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Release: Jan. 11, 2000

Coleman will give annual UI update to Iowa City service clubs Jan. 18

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will give the annual "condition of the university" speech to a joint meeting of Iowa City service clubs at noon, Thursday Jan. 18 at the Radisson Hotel (Highway 1 and I-80).

Titled "Meeting the 21st Century Challenge," Coleman's multimedia presentation will focus on the university's service to the state of Iowa.

The annual speech by the UI president is a long-standing Iowa City tradition and is designed to strengthen the "town-gown" relationship between the university and the surrounding communities, including Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Clear Creek and Solon.

Local service clubs participating in the event are: Altrusa Club of Iowa City; ABWA Golden Hawks and Grant Wood chapter; Business and Professional Women of Iowa City; Iowa City/Coralville Jaycees; Eastside, Golden K, Noon, Old Capitol, and Coralville Hawkeye Kiwanis clubs; the Noon, Host Noon, and Evening Lions clubs of Iowa City; The Optimist, Noon Optimist and Sunrise Optimist clubs of Iowa City; Morning and Noon Coralville Optimist clubs; Optimist clubs of Clear Creek/Amana, North Liberty and Solon; the Pilot Club of Iowa City; Iowa City A.M. and Noon Rotary clubs and the Rotary Club of Coralville/North Corridor; and the Old Capitol and University of Iowa Sertoma clubs.