CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
President Coleman kicks off new academic year with Aug. 31 'fireside
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman is
continuing her tradition of holding "fireside chats" to provide
students with an opportunity to communicate their concerns and ideas directly
to her and her cabinet. The first chat of the 1998-99 academic year will
be Monday, Aug. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the E. Wayne Richey Ballroom (formerly
the Triangle Ballroom), located in the Iowa Memorial Union.
All interested students may attend, but written invitations are being
sent to 500 students chosen at random from the Registrar's list of current
students. The same process will be followed for issuing invitations to
fireside chats to be held throughout the academic year.
This is the third year President Coleman has held the informal discussions
with students. As in past years, one of her vice presidents will participate
in each of the chats. Phillip Jones, vice president for student services,
will attend the Aug. 31 event.
The chats are being co-sponsored by the UI Student Government and the
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University
of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact University
Relations at 335-0557.