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Release: May 8, 2002

UI Alumni Reunion Weekend set for June 6-9

The University of Iowa Alumni Reunion Weekend, from June 6-9, marks the celebration of several special events at the University of Iowa. First, the university will honor the anniversary of the graduating classes of 1962, 1957, 1952 and all years prior. Second, the university will honor the College of Public Health’s departments of biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational and environmental health, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their formation as academic units.

The weekend, themed “Your past, your future, your university,” will include a full array of reunion activities that will allow alumni to reconnect with the university, with classmates, and with the memories of their days on campus.

The weekend begins with Alumni College 2002--a weekend full of educational programs, tours, and hands-on projects. Campus tours will spotlight past, present, and future building projects.

"This a great chance for alumni to chat with students back on campus for summer session or stroll along the walkways by the Iowa River and enjoy the beautiful UI campus," said Staci Valenta, assistant director of alumni programs.

On Friday night, classmates can relax and reminisce at collegiate reunion dinners. At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, a distinguished faculty panel will discuss the topic of perception, followed by the All-Alumni Luncheon and Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at noon. A special university-wide event featuring a multimedia presentation is scheduled for 3 p.m. that afternoon at Hancher Auditorium. At Saturday evening’s gala dinner at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, alumni and invited guests will hear from UI President Mary Sue Coleman and other special speakers.

The registration deadline for Alumni Reunion 2002 is Thursday, May 23. For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294, (800) IOW-ALUM, or visit the web page at