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Dear Friends of the College of Letters and Science,
I hope you enjoy this issue of Highlights and are impressed, as I am, with the wide range of exciting projects in which our faculty and students are involved. The featured stories are examples of the high-impact learning opportunities that we support. They are invaluable to our educational mission and they are a great source of pride.
Dana Baumgart and Dr. Sara Hansen, Department of Journalism, and their students took on a real-life client: The Grand Opera House, which sought a marketing and branding plan to attract college students to the city's historical venue.
Dr. Greg Kleinheinz and Dr. Colleen McDermott, Department of Biology/Microbiology, oversaw the Environmental Microbiology Collaboration project, which has given more than 150 graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to work in the field collecting and analyzing data, design experiments and present results at scientific meetings.
On Jan. 22, 2011, more than 500 people attended the Salute to Hometown Heroes, a free community event at the Grand Opera House that honored the real-life heroes in our lives -- the firefighters, police, military and volunteer emergency personnel. The event culminated with the premiere of Airboat Rescue 1: When the Ice Breaks, the story of how one family rose above a personal heartbreak to become hometown heroes. The short documentary was a student-faculty collaboration by UW Oshkosh journalism instructor Grace Lim and Radio-TV-Film students Mark Mazur and Trent Hilborn. The cross-discipline project resulted in a DVD, a soundtrack of original music and a 28-page companion magazine.
Student Notes are short news and feature items relating to the students members in the College of Letters and Science. Read more about Bridget Isnardi, the first UW Oshkosh student to be named to the National Debate Scholars Team.
UWO scientists reveal geosciences research results
Student-teaching in Mexico translates to teaching job
Alumni Pride: Scott leads DeVry at Tinley Park
Martin Prevost wins Student Playwriting Contest
Meet the Prof: Lori Carrell
A liberal arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh provides our graduates with endless possibilities.
We hope you enjoyed reading about the students, faculty, staff and alumni that comprise the College of Letters and Science. Please consider supporting current and future initiatives in the College by making a gift to one of the following funds:
Diversity and Global Learning Initiatives Fund – Contributions to this fund will help us to grow the number of courses and learning opportunities that address issues of diversity, social justice and global culture. Our European Odyssey study abroad program, the Black Howler Monkey Research trip to Belize and a host of student/faculty exchange programs are examples of opportunities made possible through donor generosity.
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Fund – With this fund we are increasing the priceless opportunities for our students to engage in research collaborations with our faculty. The value of students’ active involvement in empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies and discovery simply cannot be understated. Gifts to this fund allow us to provide travel support for presenting research results at professional conferences and to offer stipends to upper level students who might otherwise need to work in jobs unrelated to their fields of study.
Service and Community-Based Learning – The College currently provides field-based experiential learning through community partnerships. Students apply their coursework through service opportunities, and at the same time, they acquire an understanding of the importance of good citizenship and of giving back to the community.
Click here to make a gift to support COLS Funds at the UW Oshkosh Foundation. Please designate your fund preference. For questions, contact Barbara Beuscher, COLS Director of Development, 920.424.2428 or email@example.com.
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