Jerry Rawls, major campaign ontributor; Rick Cosier, dean
Krannert School of Management and Leeds Professor of
Management; Martin Jischke, president of Purdue University;
and Dick Dauch, major contributor and campaign chair;
attended the demolition along with many other supporters.
Hall, the new $37 million building that is the centerpiece of the Krannert
at the Frontier campaign, came a step closer to reality in late October
with the clearing of several buildings.
Purdue President Martin Jischke, Krannert Dean Rick Cosier, and several
campaign contributors and
campus dignitaries on hand, a backhoe ripped through the former Classnotes
building (once a gas station) in a matter of minutes.
for Rawls Hall will take place in late summer, and the building should
be ready for occupancy for the fall 2003 semester.
Rawls, MSIA '68, president and CEO of Finisar Corp. in California's Silicon
Valley, was present for the ground-clearing ceremony. Rawls, who donated
$10 million for the building, says Krannert was a key ingredient in his
was important to my maturation and understanding of what the business world
is about," Rawls says. "This
couldn't be a more exciting cause
A bulldozer tears down the buildings located between Pierce and Grant Streets
to clear the way for Rawls Hall.
building will be technologically state-of-the-art," says G. Logan
Jordan, assistant dean for administration. "All classrooms and study
areas will be wired for the Internet. The commons area will have walk-up
Web kiosks and wireless access to university libraries and the Internet."
classrooms will have the latest audio-visual presentation equipment, and
the facility will have a media production center. There is also a classroom
suite for distance learning, both two-way and multi-site."
School alumni are being solicited to fund the information and communication technology
in the future Rawls Hall.
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