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As part of an effort to reduce aircraft noise in university buildings, Federal Aviation Administration and Regional Airport Authority contractors will conduct sound testing during Spring Break week, March 12-20.

The sound testing will require generation of amplified noise from an elevated public address loudspeaker during daytime hours at various exterior locations throughout Belknap Campus. The sound will be loud enough to be heard throughout much of Belknap.

Testing personnel also will be entering and exiting university buildings to collect sound data.

The following buildings are scheduled to be tested:

  • Ernst Hall
  • Natural Sciences
  • Gardiner Hall
  • Schneider Hall
  • Strickler Hall
  • Davidson Hall
  • Gottschalk Hall
  • Overseers Honors House
  • Studio Arts/HPES/Thrust Theater
  • Bingham Humanities
  • Life Sciences
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John Drees
John Drees is a 32-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As interim senior associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.