Freshman Mackenzie Meetz leaps off of the Stunt Jump at the Sept. 26 fall picnic.

Students kick off fall semester with annual picnic

UW-Fox students enjoyed free food and live music and during the Sept. 26 campus picnic.

The stunt jump was a popular activity during the picnic. Some students braved it right away, while others were more nervous.

"I jumped backwards. It was fun,” freshman Alex Baumgarten said.

"When I was down there I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I can do this,’ and then when I got up there I was like, ‘ehh.’ And then I closed my eyes and did it," freshman Nicole Ramsdell said.


Freshman Amy Christopherson and sophomore Abigale Van Dam discuss one of Kitty Kingston’s pieces in the Alyward Gallery.

Artist displays her creations at UW-Fox Valley

Alyward Gallery featured an exhibit by Kitty Kingston, art professor at UW-Marshfield from Sept. 5 to Oct. 4.

The exhibit was titled The Root of All - Engaging the Unknown.

The exhibit stemmed from Kingston’s nine-month sabbatical. The majority of the artwork consists of manipulated photographs, featuring Ireland and Greece.


Freshman Kayla O’Connell goes up for a spike against UW-Richland Sept. 28.

Volleyball team finishes season with one win

The team was made up of 9 girls with 9 different personalities and 9 different backgrounds with only a limited amount of time to put it all together.

Victoria Novy (Roncalli) and Caroline Birnhak (Madison East) were the only two returners from a season ago. That means that 7 new girls, mostly freshman, had to come in and step up and contribute right away.


Cyclone captain, Luke Altergott, during a home match on Oct. 8.

Soccer team earns state championship

The WCC tournament started with a bye for the UW Fox team. 

Fox finished second, in conference play losing at UW Washington County 2-1 in the second overtime for their only conference loss on the season. 


Tina Koch, associate director for Student Affairs, discusses Winterim registration with sophomore Meghan Lautenschlager.

Advisers encourage early registration

Winterim registration began on Oct. 1.

Winterim is a chance for students to earn up to three credits in just three weeks’ time.

The term begins Jan. 5 and goes until Jan. 23.

“Nothing’s really going on in the month of January, you can get ahead three credits by doing that when the weather is not so great,” Tina Koch, associate director for student affairs, said."


Aaron Brower, UW Colleges’ interim chancellor, speaks to the crowd in the Alyward Gallery during the signing of the partnership agreement between Lawrence University and UW-Fox Valley.

UW Colleges and Lawrence University sign articulation agreement

Administrators from Lawrence University and UW-Fox signed a partnership agreement Sept. 24 to help smooth the transfer between the two schools.

The agreement is designed to simplify the credit transfer and provide financial and practical counseling for potential transfer students.


The Pursuit of Perfection

What is the Cost of Your High Standards?

It’s four in the morning, and you’re triple-checking the details of your research proposal or paper. You don’t submit your draft presentation because it’s too rough, even though you need your supervisor’s feedback. You skip cleaning your apartment for two weeks in a row because unless you can scrub every inch with a toothbrush, it’s not worth it. If this sort of behavior sounds familiar, you might be a perfectionist.


Ken Anderson, former theatre director, talks to cast members during a 1975 rehearsal.

Menasha campus dedicates terrace to former theatre director

UW-Fox faculty and staff dedicated the terrace atop the Communication Arts Center to Kenneth Anderson Oct. 4. Anderson was the theatre director at the school from 1965 to 1997 and an emeritus professor.

“He was very well known, very well liked in the community,” Martin Rudd, CEO and dean of UW-Fox, said.


Linda Mast, Kathryn Kolash and Mary Gage chat during United in Recovery which took place on Oct. 3 in the Communication Arts Center at UW-Fox.

Event highlights recovering addicts’ successes

Representatives from Mooring Programs and STEP Industries hosted United in Recovery Oct. 3 in the UW-Fox Communication Arts Center.

The event was organized to support recovering addicts, bring awareness to the community, and to focus on the recovery aspect of addiction.


Beth Johnson, assistant professor of geology at UW-Fox, tells attendees about dolomite, a sedimentary mineral commonly found in the area, at Quarry Quest on Sept.

Fox students volunteer at Quarry Quest

UW-Fox staff and students volunteered their time at Quarry Quest on Sept. 13.

Quarry Quest educates the community about construction and mining industries, while also raising money for local organizations like the Weis Earth Science Museum [WESM].


Alex Baumgarten

What do you like best about autumn?

“Changing of the season, when it gets cold people are more likely to cuddle, and I make a mean hot cocoa with Hershey’s cookies and cream bars and whole milk.”