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Upcoming 5K Run, Walk to Benefit Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund

Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk is Happening Saturday, September 28 on the Campus of UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is hosting the 6th annual Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m. The event is hosted by UW-Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) and Douglas County Veteran Services. “It’s been great to see this event grow,” said Monte Stewart, the VNSC Student Services Coordinator. “We’ve made…

Fox 21 Goes to Summer Camp

Sam Ali and Alexandra Burnley stopped by UWS in Superior for the Little Yellow Jackets Summer Camp. The educational summer camp is wrapping up their eight week adventure. The kids were able to learn about how the sports and news departments work. Counselors say, planning different activities like this allows the kids to learn about the different opportunities they have…

Superior Celebrates Juneteenth with Community Cookout

Freedom Day celebrations in Kelly Park unite the community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- This Wednesday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when slaves in the united states were officially set free. On Sunday Juneteenth  was commemorated in Superior. Multiple groups, such as the Superior African Heritage Community, Fathers Rise Together, UWS, and Duluth–Superior Save the Kids hosted a cookout in Kelly Park. The annual event brings together about 300 people…

UWS Chamber Orchestra to Host Upcoming Performances

One Performance is Happening on the Campus of UWS, With the Other Taking Place in Duluth

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s a busy week for the talented musical performers at UWS as they have two upcoming concerts this week. One of them is taking place across the bridge in Duluth. The UW-Superior Orchestra will close out its season performing Mozart’s Requiem along with showcasing the winners of the 2019 Orchestra Concerto Competition. The concert is taking place…

Free Veterans Expo Happening Today in Superior

The Veterans Expo is Taking Place in the Yellowjacket Union on the Campus of UWS

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Douglas County are hosting the sixth annual free Veterans Expo Tuesday, April 23, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room on the campus of UW-Superior. Remarks will be made by City of Superior Mayor Jim Paine, Douglas County Board Chair Mark Liebaert, and UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wacher. Wisconsin…

UWS Science Fest Goes Beyond the Typical Volcano

The UWS Science Fest is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UWS is inviting children and adults to explore their annual Science Fest Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The topics of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and zoology will be showcased. The event is taking place in both Barstow and Swenson Halls. Barstow Hall is located at 816 North 17th Street and Swenson Hall…

Cultural Night to Captivate Northlanders at UWS

Cultural Night is Happening Saturday, March 2 at UWS

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior will showcase food and cultures from around the world for its 22nd annual Cultural Night on Saturday, March 2, at UW-Superior. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating our Differences.” Cultural Night, which is sponsored by World Students Association (WSA), will feature an international food tasting (hors d’oeuvre style) and cultural performances…

Head of the Lakes Job, Internship Fair Happening Thursday

Grab Your Resume and Stop by UWS Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host nearly 90 employers from the Twin Ports and beyond as part of the free Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room. Employers will be available to meet, network and recruit for internships, seasonal work,…

UWS International Students Share International Food

UWS Holds International Cooking Demo at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The cultures of UWS were on display at Pilgrim Lutheran Church Saturday. The University hosted their annual International Cooking Demo. Foods from around 10 countries were available, for people to get a taste of a different culture. “Our main motto is to bring people together so that they can know more about our culture, and we can learn…

UWS All-Class Reunion & Anniversary Weekend

UWS's first class graduated in 1897.

SUPERIOR, Wis. The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS)  is celebrating its 125th anniversary  and all class reunion this weekend. The celebration kicked off with its Outstanding Alumni Luncheon, which recognizes the achievements of 125 alumni. UWS administration say they are proud of what fellow alumni have accomplished and how they give back their community. The honorary alumni bonded with old friends and…

Fall Semester Begins at University of Wisconsin Superior

More than 2,500 undergraduate and more than 200 graduate students are enrolled at UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) is buzzing with excitement as the Yellowjackets are back on campus. Many students have been waiting for the fall semester to begin. Even the students who come from a small town school and make the transition to a bigger campus like UWS. “Making connections with classmates and professors; kind of learning…

Registration Open for First UWS Campus Rec Kids Triathlon

The Triathlon is Taking Place Saturday, August 11 at the Marovich Wellness Center in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Calling all parents and children! The UW-Superior Campus Recreation Department is preparing to host their first ever Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Registration is now open and children are encouraged to sign up early. Every finisher will receive a medal and a free hot dog. All participants will also…

Superior Residents React after Explosion, Fires at Husky Energy

An Explosion and Two Fires Rocked Husky Energy Superior Refinery Thursday, Causing Residents to be Evacuated

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Reports of smoke being seen from Highway 61 along the North Shore to Cloquet came in throughout Thursday as residents in Superior evacuated their workplace and homes. “None of us expected this to happen,” said UWS student Jonathan Patras. A day unlike any other in the City of Superior. Students at UWS received important news alerts as…

UWS Recognizes Students In TRIO Programs

Students from Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars Program were celebrated for TRIO day.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – For students who are the first in their family to attend college or have disabilities TRIO programs assist them with their education. UWS celebrated those students who participate in TRIO programs. UWS future graduates and superior high school students were at the celebration. “I have students that come back to me and tell me I wouldn’t be…

