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University of Iowa News Release

March 10, 2003

Alumni Association Hosts Campus Scavenger Hunt

Break out the map and compass to test your knowledge about the UI campus in the annual S.T.A.Tvenger Hunt from March 24 to April 4.

S.T.A.T (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow) members are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt on the University of Iowa campus. During the course of 12 days STAT members will receive clues via email about the location of the STAT medallion. All clues will pertain to the University of Iowa and pinpoint a location on campus that will narrow the location of the medallion.

The first person to find the medallion will receive the grand prize of a full student season ticket package to football, wrestling and men's and women's basketball. The grand prize ticket package is provided by the University of Iowa athletics department.

"This is a great way for S.T.A.T members to learn and familiarize themselves with the UI campus and have a little fun at the same time," said Emily Syfert, assistant director of marketing for the Alumni Association.

The clues are sent daily and then posted to the website

Last year, the medallion was hidden at the Canoe House. One of the clues was, "Need a prescription to get in shape? You better head north to find the medallion." The Canoe House is north of the Pharmacy Building and the field house. Don Techen was last year's winner and received a $300 shopping spree to Coral Ridge mall.

S.T.A.T is a program of the UIAA designed to help students become familiar with the alumni association prior to graduation. S.T.A.T is one of the largest student organizations on campus with more than 3,000 members.

For more information on becoming a S.T.A.T member or to access clues to the S.T.A.Tvenger Hunt visit their website at or call (319) 335-3294.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: George McCrory, University of Iowa News Services 319-384-0012, Michelle Yong.