with him. of Athletics Christyn Abaray star,” Tomasiewicz said. “Be- cess was already underway field with very little e pense, “Obviously [Timm’s] gosaid. “We are extremely proud tween staying at the Paper for Super Regionals. Timm said. “Then we would ing to be a part of our chamof our community – all of Valley Hotel, the opening cer“The coaches make a rec- play, say the Illinois Wesleyan pionship team as long as Mr. the organiz ations, companies emonies and the tremendous ommendation,” Timm said. Regional champion and play a Darryl Sims allows him to,” and volunteers who make the support from the fans, you “The recommendation then best-of-five series. lot of the Williams said. “It’s a huge championship as meaningful felt like a Division I baseball goes to the Division III Base- costs are eliminated. It’s go- loss for the community, but as it is.” ball Committee and from ing to be geographical, elimi- obviously business gets in the player.” In 2003, the Titans were Baseball committees of there to a few more manage- nate a lot of airline flights and way of our feelings and we back in the World Series and the past continued to choose ment levels where a final de- reduce a lot of costs.” ust have to figure it out. ou they had the opportunity to Appleton as the host for the cision is made.” Eight teams will still end never know, Appleton may be play in front of their home Baseball Championships even ven though the bid final- up in the championship round back in the next bid cycle.” fans. Timm said it was a great The location and format ists to host the championship and Timm said this format experience for everyone – from 2019 -2023 won’t be an- will be good for DIII baseball. change won’t go into effect players, coaches and fans. It’s been a great relationship “I think it’s going to be ex- for another two years, but nounced for a while, Timm “When UW Oshkosh was in said he wanted to announce citing and that’s the way it there’s a lot that has happened with the Division III baseball it in 2003, the Titans’ opening the decision so there wasn’t should be,” Timm said. “It’s since the championships have round game against Chap- community and it’s going to be going to be easier to get to moved to Appleton. any confusion. man University set the record sad when the final pitch is made Timm said several people, “We kind of talked about it the Super Regionals because for attendance [3,868 fans],” in 2018. after the championship ended you’re only talking four teams including the nearly 150 anTimm said. “The stadium because we knew what was in the regional instead of six nual volunteers from the Fox was packed. The opportunity — Kennan Timm coming,” Timm said. “With or eight. he best-of-five u- Valley, have played a role in our team had to play in front UWO SID the championship hosts of the per Regionals should be pretty making this a great experience of their families, friends and for everyone who has ever at2019 -23 championships being intense.” fans was something special. when the bid cycle was on a announced in December we Despite only being with tended the event. We had a lot of support.” “It’s stayed in Appleton for year-to-year or every other felt we had to make an an- Lawrence University for a Schools from the Wiscon- year basis. nouncement to avoid blame year, Abaray said the team- all these years because of the sin Intercollegiate Athletic NCAA Assistant Director being placed on anyone. We, work involved with putting work everyone has done,” Conference have made fre- of Championships and Alli- as a local organiz ing commit- together the championships Timm said. “Our media relaquent trips to the World Se- ances J.P. Williams said Fox tee want to host this champi- showcases everything they tions, medical and event manries in Appleton including Cities Stadium has a quality onship, but without a facility, have to offer. agement staffs along with our UW-Whitewater. Current facility that made going back we can’t host.” “It’s been very collabora- grounds crew and host famUWO baseball head coach each year an easy decision. With Super Regionals in tive,” Abaray said. “We’ve all ilies should all be proud of Kevin Tomasiewicz played “It says a lot for the com- play, teams will be able to worked together incredibly what they have done for interfor the Warhawks from 2002- munity,” Williams said. “It host a four-team regional on well, supporting each other, collegiate athletics. It’s been 05. They won the national ti- says a lot for the Timber Rat- their campus, which won’t making sure we’re represent- a great relationship with the tle in 2005 and he was named tlers, UW Oshkosh, Lawrence be as expensive. From there, ing the Fox Cities and the Val- Division III baseball commuMVP of that year’s champion- University and the Fox Cities each regional winner will be ley the way we would want to nity, and it’s going to be sad ship. when the final pitch is made Convention & Visitors Bureau paired to play another region- be represented.” Tomasiewicz said it was as the hosts.” Williams said Timm has in 2018.” al winner in a best of five seone of the better baseball

Fox Cities Stadium Championship Notables First World Series (2000)

Most Champ. Appearances

WIAC Appearances

Montclair State defeated St. Thomas (Minn.)

