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On July 1 UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Valley officially merged. Pictured above are students walking on the three campuses that became one University.

3 campuses, 1 University, no name

The University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley are currently taglined as a campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh until a final decision is made on the namesake of the three universities in the spring semester of 2019. by Nikki Brahm brahmn31@uwosh.edu The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and its satellite campuses, UWFond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley, await decision on a new name as the merging of the three campuses into one University began on July 1. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said under the recommendation of the naming committee, the campus has decided that UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley keep their names with a slight modification. “So UW-Fond du Lac is now a campus of UW Oshkosh,” Leavitt said. “That’s the tagline underneath it; it used to say a campus of UW-Colleges. So their logos have gone from red to black to signify they are definitely in transition.” Leavitt said UWO is engaged in a marketing study to understand the position of the University in the region. “We’ll be asking some questions about what will our identity and brand be so that we can begin to un-

derstand that,” Leavitt said. Leavitt said they won’t have an official decision on the University’s name until spring. The campus is considering a few options. One would be having three campuses all called the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Another option is considering changing the name of the entire institution. And the third option is what other joining schools in the state did, which is to extend their receiving institution of the brand onto other campuses. “For instance, we now have UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and there’s UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha,” Leavitt said. “So that’s certainly one we could explore.” Leavitt said all campuses will keep their colors and mascots for the purposes of athletic competition. “So when the UW-Fond du Lac campus plays basketball in the Wisconsin athletic conference, they’ll be known as the Falcons and they will be green,” Leavitt said. “And the same as Fox Valley, they will be known as the Cyclones and they will be red.”

Leavitt said this decision was made in order to respect the traditions of the individual campuses. “We would have six basketball teams in this region all with the name ‘Titan,’” Leavitt said. “It would be very confusing. So the UW Oshkosh Titans is preserved for the NCAA athletics, which resides on the Oshkosh campus.” Assistant Chancellor for Access Campuses Martin Rudd said he liked the idea of having all the teams with the name Titan; he, however agreed with Leavitt that it could be confusing. “It’s a sort of rallying point for the whole University and the chancellor said early on that the success of this new relationship within our new University deals with the cultural identity of the access campuses and the UW Oshkosh campus,” Rudd said. Leavitt said it will be several years until the campuses are completely integrated. Within the next two to three years, decisions on policies and procedures will be made as well as decisions on aligning campus curric-

ulum, calendars and commencement ceremonies. “And it’s going to take a lot more time for us to be integrated; that’s a cultural issue,” Leavitt said. “It will require the next generation of students before we really feel as if we are one University simply because anybody that has any institutional memory of the previous arrangement carries that with them.” Leavitt said one important detail they are looking into with the merger is the ability for students to transport between the three campuses at their choosing. “We are not creating situations where students must commute, simply because that was an agreement up front,” Leavitt said. “So we would not say the class is only offered on one campus but not the other.” Leavitt said funds, budgets and finances are not being blended across campuses at this point. “They are being kept absolutely separate this year,” Leavitt said. Leavitt said that by July 1, 2019 the fiscal arrangement will be differ-

ent, but they don’t know exactly what it will look like. “So the resource challenges we have on the Oshkosh campus have no impact on what’s happening on the access campuses and vice versa; they’re not without their own budget issues on the access campuses, and they’re tied directly to enrollment just as ours are,” Leavitt said. “So they’re being tied separately, and I never want to have the situation where we’re using one campus to offset the issues of another campus; that’s just not right.” Rudd said over the course of the last six months he’s learned about the fiscal transformation at the Oshkosh campus. “A couple things to note; before the restructuring even immensed, the access campuses were already planning for the 18-19 budget,” Rudd said. “So the budget this year of course will remain separate because we already planned that budget before restructuring had even been announced.”

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$308,709 stolen from Sodexo

by Christina Basken

baskec94@uwosh.edu A former UW Oshkosh Sodexo employee will face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted of illegally cashing checks made payable to Sodexo Services and marked as “deposit only.” According to court documents, Karen Anderson cashed 159 checks made payable to Sodexo Services totaling $308,709.89 from 2010 to 2015. Sodexo has held the food service contract with UW Oshkosh since 2001. Anderson stated she would go to the vault teller, Pam, at U.S. Bank on Main Street in Oshkosh to cash the checks. She would tell Pam she was cashing checks even though they said for “deposit only” because the checks had to go to two different places, including the client and Sodexo. Anderson started by cashing a deposit-only check because a client paid a bill meant for the University as well as Sodexo. According to Anderson, the customer paid Sodexo for the catering services and paid the University for room rental. Anderson reported that the teller Pam allowed her to cash the deposit-only check and apply it to the Sodexo account and then forward the rest to the University account. Anderson said each time she cashed a check she followed the same procedure. Other than the first two checks she cashed, no money from the cashed checks went back to

Sodexo. Anderson was employed by Sodexo for 13 years until she was terminated in January 2016. University Police Department detective Michael Bartlein was notified by Sodexo corporate security regarding the missing money from the Blackhawk Commons accounts. Anderson’s replacement, Julie Plamann, discovered the irregularities. Bartlein reported on Jan. 18 that Anderson admitted to stealing from Sodexo. According to Anderson, the stolen money was used for her family. Her sons were heavily involved in basketball and she spent the money on basketball camps, hotel stays and miscellaneous expenses. Anderson’s lawyer, Mark Kershek, did not respond to an attempt for comment. Bartlein explained the typical procedures that take place in a case like this. “Initially, I will gather as much information as I can,” Bartlein said. “I will interview witnesses and the suspects. Typically I will subpoena bank records and gather as much documentation as I can from all parties/entities involved. Once completed, I will prepare a report and submit it to the district attorney’s office for consideration.” On Sept. 17, several character letters were entered into the court record. The case is set for a plea hearing on Sept. 27. Bartlein said he expects the case to wrap up shortly.

