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Aug. 20, 2007

UI Announces Welcome Week Activities For Students

The University of Iowa will welcome new and returning students with a jam-packed week of free activities, including a job fair, hypnotist and first-ever 10,000 Hours Show Fall Concert showcasing local talent.

In addition to helping students connect with various student groups, services, offices and programs, Welcome Week is taking steps to make sure they can find their way around campus. Two booths will be set up in high-traffic areas around campus -- the Pentacrest and T. Anne Cleary Walkway -- to provide students with directions to buildings and venues for Welcome Week special events.

The week starts Saturday, Aug. 25, with free screenings at the Bijou Theater of "Election" and a free Welcome Week Cookout at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Other Welcome Week activities this year include a Kick Off Classic - featuring a variety of sports activities and hosted by Recreational Services - as well as a Student Organization Fair and new Chill Out & Grill Out event hosted by the Black Student Union.

"Welcome Week is a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved in campus life," said Barrett Anderson, UI Student Government president. "There's a job fair, concert, student organization fair, free barbeque with prizes and games, and even a hypnotist.

"All incoming and returning students should take advantage of Welcome Week at the University of Iowa," he added.

For more information on Welcome Week activities, visit the Welcome Week website at, or contact the Office of Student Life at 319-335-3059.


Saturday, Aug. 25

"Election" at the Bijou Theater: stars Matthew Broderick as a teacher entangled in a web of treachery and sex over the election of the president of the student government. Two free screenings at 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight), first floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Welcome Week Cookout: Free food, prizes and games, 4:30 to 7 p.m., IMU River Terrace.

"Election" at the Bijou Theater. Free screening at 7 p.m., first floor of the IMU.

Monday, Aug. 27

Campus Directions Booths, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Pentacrest and T. Anne Cleary Walkway.

The History of Hip Hop in America: Jeff Chang, 7:30 p.m. Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library. Sponsored by the University Lecture Committee.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Campus Directions Booths, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pentacrest and T. Anne Cleary Walkway.

Kick Off Classic: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. IMU River Terrace North. Sponsored by Recreational Services.

Transfer Student Welcome: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. C130 Pomerantz Center.

Chill Out & Grill Out: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Iowa City Park. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Get Hypnotized by Chuck Milligan! 8 p.m. Main Lounge, IMU first floor. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB).

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Student Organization Fair. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. IMU River Terrace.

Community of Color Social: Getting Connected: 4 to 7 p.m. Van Oel Multi-Purpose Room, Currier Hall.

Student Video Productions Welcome Back Meeting & Screening: 8:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre (360 IMU).

Thursday, Aug. 30

Student Job Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Lounge, IMU.

Fall 10,000 Hours Show Concert Showcase: 7 to 9 p.m. Pentacrest. Featuring great local talent and information about how students can get involved on campus and in the community. Sponsored by The 10,000 Hours Show.

Friday, Aug. 31

An Introduction to International Programs: 4 to 6 p.m. International Programs Commons at the University Capitol Center.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012,