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Release: Immediate



WHAT: Founders Day Birthday Bash

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4-7 p.m.

WHERE: Old Capitol Museum, University of Iowa

WHO: UI President Mary Sue Coleman

Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad,

Former Governor Robert D. Ray

Various state legislators

The University of Iowa will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a special Founders Day Birthday Bash at Old Capitol. UI President Mary Sue Coleman will be joined by Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and former Gov. Robert D. Ray for a short program during which Gov. Branstad will sign a commemorative resolution.

In addition, a number of Iowa legislators will be on hand to re-enact the legislative session creating the university. Of course, Old Capitol was Iowa's first state capitol and is the building where the legislation creating the UI was enacted.

Here is a tentative schedule of events for the day:

4 p.m. President Coleman and UI vice presidents will blow out the candles on a special birthday cake and then cut pieces for the public.

4 to 5:45 p.m. 1847 General Assembly re-enactment, House Chamber

5:50 p.m. Program, Senate Chamber, with welcome and introduction of special guests by President Coleman

5:58 p.m. Remarks by former Gov. Robert Ray

6:02 p.m. Remarks by Gov. Terry E. Branstad and signing of commemorative resolution

6:15 p.m. Program adjourns