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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail:winston-barclay@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

University of Iowa Hancher box office will be closed Aug. 1-23

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium box office will be closed Aug. 1-23 during the break between UI summer and fall classes.

When the box office re-opens on Monday, Aug. 24, it will resume its regular academic-year business hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

To reach the Hancher box office from the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. Box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services will answer this number. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

While the box office is closed, the auditorium will continue to accept mail orders for 1998-99 events. The Hancher season brochure will be available by calling the Hancher administrative offices at (319) 335-1130. Additional information about the Hancher season is available at the auditorium's site on the World Wide Web: <http://www.uiowa.edu/~hancher>.

7/17/98