CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 14, 2003
Newly Named UI President Skorton To Address Service Clubs
University of Iowa President David Skorton will give the annual "condition
of the university" speech to a joint meeting of Iowa City service clubs
at noon Friday, Jan. 17 in the Amos Dean Ballroom of the Sheraton hotel in
downtown Iowa City.
Skorton will talk about his vision for the UI and the challenges he plans
to take up when he assumes the presidency on March 1.
The annual speech by the UI president is a long-standing Iowa City tradition
and is designed to strengthen the "town-gown" relationship between
the university and the surrounding communities, including Iowa City, Coralville,
North Liberty, Clear Creek and Solon.
Local service clubs participating in the event are: Altrusa Club of Iowa
City; ABWA Golden Hawks and Grant Wood chapter; Business and Professional
Women of Iowa City; Eastside, Golden K, Noon, Old Capitol and Coralville Hawkeye
Kiwanis clubs; the Noon, Host Noon, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
and Evening Lions clubs of Iowa City; The Optimist, Noon Optimist and Sunrise
Optimist clubs of Iowa City; Morning and Noon Coralville Optimist clubs; Optimist
clubs of Clear Creek/Amana, North Liberty and Solon; the Pilot Club of Iowa
City; Iowa City A.M. and Noon Rotary clubs and the Rotary Club of Coralville/North
Corridor; and the Old Capitol and University of Iowa Sertoma clubs.