University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
The University of Wisconsin–Fox is a two-year college within the 26 campus University of Wisconsin System located on 41-acre (17 ha) in Menasha, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley has a student body of more than 1,700, with nearly 35% age 22 or older and a 65/35 ratio of full-time to part-time students. The University’s current dean is Dr. 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 or the Guaranteed Transfer Program with emphases in 25 areas, 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-professor ratio of 28:1; the median class size is 30 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 at a two-year college.clarification needed Today, Fox Cry Review enjoys a state-wide reputation for quality.citation needed 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.citation needed 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 new 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. After a year of construction, a new 14 million dollar Communication Arts Center opened in September 2009. The 51,000-square-foot (4,700 m2) building is the first LEED certified academic building in the University of Wisconsin System.
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