The new building is 41,000 square feet and is offering new facilities for students. The facilities are tailored to fit the needs of the growing majors, including the hospitality and event management program. The addition of a stocked culinary kitchen will be beneficial for these students as they gain experience working in a commercial kitchen.
This building is also includes the only incubator in Ozaukee County, which will facilitate ideas among students and community members. More features include a LED stock market ticker for accounting students and a mock courtroom for justice and public policy students.
Along with providing different learning opportunities, the academic building 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 work spaces 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. The clinic allows students and staff to offer a variety of services to patients suffering from communication challenges.
“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.