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Student government offers new tradition: winter reception at Old Capitol

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Refreshments will be served, and the entire student body is invited to attend. It's the first annual University of Iowa Winter Reception, Friday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Old Capitol.

President Mary Sue Coleman and other members of the central administration will be on hand to greet students for the event, which is sponsored by the UI Student Government (UISG).

"We have been trying to start a tradition here at the University of Iowa, and this seemed like a cool way to end the semester and start finals week," said Meghan Henry, UISG vice president.

"I think this is a great way to bridge the distance between students and administrators," said Allison Miller, UISG president. "I hope students will take advantage of this opportunity to talk with President Coleman and the rest of the administration. It's a great atmosphere to bring up concerns and be listened to."