The University of Wisconsin–Superior (also known as UW–Superior or UWS) is a public university located in Superior, Wisconsin. UW–Superior grants associate, bachelor's, master's, and specialist's degrees. The university enrolls about 2,400 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.
|University of Wisconsin–Superior|
|Chancellor||Renée M. Wachter|
|Campus||urban, small city|
|Colors||Black and Gold |
|Athletics||NCAA Division III|
UMAC, WIAC (ice hockey)
|Mascot||Buzz the Yellowjacket|
Originally named Superior Normal School, the university was founded by Wisconsin legislators as a school to train teachers in 1893. Superior Normal School's first class graduated in 1897. In 1909, the institution became Wisconsin's first normal school to offer a full-scale training program for the new idea of kindergarten. It also was the first to offer a four-year program for high school teachers beginning in 1923. After authorization to grant bachelor's degrees in education in 1926, the school took on the new name of Superior State Teachers College. Graduate degrees were authorized in 1947 and first offered in 1950. In 1951 the state board of regents changed the institution's name to Wisconsin State College–Superior to better reflect its expanding role. Wisconsin's state colleges eventually were reclassified as universities, resulting in another name change in 1964 to Wisconsin State University–Superior. In 1971 Superior became part of the University of Wisconsin System and acquired its present name. To respond to cuts in state funding, in 2018 UW-Superior suspended a number of academic programs, claiming the cuts were in order to encourage more students to graduate on time.
The university's main campus is at the corner of Belknap Street (U.S. Highway 2) and Catlin Avenue. Its north section is the site of all academic buildings and most residence halls. The south section, at the corner of North 28th Street and Catlin Avenue, contains Hawkes and Ross residence halls, Wessman Arena, and the University Services Center.
The university manages three field research and education properties:
UW-Superior hosts four regional research centers and has three other research institute affiliations.
Affiliated research institutes:
UW–Superior’s athletic teams, nicknamed the Yellowjackets, are affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III class. Most teams complete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) and competed prior to 2015-2016 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Men's and women's ice hockey teams continue to compete in the WIAC. The men's hockey team won the NAIA national championship in 1976 and the NCAA Division III national championship in 2002.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross Country||Cross Country|
|Ice Hockey||Ice Hockey|
|Track and Field||Track and Field|
KUWS, the university's radio station, broadcasts with 83,000 watts at 91.3 FM. KUWS is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network, and also originates its own jazz, alternative rock, and other music programming as well as UW-Superior sports broadcasts. The KUWS studios also serve as the WPR Northern Bureau and provide programming to stations WHSA, WHWA, WSSU(FM), and WUWS.
The Promethean is the student newspaper for the University of Wisconsin–Superior. It began as The Peptomist, in 1920. Students voted to change the name to Promethean in 1974. The name was changed again at the start of the 2007-2008 academic year, to The Stinger. In Fall 2009, it became primarily an online newspaper, publishing a print magazine compilation at the end of each term. In 2013, the newspaper returned to print, publishing bi-weekly. In 2015, the name returned to Promethean.
The University of Wisconsin–Superior has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1916 and was a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools prior to its dissolution.
Betty Youngblood was President of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI from 2002 to 2007. Previously she was President and Professor of political science at Western Oregon University and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She was preceded as president of Lake Superior State by President Arbuckle and succeeded by Dr. Rodney L. Lowman.Ernest J. Korpela
Ernest J. Korpela (born December 19, 1936) is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.Frank Boyle
Frank Boyle is an American politician.
Born in Phillips, Wisconsin, Boyle graduated from Phillips High School. He received his bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin–Superior and did graduate work there and at University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was a building contractor. He also served on the Douglas County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. He served as a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 73rd Assembly District from 1986 to 2008, when he retired. He was succeeded by Nick Milroy who he endorsed. Regarded as one of the most progressive legislators in the state he was frequently, but unsuccessfully, targeted by campaigns against him by Republicans and their surrogates.Irl Tubbs
Ira "Irl" Tubbs (February 12, 1887 – February 9, 1970) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Superior State Teachers College—now known as the University of Wisconsin–Superior (1923–1925, 1928–1929), the University of Miami (1935–1936), and the University of Iowa (1937–1938).Ivan Prokić
Ivan Prokić (Cyrillic Иван Прокић) (born April 6, 1975 in Belgrade, Serbia) is professional hockey player left winger. He is older brother of hockey player Marko Prokić (HK Partizan, Team Serbia).He performed for National team of Yugoslavia later National Hockey team Serbia seven times at World Hockey Championships (1995 WJC/WC, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006), and once on European Championship EJC (1992). Started his career as a hockey player in HK Partizan Belgrade(1989–90).