Cliff Moll

Robert Kunkel

Bruce Niendorf

by Christina Basken baskec94@uwosh.edu

duciary rule for investment companies during their administrations. The rule states that fiduciaries like financial advisers who deal with retirement plans or provide retirement planning must act in the best interests of their clients, rather than themselves, such as when commissions are involved. In April 2016, President Barack Obama passed the fiduciary rule which was put in place to protect individual investors. This rule meant that investment advisers would have to provide conflict-free advice that put their clients’

best interests ahead of their own. In February 2017, President Donald Trump delayed the fiduciary rule from taking effect in April 2017, and the rule was officially killed in June 2017, meaning there was no longer anything in place to protect an investor from conflict-of-interest fees for retirement accounts. Moll, Kunkel, and Neindorf researched 30 investment companies and found conflict-of-interest fees were

Professors make national news

UW Oshkosh finance professors Cliff Moll, Robert Kunkel and Bruce Niendorf recently had their research mentioned in national news. The three were cited by Barron’s Financial Investment News and InvestmentNews after finding $17 billion per year was being taken from investors’ pockets. Moll, Kunkel and Niendorf conducted research on what the “Obama effect” and the “Trump effect” had on the fi-

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Tess Otto rides home to Wisconsin from a trip to Sturgis, South Dakota during golden hour.

Q & A with UWO student, Harley-Davidson intern Tessa Otto

by Christina Basken baskec94@uwosh.edu Q. What inspired you to apply for this internship?

A. I applied for the internship because it was an opportunity to ride all summer while gaining professional experience as a business analyst and marketing contractor for a company I have always admired. Q. How did you feel when you found out you got it?

before Memorial Day weekend. They were looking for the type of personality that could drop everything and commit to an adventure. It was an American Idol moment, and I remember being so excited to tell my parents, friends, co-workers, and everyone else that helped me prepare for weeks and listened to me obsess over the position. Q. What did you have to do to apply?

tions, hooked me up with an eye-catching poster that I sent to the Corporate Office in a 20’x30’. And Dylan Rusniak, who runs his own “Ruz Productions,” helped take my visualization of a video to life. Q. How selective is this internship? A. They had 7,500 applications from over 30 countries. Eight were selected worldwide. They were hired regionally.

A. I created a video and poster, both with help from students Q. What is it like being a A. I received the phone call here at UWO. Kathryn Kubasta, Harley-Davidson intern? that I had got the job in my who now works in University spring interim class, the Friday Marketing and CommunicaA. It is unlike any company I “Young people and experienced professionals erger are also leaving the state in search of states that from page actually appreciate its educators and education, and one that actually pays a decent livable wage,” Rudd said for 2020, the Oshkosh campus will Wojciechowski said. “These are issues that won’t continue the reductions of about $9.5 million and be solved or addressed by the merger.” Rudd said informing the campuses about the the access campuses will look into managing their restructuring comes from several different sourcown financial situations. “These are really complex budgets and to some es, including himself. The UW System also sends extent the UW system has not fully released the weekly updates through the Project Management funding for what’s due to come for the restructur- Office that are posted online and there are monthly ing either,” Rudd said. “So the financial picture is all-campus collegiums. “Students from our access campuses also serve not fully clear yet for the access campuses.” Leavitt said fall enrollment is up by almost 200 on some of the working groups,” Rudd said. “Chancellor Leavitt has already held ‘Coffee with first-year students compared to last year. “I know that the enrollments on the UW-Fox the Chancellor’ at the FDL campus this semester, and UW-Fond du Lac campuses are stable, it’s a in the same way he did last week at the Osh[kosh] question of how far up or down they might be,” campus.” Fond du Lac student Jonathan Kroeger said he Leavitt said. “We’ll know by Sept. 14 officially what the exact enrollment trends are on each cam- felt he wasn’t very informed about the merger; however, he said Leavitt came to the Fond du Lac pus.” Leavitt said the overall enrollment will be down campus to talk to students. “The only thing you heard in class about it was again this year, somewhere around two to three if teachers were complaining, but as far as acapercent. “We expected this, we have modeled this,” demically and financially, I knew we were going Leavitt said. “We know that we probably have one to keep the same tuition, which is lower than Osmore year of a declining enrollment for the overall hkosh, so that’s why it was good, because if we population for the Oshkosh campus and that will wouldn’t of I obviously would have transferred to Oshkosh,” Kroeger said. be fall of ‘19.” Leavitt said July 1 was a historic day and that UWO senior Aaron Wojciechowski said he is skeptical about the effects of the merger on the he’s thrilled by the involvement of people on all the campuses and by student governments. University. “I’ve talked a lot in the business community “The two big issues that campuses across Wisconsin are facing are funding and declining student about this new university and I’ve asked a sort of rhetorical question, and the question is; what kind enrollment,” Wojciechowski said. Wojciechowski said these issues are a result of of a university does this region need and deserve?” policies at the state level, such as not funding the Leavitt said. “So we have an opportunity, because tuition freeze which affects both two-and four-year of the merger, to rethink how we are going to best serve the northeast Wisconsin region and beyond.” institutions.

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2 charged for campus assaults

by Calvin Skalet

skalec11@uwosh.edu Oshkosh and Green Bay police officers arrested two Green Bay men that police say are connected to the September 8 assaults that involved four UWO students. The assaults, which Oshkosh police believe to be random, included three males and one female student who were all struck in the head at about 1 a.m. as they were walking home near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin Street. The female student suffered a concussion and a brain bleed. According to Wisconsin Circuit Court records, Domonick D. Strope, 20, has been charged with three counts of substantial battery, 20 counts of

bail jumping as a repeater and theft off a person. As a condition, he must adhere to absolute sobriety and cannot leave the state of Wisconsin. Strope also has cases pending in Outagamie and Brown counties. His cash bond was set at $100,000. The court records also show Nasir J. Jackson, 18, has been charged with three counts of substantial battery, theft from a person and party to a crime. As a condition, the court ordered him to have no contact with the UWO campus, reside with his mother in Green Bay and keep a 7 p.m. curfew. Jackson’s cash bond is set at $5,000. The two men are set to appear in court on September 27.

had been with because they are a company rich with culture and history. Walking through their corporate office for the first time gave all the interns the chills. Q. What do you do as an intern?

A. As an intern I traveled the country documenting my journey on social media, doing interviews in print and media and served as a business analyst to understand how the company is engaging people my age. Q. What is the most exciting thing you’ve gotten to do?

A. I rode to Sturgis with my father. He has ridden a Harley since 1995 and was very excited to be a part of my journey. He had the whole trip planned out so I would get the full experience.

