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  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Four-year liberal arts university granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Parkside is part of the University of Wisconsin System. Modern 700-acre campus features world-class theatre, music and art presented in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities and the Frances Bedford Concert Hall. Located at Hwy. E & 30th Ave.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1968 to better serve the needs of a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, UW-Parkside offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and serves as an academic and cultural resource.

Disc Golf! A disc golf course is found winding its way through the campus. It can be utilized year-round, free of charge. There are no set hours to take on the 18-hole challenge. People can bring their own equipment or they can buy discs at the UW-Parkside Disc Golf Proshop, which is located in the University Bookstore. The first hole is near the Student Center parking lot, and there are Disc Golf Course tee signs to follow.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road, (Hwy. E & 30th Avenue), Kenosha
ph.262-595-2307 fx.262-595-2202

Meeting Rooms: 4

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located on 750 acres of rolling woodlands and natural prairies and bounded by another 250 acres of county park, including an 18-hole watered fairway public golf course. On the campus there is an 18-hole professional disk golf course. The perfect location for your banquet, reception, meeting, camp, conference or workshop. UWP offers approximately 65 individual classrooms, lecture halls, meeting rooms and auditoriums. Two commercial style theaters comfortably seat 400 and 685. Also, over 1,200 running feet of brick paved concourse are suitable for exhibit booths or displays. Our buildings are interconnected, protecting visitors from outdoor elements year-round. Food service is available for full line catering from simple box lunches to white linen served banquets. Also, an expansive Sports & Activity Center is an ideal site to host expositions, conventions, trade shows and job fairs.

Total Meeting Space: 13,400 sq. ft.
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,600

Room - Sq. Footage
Main Dining Room - 5,625
Union Square - 5,625
Cinema Theater
Rooms 104 + 106 - 1,440
Rooms 104, 106, 207 - 720

The UW-Parkside has the facilities and staff to make any event a success. The Sports & Activity Center includes the Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse and De Simone Gymnasium. The Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course is known as one of the best in the United States.

Major Events Hosted

  • NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships
  • NAIA Cross Country Championships
  • Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional
  • NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
  • NCAA Division I Fencing Championships
  • Nike Softball Camps
  • AAU Basketball Tournaments
  • ATA (taekwondo) Regional Competitions
  • Camp Kenosha: summer training site for Northwestern Wildcats Football

Sport No. of Surfaces

  • Track & Field: 1 200-meter Indoor/ 1 400-meter Outdoor
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Volleyball: 9 Courts
  • Tennis: 4 Indoor
  • Soccer: 7 Fields
  • Baseball: 1 Field
  • Softball:  2 Fields
  • Disc Golf : 1 18-hole Course
  • Swimming: 1 25-yard Multi-Lane

De Simone Gymnasium

  • 3 basketball/volleyball courts
  • 25-yard multi-lane swimming pool
  • Seating capacity of 2,200
  • Brand new Strength & Conditioning Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Weight room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Frank J. Petretti Field House

  • 70,000 square feet
  • 200-meter indoor track
  • 3 basketball courts
  • 6 volleyball courts
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course

  • Over 100,000 athletes have raced the course
  • A challenging and undulating route without sharp turns or narrow paths
  • Spectators can watch runners pass at 4 or 5 locations
  • Self-contained on a college campus, exclusively used for cross country
  • The only “pure” cross country course in the nation
  •  8 courses, ranging from 4-12K
  •  Each course has a permanent finish area

Wood Road Soccer Complex

  • Championship Field - 120 x 80 yards
  • 6 other regulation fields
  • Locker room facility
  • Sheltered team benches
  • Elevated Press Box
  • Raised Bleacher Seating for 1,000 spectators
  • Electronic Scoreboard
  • Concessions

In addition, state-for-the-art wellness center and brand-new strength and conditioning center. Also, the Case Softball Complex features two diamonds and the “Red” Oberbruner baseball diamond has stadium-style seating.

Contact:
Tamie Falk-Day, UW-Parkside Athletic Director
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Ph. (262) 595-2485
Fx. (262) 595-2225
www.uwp.edu
E-mail: Tamie.Falk-Day@uwp.edu

UW-Parkside Art Gallery Show: Making Music and Waves

October 22, 2014 – January 5, 2015

This exhibit is dedicated to Barbara Lindquist’s creative musical instruments.

UW-Parkside Art Gallery Show: Carey Watters: Works With Paper

October 8, 2014 – November 18, 2014

UW-Parkside Assistant Professor, Carey Watters presents works with paper.

UW-Parkside Fridays@Noon Concert Series

Fridays, October 3, 2014 – December 5, 2014 (excluding November 28)

The Noon Concert Series is a popular, highly successful series of free performances usually presented each Friday at the noon hour.

2014 Horizon League Cross Country Championships

November 1, 2014

Held at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.

UW-Parkside Art Gallery Show: Androgyny: An Exhibition by Lois Bielefeld

November 1, 2014 – January 10, 2015

Androgyny explores the power and complexity of gender identity in a series of portraits, film and installation. This exhibition challenges social constructions of gender and celebrates gender expression and fluidity.

41st Annual UW-Parkside Arts and Crafts Fair

November 22, 2014

This fair features live music, a raffle and silent auction, concessions, coat and package check, and great shopping!

UW-Parkside Art Gallery Show: Art Department Senior Exhibitions

November 24 – December 14, 2014 and December 16, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Nov. 24 – Dec. 14: Art Department graduating seniors exhibit their work. Dec. 16 – Jan.5: Graphic Design students exhibit their student portfolios.

UW-Parkside Concert

October 11, 2014, October 16, 2014, December 2, 2014, December 4, 2014, December 7, 2014, December 8, 2014

Concerts are sponsored by the UW-Parkside Music Department and the College of Arts & Humanities, and held on campus in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.

UW-Parkside Presents: It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 4, 2014 – December 7, 2014

An American Holiday Tradition adapted by Joe Landry. This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940's radio broadcast.

UW-Parkside Art Gallery Show: Justseeds

January 23, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Justseeds Artists Cooperative is a North American network of 24 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental and political stance. They will be exhibiting prints from four portfolios: War is Trauma, Migration Now!, Resourced, and Voices From the Outside.