May 4, 2007

Information for journalists planning to cover Monday announcement of Purdue's new president

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will provide a variety of information, including a live Webcast and satellite uplink, for media planning to cover Monday's (May 7) announcement of its new president.

The university's trustees will meet at 2 p.m. on the stage of Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse to vote on a candidate to succeed Martin C. Jischke as Purdue's 11th president. Following the vote, the candidate will speak and be available to answer audience questions. A public reception will follow in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

A live Webcast of the vote and announcement will be available via the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu . Journalists planning to cover the announcement must arrange for credentials in advance by contacting Larry Farr, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-5014, lfarr@purdue.edu . The credentials will be available to journalists on Monday (May 7) at Loeb Playhouse prior to the announcement.

A satellite uplink of the announcement will begin at 2 p.m. (ET). Satellite information is as follows:

U/L TYPE: Analog

Band Type: Ku-Band

SBS-6 Transponder 15

U/L: 14368.00 (Vertical)

D/L: 12068.00 (Horizontal)

A news release will be available to media at Loeb Playhouse and also will be sent via e-mail. The news release will be updated with photos and additional multimedia content after the announcement. The updated release can be accessed via the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu .

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

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