Q. Do you get any cool perks being an intern? A. I get to keep the bike! I chose a 2018 Twisted Cherry Street Glide Special. The best perk was the overall experience. What other 21-year-old can say that they have ridden a motorcycle across the country? Q. What was it like partici-

pating in the Harley-Davidson 115 Anniversary Ride in Milwaukee? A. Harley-Davidson hosted the four corners ride “home,” meaning Milwaukee. I rode from Florida to Milwaukee with Harley-Davidson’s CEO and President, Matt Levatich, for the celebration, then spent the weekend taking part in the activities. Q. Do you have any advice for students looking to pursue an internship? A. They may do it again next year, so I encourage students who are interested to apply.

Q&A with Vice Chancellor Martin Rudd

Vice Chancellor of UW-Fox Valley and UW Fond du Lac takes the time to introduce himself to UWO students. by Megan Behnke behnkm48@uwosh.edu Q. What does it mean to be an assistant chancellor? A. Within UW Oshkosh, the chancellor has cabinet positions reporting directly to him that hold the title of the assistant chancellor. In my case, my new position [Assistant Chancellor for Access Campuses] is reasonably similar in scope to my most recent position within the UW Colleges NE Region as Regional Executive Officer and Dean. In that role, I reported directly to the Chancellor of UW Colleges/ UW-Extension. Q. What do you like most about what you do? A. My job is extremely varied, not only with where I may be each day [on the campus, or off campus, meeting with community/ business leaders] but also with learning what is effectively a brand new institution and its policies, processes and the new connections at the Oshkosh campus. I have a marvelous access campus leadership team so I like dealing with the issues we face in higher education to make the University a better experience for our nearly 15,000 students and 1,500 employees. Q. What do you think about the colleges merging, and how do you feel this will affect your work? A. We believe that all three

campuses have been given a remarkable opportunity in this joining, and that is how we describe this restructuring. I am excited about my work and the challenge that lies ahead in taking what we all have to offer and creating the new University. My work is already affected greatly and I have the dozens of new people I have met through this process to thank for that: students, faculty and staff are helping slowly learn about Oshkosh traditions and practices, and I can, in turn, help them understand what made our access campuses so remarkably successful at what we do. Q. Did you always know you wanted to work with students? A. My work with students has changed greatly over the 20 years I have worked in higher education. I worked at a regional comprehensive university previously when I taught chemistry, and my involvement with students was in advising and undergraduate research and honors college projects. I also loved those activities that I did when I was teaching organic chemistry at the UW-Fox Valley campus, and especially team-teaching interdisciplinary courses. My work with students now is different; my advising is in a different capacity as students seek me out to help them solve problems or because they are facing a barrier to their next educational steps. Working for our students is what we do every

Martin Rudd day; I heard it before restructuring and I continually hear it now. We truly are a student-focused University. Q. Do you spend more time on one campus than the others or is it balanced? A. Balance is tough to find in this transition time. As well as spending time on the intense issues that are in front of us, we begin to act in ways that reflect our “three campuses, one University” reality. I am committed, with the faculty and staff at our access campuses, to leadership in Menasha and Fond du Lac. So being on all three campuses really is a part of the work and that involves travel. I do have an office on each campus and having worked in a multi-campus environment for the last [nearly] three years, I am very comfortable making good use of technology such as Skype for Business for meetings and use of the cloud for accessing my files.


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McNair gives first-generation students opportunities by Joe Schultz schulj78@uwosh.edu

UW Oshkosh McNair Scholars will be presenting their research at the McNair Showcase, an invitation-only event, at the UWO Alumni Welcome and Conference Center on Sept. 25. The McNair Scholars Program gives about 25 first-generation college students opportunities for similar life-changing experiences every year. Students spent their summer getting paid to conduct field research with a faculty mentor. Each student was required to write a 20-page research paper on any area of interest. McNair Scholars are first-generation, low-income students from underrepresented backgrounds. The McNair Scholars Program is

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designed to give these students skills and tools needed to get into and succeed at the graduate-school level. McNair students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and must be a junior in standing to participate in the paid research internship in the summer. Cordelia Bowlus, the director of the McNair Scholars Program at UWO, said the program is exclusive to first-generation students with hopes of gaining a master’s degree or a Ph.D. “Parents of these kids aren’t able to give them the information they need to fully understand all of the opportunities that are available to them,” Bowlus said. Terrace Davis, a McNair Scholar from Champaign, Illinois, said when he was growing up, he didn’t

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creating $17 billion per year in additional fees. This money came out of investors’ pockets. Lead author on “How do Investment Companies Fare Under Obama and Trump Fiduciary Rules?” Cliff Moll said they started the research by studying the stock market’s reaction to the fiduciary rule. “If the market thought that it was bad for the companies, their stock prices would fall,” Moll said. “The stock gives the value for all the future cash flow of the firm, so if the cash flows are expected to fall because now they can’t charge these conflict-of-interest fees and collect them from investors, then they’ll have small cash flows and the stock price will decrease. We were trying to see if that was the case and we found that was the case.” Cliff said they found the average market capitalization [the market value of a publicly traded company’s outstanding shares] loss was $385 million upon the announcement of Obama’s fiduciary rule. The team then studied the effect of the 2016 presidential election and what was anticipated to happen to the fiduciary rule, as well as what effect that had on the stock market. “It was interesting because we got to study what happened to these firms when the election results came out,” Moll said. “What we did then was study the reaction to that news. Trump had even signaled that he was going to roll back regulations. A lot of these regulations on these firms was essentially going to be repealed or overturned. We thought, ‘Well, if that’s the case, then those investment companies could then still collect those fees, and if collecting those fees would increase their cash flows, that should have a positive impact on their stock price.’ And that’s what we found.” Investment companies were able to get all the losses back from the repeal of the fiduciary rule and then some. The Trump administration killing that fiduciary rule led to an average market capitalization gain of $1.56 billion. Moll said the repeal of the fiduciary rule made a large impact on the market capitalization. “Conflict-of-interest fees created $17 billion per year in additional fees; that’s why we saw such a huge change in the market cap, because then these $17 billion of fees could be put on the books again when the fiduciary rule was taken out of effect,” Moll said. Niendorf said there are good and bad elements to the fiduciary rule being repealed. “The bad elements are that without that fiduciary rule in place, a financial adviser can advise you to put your money, say, in a mutual fund, that maybe has higher fees associated with it than alternative mutual funds,” Niendorf said. “They can advise you to put

