CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Oct. 3, 2000
UISG announces tuition information initiatives
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) has
announced several events that it has planned in an effort to gather students'
opinions about how the UI should spend monies generated from a proposed 9.9
percent tuition and fee increase for residents and a 9 percent increase for
non-residents. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is expected to vote on
the proposed increase later this month.
Continuing through Thursday, Oct. 6, enrolled UI students may vote on eight
questions and provide personal comments on the tuition topic using ISIS on
the web (http://isis.uiowa.edu), a recently created UI site that allows students
to register for courses.
Chris Linn, UISG vice president, says the UISG will also be working hard
to educate students about the UI's previously announced spending recommendations.
The UISG will also sponsor an information table to be set up at the Iowa Memorial
Union on Wednesday and will be presenting tuition information to various student
groups throughout next week. The student government body also has tentative
plans to make tuition-related public service announcements on the student
radio station, 89.7 FM KRUI.
The UISG on Monday launched an interactive Web site to further their communication
dissemination goals. The site is the Web home of the UISG and contains an
array of information about student organizations and news UI students can
Other UISG information initiatives include:
--Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m., Richey Ballroom. Formal public announcement
of the UISG survey results will be presented to the UISG Student Assembly
Meeting by the UISG Government Relations Committee.
--Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Wheelroom, Iowa Memorial Union. The UISG
will host a forum of local state legislative representatives and candidates
to inform students of issues relating to the November general election. The
non-partisan meeting will allow local representatives and office-seeking candidates
to discuss their opinions and answer questions on a wide range of student
focused issues, including higher education funding.
--Wednesday, Oct. 18, Ames, Iowa. The UISG will make a final presentation
on student tuition and fee concerns to the regents at its meeting at Iowa