Marietta (5)

2005: UW-Whitewater over Cortland

Game 1: Montclair 13 St. Thomas 3

World Series record: 3-2

2014: UW-Whitewater over Emory

Game 2: Montclair 6 St. Thomas 2

2015: Cortland over UW-La Crosse


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Volleyball sweeps Stout in round one by Natalie Dillion dillion37@uwosh.edu

The UW Oshkosh women’s volleyball team ( 28-6 overall, 5-2 conference) defeated UW-Stout in the first round of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. They claimed a share of the conference title by beating the Blue Devils and UW-River Falls. UWO finished in a three-way tie with UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater and clinched the third seed in the tournament after tiebreakers. The Titans are now back-toback conference champions and have secured their 13th title in school history. Head coach Brian Schaefer said it’s odd to have three conference champions because usually the team that wins will be undefeated or have only one loss. “We should be sending Christmas cards to some of the other teams in the conference because Platteville beating Whitewater was a major upset, and Stout beat Eau-Claire,” Schaefer said. “Anybody can beat anybody on a given day and that’s something our conference is known for.” Freshman Shannon Herman said the team looked to take their game a step further after defeating Stout on Saturday. “We looked at the positives of the game and enhanced them,” Herman said. “We watched a lot of film. We knew we could beat them because we beat them already.” The beginning of the first set in the Conference Tournament proved to be competitive as the two teams tied the set six times; however, after 10 all, UWO pulled away. The Blue Devils were plagued with two double hits late in the set to give the Titans leads at 21-15 and 23-16. Two kills from senior Nerissa Vogt and freshman Samantha Jaeke closed out the first set 25-17. In the second set, Oshkosh built a quick 6-1 lead. The Titans scored the first three points with kills from sophomore Tina

Elstner and Jaeke and a block from Vogt. After a five point run, the Titan lead swelled to 10 points. During the rally, Elstner pounded out two kills and put up a combination block with Vogt. Sophomore Carly Lemke and senior Lexi Thiel also chipped in kills. Despite a small run of their own, Stout trailed once again by a margin of 10 after a service ace from Jaeke. UWO captured the second set 25-14. Ahead two sets, the Titans cruised through the third set. The final point difference of the set was 11, but UWO held a consistent 10 point lead towards the end of the set. Schaefer said the girls came out more confident this time around. Instead of winning in four sets, the Titans swept the Blue Devils in only three sets. “We also played all aspects of the game really well,” Schaefer said. “Our serving lead to our blocking. Offensively, we were passing really well. They couldn’t focus on one person who was getting all of the kills. When we spread out our offense like that we will be a hard team to beat.” Four Titans put up significant kills. Elstner led the team with 10 kills, Jaeke followed with eight and Vogt and Lemke both added seven. Freshman Rachel Gardner led the team with 13 digs, teammate Elstner provided nine, senior Laura Trochinski added eight and sophomore Brianna Venturini totaled seven. Thiel, who is ranked 45th nationally for assists per set, recorded 38 assists. In the second match of the weekend against UW-Stout, 23rd-ranked Oshkosh won in four sets to become a WIAC tri champion with 14th-ranked UW-Whitewater and 10th-ranked UW-La Crosse. After falling in the first set 22-25, UWO took the next three sets 25-20, 25-20 and 25-15. Jaeke said the team felt some pressure to perform, but it didn’t affect how well they played. “Every game there is pressure, but it was more excite-

NCAA DIII football rankings

Team

Record

1. Mount Union (Ohio)

8-0

2. Wis.-Whitewater

8-0

3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)

8-0

4. St. Thomas (Minn.)

8-0

5. North Central (Ill.)

8-0

6. Wis.-Oshkosh

7-1

7. Johns Hopkins (Md.)

8-0

8. Linfield (Ore.)

6-1

9. St. John’s (Minn.)

7-1

10. Wheaton (Ill.)

7-1

PHOTO COURTESY OF HUNTER THIEL

The Titans cheer after getting an ace on Oct. 7. UWO defeated Stout on Tuesday in the first round of the tournament. ment,” Jaeke said. “We get to play to share conference. It was excitement and giddiness.” The Titans trailed until claiming their first lead at 16-15. The lead came off of a seven point run aided by two kills a piece from Lemke and Herman. Oshkosh’s lead was short lived as the Blue Devils went back up 22-21, then closed out the first set scoring the last three of four points. Some miscommunication lead to an 11-6 deficit early in the second match; however, the Titans pulled back to tie the set at 11 with four kills and a Blue Devil error. UWO would fall again 18-17 before going on a five point run to lead 22-18. During the rally, Elstner pounded out two kills and Gardner came up with a service ace. The set point was a

