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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 23, 2006

UITV To Tape, Broadcast Regents Forum On Presidential Search

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will videotape and replay an open forum scheduled for Thursday, March 2, on the UI campus with members of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to discuss the search for a new UI president.

The forum, which will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union and is open to all faculty, staff and students, will be broadcast on UITV several times beginning March 6. It will also be available for viewing online by 5 p.m. Friday, March 3 at mms://

The UITV broadcast schedule for the forum is:

--Monday, March 6: 4 and 8 p.m.

--Tuesday, March 7: 12 midnight and 9:25 a.m.

--Wednesday, March 8: 11:45 a.m.

--Friday, March 10: 12 midnight, 4 a.m. and 10 p.m.

UITV is seen on channel 4 on campus, channel 17 in Iowa City on Mediacom, and in 33 other communities on Mediacom, McLeod and SouthSlope Cable.

The forum will provide members of the UI community an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments to the Regents regarding the presidential search.

The Regents are considering the method they will use to search for a replacement for President David Skorton, who is leaving in June to become the president of Cornell University.

At least six of the nine regents are expected to attend the forum, including Board President Michael Gartner.

Childcare will be provided, with pre-registration required. Contact Julie Thatcher for registration information at

For more information about the presidential search process, please see the Faculty Senate Web site at In addition, questions for the Regents that could be asked at the forum may be posted at

The open forum is sponsored by the Faculty Senate, Staff Council and University of Iowa Student Government.

Please direct questions about the forum to Julie Thatcher,

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Linda Kettner, 319-384-0030,; Gary Steinke, executive director, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 515-281-3934; Writer: Stephen J. Pradarelli