For Immediate Release
March 31, 2003

Contact:  Sheryl Weinstein
                Public Relations
                (973) 596-3436


NJIT Inaugurates Seventh President: Robert A. Altenkirch

WHAT:New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will inaugurate Robert A. Altenkirch as the university’s seventh President.

WHEN: Friday, May 2, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tent on the NJIT Green, 323 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, 07102

HOW: RSVP to Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3434

PARKING For Media Only: Media will park in a designated spot adjacent to the large white tent to be located on the NJIT Green. The parking will be directly behind the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), Central Avenue and Lock Street.

DIRECTIONS For Motorists:

From Garden State Parkway:
Take exit 145 to Route 280 East, to Exit 13, First Street, Newark. At light, make right onto First Street. Follow to next traffic light, Central Avenue. Make left. Follow Central Avenue to Summit Street. Make Right. Guard at NJIT booth ahead will direct you to parking for media.

From New Jersey Turnpike:
Take Exit 15W to Route 280 West. After drawbridge, take Exit 14 B (Broad Street/King Blvd.). At ramp bottom, make left. Follow one block to stop sign. Make a left onto King Blvd. Follow four lights to King Blvd. and make a left onto Central Ave. Make the first left to Summit Street. Guard at NJIT booth directly ahead will direct you to parking for media.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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