Student Unrest: These photos depict the 1968 Black Thursday event at Wisconsin State University Oshkosh.
In the late 1960s the University took steps to diversify its student body, but it made few attempts to make the campus inclusive.
This in part led to the protest by African
Titans are champions: Athletics is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s history, although early athletes weren’t known as Titans.
Gilbert "Bud" Barlow, was elected honorary captain of the 1933 Oshkosh State Teachers College football team after a career-topping season as halfback. That year the squad outscored its opponents 77-14. Having played his three years of eligibility, Barlow helped coach in 1934 as an assistant.
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.