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August 23, 1996

Purdue president to tour Evansville, South Bend/Elkhart

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Reporters are welcome to attend the various sites and ask questions of President Steven C. Beering.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue President Steven C. Beering will be in Evansville on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and in the South Bend/Elkhart area Thursday, Sept. 5, as part of a statewide tour to increase public awareness of Purdue's role in Indiana's economy.

Beering's tour has a theme of "Purdue Powers the Future." He earlier visited Lake and Vigo counties, and he will visit seven other Hoosier cities through Nov. 14.

One indication of Purdue's connection to southwest Indiana is that 2,540 alumni live in Vanderburgh and the adjacent counties of Posey, Gibson and Warrick, and 649 students from those counties are enrolled at Purdue campuses and Statewide Technology sites. Purdue reaches 8,313 young people in Vanderburgh and adjacent counties through the Cooperative Extension Service, including 4-H Club membership; special interest groups, such as Mini 4-H and Clover Buds; and school enrichment programs developed and/or taught by Extension educators.

In north central Indiana, approximately 10,945 alumni live and work in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Starke and LaPorte counties, and 3,951 students from those areas are studying at Purdue campuses and Statewide Technology sites. Purdue reaches about 30,959 young people in those counties through various Cooperative Extension Service programs.

Beering will be at these Evansville sites on Sept. 3: