Purdue to livestream memorial for former president

By The Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University will livestream a memorial service Friday for Dr. Steven Beering, who was the school's president for 17 years and died in April at age 87.

The memorial will begin 2 p.m. and will include family and a small contingent of university officials, the Journal and Courier reported. To watch it, go to https://youtu.be/7BnPIQOeeC0.

Beering was Purdue's president from 1983 to 2000.

His tenure was marked with growth on campus, with some 20 buildings going up. He put a premium on fundraising in ways his predecessors hadn’t, and he and his wife, Jane Beering, turned Westwood, the president’s house along McCormick Road, from a house to a place to greet faculty, students, alumni and other guests.

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