Main entrance of the UW-Superior, with Campus Welcome Center in foreground.
The University of Wisconsin–Superior (also known as UW–Superior, UWS or Superior) is a public university located in Superior, Wisconsin. UW–Superior grants bachelor's, master's, and specialist's degrees. The university currently enrolls 2,500 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.
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. Finally, in 1971 Superior became part of the University of Wisconsin System and acquired its present name.
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. The University of Wisconsin–Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices.
Major campus buildings 
- Barstow Hall, named for regent Barney Barstow: science programs, Lake Superior Research Institute
- Erlanson Hall, named for regent Clarence Erlanson: business programs, Distance Learning Center, Transportation and Logistics Research Center
- Gates Physical Education Building, named for regent Clough Gates: classrooms and labs, Mortorelli Gymnasium
- Hawkes Hall, named for regent Elizabeth Hawkes: built as a residence hall, but now mainly houses non-university office space
- Holden Fine Arts Center, named for campus benefactor Paul Holden: communicating arts, music, and visual arts programs, Wisconsin Public Radio studios (KUWS/WHSA/WSSU/WUWS), Manion Theatre
- 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, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, Center for Continuing Education, university administration, Veteran & Non-Traditional Student Center
- 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
- Wessman Arena, named for regent Siinto Wessman
- Yellowjacket Union: Jacket Book and Supply, Union Cafe, Union Desk Information and Services, Rothwell Opportunity Center
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
UW–Superior’s athletic teams, nicknamed the Yellowjackets, are affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III class and are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Yellowjacket men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). The men's hockey team won the NAIA national championship in 1976 and the NCAA Division III national championship in 2002.
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Student newspaper 
The Stinger 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. The Stinger also changed from the traditional broad-sheet format to tabloid format. In Fall 2009, The Stinger became primarily an online newspaper, publishing a print magazine compilation at the end of each term.
Notable alumni 
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- Morrie Arnovich, MLB All Star outfielder
- Richard Bong, World War II flying ace
- Esther Bubley, photojournalist
- Howard W. Cameron, Wisconsin State Senator
- Herbert Clow, NFL player
- Bernard E. Gehrmann, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Sandra A. Gregory, U.S. Air Force general
- Oluf (Ole) Haugsrud (attended), owner of the Duluth Eskimos and a founding owner of the Minnesota Vikings
- Joe Kelly, co-founder of Dads and Daughters
- Gordon MacQuarrie, outdoor writer
- Dom Moselle, NFL player
- Jock Mungavin, professional football player
- Tom Murphy, NFL player
- Thomas B. Murray, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Scott O'Brien, NFL assistant coach
- Wally O'Neill, NFL player
- Reino A. Perala, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Angus B. Rothwell, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin
- Fritz Scholder, Native American artist
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of the state of California, bodybuilder and actor
- Patricia Spafford Smith, small business owner and Democratic state legislator
- Stephen J. Smith, small business owner and Democratic state legislator, son of Patricia
- Doug Sutherland, former NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings
Notable faculty and staff 
- ^ a b "UW–Superior - About - Campus History". Uwsuper.edu. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- ^ "Morrie Arnovich Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- ^ Frederick, Chuck. Leatherheads of the North. Duluth: X-Communication, 2010
- ^ Crowley, Keith. Gordon MacQuarrie: the story of an old duck hunter. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2003
- ^ "Dom Moselle Profile". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- ^ "New England Patriots Coaches". NFL.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- ^ "Campus Connection: Superior list of famous alumni?". Wisconsin State Journal. November 11, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- ^ "Doug Sutherland Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
External links 
Coordinates: 46°43′05″N 92°05′24″W / 46.718100°N 92.090000°W