UW-Superior Students to Perform Comedy Musical

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re looking for a laugh in the coming weeks, you may want to check out UW-Superior’s performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical will be performed April 27-28 and May 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. in the Manion Theatre on the UWS  campus. Written…

Economic Outlook for Northland to be Discussed at Annual Forum

Coffee Conversation: REIF Breakfast

DULUTH, Minn. -Next month Northlanders will have the chance to learn about the area’s economic outlook. The National Bank of Commerce is hosting the annual REIF Breakfast on Tuesday, April 3. The Regional Economic Indicators Forum gives local business owners an opportunity to network and receive information on current business trends. Students from local colleges, The University of Minnesota –…

Northland Native Writes & Directs Holocaust Play

Historical Play Performed at UW-Superior This Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – An original play written from the view of children who experienced the holocaust is being performed at UW-Superior this weekend. “Children of the Holocaust” will be performed in the Manion Theatre on the UW-Superior campus. Performances will take place on Feb. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. This original script, which…

UWS Invites Students to Help Build the Kindness Quilt

The supplies are provided in select offices on campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin Superior is asking students to tap into their creative side to show kindness on campus. The Kindness Quilt has become a UWS tradition. During the month of February students, faculty, and families on campus are invited to decorate a felt square to represent equality. The supplies are located on campus at the Veterans and…

UW-Superior Receives Narcan Kits

Safety officers will administer the drug

SUPERIOR, Wis. -Nine campuses in the University of Wisconsin system will be provided with free Narcan nasal spray, this includes UW-Superior. Law enforcement and campus security will receive the spray to treat opioid overdoses. “Narcan is a first line of defense against an overdose, so it can potentially save lives here on campus by getting that immediate dose of Narcan until first responders…

UWS Ends Week of Giving With Toy Drive

New this year for the Jackets Giving Back was a visit to the Lighthouse of Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s the week of giving at the University of Wisconsin–Superior (UWS) and student athletes are doing their part to make a difference. After ringing bells for the Salvation Army and caroling through the neighborhoods of Superior for can goods the Yellowjackets held a toy drive. the week of giving at UWS is dedicated to community service and…

UWS Yellowjacket Student Athletes Caroling For Cans

UWS has participated in Caroling For Cans for more than four years

SUPERIOR, Wis. -About 300 student athletes from University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) were out in Superior going door-to-door singing your favorite Christmas carols. They’re caroling for cans, so they can donate non-perishable food to a local food shelf. This is one of the many activities the Yellowjackets do for their week of giving. Athletes say this helps build team spirit while…

UW-Superior to Present 20th Annual “Season of Song” Concerts

Concerts Feature Choir and Orchestra

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend a holiday tradition is continuing in Superior with the Season of Song concerts. The 20th Annual “Season of Song” concerts are being held Sunday, December 3 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior. Dr. Katherine Chan, the Director of Choral…

UWS Ceremony Acknowledges Student Veterans

The University of Wisconsin Superior honored student veterans.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The University of Wisconsin Superior honored nontraditional students with a special set of skills, obtained from serving in the armed forces. Currently 130 students at UWS are veterans. Representatives from the University said veterans truly enhance campus culture. “The experiences you gained and learned in the military in invaluable, you don’t get them anywhere else,” Veteran guest speaker Craig…

A Local Woman Advocates For A Veterans Treatment Court In Douglas County

Research On Veterans Needs Revealed At UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A local woman’s goal is to keep Veterans with mental health issues out of the traditional justice system through a Veterans Treatment Court in Douglas County. Adelia Kindstrand lives in Beaver Bay and has been commuting to and from University of Wisconsin-Superior. She has been conducting research on the needs that Douglas County has for a Veterans…

Lake Superior Research Institute Celebrates 50 Years at UW-Superior

Coffee Conversation: 50 Years of LSRI

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Lake Superior Research Institute is honoring 50 years at UW-Superior. They are celebrating with a free conference open to the public featuring keynote speaker Alexandra Cousteau. The LSRI was created in 1967 and formally recognized by the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents in 1969. LSRI’s mission is to conduct environmental research and provide services that…

UW-Superior Supports Military Veterans through Annual 5K

4th Annual Running for our Heroes 5K Run/Walk

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend many Northlanders will be getting in a workout to honor those who have and do protect the United States of America. UW-Superior is once again hosting the Annual Running for our Heroes 5K Run/Walk. It’s taking place Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. The event is hosted by UW–Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC)…

UW-Superior Presents “Crimes of the Heart”

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UW-Superior is now presenting a story of three sisters reuniting and dealing with past decisions. The play is called “Crimes of the Heart.” Ellen Badger, who plays Babe Botrelle, visited FOX 21 to chat about the play. She says the show brings comedy to serious circumstances. Performances are April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30…

Day Dedicated to Supporting UW-Superior

Coffee Conversation: UWS Day of Giving

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week there’s an opportunity to give back to a local university. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation will host its third annual “Superior Day of Giving” on Wednesday, April 5. This is a 24-hour fundraising drive for alumni, parents, friends, community partners, local businesses, faculty, staff and students. Donors can choose where they’d like the money to…