think that college was an option until his high school wrestling coach persuaded him to come to UWO. “College is like unheard of,” Davis said. “There’s a saying back home, ‘You go to college and chase hopes, or you help your mom pay the bills and sell dope.’ That’s what people are living by back there.” The McNair Scholars Program helps students see their potential by doing hands-on research in a field of their choosing. Undergraduate research also helps McNair students improve their résumé, potentially setting students apart from future job applicants. Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Art Munin said he hopes more students pursue undergraduate research, not only for the résumé boost but for the intrinsic rewards that undergrad research

your money in one with higher fees because they get a percentage of that. It doesn’t take much, even half of a percentage point charge can add up to thousands of dollars for a person by the time they hit retirement. Some of the fees are annual fees; they will charge you a percentage for the money they are managing for you.” According to Moll, the State Corporation Commission [SCC] is currently trying to propose a new rule that might replace the fiduciary rule to some extent. “They had some town hall meetings and got a bunch of public input,” Moll said. “They had a period of a few months for the public to provide input on these rules. That comment period ended late August, so now they’ve got all the comments and they’re trying to figure out what comes next.” Moll said if investors are made aware of the risks, they should be able to make informed decisions how to invest their money. “Fiduciary rule seemed to be a good step in the right direction,” Moll said. “I believe investment companies deep down should be able to charge what fees they want, but they definitely have to be very up front about it so that investors know. The thing is, a lot of investors don’t know.” Niendorf gave advice to students interested in avoiding conflict-of-interest fees. “The biggest thing is if you’re going to use a financial adviser, find one [that] is independent,” Niendorf said. “A lot of financial advisers work for investment companies and up front what they charge may look cheaper, but you keep paying that percentage and pay far more over the years. You can find a financial adviser that will charge you a onetime fee. In the long run, you’re way farther ahead than getting hit with that percentage every year.” Moll said the goal was to put the research out there for the academic community, but he didn’t expect their research to catch the attention of national news. “I thought well that’s really cool; I never thought anything like that would happen,” Moll said. “We knew we had really good results, but for it to be picked up and put out there for everyone to see in a more mainstream way and to see people talking about it and individuals turning it into a discussion about how to avoid these fees is really great to see.” Kunkel said Moll was a student of his before he graduated in 2006, and he has had a lot of fun seeing Moll’s achievements over the years. “Not only did it get picked up by Barron’s and InvestmentNews, he did a paper with me in 2014 and earned a Best in Track Award for Education in Finance and in 2013 he won the Best in Track Award for Investment and Portfolio Management,” Kunkel said. “He is a great example of what you can do coming out of Oshkosh.” Niendorf said the team plans to do more follow-up research if the SCC comes out with a replacement plan for the fiduciary rule.

provides. “It was transformative for me,” Munin said. “To be able to see yourself as an academic, as an undergraduate student. You have something to contribute.” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said he had nothing but praise for Cordelia Bowlus for helping students make a difference in the McNair Scholars program. “She really cares about the students and wants them to be successful,” Leavitt said. Munin said students don’t have to be a professor to do the same quality of work. “My undergraduate research set up this lightbulb moment that there’s nothing special about the faculty that does this work,” Munin said. “I’m not saying they aren’t talented and intelligent, but there’s

nothing special about them that says that I can’t do it too.” Bowlus said another perk of being a McNair Scholar is that it allows students to apply to grad school free of charge. “If anyone has the opportunity to do McNair they should,” Davis said. “It teaches you more about yourself. I never thought I would be able to write a 25-page paper in a couple of months.” Davis said he learned a lot about himself by being in the McNair Scholars Program. “McNair applies pressure, it applies a lot of pressure sometimes. It challenges you; I hated public speaking, I’m not good at it at all,” Davis said. “With McNair, I had to do it so much that I’m starting to hear that I’m a good public speaker.”


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University of Wisconsin Madison Law School professor Robert Yablon speaks about voting and equal protection.

Constitution Day brings discussion, debates speak at the event. “I was invited by professor Siemers and it seemed like a great opportunity to celebrate Constitution Day and talk a little bit about a very important subject,” Yablon said. A big part of Constitution Day, according to Yablon, is voting rights and encouraging students to utilize these rights. “A big part of Constitution Day is to remind people of what our founding document is all about,” Yablon said. “Voting rights is a hugely important area for people to know about and be engaged with.” Yablon said he believes it’s important for students to be involved in events like this because it could eventually lead to them going out to vote. “Hopefully, this is the kind of event that makes people more likely to get engaged with democ-

by Holly Gilvary gilvah18@uwosh.edu

UW Oshkosh American Democracy Project chapter hosted speaker professor Robert Yablon of the UW Madison Law School to honor Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17. From 6 to 8 p.m. in Reeve Union, Yablon gave a presentation on “Voting and Equal Protection” for UWO students to learn more about the Constitution and the importance of voting rights. In addition to hosting the speaker, the American Democracy Project chapter also had a table set up in Reeve from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, handing out Constitutions to students and discussing it with anyone who had any questions or comments. Yablon said he was honored to

racy and with their government,” dents are part of the community of Yablon said. Oshkosh, and therefore also have Professor and president of the rights. American De“We think mocracy Project one of the It’s unfortunate that most chapter, Tony main goals citizens today aren’t really Palmeri had a of the camsimilar response aware of what the Constitupus is to regarding the tion says, especially the Bill of help stuimportance of Rights. We believe that civic dents recstudents being ognize their responsibility requires that we involved in the rights and know that. I don’t personally event. responsibil“Students are think a student can really say ities under citizens,” Palmeri that they received a high-quality the law, and said. “And, like higher education, unless a huge events like all citizens, they part of that is understanding this are an have responsi- their civic rights and responsiopportubilities to make nity to do sure that they’re bilities. it,” Palmeri helping to create — Tony Palmeri said. the best campus Palmeri Communications Professor community that said that they can.” ConstituPalmeri also mentioned how stu- tion Day is an event that provides

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A5|September 20, 2018

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Lauren Freund - Opinion Editor

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Go to grad school for right reasons

by Jesse Szweda szwedj57@uwosh.edu Jesse Szweda is a senior English major. His views do not necessarily represent those of The Advance-Titan.

