November 02, 2004

SIU launches comprehensive campaign Special Media Advisory – Satellite Uplink – Video News Conference

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will release information regarding the largest gift in the University's history during a news conference set for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the SIUC Communications Building, WSIU-TV studio. University officials will also announce details of its first comprehensive capital campaign. Reporters and photographers are invited to attend, but note that all information released during the news conference is embargoed until 10 p.m. CST Friday, Nov. 4, 2005

The news conference will also be available on satellite, via a live Internet broadcast and by conference call.

The satellite coordinates are as follows:

SBS 6/ K-09F analog - 74 degrees west

Downlink Frequency - 11921

1445-1545 ET (1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CST)

For troubleshooting during the news conference call 618/525-0782 (1430-1545 ET only)

To access the news conference by telephone call 888/867-5802. A conference operator will greet callers and place them in cue on a first-come, first-serve basis. Callers should ask for the Southern Illinois University press conference, confirmation number 13147950.

To access the Internet broadcast you will need a high-speed connection and RealPlayer. An Internet video feed of the news conference can be accessed real time at:

News releases associated with the news conference will be posted at

For more information regarding technical aspects of the news conference, call Robert Henderson at 618/453-6191. For information about the news conference in general call Sue Davis at (618) 453-2276.