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Students welcome moms and dads to annual UI Parents Weekend

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Parents of University of Iowa students will experience "Family Fun, Hawkeye Style" this weekend at the UI's annual Parents Weekend.

More than 2,500 parents, students, and family members will tour campus buildings and facilities, attend a reception with UI President Mary Sue Coleman, enjoy a breakfast tailgate party at Carver-Hawkeye Arena before the 11:35 a.m. football game, and cheer on the Hawkeyes as they take on Purdue Saturday Nov. 1 at Kinnick Stadium.

Parents who sign up for a tour of the newly-renovated Shaeffer Hall Friday, Oct. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. will learn that their offspring really can get jobs after graduation when Jeff Liebermann, director of the Alumni Association's Career Information Network presents a demonstration of the Internet-enhanced JOBTRAK.

The student alumni ambassadors who organized the weekend's activities are Brian Blackwood, a senior from Rock Island, and Amanda Jordison, a senior from Iowa City.

For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the Alumni Association at (319) 335-3254 or 1-800-IOWALUM.