Campus safety is vital

BY ETHAN USLABAR

by The Advance-Titan Staff atitan@uwosh.edu

UW Oshkosh provides several services to students to help create a safe environment on and near campus. These services include the Safewalk program, Winnebago Countywide Crime Stoppers, blue light emergency phones and Titan Alert. During the day the campus is bustling with students, but at night there are less students, which can lead to a feeling of uneasiness. UWO sophomore Micaila Gerrits said new concerns are brought up from social media posts. “During the day there’s a lot of people around,” Gerrits said. “At night it’s a little different with a lot of the different things you hear going on with sex trafficking, especially as a girl.” The University offers suggestions to students for staying safe such as never walking alone at night to their car or around campus. When students can’t find someone to walk with at night, there is the option of using the Safewalk program. Even if not every student may need to use Safewalk, they tend to be appreciative that it is available to them. Fifth-year student Shannon Gaffney knew about the

Safewalk program and said she was glad that it was available as an option when walking to her car after a night class. “Sometimes I’d feel a little unsafe, but luckily I had a quick walk to my car just in the Sage parking lot,” Gaffney said. “I didn’t feel safe but I definitely feel like the opportunity to use the Safewalk would have been available, and I would have used it had I had a longer walking distance.” In the unfortunate situation that a student would need to contact the Univerity or city police either for something they see or are involved in, Crime Stoppers is available. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit that allows people to submit anonymous tips to surrounding community organizations. However, it seems that students may not know about this service or don’t wish to use it. Fifth-year UWO student Elliott Verkuilen said that even though he wasn’t aware of it previously, he still would choose not to use it. “If I had any issues I would just contact University Police,” Verkuilen said. “They have a phone number basically everywhere.” The Oshkosh Police is helpful to students especially in

highly dangerous situations. Junior Colten Cashmore had to take action on Friday morning when he found out that his truck had been stolen Thursday night. Cashmore, never having any problems like this happen before, was in shock. “I thought it was crazy that it was happening to me because you always hear it happening to other people,” Cashmore said. “It was five steps away from our door that it happened, so that’s pretty crazy too.” After working with Oshkosh Police Department to get his truck back, Cashmore said he learned something new that other students should keep in mind as well. “The main thing we have to realize as students and being on campus is just be proactive in making sure that everything is locked and not taking anything for granted,” Cashmore said. “There’s always someone out there looking to take advantage of you, unfortunately.” Instances like Cashmore’s truck getting stolen on campus doesn’t affect other students, but there are situations when they can. In these situations, Titan Alert is used to make students aware of what is happening or what areas to avoid. Although it is helpful in

alerting students, some feel that there sometimes isn’t enough information given. “I remember getting one saying, ‘Avoid this street. We’ll send out information as it comes through,’ and an hour later it says, ‘You can use this street again’ with, like, no updated information,” Verkuilen said. “So it’s kind of nice, but then they don’t give any follow-up to this situation that happens. So it’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know what happened.’” Gerrits said the alerts are helpful when there are enough details about the situation to help students. “When there’s nothing on them it’s kind of like, how’s that going to help us when we have no idea what to look out for to begin with?” Gerrits said. However, Gaffney said the alerts still achieve the main goal of making students aware of the situation. “Without it I don’t think a lot of students would hear about things,” Gaffney said. “Also, there would be rumors that would go around because students like to talk and things can get miscommunicated.” The school and city provide the necessary resources for safety on campus, but it is up to the students to utilize those resources and think responsibly.

Physical libraries are needed

by Courtney Schuna schunc25@uwosh.edu Courtney Schuna is a senior English major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of The Advance-Titan. In today’s society, we are always evolving with different technologies that allow us to find information with just the click of a button. With this type of technological access, are public libraries still needed around the world? According to New York Times writer Michael Gonchar’s article “Do We Still Need Libraries?”, libraries relate to all different kinds of citizens. “The libraries are where poor children learn to read and love literature, where immigrants learn English, where job-seekers hone résumés and cover letters and those who lack ready access

to the internet can cross the digital di- advice, technical support and access to computers are various resources librarvide,” Gonchar wrote. According to Polk Library’s library ies offer,” Goldben said. UWO senior Samantha Tate said she services assistant Sam Goldben, libraries have always been used in societies. believes libraries offer more than just “I don’t believe there would ever be a place to study for children and teena reason for libraries to not exist and agers. that there will always be a need for “When I was in school, I would go to libraries,” Goldben said. “They’re ev- the library instead of my babysitter so er-changing, as evidenced by how they I could read books and listen to story had been used 100 time,” Tate said. years ago and how they UWO senior Renee I was there so much Adler said she uses liare used today.” Libraries have varithat I actually unoffi- braries as not only a ous pieces of literature cially worked there and place for solitude but that average citizens helped the librarians for various types of enwould not otherwise tertainment. have access to regular- choose books. “I was at the library ly. almost every day when — Renee Adler “Libraries are still I was younger,” AdUW Oshkosh student needed because they ler said. “ I was there provide access to so much that I actualthings that no other ly unofficially worked place does,” Goldben said. “Take, for there and helped the librarians choose example, the Library of Congress; they books. Libraries offer a sense of comhave access to limited print editions of munity for their communities, and books that no one would ever be able to sometimes they have entertainment like see if they didn’t offer it.” a board game or movie nights.” Goldben said public libraries offer Even with all the technology at our various resources for citizens to take fingertips, we still need libraries not advantage of if needed. just for access to books, but a place for “Access to free legal help, job fairs, a community to come together and supcareer advice from volunteers to help port one another. you find a job, free books, research