kill from Jaeke. After holding an 8-7 lead, Oshkosh scored the next nine of 10 points to go up 17-8. Elstner and Vogt contributed two kills a piece to the run. Even though Stout fought to bring the set within four at 24-20, Jaeke ended the set with a kill yet again. In the fourth and final set, the Titans were up 24-13 after a block from Thiel and Vogt, Stout fought off two match points before falling 25-15 with a block from Elstner. Lemke totaled 18 kills, a new career high while hitting .500 with five blocks. Vogt obtained her third career double-double with 10 kills and 11 blocks while Thiel reached her 33rd career double-double with 50 assists and 13 digs. Gardner led the team in digs

with 19 , Venturini added 12 more digs and Elstner pitched in 15 digs. Elstner also recorded eight kills and four blocks. Jaeke put up 15 kills, seven digs, five blocks and four assists. Teammate Herman also chipped in seven kills. Schaefer mentioned a lot of players who played a good game including Lemke, Elstner and Herman. He said when looking at hitters’ stats and seeing good numbers, some of it comes from the setters such as Thiel. “Our fifth hitter had 27 attempts and our top hitter had 35 or 38,” Schaefer said. “If you have that much distribution, it’s hard as the other team to know who you are going to. We don’t have to rely on one hitter getting 25 kills. If each of them can get 10 or 12 that’s a positive thing and a lot of times you win that

way.” On Friday the Titans took down UW-River Falls in three sets: 25-15, 25-14 and 25-22. Elstner led the team with six aces and 14 digs. She also put up nine kills and three blocks. Vogt led the team with five blocks and contributed four additional kills. Thiel recorded 30 assists, Gardner added 10 digs and Lemke totaled six kills in the match. The Titans advance to the semifinals Thursday at UW-La Crosse. Oshkosh fell to La Crosse on the road early in the season and Herman said the team has to come out and play their best game. “There is nothing to lose,” Herman said. “If we lose our season is done. We just have to play balls out just like we did tonight with Stout.”

Oshkosh Titans demolish Falcons

by Nathan Proell proeln91@uwosh.edu

The UW Oshkosh football team is on a three-game winning streak after beating the UW-River Falls Falcons on Saturday by a score of 41-7. The Titans improved their overall record to 7-1 with a conference record of 4-1. They are in second place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, being one game behind UW-Whitewater and one game ahead of UW-Platteville. Head coach Pat Cerroni said the Titans’ winning streak is nice, but they realiz e there is still much work to be done. “We’re just trying to get through this right now one at a time,” Cerroni said. “It’s tough, there’s a lot on the line. The hardest part is to stay focused one day at a time.” The Falcons got the ball to start the game. Their opening drive took four minutes and 15 seconds off the clock before the Titans’ WIAC first-ranked total defense was able to force a punt. After a 28-yard punt from the Falcons the Titans were starting their first drive of the game on their own 13-yard line. The Titans took the ball 73 yards in 9 plays in a drive that resulted in a 31-yard field goal from kicker Eli Wettstein to put the Titans on the board 3-0.

The Titans’ third possession of the game started on their own 16-yard line and went 14 yards before Brett Kasper threw his fourth interception of the season on the Falcons 38-yard line. After a two yard return, the Falcons got the ball on their own 40-yard line with 2: 38 remaining in the first quarter. The Falcons were able to move the ball to the Titans 20-yard line; however, the Titans defense held them to a field goal attempt that was blocked by linebacker Nick Amato who returned the ball 11 yards to the UWO 38-yard line. The Titans were able to take the ball 49 yards to the Falcons’ 16-yard line before Dylan Hecker fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Falcons. The Titan defense was able to hold the Falcon offense to a four-and-out. After a 47-yard punt from the Falcons, the Titans got the ball on their own 33-yard line to start the drive. The Titans were able to go 67 yards in 8 plays before a Hecker 3-yard touchdown run extended the Titans lead to 10-0 with 3: 50 remaining in the first half. On the Titans’ 26-yard line, UWO’s defense intercepted Falcons’ quarterback Sawyer Moon. Linebacker Reese Dz iedz ic recorded the interception on the UWO 17 and returned the ball three yards to

