CONTACT: FORREST MEYER
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
Release: June 5, 2002
News Briefing On Launch Of Public Phase Of UI's Comprehensive Fundraising
Saturday, June 8, 8:45-9:30
Greenroom of Hancher Auditorium
(Note: Please enter Hancher through doors on
west side of lobby.)
News media representatives
are invited to a news briefing on the launch of the public phase of the University
of Iowa's comprehensive fund-raising campaign, the largest in Iowa history.
The formal announcement of the campaign's public phase will take place at
a free public event Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. in Hancher Auditorium.
At the 8:45 a.m. news
briefing in the Hancher Greenroom, reporters will receive campaign background
materials, including the overall campaign dollar goal and progress toward
that goal to date. UI President Mary Sue Coleman, UI Foundation President
Michael New and leading campaign volunteers will make brief remarks and take
Coverage of the Hancher
announcement event 3-4 p.m. News media representatives are welcome to
attend and cover the public announcement event in Hancher. News video and
still cameras will be able to get pictures and footage of the event from the
Hancher balcony, but not from the main floor of the auditorium. If
broadcast media would like a direct video/audio feed from our cameras taping
the event, we can arrange that. Please call the number above today if you
want access to a video/audio feed for this event.
For more information about
this Saturday's kickoff-related events, visit:
This includes the previously sent news release on the two June 8 events and
links to pdf files of the event posters.