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University of Iowa News Release

March 27, 2006

Alumni Association Hosts Campus Scavenger Hunt For S.T.A.T. Medallion

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) will challenge student knowledge about the UI campus as part of its annual S.T.A.T.venger Hunt from March 27 to April 7.

S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) members are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt on the UI campus. During the 10-day event, S.T.A.T. members will receive clues via e-mail leading them to the location of the S.T.A.T. Medallion. The first member to solve the clues and find the medallion will win a full season ticket package for UI football games and men's basketball games for 2005-2006, donated by UI Sports Marketing.

Each clue will point to a particular part of campus, getting more specific to the actual location of where the S.T.A.T. medallion is buried (just a few inches underground). Clues will be sent daily and then will be posted to the website at Answers will be posted a few days after the last clue has been revealed.

"The clues really make the students think," said Emily Cornish, UIAA director of marketing. "Some of the students head to the library special collections department to research the clues. They will have to pull out their campus maps and know some Iowa history to figure it out."

Last year's winner, Justin Miller, a business major from Le Mars, followed clues to the final location at Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory.

S.T.A.T. is a program of the UIAA designed to enhance the student experience at the University of Iowa. S.T.A.T. is one of the largest student organizations on campus with more than 3,000 members.

For more information on becoming a S.T.A.T. member or to access clues to the S.T.A.T.venger Hunt, visit the website at or call 319-335-3294.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Program: Cindy Meis at the UIAA, 319-335-3294,