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September 18, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY UPDATE: Change for Sunday, Sept. 22

Discover Purdue news events start Thursday, Sept. 19

Purdue University is on its way to the next level – and journalists are invited to follow the celebration during a weeklong series of groundbreakings and special events Thursay (9/19) to Saturday, Sept. 28, culminating in the announcement of the largest fund-raising campaign ever for any college or university in Indiana. Two of the largest gifts in the history of Purdue will be announced, and numerous major building projects will move from the wish list to reality, thanks exclusively to private giving.

Discover Purdue Week is part of the theme, coined last fall, which invites the public to learn about the university – its leadership and its future potential for economic development, research and education. Each event highlighted during Discover Purdue Week was selected because of its relationship to the university's strategic plan.

Below is a quick list of the week's agenda, followed by information about the events. Please note that there will be an embargoed news release for eight of the gift announcements, allowing you to print and broadcast your stories the morning of the events. In several cases there also is significant information, photos and video already available should you want to preview the groundbreakings. Purdue also will offer a satellite feed Thursday and Friday.

Discover Purdue Week Agenda includes:

Thursday, Sept. 19Purdue "brand identity" announced, media availability.
Thurs./Fri., Sept. 19/20 Department of Chemistry gifts, professorship, new center, honors for retiring professor.
Fri./Sat., Sept. 20/21 Indoor golf facility gift, alumni center gift, media availability.
Fri./Sun., Sept. 22 Civil engineering lab advance on groundbreaking, gifts.
Fri./Sun., Sept. 20/22 Biomedical engineering building gift.
Fri./Mon., Sept. 20/23 Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship groundbreaking, media availability.
Tues. Sept. 24 Visual and Performing Arts Building gift, media availability.
Tues./Wed., Sept. 24/25 School of Veterinary Medicine gifts, media availability.
Tues./Wed., Sept. 24/25 Indoor tennis facility gift, media availability.
Thurs., Sept. 26 A General Motors Corp., Sun Microsystems and EDS partnership gives Purdue the university's largest corporate gift. News conference, satellite uplink.
Thurs., Sept. 26 Purdue Homecoming Parade
Thurs./Fri. Sept. 26/27 Civil Engineering Building groundbreaking, gifts, media availability.
Thurs., Sept. 26 Caspar Weinberger, former U.S. secretary of defense and current chairman of Forbes magazine, keynote speaker at Purdue's Krannert School of Management second annual Leadership Speakers Series. Special award for Indianapolis-area executive William Bindley. Media are invited.
Fri., Sept. 27 Largest university fund-raising campaign in Indiana history announced and largest gift given to Purdue by an individual. News conference, satellite uplink.
Fri/Sat., Sept. 27/28 Chemical Engineering Building groundbreaking, gifts, media availability.
Sat., Sept. 28 Purdue Homecoming, university-wide outdoor celebration.

Brief descriptions of each event follow, along with the photo, audio, video and news release distribution plans known at this time.

If you need additional help or information, please contact Jesica Webb, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079, jwebb@purdue.edu, or the News Service professionals identified for each event.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

Purdue brand identity unveiled

Journalists are invited to see and photograph Purdue's new brand identity at 10 a.m. in the Office of the Vice President for University Relations, Room 217 Hovde Hall. A news release and digital images will be available that day, along with samples of new official logos and typography that Purdue will use in the future.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu

Thursday/Friday, Sept. 19/20 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Analytical chemistry gift announcement

Purdue's nationally top-ranked Division of Analytical Chemistry will announce two major gifts during a lunch that starts at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the West Faculty Lounge of the Purdue Memorial Union. One will create a new academic chair. The other will honor retiring Professor Harry Pardue and create a new center.

A news release and photo embargoed for Friday morning will be released Thursday, Sept. 19. The donor and Pardue will attend the event. Journalists who would like to attend the lunch may reserve space and/or a meal by contacting Robert Wild in the Department of Chemistry at (765) 494-5200, wild@purdue.edu.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Chad Boutin, (765) 496-2081, cboutin@purdue.edu

Friday/Saturday, Sept. 20/21 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Indoor Golf Facility/Alumni Center

Purdue will announce gifts from an alumnus Saturday, Sept. 21, to build an indoor golf facility and the foyer of the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center at the President's Council pregame event. A symbolic groundbreaking for the golf facility is planned for approximately 10 a.m. The President's Council event will begin in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms three hours before the Purdue-Wake Forest football game that Saturday.

A news release will be issued Friday, Sept. 20, with an embargo for Saturday morning. Journalists who would like to attend the President's Council event Saturday should contact the Purdue News Service.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu.

