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February 18, 2002


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;