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Release: April 19, 1999

UI Alumni Reunion for classes of 1959, 1954, 1949 and prior set for June 10-13

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association is inviting UI classes of 1959, 1954, 1949 and prior to its Spring Reunion Weekend 1999 June 10-13 at the UI campus.

Alumni will have the opportunity to attend a variety of events, including a golf tournament, an all-class banquet, a big band dance, and campus tours. A highlight of the reunion is the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony June 12, which honors recipients including former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Former Iowa Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry will be honored for faculty/staff achievement.

Also included in the scheduled events is "Medicine for the Mind" on June 10, which will explore the latest medical technologies in 3D computer-aided diagnosis and therapy. Alumni will also receive hands-on computer experience accessing health-related web sites.

On June 11, the Iowa Voyagers will present "Tour 2000," a sneak peak into upcoming destinations and tour programs, including the fast-growing Alumni Campus Abroad program.

Coinciding with the Spring Reunion is the Iowa Arts Festival, a free four-day event on the Pentacrest that includes live music, art displays, crafts and dance ensembles.

The UI Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are also sponsoring alumni dinners and activities. Festivities conclude June 13 at the Farewell Brunch in the Iowa Memorial Union.

The registration deadline for the Spring Reunion Weekend is May 27. Special UI alumni rates are available at selected Iowa City/Coralville hotels. For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or (800) IOW-ALUM, or visit its web page at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iowalum/srw99/