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WRITER: SETH KAPLAN
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Release: Oct. 13, 2000

UI Alumni Association hosts Family Weekend Oct 20-22

IOWA CITY, Iowa --The University of Iowa Alumni Association will host Family Weekend 2000, "Black and Gold, Young and Old," Oct. 20-22 for parents of UI students.

About 1,500 parents, students and family members will participate in a variety of events starting Friday, Oct. 20 with tours of the Richard O. Jacobson Athletic Building, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, UI Hospitals and Clinics, the Daily Iowan, the Old Capitol Building and other campus buildings.

"Students make a tough decision when they go away to college and Family Weekend is a way for parents to get involved and to come and see the campus," said Family Weekend Student Chair Meghan O'Malley.

Also on Friday, families can enjoy a documentary film about legendary wrestler and former UI wrestling coach Dan Gable. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Macbride Auditorium.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, a tailgate party will be held at the Hawkeye Village (next to the baseball field) at 8 a.m. to get parents and families ready for the 11:10 a.m. Hawkeye game against Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium.

A Family Fun Night will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union. Family Weekend attendees can participate in entertainment events, games and an auction with prizes and Hawkeye memorabilia.

Family Weekend will end with a farewell brunch at the Radisson Highlander Inn in Iowa City at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. UI President Mary Sue Coleman will be the featured guest.

For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319)335-3294 or www.iowalum.com.