Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


UWEC Ed. Building Now Centennial Hall

Tom Giffey

The building they’re building to educate the educators finally has been named a name: UW-Eau Claire’s under-construction academic building, formerly known by the blandly descriptive moniker the Education Building, now has officially been dubbed Centennial Hall. The name was chosen in anticipation of the university’s 100th birthday, which is coming in 2016. Considering UWEC’s origin as a teachers’ college, the historical name seems appropriate for the new hall. Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet made the final selection based upon suggestions from a building naming committee, which was composed of UWEC faculty, students, and staff. The $44.5 million, 182,000-square-foot building – which is on the site of the old Campus School on Park Avenue between Schneider and Brewer halls – is slated for completion in November and will be open for classes for the spring 2014 semester. Centennial Hall will include lots of classrooms; administrative space for the College of Education and Human Science; the departments of education studies, English, foreign languages and special education; as well as space for a variety of university support services (including the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Services for Students with Disabilities).

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

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