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May 28, 2004

Jischke to speak about diversity at Purdue on WBAA radio show

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The role of diversity in creating and maintaining an optimum learning environment is the focal point of Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke's live radio appearance on WBAA-AM920 on Wednesday (June 2).

During the station's "AM920 Magazine," from 2-3 p.m., Jischke will field questions from WBAA manager Dan Skinner and the listening audience.

"President Jischke will explain the place that diversity has in land-grant universities, all institutions of higher education, the United States and the world," Skinner says. "He will also talk about why he believes that diversity is essential to a rich learning experience."

Local listeners may call in questions at (765) 496-1999. Out-of-town listeners may call toll-free, (866) 922-2101.

The station's AM signal reaches about two-thirds of Indiana and is heard globally via the Internet.

CONTACT: Skinner, (765) 494-3960,

Writer: Reni Winter, (765) 496-3133,

Source: James Vruggink, (765) 494-2086,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: 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 Jim Vruggink, director of special projects, at (765) 494-2086.