University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
The University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley is a two-year college within the 26 campus University of Wisconsin System. It is located on 41-acre (17 ha) in Menasha, Wisconsin. With a student body of nearly 1,800, the school is the second largest of the 13 that make up the University of Wisconsin Colleges. The University’s dean is Martin Rudd. The school is also known as UWFox or UW–Fox Valley.
The campus offers a wide range of courses to begin any one of over 200 academic majors, leading to either an Associate’s degree with emphases in 25 areas, or the Guaranteed Transfer Program under which students are guaranteed admission to a four-year University of Wisconsin System campus of their choice if they meet certain academic requirements. UWFox also collaborates with several four-year universities to offer Bachelor’s degrees in organizational administration, leadership development, industrial management, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and American studies, with all classes held on the Menasha campus.
UW–Fox Valley has a student-instructor ratio of 19:1; the average class size is 24 students. At least 80% of the faculty have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The school also offers over 30 extracurricular activities for continued learning outside the classroom.
Housed at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley and published annually since 1974, Fox Cry Review is one of the oldest literary magazines at a two-year college.[clarification needed] Today, Fox Cry Review enjoys a state-wide reputation for quality. While this reputation led to its inclusion in the Wisconsin Publishers’ Showcase at the 2005 Wisconsin Book Festival, the magazine’s principal value derives from its consistent ability to attract work from talented regional and national writers. Numerous writers with national reputations have also been published in Fox Cry Review, including Abby Frucht, Virgil Suárez, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Simon Perchik, and Antler. In addition, the magazine has published work by former poets laureate of three states: Mary Crow, Colorado; Walt McDonald, Texas; and Ellen Kort, Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley sponsors teams in Men’s and Women’s golf, Men’s and Women’s tennis, Men’s and Women’s basketball, Men’s and Women's volleyball, and Coed soccer. UWFox is a member of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and the Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association. The campus nickname is the Cyclones and the school colors are white, red, and black. The Fieldhouse had a wood-panel floor installed and painted in fall 2008.
The campus is also home to the Barlow Planetarium, a world-class facility with a Digistar II 3-D projector, and the Weis Earth Science Museum, the official State Mineralogical Museum of Wisconsin. The 14 million dollar Communication Arts Center was opened in 2009. The 51,000-square-foot (4,700 m2) building was the first LEED certified academic building in the University of Wisconsin System.
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