Behind the Iron Curtain: UW Oshkosh’s Soviet Seminar ran from 1967 to 1989, providing a unique opportunity to visit the country’s geopolitical rivals. Along for the trip in 1970 was William “Bill” Schumann ‘71.
The trip was organized by Sociology Chair Juris Veidemanis. For Veidemanis, the
Research Ready: For more than 100 years, UW Oshkosh operated a private elementary and middle school, above left, on campus — for much of that time in Swart Hall. The school provided teachers-in-training a chance to observe and participate in effective teaching and classroom management.
Culture Clash: This 1970s scene was indicative of the times when sororities and fraternities lived within the same community cul-du-sac on Titan Court.
Checkmate: Students ponder their gambits in the Reeve Union “Cavern,” while playing chess during the 1966–1967 academic year. The Chess Club—organized to encourage students on campus to learn and improve their game—held weekly sessions and lessons for beginners. In February 1967, the club participated in
81 Mounds: The land sculpture, designed by UW Oshkosh assistant art professor Richard G. Medlock, was constructed in 1977 and consisted of 10 small earthen mounds, interwoven with concrete paths. Buried inside the mounds were small objects, including radios, a television, student art and—reportedly—a chip
Oshkosh Orators: Students Earl McDougal, Charles Velte, Forest Sorenson and Chris Rupp, from the left, all members of the Oshkosh Normal Oratorical Association, prepare for an April 1905 debate against the Milwaukee Normal School.
The gridiron guys: The UW Oshkosh football team has enjoyed just six championship seasons since its start in 1893, including the team’s remarkable playoff run in 2012 with a first-place Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference finish and a 13-1 record overall.
Greek pride: Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Phi Omega members represent at the Titan’s football conference opener against Wisconsin State University La Crosse at the Jackson Street Athletic Field on Sept. 14, 1968. The Titans shut down the Indian’s offense early on and beat them
Double take: UW Oshkosh senior Jennifer Newlin, of Janesville, snapped the modern-day photo of students Zackery Pawlosky, a sophomore of Oshkosh, and Kelley Koebler, also a senior from Janesville, near Dempsey Hall.
Coming home: To celebrate its 50th-anniversary “golden jubilee,” the Oshkosh Normal School organized its first Homecoming in 1921. In addition to a sold-out football game and a dance, the event featured an estimated 600 alumni — representing at least 44 different graduating classes — who