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

Release: Immediate

Third fireside chat with president to be Nov. 30

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman is continuing her tradition of holding "fireside chats" to provide students with an opportunity to communicate their concerns and ideas directly to her and her cabinet. The third chat of the 1998-99 academic year will be Monday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the R. Wayne Richey Ballroom (formerly the Triangle Ballroom), located in the Iowa Memorial Union.

All interested students may attend, but written invitations are being sent to 500 students chosen at random from the registrar's list of current students. The same process will be followed for issuing invitations to fireside chats to be held throughout the academic year.

This is the third year President Coleman has held the informal discussions with students. As in past years, a senior member of her administration will also participate in each of the chats. Ann Rhodes, vice president for university relations, will join Coleman at the Nov. 30 event.

The chats are being co-sponsored by the UI student government and the president's office.

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 this program, please contact University Relations at 335-0557.

11/23/98