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Release: Aug. 23, 1999

Fireside chat with President Coleman to be Aug. 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 first chat of the 1999-2000 academic year will be Monday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. in the North Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.

All interested students may attend, but 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 fourth year Coleman has held the informal discussions with students. As in past years, a senior member of her administration will participate in each of the chats. Provost Jon Whitmore will attend the Aug. 30 event. Fireside chats will also be held on:

Oct. 4, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

Feb. 7, 2000

March 27, 2000

May 1, 2000

The chats are 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.