CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 2, 1999
UI Alumni Association hosts Parents Weekend
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Parents of University of Iowa students
will gather on campus Nov. 5-7 for the UI Alumni Associations Parents
More than 1,200 parents, students, and family members
will attend a variety of activities starting on Friday, Nov. 5 with tours
of the Richard O. Jacobsen Athletic Building, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Levitt
Center for University Advancement, UI Hospitals and Clinics, and other campus
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Office of Student
Life and the Iowa Memorial Union Programming Board will sponsor a free movie
and an improv comedy show at the Iowa Memorial Union for friends and family
members of all ages. The Office of Admissions will also conduct campus tours
and information sessions for prospective students on Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, parents and families can enjoy a tailgate
party at the Recreation Building at 10 a.m. before they cheer on the Hawkeyes
during the 1:05 p.m. football game against Illinois at Kinnick Stadium.
A theater excursion to "My Name Will Always Be
Alice" at the Riverside Theatre is planned, with special ticket prices
for those with college identification on Friday and Saturday evenings and
a Sunday matinee.
The weekend will culminate with a farewell brunch
at the Radisson Hotel in Iowa City from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
7. UI President Mary Sue Coleman will be the featured guest.
The Student Alumni Ambassadors who organized the weekends
activities are Melissa Skrentner, a senior German and foreign language education
major from Edina, Minn., and Anne Wilder, a senior communications major from
St. Louis, Mo.
For a full schedule of events and more information,
contact the Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or (800) IOWALUM.