Friday/Sunday, Sept. 20/22 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Advance on civil engineering lab groundbreaking, gift

We will issue an advance news release on Friday for use on Sunday, Sept. 22, concerning the Sept. 27 groundbreaking and the Indianapolis donor for an $11 million civil engineering laboratory that will be among the best in the world for studying large-scale structures. Researchers will use the lab to study new materials, design procedures and sensing technologies in an effort to make buildings and other structures immune to natural (earthquakes, tornadoes) and human-induced (terrorism, arson) disasters.

Video b-roll and a news release with more details of the building is available

Earlier news releases are available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020912.Mannering.civillabadv.html

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020912.Mannering.labsideadv.html

A related news release is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020822.Katehi.masterplan.html

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACTS: Emil Venere, (765) 496-4709, venere@purdue.edu and Jesica Webb, (765) 494-2079, jwebb@purdue.edu.

Friday/Sunday, Sept. 20/22 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Biomedical engineering gift announcement

A news release will be issued Friday, Sept. 20, with an embargo until Sunday morning, announcing a gift to help build Purdue's first Biomedical Engineering Building, part of the Schools of Engineering master plan.

A related story is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020822.Katehi.masterplan.html

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Emil Venere, (765) 496-4709, venere@purdue.edu.

Friday/Monday, Sept. 20/23 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Burton Morgan Center groundbreaking celebration

Purdue University and its Krannert School of Management will celebrate entrepreneurship's future home in Purdue's Discovery Park during a 10:30 a.m. Monday (9/23) event in the Elliott Hall of Music. The $7 million, 31,000-square-foot Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will be a two-story facility and will include a 72-seat lecture room, a presentation room and several conference and break-out rooms for use by park occupants. Construction on the center is scheduled to begin before the end of this year.

An earlier news release and photo can be found at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020829.Morgan.entcenter.html

A news release, photo and video will be available Friday, Sept. 20, for release Monday morning, Sept. 23.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Visual and Performing Arts Building

The School of Liberal Arts will announce the largest gift to date for the $38 million Visual and Performing Arts Building at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Westwood, the home of Purdue President Martin C. Jischke, on the west side of McCormack Road between Third Street and Stadium Avenue. The new building, under construction on the South Campus, will house Purdue's theater, art and design, music, and dance academic programs. Media should call to reserve space at the Westwood event. A news release and photo will be provided on the day of the event.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Amy Patterson-Neubert, (765) 494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu.

Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept. 24/25 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Veterinary Medicine gift announcements

The School of Veterinary Medicine will announce several gifts – which together will make the largest private investment in the school ever – at its fall conference banquet, which starts at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the North Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union. The announcements are expected to take place about 8 p.m.

A news release and photo will be issued Tuesday with an embargo until Wednesday morning. Alan Rebar, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and some of the donors will be available for interviews Wednesday afternoon.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Amy Patterson-Neubert, (765) 494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu.

Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept. 24/25 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Indoor tennis facility gift

Purdue will announce a major gift toward an indoor tennis facility at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Purdue outdoor tennis courts west of the Recreational Sports Center. A news release will issued Tuesday, Sept. 24, with an embargo for Wednesday morning.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 26

GM, Sun Microsystems and EDS partnership gift, news conference, satellite uplink

Journalists are invited to a news conference for 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in Loeb Playhouse to learn about the largest corporate gift in Purdue history, provided by a General Motors Corp., Sun Microsystems and EDS partnership . A news release, photo and video will be provided.

At 3 p.m. (central time) that afternoon, Purdue will uplink video b-roll from the event, an Indianapolis company, GM labs and Purdue classrooms.

SBS 6 TRANSPONDER 6
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D/L: 11847.500 MHZ VERTICAL
ALLOCATED BANDWIDTH (MHZ) 43.000.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Weinberger speaks, Indy-area exec honored

Caspar Weinberger, former U.S. secretary of defense and current chairman of Forbes magazine, will be the keynote dinner speaker at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Purdue's Krannert School of Management second annual Leadership Speakers Series in the Westin Hotel, 50 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and Krannert Dean Richard Cosier also will make remarks. Several alumni will be honored. A special leadership award will be presented to Indianapolis-area executive William Bindley, chairman and CEO of Bindley Capital Partners LLC. His company, formerly Bindley Western Industries that Bindley founded in 1968, is now owned by Cardinal Health. The company is the second largest in Indiana. He also is chairman of Priority Healthcare Corp., a $600 million alternate care and biotech pharmacy provider he founded in 1994.