In my four years at UW Oshkosh, I have never met a student who didn’t look forward to graduation. The thought of walking across the stage in your black cap and gown and proudly accepting your diploma seems to be a dream for every student on this campus. After all, why wouldn’t it be? Even as we suffer through boring general education classes and endless hours of studying, we can comfort ourselves with that hopeful thought: “One day, when I graduate, this will all be worth it.” But as much as we look forward to graduation, we know it isn’t the end of the road. Most of us will enter the workforce, but some of us will take the road less traveled and opt for graduate school. And though grad school is a great option for many students, I believe that some students go to grad school out of fear rather than genuine desire. Given the financial and personal costs that often come with grad school, this is a big problem for those students, and universities need to do everything they can to help these students make better decisions about their future. When most students think about going to grad school, it’s usually because they see it as a stepping stone to their desired career. Many of the most coveted careers, such as being a professor at a public university, require a graduate degree. UWO graduate student Emily Olson said she thinks that students tend to go to grad school for professional reasons more often than personal ones. “I think people go to grad school because it’s a requirement for whatever job that they want,” Emily said. “That’s why I am going to graduate school, because in order to do what I want to do I need a master’s degree. And I think that applies to getting your doctorate as well. I feel like it’s mostly out of necessity, but I’ve talked to a few people and I think some people do it to learn more.” With the clock ticking down to graduation and few job prospects in sight, some students seem to see grad school as the safe option; a place where they can continue their studies without the uncertainty that comes with leaving college behind. Emily said she thinks that the familiarity of college life might drive some students to choose grad school over entering the workforce. “If they didn’t know what they wanted to do after their bachelor’s degree, I can imagine that they might keep going just for the sake of having a safe space to keep going; something comfortable that they’ve known for a long time,” Emily said. UWO sophomore Megan Olson said she agrees that fear plays a role in some students’ decisions to go to grad school, and that some of them go in hopes of figuring out what they want to do during their graduate studies. “It’s kind of like stalling until something comes up,”

Megan said. “I think people would do that.” The fact that some students go to grad school out of fear might not be a cause for concern if grad school didn’t place any significant challenges on them, but grad school places challenges that any student considering grad school should know about. UWO senior Morgan Hach thinks debt, heavy workloads, and lost time are some of the downsides of grad school. “You have to pay more money and have more student debt and the workload is a lot more intense usually,” Hach said. “It’s nice because you don’t have to be a real adult for longer, but then also you’re still in school for longer.” Students pursuing a graduate degree out of professional necessity are usually aware of these things and are prepared to endure them for the sake of their future career. However, students fleeing to grad school in an attempt to put their life on hold would do well in considering whether temporary freedom from the working world is really worth the cost. Grad school is very demanding, and thousands of dollars in tuition and years of lost time are what await these students if they take this route. But perhaps even more sobering is the fact that these students will probably find themselves in a similar situation they found themselves in at the end of their undergraduate studies. Staring down yet another graduation date, they will anxiously wonder what they will do with their graduate degree, but this time older and deeper in debt. Now, I realize the picture I’m painting here seems pretty grim, but my intention is not to scare people. I just want students who are considering grad school out of fear to know that grad school isn’t their only option. I also want universities to do a better job of conveying that message to their students. When it comes to how universities can accomplish this, much of the answer lies in taking existing resources on campus and mobilizing them to address the issue of grad school in more direct ways. Emily said she thinks career advisers can play an important role in helping students determine whether grad school is a good option for them. “It’s on a personal level, one-to-one, working with students and really digging deep on what they want and being supportive,” Emily said. “School isn’t always the answer for everyone.” She also said she thinks professors, especially those in the humanities and social sciences, can do more to help their students understand how to market themselves to employers. “I think the support comes from those professors,” Emily said. “You’re supposed to have your major adviser that is in the field, that should be up to date with the most current stuff, that knows who’s hiring, what your skills are, and you’re supposed to go them and talk to them.” If campus career centers and professors can do their part to point students in the right direction, it could prevent students from making poor decisions and improve the lives of young people all over the country. However, even with everything universities can do to help their students, it is ultimately the responsiblity of students to take control of their future. I’m here to tell you that, despite your fears, you are capable of succeeding outside of school.


A6|September 20, 2018

Sports Advance-Titan

Women’s golf places sixth at D-III Classic The Jewel Golf Club proved to be the real competition for the Titans over the weekend.

by Neal Hogden hogden39@uwosh.edu

The UW Oshkosh women’s golf team placed sixth out of 13 teams in the Division III Classic at The Jewel Golf Club last weekend. UWO junior Hannah Braun followed up her victory in the Titan Classic and a seventh-place finish at Wartburg College by placing 16th out of 65 participants in the D-III Classic. After finishing the first round with an 82, Braun came back to post a 77 on Day two to finish the weekend at 15over par. Finishing close behind

Braun was senior Kayla Prie- weekend.” be at 16-over-par. Priebe postPriebe played the course ed scores of 80 both days to two years ago when the Titans end tied for 17th place. last participated in the D-III Priebe said the difficulty of Classic and said it was benethe course forced the team to ficial to her this time around. “Playing stay focused through ad[The Jewel is] one of The Jewel versity. two years the hardest courses we “[The Jewago was a el] is one of play. little bit helpthe hardest ful because — Kayla Priebe I recognized courses we Senior Golfer some of the play in my opinion due holes,” Prieto the elevation changes and be said. “However, there is a sand traps,” Priebe said. “Be- lot of slope and some blind cause of this, it is extremely shots that I did not rememimportant to stay focused and ber.” For the second-straight stay positive even if you have a bad hole, and I think my meet, Carleton College came team and I did that well this away victorious. Carleton

College will not be in any of the Titans’ remaining outings but could possibly be in the NCAA D-III National Championship outing in May. Freshman Margherite Pettenuzzo tied for 29th by golfing rounds of 84 and 81. Pettenuzzo said she effectively used her driver to set her up well on longer holes. “I hit my driver extremely well and it put me in the best possible position with my approach shots to the green,” Pettenuzzo said. “I also feel like I made the putts that I needed to make, especially a couple 6-foot putts for par.” Freshman Erika Priebe and junior Hanna Rebholz finished at 23 and 24-over-par,

respectively. Head coach Liza Ruetten was proud of her team for not getting down when presented with the tough course. “All players remained very focused on the course during extreme hot and humid conditions,” Ruetten said. “I am most proud of this team and their on-course attitudes as all did their best to let an errant shot go to the back of their mind.” The Titans head to UW-Whitewater for the UW-Whitewater Invitational Sept. 22 at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. UWO will see a couple of tough Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

schools and will be looking to size them up with the WIAC championship only three weeks away. Ruetten said UW-Stout and Whitewater in particular will be tough to beat, but they have done it before and can do it again. “Stout and Whitewater will both be tough competitors for us at our conference championship,” Ruetten said. “We have beat Stout twice and Whitewater once but both teams are extremely capable of putting up low team scores with their experienced rosters. Our conference championship will be a battle during all three rounds.”

