Military Science moves into new space
After spending 40 years in spaces split on two floors of the Student Services Center, the Military Science Department has moved into a new addition to the Health Enhancement Center (HEC).
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, Sept. 1, at the new military science classroom located by the Strength Fitness Center at the north end of HEC’s first floor. The new facilities include offices, a 32-seat classroom, 10-seat tactical laboratory, a student computer lab and storage areas.
“Our location places us in the midst of campus activity among student living, academics and athletics,” said Major Eric Beuerman, professor and chair of the Military Science Department, adding that the new space is not just about the completion of a year of construction, but many years of planning and effort by many to provide a quality facility for ROTC at UWSP.
Previously the department was housed in the Student Services Center, with half of the department on the second floor and the other on the mezzanine level at the other end of the building.
“The new space has already proven to be a terrific place for the cadets to learn and gather and for the cadre and staff to work. We now operate cohesively rather than separately, as we did within the previous building for over 40 years,” added Beuerman.
In line with UWSP’s dedication to sustainability, the new construction adheres to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.