Media interested in attending should contact Tim Newton, (765) 496 7271, tnewton@mgmt.purdue.edu. A news release about the award will be released earlier in the day with an embargo for 6:30 p.m.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Purdue Homecoming Parade

The annual Purdue Boilermaker Night Train Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The parade will begin at the intersection of Tower and North Russell drives. It will travel down North Russell Drive and take a right on First Street, where it will continue to MacArthur Drive and take another right. The parade will then make its way up MacArthur Drive to Third Street, where it will take a right and head up to North Intramural Drive. There it will take a left and proceed to Ross-Ade Stadium. A pep rally will follow at 8 p.m. on Slayter Hill. The evening will conclude with a 9 p.m. concert on the hill.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu.

Thursday/Friday, Sept. 26/27 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Civil engineering groundbreaking, gift, satellite uplink

Purdue will break ground at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the intersection of U.S. 231 and South River Road (about 1.5 miles south of the intersection of State Street and South River Road in West Lafayette), for an $11 million civil engineering laboratory that will be among the best in the world for studying large-scale structures. Researchers will use the lab to study new materials, design procedures and sensing technologies in an effort to make buildings and other structures immune to natural (earthquakes, tornadoes) and human-induced (terrorism, arson) disasters.

Video b-roll and a news release with more details of the building will be available Thursday, Sept. 12. A news release including information about the donors and the name of the building, as well as photos from the groundbreaking, will be issued Thursday, Sept. 26, with an embargo for Friday morning. A satellite feed of video b-roll from the groundbreaking and campaign announcement (see next item) is scheduled for 2 p.m. (Central Time) Friday, Sept. 27:

SBS6 TRANSPONDER 6
U/L 14147.500 MHZ
D/L 11847.500 MHZ
ALLOCATED BANDWIDTH (MHZ) 43.000

Detailed news releases are available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020912.Mannering.civillabadv.html

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020912.Mannering.labsideadv.html

A related news release is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020822.Katehi.masterplan.html

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACTS: Emil Venere, (765) 496-4709, venere@purdue.edu and Jesica Webb, (765) 494-2079, jwebb@purdue.edu.

10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27

Campaign announcement, largest gift, news conference, satellite uplink

Purdue will announce the beginning of the largest campaign of any college or university in Indiana and the largest gift from an individual in Purdue's history during a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Loeb Playhouse. A portion of the gift will fund Purdue's new biosciences/engineering building in Discovery Park. A news release, photo and video will be available after the event. A satellite feed of video b-roll related to this event as well as to the civil engineering groundbreaking will be offered beginning at 2 p.m.(Central Time) Friday.

SBS6 TRANSPONDER 6
U/L 14147.500 MHZ
D/L 11847.500 MHZ
ALLOCATED BANDWIDTH (MHZ) 43.000

A detailed news release about Purdue's 2001-2002 fund-raising activity is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020819.Blackwelder.yearend.html

A detailed news release about the building will be available in advance of the event and two earlier news releases are available now:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html4ever/011025.Discoverypark.Lilly.html

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020607.BOT.Things.html

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Jesica Webb, (765) 494-2079, jwebb@purdue.edu.

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28

Purdue Homecoming, university-wide outdoor celebration

More than 10,000 alumni are expected to return on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the largest Homecoming event in Purdue history. The Discover Purdue Homecoming celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Purdue Mall and Purdue Memorial Mall. Various speakers will address the alumni on the Purdue (Engineering) Mall, with Purdue President Martin C. Jischke scheduled to talk at 3:30 p.m. Astronauts will be available to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Purdue will sponsor live entertainment, sports contests, children's activities, as well as school and departmental displays highlighting various areas. Homecoming schedule can be viewed on the web.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu.

Friday/Saturday, Sept. 27/28 (EMBARGOED NEWS RELEASE)

Chemical engineering groundbreaking, gift

Purdue's School of Chemical Engineering will break ground at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lot behind the Chemical Engineering Building on a facilities expansion project expected to cost more than $20 million. The school will build a five-story, 96,000-square-foot addition on the current building and equip the facility with state-of-the-art technologies and high-performance instrumentation. The project is being funded solely with private funds, and the details about the donors will be announced at that time.

A detailed news release is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020912.Reklaitis.groundbreak.html

A related news release is available at:

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020822.Katehi.masterplan.html

A news release with more details of the building, photos and video will be available prior to the event. A more complete release, including information about the donors, will be issued Friday, Sept. 27, with an embargo until the time of the groundbreaking.

PURDUE NEWS SERVICE CONTACT: Grant Flora, (765) 494-2073, gflora@purdue.edu.


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