Venderly and Richard are Honorary Degree Recipients
Ronald VenderlyIPFW will recognize two local men with honorary degrees at its 43rd annual Commencement ceremony, Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. One thousand eight hundred degrees and certificates will be awarded during the ceremonies in which Fort Wayne businessman Ronald E. Venderly will receive a Doctor of Letters from Purdue University and former Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from Indiana University.
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Busse Receives Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award
Keith BusseKeith Busse, chairman and CEO of Steel Dynamics Inc., was presented with the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) 2010 Business Achievement Award last month at an honoree luncheon in Anaheim, Calif. Busse was nominated for the award by IPFW faculty members Mike Slaubaugh and Janet Papiernik of the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Busse was one of three recipients this year. The others were Joseph J. Plumeri, chairman and CEO of Willis Group holdings, and Robert S. Reitman, former CEO of Trazonic Companies.
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The first major project will be the week of May 17 or 24 (exact time TBD), when most of the campus will be without air conditioning for a week. Greg Justice, Physical Plant project manager, says it will be turned off so construction crews can replace and relocate some of the piping that carries chilled water throughout campus. This must be done before work begins on the new parking garage on the north campus. Traffic in this area will be disrupted for much of the summer.
Areas of vital operation will have temporary coolers installed in order to prevent overheating; however, these can only be used in sensitive areas such as computer data centers due to limited availability. Physical Plant is not able to provide these accommodations for offices and classrooms.
There will be a fire alarm test in the Liberal Arts Building (formerly Classroom-Medical Building) May 14 at noon. This is for the third floor, but the alarm will sound throughout the building. This is only a test and a response is not necessary.