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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 28, 2003

UI Alumni Association Sponsors Iowa Caucus Program Nov. 6 At State Capitol

The University of Iowa Alumni Association and the UI Department of Political Science are co-sponsoring a Lifelong Learning program about the Iowa Caucuses Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

The event begins with a reception at 5:15 p.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 116, East Ninth St. and Grand Avenue in Des Moines. A tour of the State Capitol Building will begin at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to participate. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Peverill Squire, professor of political science, giving a presentation focusing on how Iowa emerged as the first crucial stop on the road to the presidency, what the impact of the caucuses is on the candidate selection process and whether this first-in-the-nation role should continue.

Dave Redlawsk, assistant UI professor of political science, will continue the presentation focusing on how candidates leverage political gain from their Iowa exposure, and their status in the nomination "game" at the time of this program.

The Thursday evening program is free and open to the public, although space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the UI Alumni Association at 1-800-IOWALUM (469-2586) or register online at:

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,