CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Junior Leaders Day held at the University of Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- More than 240 outstanding high school juniors from around
the state of Iowa will visit the University of Iowa Saturday, April 5 as part
of the Iowa Junior Leaders Day.
The event, sponsored by the UI Alumni Association and the UI Office of Admissions
and funded by First National Bank of Iowa City, brings students and their
parents to the university for a day of informative programs on leadership
and special recognition.
UI Alumni Association Interim Executive Director Vince Nelson said participants
nominated by their school counselors were chosen on the basis of leadership
qualities exhibited in high school as well as other involvement within their
hometown communities. They also were selected on strong academic records achieved
in their high schools.
Jay Holstein, a professor in the School of Religion, will be the keynote
speaker at the 9 a.m. opening session and UI President Mary Sue Coleman will
give the luncheon keynote address in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial
The students, representing more than 200 high schools, will discuss academics,
admissions, housing, curriculum and other topics with UI staff members. They
will also spend time with UI undergraduates for a personal look at the university.
A concurrent program for parents will include information on student life,
curriculum and what they can expect their child's first year in college to
be like. Both students and their parents will tour the campus by bus and have
the opportunity to tour residence halls and attend sessions on the UI Honors
Program and Greek life at the UI.
This year's 1997 Iowa Junior Leaders Day marks the seventh year for this
program honoring outstanding high school juniors from across the state of