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March 29, 2002

President Jischke to discuss research funding on next radio show

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke will discuss research funding from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday (4/3) during his live call-in radio show on WBAA's "AM920 Magazine."

Jischke will talk about funding sources, how Purdue secures research funding and the success Purdue has had in increasing the level of funding. He will discuss the involvement of faculty and students in research and how research affects teaching. The economic impact of Discovery Park and the Purdue Research Park also will serve as a topic of discussion. Jischke also will comment on the state budget situation and its impact on Purdue.

Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions during the show. Local listeners can call (765) 496-1999. Listeners outside the local calling area can call toll-free at (866) 922-2101.

WBAA manager Dan Skinner says he hopes listeners will take advantage of the opportunity to speak directly with the president.

"Funding research is important to the success of Purdue University and its ability to advance the frontiers of science and technology," Skinner says. "The work Purdue researchers are doing today will have an impact on our future world. Listeners are invited to talk with the president of the university and share their thoughts about funding research at Purdue."

The station's AM signal reaches approximately two-thirds of Indiana and may be heard globally via the station's Web site at

CONTACT: Dan Skinner, (765) 494-3960,

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: The topic for this show is identical to last month's topic. Last month's show was canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Photographers and videographers are permitted in the studio for the broadcast. Contact WBAA at (765) 494-5920 to make arrangements. Reporters interested in asking questions before or after the show should contact Jeanne Norberg, University News Service director, (765) 494-2096,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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