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Education Building groundbreaking, Campus School farewell set for May 18

May 17, 2012

Education BuildingEAU CLAIRE — A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Education Building and a farewell to Campus School at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday outside the Park Street entrance to Campus School.

UW-Eau Claire students and employees as well as community members are invited to the ceremony and reception. Among those in attendance will be community members who attended Campus School (then known as Park School) as well as UW-Eau Claire alumni who participated in teacher education programming at the facility.

Beginning June 4, Campus School will be razed to make way for the new Education Building, which will house UW-Eau Claire's College of Education and Human Sciences administrative units; classroom space; the departments of education studies, English, foreign languages and special education; and select student support services, including Services for Students with Disabilities, the Student Success Center (providing writing, math and other academic support) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Education Building is expected to be completed in fall 2013.

Speakers at the Education Building groundbreaking ceremony will include Dr. Gail Scukanec, dean of UW-Eau Claire's College of Education and Human Sciences and chair of the Education Building committee; Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, former UW-Eau Claire chancellor; and Eau Claire attorney Ed Manydeeds, a member of the UW System Board of Regents.

Groundbreaking participants will be Jeff Kosloske, a senior facilities architect for the UW System; Levin-Stankevich; Manydeeds; Ben Ponkratz, UW-Eau Claire student member of the Education Building committee; Val Schute of River Architects, La Crosse; Scukanec; and Russ Van Gilder of the Wisconsin Department of State Facilities.

A reception in the Kjer Theatre lobby will follow the ceremony, and guests will be welcome to walk through the open classrooms of Campus School.

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