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Release: Immediate

Homecoming activities planned for reunion celebrations, recent graduates

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Alumni who graduated from one to nine years ago, along with graduates celebrating their 10th, 20th, and 25th reunions, will attend the University of Iowa Alumni Association's First Annual Alumni Homecoming Tailgate Saturday, Oct. 25. Additionally, graduates celebrating traditional reunions will participate in a full weekend of activities including special receptions and dinners in their respective colleges.

More than 800 graduates are registered to attend Homecoming Reunion Weekend, and the Association expects 750 to attend the Tailgate at the UI Recreation Building before the Homecoming football game against Indiana.

"With the excellent response this first year, we intend to make the Alumni Tailgate an annual event," said Diane Baker-Gruwell, the Alumni Association's Reunion Director.

The Colleges of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy are each sponsoring pre-game receptions and programs on Oct. 25. The Colleges of Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy are also holding reunion dinners Oct. 24-25 for individual classes celebrating reunions.

Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. in Kinnick Stadium. Most game-day activities, including the Alumni Tailgate, begin two hours prior to kickoff.

Anyone interested in specific college activities should contact the college directly or call the Alumni Association at (800) IOWALUM or (319) 335-3294.

10/22/97