the UWO 20-yard line. The interception drive started with one minute left in the first half. The Titans were able to run two plays before the clock expired and the first half ended with the Titans on top 10-0. The Titans got the the ball to start the second half and were able to move 54 yards to the Falcons’ 21 in a drive that included a 47-yard rush from Kasper. The Falcons’ defense was able to hold them to a 38-yard field goal attempt from Wettstein that was good, making the Titans’ lead 13-0. After a defensive turnover on downs, the Titans ran one play from their own 49 -yard line before scoring their second touchdown of the game via a 51-yard pass from Kasper to wide receiver Johnny Eagan to put the Titans up 20-0 with 10: 50 left in the third quarter. The Titans’ following possession went 78 yards in 11 plays and resulted in a touchdown from a 15-yard Chad Walton run. With the extra point being good the Titans were up 27-0 with 3: 12 remaining in the third quarter. The Falcons had one more drive in the third quarter before a turnover on downs gave the Titans the ball again. The Titans’ drive went into the start of the fourth quarter. A 25-yard touchdown pass from Kasper to wide receiv-

er Dom Todarello extended the lead to 34-0 with 13: 04 remaining in the game. The Titans scored one more touchdown from Walton with a 6-yard rush. The Falcons managed to score one touchdown from an 8-yard pass from Moon bringing the final score to 41-7. Kasper said he is pleased with the win and with his overall performance, but, he is still looking for more out of himself this season. “There’s always other areas to improve on and I’m always trying to get better,” Kasper said. “I’m still looking for that perfect game for the season.” Titans sophomore runningback Walton played in his fourth game of the season and had a season high 133 total yards with two touchdowns. “It felt good to actually get in the game,” Walton said. “You gotta play your role and know that once your number is called you gotta be ready for any situation.” The Titans play UW-La Crosse at home on Saturday in its final regular season home game. Saturday is Senior Day, Veterans Day, Clash’s Kids Day and Titan Student sock giveaway. Phoenix Bridegroom of Be The Match will also be in attendance as her and her family will be honored at halftime. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.


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Cross country earns two top five finishes at conference things here before he left. iletti wants to be good and e pects to be good, but en oys having teammates succeed as well and overall, is very team-oriented, according to c enna. “He wants his teammates to be good and wants to be part of something special, c enna said. Moore said she didn’t have a set, consistent goal all year. y goals eep ind of changing cause eep running faster than e pected, oore said. oming into the season, I didn’t think I’d be this good. ccording to oore, finishing in st place this past wee end helped her refine her goals and reali e what she could be capable of. t helped give me confidence that can probably do what I want to do,” Moore said. McKenna said the work oore has put in has changed her attitude, which included developing a competitive hunger.

by Alex Nemec nemeca14@uwosh.edu The UW Oshkosh Titans cross country team ran at the conference tournament this past weekend, where the women finished in nd place and the men finished in th. Junior Cheyenne Moore finished in st place in the women s race after finishing th in last year s conference race, while senior yler iletti finished th in the men s race after missing last year s conference race due to an inury. ead coach amon c enna said they e pect to be better than W- au laire, but it still feels good to beat them, even though the lugolds aren t W s main rival. ur main rival is a rosse, c enna said. hey re the team we re typically out to get. oore said finishing in first was e citing because of the retribution of being better than she was after her finish at conference. didn t really have any e pectations coming into this year since did so poorly last year, oore said. o to not only get better, but get better by that much is e citing. Moore said she was nervous finishing the race because she has a habit of getting out ic ed, or getting passed at the very end. t was weird, oore said. [ t] didn t really sin in until could breathe again. McKenna said he was pleased with how the women finished because they got beat by the lugolds earlier in the season. ur primary goal was to finish within the top two, c enna said. au laire had beaten us two wee s prior, so one of our main priori-

