February 18, 2002
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Journalists are invited to attend a Discover Purdue event on Wednesday (2/20) which marks the official opening of Purdue University's Office of Engagement for Indianapolis. The facility also will house the Marion County Extension Service office.
During the program, which begins at 2 p.m., Purdue officials will discuss plans for helping Indianapolis stay competitive in the New Economy. A partnership with an Indianapolis firm to expand Purdue's Technical Assistance Program in the Indianapolis area also will be announced.
Discover Purdue is the theme for a yearlong invitation to learn about Purdue University its leadership and its future potential for economic development, research and education.
WHAT: Opening of Office of Engagement for Indianapolis
WHEN: 12:30 - 2 p.m. tour and reception/2 p.m. program
WHO: Martin C. Jischke, president, Purdue University
Bart Peterson, mayor, Indianapolis
Don Gentry, Purdue's vice provost for engagement
Maryann Dickson, Marion County Extension director
WHERE: INTECH Park, building 10
71st Street and I-465 on the northwest side of Indianapolis
Media parking available near the building.
DIRECTIONS: Those exiting from I-465 should turn west on 71st Street, and those exiting from I-65 should turn east on 71st Street. INTECH Park is located on the south side of 71st Street between the two interstates. For further assistance, call (317) 275-9305.
CONTACT: Jeanine Phipps, Purdue News Service at (765) 496-3133; email@example.com