UWO defeats Division II Lincoln University

Defense, special teams lead the way for the Titans, bounce back from week 2 loss.

by Evan Moris morise36@uwosh.edu The UW Oshkosh football team bounced back this week versus Lincoln University in Jefferson, Missouri. The Titans controlled the game from start to finish defeating the Blue Tigers 17-7. Saturday’s victory over Lincoln was Oshkosh’s first win over a Division II opponent since 2004 when the Titans beat Upper Iowa University 33-21. On the opening drive of the game, Oshkosh methodically drove the ball down the field on 14 plays, 85 yards taking 7:02 off the clock capped off with 1-yard touchdown run by UWO quarterback Kyle Radavich to put the Titans ahead 7-0. This was Radavich’s first career touchdown. Lincoln University’s offense was only on the field for six plays in the first quarter and gained a total of four yards against the stout Titan defense. Despite being down four starters, coach Patrick Cerroni was impressed by how his defense was able to hold up against the Blue Tigers’ defense. “You never know how it’s going to work out,” Cerroni said. “Our young guys played and played extremely well. Obviously they made some mistakes, but overall our success was great. We found out we have some young players that can play at a very high level.” The Blue Tigers were able to get on the board in the second quarter. Lincoln University quarterback Henry Ogala marched the Blue Tigers 91 yards on 17 plays where Blue Tiger running back Terry Hunter punched in a 2-yard run to even the score 7-7. The Titans’ defense and special teams were able to hold the Blue Tigers in a stalemate throughout the remainder of the second and third periods. UWO punter Turner Geisthardt was able to pin Lincoln

deep in their own territory all game, averaging 48.6 yards on six punts. The Titans’ defensive special teams blocked both Blue Tiger field goal attempts in the second and third quarters. Cerroni said he was pleased with how his special teams were able to influence the game. “Special teams were a good A-,” Cerroni said. “Punter had great day, kicked the ball many times. Kickoff team was awesome, and return teams took care of the ball.” At the turn of the fourth quarter, the Titans found themselves on their own 34-yard line. On second down, Radavich passed the ball to wide receiver Riley Kallas who scampered for 61 yards taking the ball to the Blue Tiger 5-yard line. The next play, Radavich found Mitchell Gerend in the end zone, UW Oshkosh junior running back Mitch putting the Titans up 14-7 with 13:53 remaining in the the practice plan. “The coaches do a good job,” game. Ripplinger said. “Everyone gets UWO’s defense stood their ground, forcing a punt on the en- the same amount of reps. You presuing Blue Tiger drive. Oshkosh pare as a starter. When your numgained possession at their own ber gets called, you’ve had the 36-yard line and drove the ball practice throughout the week to 47 yards to the Lincoln 17-yard know exactly what you need to do mark. UWO kicker Peyton Peter- out there.” Ripplinger said he was happy son knocked home a 34-yard field goal in the final points of the game with how his defense played and to put the Titans up 17-7 with 5:35 how the offense has come along this year. left. “We know how talented they Although the Titans were down four defensive starters, safety Tay- are,” Ripplinger said. “We go lor Ripplinger said the success of against them every day in practhe defense and team comes from tice. What we see out there is incredible. It’s amazing to see [the

Gerhartz fights off Blue Tiger offense] in practice is now turning over into games now.” Radavich was able to score his first two career touchdowns after being held without a touchdown in the first two games. Radavich said Saturday’s success came from coaching game plans and experience. “We’re getting more comfortable,” Radavich said. “The coaches have been putting in great game plans. Every week we’re gaining more and more chemistry.” Cerroni said he saw big strides by his quarterback and offense as well. “After a few games, you’re go-

Women’s soccer loses third straight match Titans face adversity after falling to nationally-ranked Maroons. by Calvin Skalet skalec11@uwosh.edu The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team went 0-3 this week after falling to the University of Dubuque (Iowa), University of Chicago (Illinois) and Carthage College. The Titans (3-4-1) gave up three second half, goals after UWO had a 2-0 halftime lead and lost to the Carthage Red Hots by a final score of 3-2. UWO freshmen Mary Schmidt and Kylee Brown both scored in the first half for the Titans. Carthage junior Jacey Kent scored the first goal for the Red Hots in the 52nd, cutting into the Titans lead making the score 2-1. Carthage senior Joanne Stanfa found the back of the net twice in the final ten minutes to give Carthage the 3-2 win over the Titans. UWO was defeated by the nationally ranked University of Chicago (Illinois) Maroons by a score of 4-0 on Sunday. This was the second-straight year where the Titans have faced the Maroons with the Maroons winning both matches. University of Chicago shot the ball 28 times in the match with 14 of them registering on goal. The Titans were limited to just two shots and only one of them on goal. UWO head coach Erin Coppernoll said with an opponent like the Maroons, the

team has to match the intensity. “We knew we were up against a giant,” Coppernoll said. “We have to respect that and learn from them.” Coppernoll said the Titans need to be more organized in the defensive third against such a strong offensive attack. “We had miscues in the back that led to the majority of their goals,” Coppernoll said. Coppernoll said she was pleased with the effort her team showed despite the result. “It wasn’t the result we wanted, but I was impressed by how hard we competed in the second half,” Coppernoll said. “You have to learn from your opponent.” UWO midfielder Maddie Morris said playing nationally ranked opponents only makes the team better. “Not many teams get the opportunity to go to against a team of that quality so that can be an advantage for us,” Morris said. “Playing challenging teams is something coach has always wanted to do because having a high strength of schedule is important for the team so that we can improve and be challenged every game.” Last Friday the Titans fell to the University of Dubuque by a score of 2-1. UWO trailed by two scores for the majority of the game until an own goal in the 87th minute by the Spartans. Coppernoll said despite the loss, the Titans played a much better game after halftime adjustments.

