MAILED: July 20, 2000
The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce will help celebrate the completion of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's new residence hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the site of the newly built hall on the university's upper campus.
The event will feature a program at 5 p.m., tours of the building and refreshments. Chancellor Donald Mash and other Chamber members are scheduled to speak at the program.
The hall, which was built to attract upperclassmen to live on campus, will house 324 students in apartment-style suites, each featuring a small living area, kitchen, bathroom and four single bedrooms. The rooms are wired for voice, video and data access. The building is air-conditioned and includes a lounge, computer lab, conference room and seminar room equipped with the latest instructional technology.
Thirty-four students lived in the hall this summer, with the remaining 290 scheduled to move in Sept. 1. The design of the building opens options for serving different kinds of student groups during the summer months, such as Elderhostel participants or other adult groups.
The official Grand Opening for Chancellors Hall will be Saturday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with Parents Weekend at UW-Eau Claire.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 24, 2000