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Ground breaks today for new UWS building

The University of Wisconsin-Superior's academic building got the go-ahead after the governor found $3.5 million in savings on other UW System projects.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior's academic building got the go-ahead after the governor found $3.5 million in savings on other UW System projects.

And Friday, Gov. Jim Doyle joins other officials and dignitaries to break ground for the $32 million, 144,000 square foot building to be constructed on the northwest corner of the campus near Weeks Avenue and North 17th Street.

Swenson Hall is the first new academic building to be constructed on campus in 30 years. It will include 21 modern classrooms and labs with the latest learning technology and flexible layouts and offices for eight academic departments.

The building will be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

The groundbreaking gets underway at 10 a.m. on the site of the soon-to-be-built Swenson Hall, next to the site where the campus' new student center is being constructed.

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In case of inclement weather, the ceremony moves to Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main on campus.

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