CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: Oct. 26, 2001
Coleman to participate in Drake forum on universities' role during national
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will participate
in a forum on "The Role of the University in Times of National Crisis,"
hosted by Drake University Monday, Oct. 29. The event will start at 7 p.m.
in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 25th Street and University Avenue, Des
The forum, which is open to the public, will feature prominent state leaders
including Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, Drake University President David Maxwell,
retired Meredith Corp. Chairman Jack Rehm, Des Moines Register President and
Publisher Mary Stier, and Robert Hariman, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt professor
of rhetoric and communication studies at Drake. The forum will be moderated
by Michael Gartner, former president of NBC News and principal owner of the
For more information contact Lisa Lacher, director of media relations at
Drake, at (515) 271-3119.