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Staff Celebration Day to be held Thursday at the University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa staff will be formally recognized for their achievements and contributions to the UI during the first Staff Celebration Day Thursday, June 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

UI President Mary Sue Coleman will speak from 3 to 3:15 p.m., followed by

Jay Holstein, professor in the School of Religion. Staff will showcase their work in the areas of research, instruction and service.

"Through the event, we want to express our appreciation for staff and celebrate their contributions," said Laura Reed, Staff Council president. "An event of this kind has been a goal of ours and Staff Council is excited to get it underway."

The event is sponsored by Staff Council and the Office of Staff Development. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 335-7524