University of Wisconsin–Manitowoc
|University of Wisconsin–Manitowoc|
|Type||Public, State University|
|Dean||Dr. Charles E. Clark|
|Location||Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.|
40 acres (16.2 ha)
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Sports||Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball|
The University of Wisconsin System has had a presence in Manitowoc since 1933, when 26 students enrolled in a UW English class offered at a vocational school located downtown.
UW Manitowoc offers an Associate of Arts and Science Degree (60 credits) - leading towards a bachelors degree at many four year colleges.
The 40-acre (16.2 ha) campus, located on the south side of the city near Silver Creek Park and on the shore of Lake Michigan, was opened in 1962. The campus has seen two major additions: Hillside Hall (originally named West Hall) was opened in 1986, Lakeside Hall - which houses the theatre and music departments - was added in 2001. The University Theatre Company performs in this venue. The original building is now named Founders Hall.
Lakeside Hall features a 350-seat theatre, with an orchestra pit behind the stage and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and acoustic systems. It is used for plays, concerts and lectures. Additionally, the main academic lecture hall has been relocated to Hillside Hall from the original building.
Annually, the enrollment is approximately 650 students. UW–Manitowoc has about 45 faculty and instructional staff, as well as 30 administrative and support staff.
The current Dean of the campus is Dr. Charles E. Clark.
The current Assistant Campus Dean for Student Services is Chris Beloin.
UW–Manitowoc is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The UW–Manitowoc Blue Devils athletic teams compete in the East Division of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. The program offers intercollegiate athletic opportunities in co-ed golf, as well as men's and women's basketball, tennis, and volleyball.
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