The University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne will kick off a downtown campus renovation project this week. School officials say the project includes converting the former Chamber of Commerce building into the new business school.

May 1, 2015

News Release

WHAT: USF Downtown Campus project kickoff, includes brief comments and “wall-breaking” Guided tours will be available following the ceremony.

WHO: USF President, Sister M. Elise Kriss, Mayor Tom Henry and others to speak briefly, followed by ceremony to help “knock down” a commemorative wall.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Future USF Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (former Chamber of Commerce building), 826 Ewing Street

WHY: This event will officially begin the conversion of the former Chamber building into the new home of the USF Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. The university’s signature project-based learning program, META, will also be located in the building. In addition, work will be done to four floors of the West Annex of the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center (former Scottish Rite) to house the School of Creative Arts Music Technology program.

The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

Source: The University of Saint Francis

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