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Release: May 5, 2000

UI Alumni Reunion for classes of 1960, 1955, 1950 and prior set for June 8-11

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association is inviting UI classes of 1960, 1955, 1950 and prior to its Alumni Reunion Weekend 2000 June 8-11 at the UI campus.

A variety of events are planned, including a golf tournament, the all-class banquet, a big band dance, and tours of the UI campus. A highlight of the reunion is the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and luncheon June 10. Honorees include: W.A. "Bill" Krause, owner, president and CEO of Krause Gentle Corp.; Alfred Hinton, a mixed media artist and professor of art at the University of Michigan; and Jin Wu, a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, Republic of China and former Minister of Education for Taiwan,

Alumni can also rediscover learning on the UI campus through Alumni College 2000. Sessions will be held on papermaking and bookbinding, women mystery writers, foil stamping, exercise, and a video presentation on UI women's athletics. A tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch is set for June 9.

Also June 9, the Iowa Voyagers will present "Tour 2001," a sneak peak into upcoming destinations and tour programs, including the Alumni Campus Abroad program.

The UI colleges of business, liberal arts, engineering, law, education, medicine, nursing and pharmacy are also sponsoring alumni dinners and activities. Festivities conclude with a June 11 Farewell Brunch at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The registration deadline for Alumni Reunion Weekend is May 25. 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.iowalum.com/srw00/