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University of Iowa Media Advisory

June 3, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa Laboratories Facility Ribbon Cutting June 7

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Iowa Laboratories Facility

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7. Media tour of lab facilities at 3 p.m. and ribbon cutting and open house from 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny. Directions to the facility are available online at www.uhl.uiowa.edu/contact/ankeny.html

WHO: Scheduled speakers include Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, DMACC President Robert Denson and Ankeny Mayor Merle Johnson

The Iowa Laboratories Facility is the new state building for the University Hygienic Laboratory's Des Moines facility, as well as the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Public Safety-Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa Department of Public Health-State Medical Examiner.

Reporters are invited to tour the facility at 3 p.m., and cover the 4 p.m. program and open house. Representatives from the Hygienic Laboratory and the other state agencies will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu.