1. UWO alumnus ensures healthy food for many of the state’s most vulnerable seniors

    Photo of Rick Lewandowski, Milwaukee native and UW Oshkosh alum, who oversees 400 volunteers for the Hunger Task Force, delivering and distributing 10,000 boxes of healthy foods to low-income seniors free of charge.

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus and Milwaukee native Rick Lewandowski has spent the last 20 years making sure low-income seniors in his hometown and 32 counties across Wisconsin have access to healthy food.    A year after graduating in 2003, Lewandowski began working for Hunger Task Force, a free and local food bank in Milwaukee as […]

  2. Been there, flown that: UWO software engineering students develop airport-logging app for pilots

    Photo of app developed by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh software engineering students, who hope the new app they developed in a class taught by instructor Michael Rogers will help pilots track their airport stops. (UW Oshkosh)

    Now that it has taken off, a class of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh software engineering students hope a new app they developed to help pilots track their airport stops keeps ascending. Last semester, a group of students in Michael Rogers class worked on an application—FWAPPA!, short for Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program App!—as part of […]

  3. UWO math contest draws teams of young students eager to test problem-solving skills

    Students participate in math contest held at UW Oshkosh

    It was a day of some serious thinking as more than 1,000 middle and high school students from 57 Wisconsin schools competed in the sixth annual UW Oshkosh Mathematical Problem-Solving Contest.  The students came from as far as Fountain City, Wisconsin, about 3.5 hours away on the western border of the state, to participate in a […]

  4. UW Oshkosh Model United Nations team earns Outstanding Delegation award for 40th straight year

    Photo of 14 UWO Model UN delegates, who worked with other students from around the world to address global issues and picked up top awards in the process.

    Forty years of excellence is hard to beat. But, for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Model United Nations team, it’s not about the scoreboard. The UWO “Model UN” program measures its milestones differently, and the latest is stunning: four decades of consistent, award-winning excellence on a national stage. Building on its legacy, the Model UN […]

  5. From ICU nurse to the hospital’s president: UWO alum shares his journey of growth, leadership

    Photo of Shane Carter, UW Oshkosh ’01, who began his health care career as an ICU nurse at the hospital now known as Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus.

    After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Shane Carter, ’01, began his health care career as an ICU nurse at the hospital now known as Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus. Today, just 20 or so years later, Carter has stepped forward as president of that same facility located just a few miles from […]

  6. Biology major finds UWO perfect for college education and first professional job

    Photo of UW Oshkosh recent biology grad Jackie Behrens, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

    From her first glimpse at campus, recent biology grad Jackie Behrens, of Menomonee Falls, knew the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh was the school for her “UWO was an ideal location for me. When I toured, I met Dr. Misty McPhee who shared all the amazing wildlife research she did here,” Behrens said. Fast forward through […]

  7. UWO Students Conduct R&D for Wisconsin-based Whirl-Pak

    Photo of UW Oshkosh graduate student Erick Carranza who says working on R&D for Whirl-Pak has broadened his skills.

    Water research can result in a lot of plastic waste. High-quality sample collection — such as that for researching emerging contaminants like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — requires sterilized containers that, unfortunately, can’t be reused or even recycled in most cases. Is there an economical and efficient way to reduce the waste? Product engineers […]

  8. UW Oshkosh 1 of 14 in nation to earn prestigious undergraduate research mentorship award

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student and faculty researcher

    UW Oshkosh has been chosen as one of 14 higher education institutions nationwide, and the only in Wisconsin to receive a prestigious Beckman Scholars Award supporting undergraduate research. The award’s $156,000 will support six scholar-mentor pairs in chemistry and the life sciences. Two scholars will be named per year for the three-year award term. “Undergraduate […]

  9. UW Oshkosh students earn top honors at Model UN conference in Germany

    Photo of six students and two advisers who traveled to Erfurt, Germany, to represent UW Oshkosh at a National Model United Nations (MUN) conference in November 2023. (UW Oshkosh photo by Tracy Slagter)

    For six University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students, it was a Thanksgiving break they’ll remember forever. Last month the small group traveled from Oshkosh to Germany to represent UW Oshkosh at a National Model United Nations conference. Held Nov. 19-25 in Erfurt, Germany, it marked the first international trip in the more than 50-year history of […]

  10. UW Oshkosh launches new School of Informatics

    Photo of UW Oshkosh College of Business Dean Frank Braun

    Regional business and community leaders helped kickstart the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s new interdisciplinary School of Informatics Tuesday morning during the Chancellor’s Executive Breakfast at the Culver Family Welcome Center. UW Oshkosh College of Business Dean Frank Braun explained how the innovative school will bring together a matrix of programs from across colleges and gathered […]