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August 8, 2002

Sen. Evan Bayh to visit Purdue campus

U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will discuss corporate ethics with Purdue University students at 1:15 p.m. Monday (8/12) in the Purdue Memorial Union's West Main Lounge.

Bayh will discuss how corporate fraud damages the economy, undermines investor confidence and decimates retirement portfolios. He also will discuss legislation Congress passed to strengthen penalties for corporate wrongdoers, tighten oversight of accounting practices and re-instill consumer confidence.

Serving as moderator for the discussion is Richard A. Cosier (KO-shur), Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management, who has called for a CEO code of ethics.

Bayh will field questions from a panel of students on the issue of corporate responsibility and possible congressional responses.

After the question-and-answer session with students, Bayh will take questions from journalists.

CONTACT: Mike Lillich, University News Service, (765) 494-2077,