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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts First Annual NJIT Day

WHAT: NJIT Day is a campus-wide fall festival featuring the dedication of NJIT’s new buildings. There will be music, entertainment, athletic games.

WHO:  Jack Gentul, dean of students, is the contact person for NJIT Day. Reporters and photographers can reach him on his cell phone: (201) 341-1286.

WHERE: NJIT’s Campus Center, on the main quad.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:

10 a.m.: Dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

12: 15 p.m.: NJIT Women’s Soccer Game: at the athletic field

1 p.m.: Junkpile Wars judging

2 p.m.: Mini Golf holes open for spectator play

3:30 p.m.: NJIT Men’s Soccer Game; at the athletic field

FEATURED EVENT: Junkpile Wars: Teams of five NJIT students will be supplied with a junkpile the day before. Throughout the next 24 hours, students will use their scientific savvy crafting a mini-golf hole most likely to give the player a hole in one.

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One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.