University of Wisconsin–Superior

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
UW–Superior logo
TypeState university
Established1893
ChancellorRenée M. Wachter
Academic staff
110
Administrative staff
322
Undergraduates2,365 (2017)
Postgraduates204 (2017)
Location, ,
U.S.

46°43′05″N 92°05′24″W / 46.718100°N 92.090000°WCoordinates: 46°43′05″N 92°05′24″W / 46.718100°N 92.090000°W
Campusurban, small city
ColorsBlack and Gold
         
AthleticsNCAA Division III
UMAC, WIAC (ice hockey)
NicknameYellowjackets
AffiliationsUW System
MascotBuzz the Yellowjacket
Websitewww.uwsuper.edu

History

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Mission

UW–Superior has been designated as the public liberal arts college in the University of Wisconsin System, and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Campus

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Swenson Hall

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.

Academic buildings

  • Barstow Hall, named for regent Barney Barstow: science programs, Lake Superior Research Institute
  • Erlanson Hall, named for regent Clarence Erlanson: School of Business and Economics, Transportation and Logistics Research Center
  • Gates Physical Education Building, named for regent Clough Gates: classrooms and labs, Mortorelli Gymnasium
  • Holden Fine Arts Center, named for campus benefactor Paul Holden: communicating arts, music, and visual arts programs, Wisconsin Public Radio studios, Manion Theatre, Webb Recital Hall
  • Jim Dan Hill Library, named for the university's fifth president (1931-1964)
  • Marcovich Wellness Center, named for regent Toby Marcovich: athletics, health and human performance programs, recreation, Thering Field House
  • Old Main, the oldest building on campus: Chancellor's Office, Provost's Office, Financial Aid Office, Center for Continuing Education, Distance Learning Center, Bursar's (cashier's) Office, Center for Academic Advising, University Relations, Human Resources, Multicultural Center, Office of International Programs, Veteran & Non-Traditional Student Center, Thorpe Langley Auditorium
  • Swenson Hall, named for campus benefactors James and Susan Swenson: social sciences, education, languages, mathematics and computer science, Technology Services, First Nations Center, Student Support Services, Markwood Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Erlenbach Lecture Hall
  • Wessman Arena, named for regent Siinto Wessman
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Yellowjacket Union
  • Yellowjacket Union: Admissions Office, Jacket Book and Supply, Union Cafe, Union Desk Information and Services, Rothwell Opportunity Center and student organization offices.

Residence halls

  • Crownhart Hall, named for regent Charles Crownhart
  • Curran Hall, named for regent Robert Curran
  • McNeill Hall, named for first president Israel McNeill (1896-1907)
  • Ostrander Hall, named for regent Frank Ostrander
  • Ross Hall, named for regent Frank Ross
  • Hawkes Hall, named for regent Elizabeth Hawkes

Satellite locations

The university manages three field research and education properties:

  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, on Barker's Island in the Superior harbor, accessed from U.S. Highways 2/53
  • Nelson Outdoor Laboratory, 76 acres, on the Lake Superior shoreline within the city of Superior, at the end of Moccasin Mike Road
  • Gordon MacQuarrie Wetlands, 470 acres, off Douglas County Highways C/W, 18 miles southwest of the main campus near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border

Research centers

UW-Superior hosts four regional research centers and has three other research institute affiliations.

  • Area Research Center, in Jim Dan Hill Library, collects public, historical, and genealogical records for Douglas and Washburn counties, in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve studies the estuarine environment of the St. Louis River and the south shore of Lake Superior
  • Lake Superior Research Institute conducts original research within the Lake Superior basin and beyond in Wisconsin
  • Transportation and Logistics Research Center studies regional transportation issues

Affiliated research institutes:

  • Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is a shipping research consortium of UW-Superior and the University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review is affiliated with the university's Center for Continuing Education
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute has its Lake Superior regional office at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Athletics

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
Baseball Softball
Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey
Soccer Soccer
Track and Field Track and Field
Golf Golf
Tennis Tennis
Volleyball

Media

Radio station

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.

Student newspaper

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.[5]

Recognition

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.[1]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty and staff

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Betty Youngblood

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 zvezda

KUWS

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 Radio

WHWA

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 Radio

WUWS

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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