In 1991–92 becomes top scorer with most goals of Yugoslavian league. Moves toward leading team in Yugoslavian league(Serbian Hockey League) HC Red Star and stays with them 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. In 1992 with Yugoslavian National team becomes top scorer of European Junior Championship (EJC B league). In season 1994–95 plays for "Red Army" HC CSKA Moscow. In 1995 he was part of the Yugoslavian National Team at Hockey World Championship, taking award top goal scorer of World Championship. From 1997 to 2001 he was NCAA player with University of Wisconsin-Superior. Season 2003/04 plays for ECHL teams:Bakersfield Condors, Fresno Falcons and Charlotte Checkers. Finally he returned to play for KHK Crvena zvezdaKUWS
KUWS is a public radio station in Superior, Wisconsin, licensed to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and operated by the University of Wisconsin–Superior since January 21, 1966. KUWS is an affiliate of Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network. It also airs university and student-produced programming. KUWS broadcasts on 91.3 FM with 83,000 watts. KUWS was previously heard on translator station W275AF in the Ashland-Washburn-Bayfield area at 102.5 FM before September 12, 2011, when full-power WUWS (90.9) was launched from Ashland, replacing W275AF. WUWS continues to relay KUWS's schedule and is programmed from WPR's Superior studios.
The original station call letters were WSSU, representing Wisconsin Superior State University. The call letters KUWS were assigned on August 1, 1988, as part of the station's affiliation with Wisconsin Public Radio. KUWS was permitted a "K" prefix, despite its location east of the Mississippi, due to Duluth-Superior's status as a "mixed" market, with several K-prefix stations already licensed to Superior.
The KUWS studios are in the Holden Fine Arts Center at 1805 Catlin Avenue in Superior. The studios also provide local programming for Wisconsin Public Radio's NPR News and Classical Music network station for northwest Wisconsin, WHSA in Brule, as well as WHWA in Washburn, WSSU in Superior, and WUWS in Ashland. The KUWS transmitting facility is co-located with KBJR-TV in the Duluth tower farm.
KUWS broadcasts in HD.Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is located along the St. Louis River in Douglas County, the northwest corner of Wisconsin, United States. It is one of many National Estuarine Research Reserves. It has an area of 16,697 acres (6,757 ha), and was designated in 2010.Mary Hubler
Mary Hubler is a former Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 75th Assembly District from 1984 to 2010. She was the chair of the Committee on Ethics and Standards of Conduct and a member of the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, and the Special Committee on State Trails Policy. She was the Co-Chair for both the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems and the Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions.Nick Milroy
Nick Milroy (born April 15, 1974) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 73rd Assembly District since his election in 2008.Patricia Spafford Smith
Patricia Spafford Smith (August 17, 1925 – December 31, 2002) was an American businesswoman and Democratic politician from Shell Lake, Wisconsin.Peter Gross (comics)
Peter Gross is an American comic book writer and artist known for such works as The Books of Magic, Lucifer and The Unwritten.Richard Bong
Richard Ira Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces major and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II. He was one of the most decorated American fighter pilots and the country's top flying ace in the war, credited with shooting down 40 Japanese aircraft, all with the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter. He died in California while testing a jet aircraft shortly before the war ended.Robert Jauch
Robert Jauch is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 25th District from 1987 to 2015. He previously served in the Wisconsin Assembly, representing the 49th district from 1983 through 1987.
On October 9, 2013, at a press conference in Madison, Jauch announced that he would retire at the end of his current term, which ends in January 2015. One of the factors he cited as a reason for his retirement was the increased partisanship within the legislature.Stan Dromisky
Stanley Peter Dromisky (born 25 June 1931) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 2004. By career, he has been a professor and a director of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Dromisky first attempted to enter Parliament for the Thunder Bay—Atikokan electoral district during the 1988 federal election but lost to incumbent NDP candidate Iain Angus. He defeated Angus in the riding in the 1993 election and was re-elected in 1997 and 2000. Dromisky served in the 35th, 36th, and 37th Canadian Parliaments.
He retired from politics in 2004.WHSA
WHSA (89.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Brule, Wisconsin, and serving the Duluth/Superior area. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "NPR News and Classical Network", consisting of classical music and news and talk programming. WHSA also broadcasts regional news and programming from studios in the Holden Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
WHSA broadcasts in HD.
See also Wisconsin Public RadioWHWA
WHWA is a public radio station in Washburn, Wisconsin, licensed to the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "NPR News and Classical Network", consisting of classical music and news and talk programming. WHWA also broadcasts regional news and programming from studios in the Holden Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The WHWA transmitter is on Maple Hill, approximately four miles west of Washburn, co-located with WEGZ.WSSU (FM)
WSSU (88.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to Superior, Wisconsin, and serving the Duluth/Superior area. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "NPR News and Classical Network", consisting of classical music and news and talk programming. WSSU also broadcasts local news and programming from studios in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
The WSSU call letters had originally been on sister Ideas Network station KUWS from its sign-on in 1966 until 1988. From 1989 to 1995, WSSU was used by a Springfield, IL public radio station which was formerly WSSR and later WUIS.
See also Wisconsin Public RadioWUWS
WUWS is a public radio station in Ashland, Wisconsin, licensed to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "Ideas Network", consisting of news and talk programming. WUWS also broadcasts regional news and programming from studios in the Holden Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The WUWS transmitter is in the Ashland industrial park on the city's east side.Wes Keller
Wes Keller (born April 24, 1946) is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 14th District. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Health & Social Services Committee, Chair of the Administrative Regulation Review Committee, and is a member of the Community & Regional Affairs Committee, Education Committee, and the Fisheries Special Committee. He also serves on the Administration and Law Finance Subcommittees, for the 26th Legislature. Before elected to office Wes Keller was a building maintenance and construction contractor. Keller is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), serving as Alaska state leader.
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