Soo-Young Moon, a College of Business associate professor of marketing, was awarded second place in the 2011 Innovation in Business Education competition for his innovative retail course. The award recognizes creative programs or strategies, which improve the quality of education in business schools.
Miles Maguire, an associate professor of journalism and the faculty adviser for UW Oshkosh’s David J. Lippert Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, was awarded a $1,000 research grant from the national organization of the journalism honor society in December 2011. He will use the grant to continue his research of “genius journalists” who have received “genius grants” from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
UW Oshkosh’s College of Business welcomed David Krause ’89, as its new director of development and alumni relations. In his new role, Krause will work with staff to develop college advancement initiatives, coordinate events and establish and cultivate relationships with alumni.
On Oct. 22, 2011, UW Oshkosh invited “graduates” of the former Swart elementary school back to campus for the historical dedication of Swart Hall. UW Oshkosh (formerly known as the Oshkosh State Normal School) was a leader in educating teachers and broke new ground when it became the first of its kind in the nation to start an actual kindergarten.
UW Oshkosh is moving forward in planning for a state-of-the art Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. The riverfront center will serve as the new front door to the University and will house UW Oshkosh Alumni Relations, Foundation and Business Success Center offices. Read more about the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.
An innovative new Veterans Resource Center, designed to support military veterans entering or coming back to school at UW Oshkosh, was dedicated on Nov. 7, 2011, in honor of Veterans Week. Read more about the Veterans Resource Center and its new coordinator here.
Opened in 2007, the award-winning, $21-million, 104,000-square-foot Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), welcomed its one-millionth user on Dec. 16, 2011. Staff and students greeted the lucky visitor, Steven Seidl, with a mini-celebration and a handshake.
UW Oshkosh’s student-run radio station 90.3 WRST-FM participated in the first-ever College Radio Day on Oct. 11, 2011. College Radio Day was part of an initiative to get people listening to the creative spirit of student-run broadcast stations.
The UW Oshkosh public relations program, housed in the journalism department, has become the first in the state to be certified through Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR), an outside review sponsored through the Public Relations Society of America. So far, only 29 universities have received the certification and UW Oshkosh is the only Wisconsin school included on the list.
Last September, the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) chapter at UW Oshkosh set a record when it earned its 24th Gold Award, more awards than any other chapter. Each chapter is eligible to apply for a gold, silver or bronze award each year and after achieving five Gold Awards in five consecutive years, the chapter receives the Platinum Award. The student organization also received its 20th consecutive Platinum Award this year.
UW Oshkosh’s Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) team was awarded the inaugural American Marketing Association Higher Education Team Award for its leadership and achievements in higher education marketing. The IMC focus began in 2005 in order to strengthen and realign the University’s identity and image while re-engaging alumni, impacting student recruitment and faculty and staff retention as well as improving donor relations.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, the first doctoral degree offered at UW Oshkosh, earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the best outcome possible for a new program.
Early this year, UW Oshkosh launched a new version of UWO—Everywhere You Go, a mobile app available for both Apple and Android smartphones, as well as the iPad, with great new features. The free mobile app offers students access to things they use most like dining menus, TitanCard balances and to quicklinks to TitanWeb and TitanMail. The new app also allows users to search maps to find campus locations and parking. Download the app.