IPFW may get $17 million worth of renovations

FORT WAYNE – There may be some improvements coming to the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.

According to the Journal Gazette, Purdue University officials are pitching $17 million worth of renovations in its annual funding request to the state legislature.

The additional funding will aid with work on the campus’ Liberal Arts building, as well as Kettler and Neff Halls. Kettler is the oldest, having been built in the 1960s. University officials want to renovate classrooms, improve the furniture and add wi-fi capabilities.

Campus officials say some of the money will also go toward upgrading the HVAC and water systems, if the request gets the green light.