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Aug. 25, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tour of Studio Arts -- formerly Menards -- set for Aug. 27

WHAT: University of Iowa officials will lead a post-flood media tour of the University of Iowa's Studio Arts facility, formerly Menards, at 1375 Highway 1 West.

WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Media should meet outside the front entrance of the building.

WHO: The tour will be guided by Steve McGuire, professor in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' School of Art and Art History; Dorothy Johnson, director of the School of Art and Art History; Dan Brackett, Iowa City Menards Store Manager; and Mike and David Hodge and Kevin Digmann of Hodge Construction.

WHY: To provide an opportunity for members of the media to witness firsthand and photograph and videotape the progress made on a building being used temporarily by faculty, staff and students while buildings on the arts campus undergo flood-related repairs and mitigation.

WHERE: Studio Arts. To view a map, see

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Those participating in the tours MUST wear closed-toe shoes for their protection.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072 (office),