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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 (, 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 use.

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 State University.