CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 22, 1999
Friends of the UI Libraries celebrates with 35th anniversary
IOWA CITY, Iowa --
Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries will host a 35th anniversary celebration
to commemorate the founding of Friends, a group that supports the University
academic library system, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Iowa Memorial
Union Ballroom, second floor.
"The Beat Goes On," a 1960s-style celebration, will
feature a 6 p.m. reception with music popular to the era and a buffet dinner
at 6:50 p.m.
Tickets are $35 per person and include a diner's buffet
that will be followed by remarks by UI President Mary Sue Coleman, entertainment
by the UI Latin American Dance Club, and lip sync, dance and costume contests.
The costume contests, which are optional participation events, include three
categories: a 1960s Fashion Statement That's Best Forgotten, Best Celebrity
Impersonation, and the "Most Cool Cat."
The event is open to the public, but reservations
are required and can be obtained by calling the UI Libraries at (319) 335-5867.