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Gov. Jim Doyle, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh administrators, UW Oshkosh Foundation board members and major donors broke ground Oct. 16 at the site of what will be the University’s first new academic building since 1971. About 200 members of the campus and the surrounding communities as well as leadership from regional businesses attended the ceremony to thank those who supported what surely will be among most distinctive and environmentally friendly academic buildings in the Midwest. Speakers included Oshkosh Student Association Vice President Alex Abendschein, UW Oshkosh Foundation Board President Beth Wyman, Provost Lane Earns, Chancellor Richard H. Wells, Gov. Doyle and capital campaign co-chair William Raaths.

Photos by Jaslyn Gilbert and Donna Mleziva

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