University of Iowa News Release
Aug. 18, 2004
WOW 2004 Activities Set For New And Returning Students
WOW 2004, the annual Week of Welcome events for new and returning students, faculty and staff at the University of Iowa, begins Sunday, Aug. 22, with the Hawkeye Tailgate and Welcome Concert.
Other WOW activities this year include such annual events as Night Games, entertainment from comedian-hypnotist Chuck Milligan and numerous open houses and meetings introducing students to the university's social, cultural and religious groups as well as academic departments and student services offices.
New to WOW this year will be the Hawkeye Tailgate and Welcome Concert; Open Your Eyes educational series; and Dance Marathon Presents: A Slice of Iowa. The Hawkeye Tailgate will be held Sunday, August 22, at 5 p.m. at Hubbard Park. UI President David Skorton will welcome the students, and UI sports coaches, cheerleaders, dance team and Herky will also attend. Music will be provided by Z102.9 radio. Students can also win prizes playing interactive games. The Welcome Concert will feature headlining act Cee-lo with opener Scratch, and local bands Bad Fathers and Public Property.
Open Your Eyes is a series of interactive educational programs that will be held every night from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at various locations around campus. The sessions encourage students to make responsible choices regarding alcohol and drugs, stay safe and healthy, learn more about diversity and find out what there is to do on campus and in the Iowa City area.
Finally, A Slice of Iowa is a fundraiser for Dance Marathon, one of the largest university student philanthropic organizations in the country, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Children's Hospital. Entertainment includes the Paperback Rhino improv group, No Shame Theater, magician Nate Staniforth, Black Genesis and a Battle of the Bands competition. Pizza, soda and ice cream will be available for a nominal fee, with proceeds benefiting Dance Marathon and UIHC Children's Hospital. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Hubbard Park.
WOW! 2004 is coordinated by the Office of Student Life, Orientation Services, the Office of Admissions, the Department of Residence Services, IMU Marketing and Design, UI Sports Marketing, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and Associated Residence Halls, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. Sponsors include University Life Centers at the Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa Student Government, Coral Ridge Mall, US Bank, Liberty Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Commercial Federal Bank, Wells Blue Bunny, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Z102.9 radio, The University of Iowa Community Credit Union, University of Iowa Parent's Association, The Stepping Up Project, University of Iowa Dance Marathon, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Student Commission on Programming & Entertainment (SCOPE), University Lecture Committee, Office of Student Financial Aid, Students to Assist Recruitment (STAR), University of Iowa Parking & Transportation, and West Bank.
A few of the many orientation events are listed here. For a complete list, visit the WOW Web site at http://wow.uiowa.edu.
Sunday, Aug. 22
Monday, August 23
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Wednesday, August 25
6 p.m., multiple locations
8 p.m., Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union
Thursday, August 26
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hubbard Park
6 p.m., multiple locations
Friday, August 27
Saturday, August 28
Sunday, August 29
In addition, several campus direction booths will help new students find their way around campus on Monday, August 23, and Tuesday, August 24. The booths will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pentacrest, Hubbard Park, Iowa Memorial Union and on the T. Anne Cleary Walkway.
For further information about WOW 2004, contact the Office of Student Life, 319-335-3059.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.
MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, email@example.com.