Advance-Titan Wins 22 WNA Awards, Receives Third-Place Honors

By: Barb Benish, A-T adviser (benish@uwosh.edu) The Advance-Titan received 22 awards in the 2020 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest, and also took third-place honors for the overall publication. The competition included news coverage from January through December 2020, and awards were announced April 13. The Advance-Titan, a weekly student media publication in print… Read More Advance-Titan Wins 22 WNA Awards, Receives Third-Place Honors

Ashley Statz ’18 Gives Journalism Students Insight on Advertising and Public Relations, Shares Tips for Success

By Jenna Timm (@jennaxtimm) Alumna Ashley Statz recently spoke to Dr. Sara Hansen’s JOUR 141 Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising class about her marketing work for two well-known consumer brands. Statz graduated in 2018 in journalism with a double emphasis in advertising and visual, and a minor in art with an emphasis in graphic design.   All of Statz’s hard work led her to become the marketing assistant for… Read More Ashley Statz ’18 Gives Journalism Students Insight on Advertising and Public Relations, Shares Tips for Success

Editor Kevin Damask ‘06 Encourages Multimedia Journalism Students with Helpful Tips for Versatility and Success

By Dr. Sara Hansen, Department Chair Kevin Damask, weeklies editor for Capital Newspapers, shared perspectives recently about reporting, editing and expanding skillsets with students in JOUR 141 Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising as a guest speaker.  In his current role, Damask manages two weeklies for the Juneau County Star-Times and Wisconsin Dells Events, and provides… Read More Editor Kevin Damask ‘06 Encourages Multimedia Journalism Students with Helpful Tips for Versatility and Success

J-Department Finishes 2020 Strong with One-Third of Fall Grads Already Employed in Field

By Dr. Sara Hansen, Department Chair Last December Pantone announced the official colors for 2021 as “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” yellow – representing strength, resilience and nature. The idea is that gray helps us think of strength in nature, like rocks and pebbles, while bright yellow reminds us to feel hope, sunshine and positivity. Certainly,… Read More J-Department Finishes 2020 Strong with One-Third of Fall Grads Already Employed in Field

J-Alumna Alicia Ly ‘15 Earns UW Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) Each year UW Oshkosh presents the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to those who exhibit professional and civic accomplishments and future promise within 15 years of graduating. This year, Department of Journalism alumna Alicia Maikao Ly ’15 was chosen as one of five young alumni to receive this coveted award. During the… Read More J-Alumna Alicia Ly ‘15 Earns UW Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award

’89 J-Department Alumna Patti (Horejs) Purcell Earns UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) Patti (Horjes) Purcell is an inspirational j-department alumna who has a knack for writing and the herculean work ethic to run a nationally acclaimed, self-made business for the last 14 years. Purcell is an Oshkosh native who graduated from UW Oshkosh with a major in journalism in 1989 and will receive… Read More ’89 J-Department Alumna Patti (Horejs) Purcell Earns UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award

Gabrielle Fischer Graduates with “Top 100” National Intern Award

By Olivia Schilcher (oschilcher54) Gabrielle Fischer, a spring multimedia journalism graduate, was awarded a coveted spot on the national Top 100 Interns of 2019 list. This is an annual competition hosted by WayUp and Chegg that encourages companies nationwide to nominate their interns to be recognized as the best in the country as determined by… Read More Gabrielle Fischer Graduates with “Top 100” National Intern Award

2020 Bateman Team Earns Honorable Mention in National Competition

By Alexis Ratliff When four public relations students started their 2020 Bateman team journey, they never thought it would require so much time, ingenuity, and most importantly, caffeine. But that hard work paid off with a national placement for the UW Oshkosh team. Bateman Competition The nationwide Bateman competition, organized by the Public Relations Student… Read More 2020 Bateman Team Earns Honorable Mention in National Competition

Fall Commencement Speaker Leo Costello Shares Words True for Class of 2020: “There’s Always a Way”

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) In the Fall 2019 semester, over 1,000 students celebrated their graduation from UW Oshkosh with a traditional ceremony. Graduation this spring looked rather different due to the COVID-19 pandemic as celebrations moved online. But the words of our class commencement speaker from last fall, j-student Leo Costello, ring true as well for… Read More Fall Commencement Speaker Leo Costello Shares Words True for Class of 2020: “There’s Always a Way”

Alumni Share Ways Pandemic is Impacting Work and Life in the Field

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) We have heard how COVID-19 has impacted students, faculty and staff during the last six weeks. But what about our alumni, the folks who are out reporting breaking news, adjusting advertising campaigns and running public relations for organizations and people impacted in this pandemic? What are ways in which graduates of… Read More Alumni Share Ways Pandemic is Impacting Work and Life in the Field