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As the largest college at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the College of Letters and Science is filled with faculty and staff who do extraordinary things inside and outside the classrooms. This newsletter brings to you a few of their stories.

inca imageDr. Eric Kuennen wanted to take his students, all future teachers of math, out of their comfort zone. He wanted them to view the world of mathematics from a different perspective. This desire to shake things up led Kuennen and 16 of his students to the mountains and jungles of Peru.

Read more about Lessons from the Inca Trail.

Koker miniGrowing up in Kenosha, Wis., John Koker had no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up, but he did know one thing: he didn't want to teach. But the son of an auto factory worker and a jail cook soon discovered that life doesn't always turn out as planned.

Read more about A Man of Letters & Science, A Chat with Dean John Koker.

Maestro imageAndre Gaskins doesn't get stage fright. Ever. In fact, Gaskins is most at ease performing for an audience with a cello bow or a conductor baton in his hand. With those tools, he's able to do magic.

Read more about Maestro & Musician, A Chat with Andre Gaskins.

warWhile the Iraq War is being fought halfway around the world, the students in Grace Lim's Spring 2009 Writing for the Media class found relevancy here on campus. They found students and alumni who have already seen the war firsthand in the Middle East or are awaiting the order to serve abroad.

Read more about War: Through Their  Eyes.

For more highlights, please visit the College of Letters and Science Special Reports Web site.

Meet the Professor: Bill Mode
I am pleased to introduce Bill Mode, chair of the Department of Geology, glacial geologist and one of the reasons I decided to join our department’s faculty. Read the rest of the story...

Student Interns Help Clients Harness Interactive Media
A full-service resource center, Center for Community Partnerships introduces students to business culture, including how to dress and other protocol. The latest technology is accessible to the interns through their network of experts. Read the rest of the story...

Nanotechnology Research Explores Energy Storage
In leading the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s first technology spin-off, Charles Gibson, an inorganic chemistry professor, hopes to make a big impact on the energy storage industry with the tiniest of particles. Gibson’s start-up company, Oshkosh Nanotechnology LLC, recently received a nearly $83,400 grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer program. Read the rest of the story…

A liberal arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh provides our graduates with endless possibilities. 

Our Letters and Science graduates leave our campus well prepared for living and contributing in a global society.  They are equipped to be critical thinkers and problem solvers in their careers, in their communities and in their personal lives.  Indeed, a liberal arts education cultivates an attitude of openness and flexibility and an excitement for lifelong learning.
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