The new building is 41,000 square feet and is offering many new facilities for students. These new facilities are tailored to fit the needs of the growing majors at CUW, such as the hospitality and event management program. The addition of a fully stocked culinary kitchen will be beneficial for these students as they gain experience working in a commercial kitchen.
This building is also home to the only incubator in Ozaukee county, which will foster ideas among students and community members alike. More features include a LED stock market ticker for accounting students and a mock courtroom to be used by the justice and public policy students.
Along with providing students with the opportunities to learn in different ways, the addition of this academic building also provides additional space for students to work and study. Savanna Elsbury, a CUW student worker for the Batterman School of Business, has made use of these workspaces.
“My favorite part of the building is the workspaces that are available for students to use on each floor, especially the patio with the great view,” Elsbury said.
The Free Enterprise Center will also serve as home to the new Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. This clinic will allow for students and staff to offer a wide variety of services to patients who suffer from communication challenges. The clinic will serve patients of all ages and financial situations.
“CUW will now have a place to think about and collaborate on entrepreneurial ideas, experience the benefits and functions of new technology, and learn from people in the community and across the globe through workshops, seminars, and summits,” Elsbury said.
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Written by Natalie Beck.