Cheyenne Moore

ties was to beat them, which we did. McKenna said the men hoped to be third, but had finished where they were ranked, while iletti had a career race. yler [ iletti], obviously ran awesome, c enna said. est race of his career to this point. iletti said one of his goals for the season was to finish top on the conference team. was, ind of, not e pecting to race that well this wee end, iletti said. he goal for me [this wee end] was to try to race with didn t really have any e pecthe top guys and see tations coming into this year since where came in. did so poorly last year. o to not iletti said he crushed his career goal only get better, but get better by that of running a submuch is e citing. minute race by finishing with a time of —Cheyenne Moore . UWO cross country runner ccording to c enna, iletti was part of his first recruiting ast year, li e she has class and it has been awesome to see iletti s ourney mentioned, it didn t go the way we had hoped, c enthrough his career. onestly, [placing high at na said. t was frustrating for conference] is something en- both us that last year didn t visioned for [ iletti], c - come together the way we had enna said. aybe a year ago hoped right off the bat. c enna said it was cool didn t thin it would come to see oore push him to help this easily as this past month has gone for him, but new her be a better runner and imhe was talented and that he prove by as ing for more mishould do something big lage in runs.

Tennis qualifies for WIAC Tourney by Josh Crowe crowej13@uwosh.edu The women’s tennis team wrapped up the regular season at the onference hampionship on aturday, ct. and is now loo ing ahead to the Wisconsin ntercollegiate thletic onference eam ournament. he itans finished fourth in the overall standings with points at the conference Championship in Madison, which earned them a spot at the WIAC Championships in pril . inishing fourth for the itans in the individual competitions were ailey agen at o. , lyssa effler at o. , annah eters at o. and amantha oppa at o. . he itans also had nnie octor place fifth at o. singles and onica icolic y place si th at o. singles. a ing fourth in doubles were the pairing of agen and eters at o. and oppa and effler at o. . annah auth and shlee olena finished seventh at o. . hese itans loo much different than the team that played last year, with no returning seniors and five players who had never competed with the team before this year.

Despite these new faces and the young roster, the itans have prevailed to ma e the tournament. ead coach obert enshaw said he isn t downplaying the magnitude of five new faces gelling together this smoothly. ualifying for the tournament this year was huge because we have five new players who weren t with us last year, enshaw said. agen said she agrees qualifying with such a young roster was no small accomplishment. t was very e citing to place fourth in the tournament and qualify for the spring tournament with such a young team, agen said. While some may say that a young, ine perienced roster can hurt the team at the upcoming tournament, eters said she thin s it will have the opposite effect. don t thin a young roster will hurt us, but rather help us, eters said. any of the girls have ust come out fresh from their high school tennis seasons, and having younger girls new to the tournament e perience thin will give us an edge since our opponents are not used to playing us. The Titans faced their fair share of adversity this sea-

son, most notably losing one of their top players to in ury with aige anser at o. two singles. his meant everyone on the roster had to play up a spot to fill in for the loss. he itans are not satisfied with ust qualifying, however, and are continuing to practice and play even with the lengthy brea between now and the tournament. hey are going to practice once a week over the winter and enshaw has already scheduled dual matches for the team once it warms up to sha e off the rust. eters said she nows how much potential this roster has for ne t year. nli e the other teams in our conference, we will bring back our entire team next year, which allows us to improve in the offseason and as a team, eters said. Henshaw said the women’s tennis team could quic ly become one of the powerhouses of the W in the upcoming years. “We have no seniors on the team so ne t year we should have nearly every player returning, enshaw said. f we can get one or two freshmen recruits next year who come to school ready to compete, we will be in a great position to compete at the top of our conference.

Tyler Miletti lot of people li e to be told what to do, but won t push you as a coach to really be more demanding of them, c enna said. o it was ind of cool to see that over the past year of her wanting to increase wor load. ccording to c enna, the athletes deserve all the credit for how they finish in their competitions, even though they might say he has helped them through it. “For the most part… you don’t make the jumps these two have made and you don’t overcome some of the setbacks that these two have made without having a lot of individual perseverance, and trust in yourself, c enna said. McKenna said he wants his runners to focus on all of the important things in life. We have a chec list every single day of things that we want to accomplish as athletes, as students and as people, and if you ta e care of business everyday then you ust get to trust that when you show up in ovember during championship season. W will race at the NCAA Division III Midwest egionals on ov. at a e ree e olf lub in Winneconne, W . he women start at a.m. and the men start at noon.

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Senior Trevor Damkot ran a 26:16 for a 45th place finish.

The Advance-Titan 11/3/16  

The Advance-Titan print edition from November 3, 2016.

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