USI Teaching Theatre to be "topped off" Thursday | Events
A topping off ceremony for the University of Southern Indiana’s $16.7 million Teaching Theatre will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the construction site on University Boulevard.
During a topping off ceremony, the last steel girder is hoisted into place. The ceremony is a construction industry custom recognizing the efforts of the construction workers.
As in previous such ceremonies, the University community will have the opportunity to sign the beam before it is raised into place. The beam has been available for signing since Tuesday and will be until the start of the ceremony tomorrow.
The ceremony preceding the beam-raising will include a short musical program; signing of the beam by the USI Board of Trustees (who are meeting that day) and other administrators; and words from Ted Ziemer, chair of the Board of Trustees, and President Linda L. M. Bennett.
The public is invited to the ceremony. Refreshments will be served.