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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

WSUI will broadcast "Presidential Voices" live on Sunday, Feb. 23

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Radio Station WSUI (AM 910) will present a live broadcast of "Presidential Voices," a forum featuring four University of Iowa presidents at Hancher Auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is part of the UI's Founders Day Celebration, marking the 150th anniversary of the UI's founding.

Tickets still remain for the forum, which is free and open to the public. They can be obtained by calling the Hancher Box Office at (319) 335-1160 or 1-800-HANCHER. Tickets will also be available for walk-ups to the Box Office on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.

"Presidential Voices" will feature UI President Mary Sue Coleman and her three immediate predecessors: Willard L. (Sandy) Boyd, James O. Freedman, and Hunter Rawlings III. Boyd with lead off the forum with a talk titled "Education -- Iowa's Never-Ending Frontier." Rawlings will follow with a talk on "American Universities at the End of the 20th Century." Freedman will then speak about "The Future of Higher Education." Coleman will respond to the comments of the other presidents. If time permits, the presidents will take questions from the audience.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in"Presidential Voices," please contact University Relations at (319) 335-0557.

2/19/97