UW-Oshkosh: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to visit UW Oshkosh campus, downtown hotel project site Tuesday

Contact: Alex Hummel
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(UW Oshkosh, Jan. 14) – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will visit the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus and the site of the under-renovation Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Sen. Baldwin’s stops on the campus and in the community will each feature tours and presentations demonstrating how UW Oshkosh, the state’s third-largest higher education institution, is working to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce and economy and prepare and empower career-ready students. Media representatives are welcome to cover the Senator’s two stops:

— 1:30 p.m.: Sen. Baldwin will tour the Student Success Center, 750 Elmwood Avenue, UW Oshkosh, to learn more about our campus Career Services office’s efforts to prepare students for the job market. UW Oshkosh representatives will also highlight the University’s Intern-to-Work initiative, a collaboration involving institutions within the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and partners in the New North.

— 2 p.m.: Sen. Baldwin will join University leaders and partners at the site of the redeveloping Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center – UW Oshkosh, 1 North Main Street.

* Representatives of UW Oshkosh’s Business Success Center and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and partners collaborating in the development of a Business Accelerator and Incubator in Oshkosh will outline their efforts.

* All will join in a tour of the hotel site, which, in a collaboration between the UW Oshkosh Foundation, private hoteliers, the city of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, is undergoing a $15 million renovation.

* The collaborative, catalytic community project has already created about 150 constructions jobs. It will further yield about 200 long-term hospitality jobs at the hotel’s projected May opening. It will also help reenergize retail, conference and convention, arts and cultural business and activity in the city’s downtown and on the UW Oshkosh campus, just two blocks away.

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