CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 10, 2001
WHO: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) hosts ambassadors and trade officials from
WHERE: University of Iowa Oakdale Campus, Coralville.
WHAT: The 2001 Ambassador's Tour of Iowa --"Exploring America's Heartland"
Grassley. Features welcome from Grassley and remarks from ambassadors, and
community leaders and UI representatives followed by lunch at Oakdale Hall
on Old Hospital Road; brief tours of the National Advanced Driving Simulator,
2401 Oakdale Boulevard, and the UI's Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing,
2501 Crosspark Road, Suite C100.
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14.
The visit to the Oakdale Research Park will be on the second day of the
weeklong bus caravan, which begins Monday Aug. 13 at the Iowa State Fair in
Des Moines. During the 16-city Ambassador's Tour, Grassley will show the diplomats
the state's business, educational and cultural opportunities. The biennial
event is the eighth ambassador's tour Grassley has organized since 1986 to
promote trade opportunities for Iowans by showcasing the state's people, places
The Coralville visit highlights some of UI's state-of-the-art research and
educational facilities, and is sponsored by Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce,
with support from UI's Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, UI Governmental
Relations, UI International Programs, the UI Oakdale Research Park, the City
of Coralville and the National Advanced Driving Simulator.
For more information about the Ambassador's Tour, and a complete schedule
and list of participating diplomats, see http://www.senate.gov/~grassley/releases/2001/p01r7-23a.htm
or contact Sen. Grassley's Washington D.C. office (212) 224-3744 or the Des
Moines office at (515) 284-4890.