“Unfortunately, in the first half [in the Dubuque game] we were very flat,” Coppernoll said. “We really had zero offense. We talked about it during halftime, and I thought we really came out and competed in the second half.” Coppernoll said it takes a complete performance to beat a team like the Spartans. “If we play a full 90, minute game like we played that second half, maybe we win that game,” Coppernoll said. Coppernoll said making adjustments in the attacking third resulted in the own goal. “We put them under a ton of pressure,” Coppernoll said. “We created havoc in the offensive third and ended up getting a goal out of it.” UWO forward Delaney Karl said the Titans need to pick up the intensity early if they want to compete. “A full 90 minute game is when we come out in the first half strong and ready to play,” Karl said. “In some games in the past, we’ve waited for the second half to pick up our intensity and fight for the W, but coach wants us to come out right away with that desire to win and compete.” Karl said that as a team leader, she needs to spark the team from the opening whistle. “Being a captain, I need to bring that desire to win right from the start and encourage my teammates to want that intensity as well,” Karl said.

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tackler on 1 of his 17 carries. ing to get tougher,” Cerroni said. “What I see is guys getting open, guys catching the ball. Kyle’s relaxed a little bit, more comfort, putting the ball on the spot.” Radavich was 14-19 passing with 156 yards and two touchdowns, Kallas led the team in receiving yards with 99 yards and six receptions and running back Mitch Gerhartz had a team high 56-yards rushing on 17 carries. The Titans are on a bye this week. UWO will play versus UW-River Falls next Saturday, Sept. 29 at David Smith Stadium in River Falls, Wisconsin.

WIAC Standings UW-Stevens Point

6-1-1

UW-River Falls

5-2-1

UW-Platteville

4-2

UW-La Crosse

4-2-1

UW- Whitewater

5-3-1

UW-Eau Claire

3-3

UW Oshkosh

3-4-1

UW-Stout

2-5-1


Sports Advance-Titan

September 20, 2018|A7

UWO visit Madison for preseason opener by Billy Piotrowski piotrb28@uwosh.edu

The UW Oshkosh men’s basketball team lost an preseason game to the Division I Wisconsin Badgers but UWO junior forward Adam Fravert led all scorers with 20 points in the 82-70 loss at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday. The Titans had four players in double-digits and limited the Badgers to 25 percent shooting from beyond the arc in the victory. After trading the lead back and forth with the Badgers, the Titans tied the game up at 14 with 11:41 to play in the first half. From there on out, the Badgers did not relinquish the lead. The Titans kept within striking distance with the score at 2218 in favor of the Badgers, but Wisconsin went on a 10-0 run to pull away from UWO. The first half lead would balloon up to 23 for the home team but UWO was able to grind it down to 19 at the break. Head coach Matt Lewis said having loved ones at the game made for a great atmosphere. “It was a lot of fun,” Lewis said. “It was a little bit of an L.A. Dodger crowd. [The fans] showed up midway through the first half but once they were there it was a really cool atmosphere. It was fun because a lot of our family and friends were in attendance.” Wisconsin senior Ethan Happ, who garnered a preseason first team All-American selection this year, was held

relatively quiet by his standards. The 6-foot-10-inch Milan, Illinois native was held to just 13 points and five rebounds while dishing out four assists. Fravert talked about the challenge Happ brought to the Oshkosh defense. “He’s fast,” Fravert said. “He wasn’t much taller than me but he’s just quick and really smart with the basketball. His post moves are really good.” Over the course of the second half, the Wisconsin lead got as high as 27 and stayed above 20 for much of the half. As the clock wound down, Oshkosh showed their fight as they whittled the lead down to just 12 by the end of the game. Other Titans in double-figures were seniors Brett Wittchow with 12 points on 1-6 shooting from beyond the 3-point line and Ben Boots with 10 points. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 16 points shooting 7-8 from the free-throw line. Junior guard David Vlotho scored a career-high 17 points in the victory and said the experience as a whole was amazing. “It was awesome,” Vlotho said. “This was actually the first time I had got down there to play on the court and it was just really cool.” Vlotho hit on seven of his 11 shot attempts including a 3-7 clip from 3-point land. Vlotho also reeled-in seven rebounds including two on the offensive end in only 25 minutes of play. Vlotho’s performance warranted praise from his head coach after the game.

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ABOVE: Senior Ben Boots dribbles past Badgers forward Khalil Iverson. BELOW: Junior Adam Fravert shoots a hookshot over Badgers Nate Reuvers and Walt McGrory on his way to a team-high 20 points. “Dave is great,” Lewis said. “He grey-shirted. Now he’s in his third year of playing with us and his fourth year in school. He’s really worked for everything that he’s gotten. So we’re excited for Dave to have that experience on Friday and play that well.” Lewis said although UWO graduate Charlie Noone can’t be replaced, Vlotho did a great job filling into that spot-up shooter role that Noone played last sea-

son. “It’s really hard to replace what Charlie brought to us,” Lewis said. “His leadership, maturity and confidence in what we were doing. Dave has given himself a chance. It’ll be a myriad of guys probably. We’re not at the point where we can say, ‘Alright, you’re replacing Charlie Noone.’” Lewis said he was proud of the way his team battled back despite being down by 27 at one

point. “I think a lot of teams would have bagged it,” Lewis said. “They would have been done with it midway through the second half. Our guys got in the huddle, they looked at each other and they said, ‘No we’re gonna keep playing’.” Lewis said the game against a tough D-I opponent helps the character of his team going forward. “I think that speaks volumes

to who they are,” Lewis said. “We had it several times last year in the national tournament where we were down six, eight points later in the game and we battled back. I think that is good preparation for what we’re going to face again this year.” The Titans will open up regular-season play against Piedmont College (Ga.) on Nov. 16 as part of the Lee Pfund Classic in Wheaton, Illinois.


A8|September 20, 2017

Campus Connections Advance-Titan

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UWO students kayak the Fox River

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ABOVE: A group of students prepare to embark on their journey on the Fox River. ABOVE LEFT: Students wanting a good workout paddle their way downstream. BOTTOM: An instructor gives out saftey tips while students listen in.

Shannon and Louise

By Lee Marshall

Upcoming events on campus Sept. 20-23 What: Sorority Recruitment Where: Reeve Union

Sept. 21 What: Bi Visibility Day: The Ins and Outs of Bi/Pan/Poly Sexual and Romantic Dating Where: Reeve Theatre 307 When: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 24 What: Instagramming Everyday Africa: Social Media and Representations of Everyday Life in Africa Where: Sage 1210 When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 What: Food Evolution Movie Screening and Midwest Farming Discussion Panel Where: Sage 1214 When: 6-8 p.m.

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