Newman Center at UW-Superior closed, building sold

On the opposite side of the coin as UW-Madison, sadly the Newman Center at UW-Superior goes the opposite way.
With the start of UW-Superior’s 2017-18 academic year, a 55-year history was coming to an end. On-campus Catholic ministry was changing.

The UW-Superior Newman Student Center building, dedicated in 1962, had long been a topic of discussion in the Diocesan Finance Council. From an administrative standpoint, the building was underutilized. From a ministry standpoint, a permanent location was not essential to its mission.

Dan Blank was hired in earlier this year as the director of Administrative Services for the Diocese of Superior. “With groundwork laid previously by others, I was charged with helping facilitate some discussion with the university to find out if they were seriously interested in purchasing the building or not,” Blank said. In fact, the university was interested and made the diocese a reasonable offer. With a sense of fulfilling the diocese’s goal of being good stewards of its resources and assets, the offer was accepted and the sale finalized in mid-September.
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