February 20, 2007

Media guidelines for Colin Powell's talk at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A full house is expected at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse for Colin Powell's talk "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values."

The former secretary of state's talk will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 22) in Loeb, which is located in Stewart Center.

A photo/video opportunity will be held at 5 p.m. in the Purdue Board of Trustees Room 306 in the Purdue Memorial Union, where Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will welcome Powell to the university.

A media table will be set up outside Loeb for journalists to pick up media credentials. Please note the following stipulations by Powell concerning his 8 p.m. address:

At the event, journalists:

• May take video of the lobby of Loeb as attendees enter the playhouse. No video may be taken in Loeb Playhouse.

• May take photos at the photo opportunity and during the first three minutes of Powell's talk. No flash photography is permitted.

• May not take any audio.

• May not direct any questions toward Powell.

Free tickets for the playhouse were distributed on a first-come basis and were gone in about an hour. Tickets were limited to two tickets per person. Due to the overwhelming response, overflow seating is available in the Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms. Tickets are not needed for the ballrooms, and seating will be on a first-come basis. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. in both locations.

The event is part of the Purdue College of Engineering's celebration of National Engineers Week. A related news release is available at:

For more information, contact Cynthia Sequin, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-4192,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;


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