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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 15, 2004

UITV To Broadcast Skorton Keynote Address

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will rebroadcast UI President David Skorton's Oct. 13 annual keynote address six times next week.

The lecture, whose theme was "Engagement," will air Monday, Oct. 18 at 3 and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 19 at midnight and 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 3 a.m.; and Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Skorton's address focuses on the importance of engaging the public through outreach, not only in terms of traditional concepts of "service" in the university, but in everything the university does including teaching and research. A copy of the speech is available online at

Skorton initiated the President's Keynote in Fall 2003 as a way to set the dominant tone for the academic year ahead.

In Iowa City and Coralville, UITV is viewed on cable channel 17. Check your cable television listing for the UITV channel in your area. For more information about the broadcasts, contact UI ITS Video Services at (319) 335-5898.

A list of communities that carry UITV on their cable systems is located at:

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,