CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Reporters and photographers are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony
at 3 p.m., Friday, May 2, 1997 near the corner of Washington and Capitol Streets
to mark the beginning of the UI College of Engineering building modernization
UI President Mary Sue Coleman and College of Engineering Dean Richard K.
Miller will be present to initiate the first major engineering building improvement
in more than 30 years.
The $26 million project, scheduled for completion in 2001, will include new
classrooms, an auditorium, an outdoor plaza, student commons and atrium and
a four-story laboratory combined with the renovation of the existing building.
Rich Wretman, UI Foundation director of development for the College of Engineering,
will be on hand to discuss advances in the private gift campaign which is
augmenting the project's $14 million in state appropriations and $4 million
in university funding.