March 6, 2007

Jischke to discuss Purdue's international programs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue President Martin C. Jischke on Wednesday (March 14) will discuss the university's various programs that bring thousands of international students to the campus and send Purdue students abroad. From 2-3 p.m. during WBAA radio's live call-in show "AM 920 Magazine," Jischke will field questions from host David Bunte and the listening audience.

This year nearly 5,000 international students from 130 countries attend Purdue, the second highest international enrollment among all U.S. public colleges and universities. The Study Abroad Office offers 200 programs to give Purdue students learning opportunities in 45 countries.

"Purdue is a wonderfully diverse university with a worldwide reputation," Bunte said. "Top-notch academics is the beginning of the success, but bringing the world and Purdue together is a concentrated year-around effort."

To ask questions during the program, local listeners can call (765) 496-1999. Listeners outside the local calling area can call toll-free at (866) 922-2101. WBAA's AM signal reaches approximately two-thirds of Indiana and can be heard globally via the station's Web site at http://www.wbaa.org.

Jischke appears on the show monthly, typically on the first Wednesday of the month, to discuss community and university issues. Jischke's scheduled appearance on Feb. 14 to discuss international programs was rescheduled due to last month's snow recess. Past interview topics have included Purdue athletics, Purdue's legislative agenda and Purdue Research Park. Previous interviews are archived on the station's Web site

Writer: Jim Schenke, (765) 494-6262, jschenke@purdue.edu

Sources: Jim Vruggink, director of special projects, (765) 494-2086, jvruggink@purdue.edu

David Bunte, (765) 494-3961, dpbunte@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

Note to Journalists: Photographers and videographers are permitted in the studio for the broadcast by contacting WBAA at (765) 494-5920 in advance. Reporters interested in asking questions before or after the show should contact Jim Vruggink, director of special projects, at (765) 494-2086,  jvruggink@purdue.edu.

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