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Sunseeker 2005 introduced at Wednesday ceremony

June 25, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The 2005 version of Western Michigan University's solar race car, Sunseeker, will be introduced during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, in front of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on WMU's Parkview Campus.

WMU President Judith Bailey, Engineering Dean Timothy J. Greene and a number of other university officials will be on hand to introduce the car and members of the 2005 team, including a number of its high school members. The team is preparing to make its eighth cross-country run in the biennial American Solar Challenge, which begins July 17 in Austin, Texas, and concludes 10 days and 2,500 miles later in Calgary, Alberta.

The ceremony is open to the public. The Parkview Campus entrance is located at the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue in Kalamazoo.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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