Concordians gathered to stake out the footprint of The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, which Concordia will break ground on April 24.

Concordia University Wisconsin will break ground next week on an approximately 41,000-square-foot academic building that will support entrepreneurial collaboration and health care innovation.

The CUW community and its supporters will gather at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the building site to commemorate the moment. The new building will extend from Luther Hall and will be visible from the university’s main entrance.

The proposed three-story building, which is expected to be completed by fall 2019, will be named The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, after a naming gift given by the Robert W. Plaster Foundation. It will house Concordia’s Batterman School of Business, and will provide a space where Christian business ethics will be modeled and collaboration among various academic disciplines will occur.

“For years Concordia has been recognized for having the largest MBA program in the state, and more students major in business than any other degree program in the university,” says President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD. “These expanded facilities, combined with Concordia’s focus on real-world business application and our distinctly Christian worldview, will serve to strengthen and enhance our already-vibrant and effective academic offerings.” Read the full story here.