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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 10, 2005

Hancher Showcase Will Have Expanded Hours For Holiday Shopping

The Showcase gift shop in the lobby of the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium will be open extended hours for holiday shopping through Dec. 22. The Showcase will be open 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except for Thanksgiving.

Entry to the Showcase is through the main lobby doors of Hancher.

In addition to its regular merchandise -- arts-related items, jewelry, home decor, recordings, games, and collectibles -- the Showcase always stocks a variety of new holiday items, including tree ornaments, seasonal decorations and toys.

The Showcase is operated and staffed by volunteers from the Hancher Guild. Proceeds support the educational programs of Hancher Auditorium.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,