University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
Former mall and entrance, pictured in 2006
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Location||Menasha, Wisconsin, United States|
40 acres (16.2 ha)
|Colors||Maroon, black, and white
|Sports||Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball|
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 over 1,700, the school is the second largest of the 13 that make up the University of Wisconsin Colleges. UW Fox belongs to the UW Colleges Northeast Region, along with UW Manitowoc and UW Fond du Lac. The dean for the Northeast Region is Martin Rudd. The school is also known as UW Fox 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. UW Fox 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 23:1; the average class size is 26.6 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 statewide 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 facility with a Digistar II 3-D projector, and the Weis Earth Science Museum, the official state mineralogical museum of Wisconsin. The $14-million 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.
- University of Wisconsin Colleges Office of Academic Affairs. The University of Wisconsin Colleges' Fact Book 2013-2014. Madison: University of Wisconsin Colleges, 2014, p. 47.
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