CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 30, 2000
UI students are encouraged to join alumni association program
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Associations (UIAA)
student membership program, Iowa Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.),
invites new members to join and enjoy its benefits.
Iowa S.T.A.T., which now has more than 3,000 members, is a program that
has been developed to familiarize students with the alumni association before
Students wishing to be members of Iowa S.T.A.T. can sign up at tables in
the Iowa Memorial Union Sept. 5, 6, 11, and 12, or at the association offices
in the Levitt Center for University Advancement. Students who are already
members and have not received their membership items may also stop by the
tables in the IMU on these dates.
With an $18 annual membership fee, which can be put on the U-bill, paid
in cash, charge, or by check, students receive many benefits, including a
membership T-shirt, a membership card, a key chain, word art magnets, and
many other promotional items.
The membership card doubles as a benefit card to receive discounts at downtown
and area businesses until May 2001. Some of the businesses offering discounts
to members include: The Athlete's Foot, Baldys Wraps, Bo-James, Disc
Jockey, Dodge Cleaners, Godfathers Pizza, Hamburg Inn #2, Malone's Irish
Pub, Nautilus Health Spa, Pagliais, Peaceful Fool, and Vortex.
S.T.A.T members also have access to career information services, get reduced
fees for Family Weekend, a subscription to the Iowa Alumni Magazine, and free
graduation announcements. Members also get reduced rates on 2001 student season
football tickets and 2001-2002 seating for the Hawk's Nest, UI's basketball
booster group for students.
In addition to the benefits, members can also participate in many events,
including T-shirt Day Sept. 27 and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 27. On T-shirt
Day, members wear their T-shirts around campus in the hopes that a member
of the UIAA staff will spot them. The staff will be handing out prizes to
the students "caught" with this years S.T.A.T. T-shirt on.
For Member Appreciation Day, the students wear their T-shirt as admission
to the free lunch at a downtown restaurant.
Iowa S.T.A.T. members will also help build a float for this years
homecoming parade, win athletic tickets through the "S.T.A.T.venger"
Hunt, and volunteer with local charity and service organizations.
For more information about Iowa S.T.A.T., contact Angela Disalvo at the
Alumni Association at (319) 335-0658 or see http://www.iowalum.com/student/.