CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 5, 2001
UI Alumni Association hosts Family Weekend Oct 19-21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and Student
Alumni Ambassadors will host Family Weekend 2001,"On the Road Again,"
Oct. 19-21 for family members of UI students.
More than 1,000 parents and family members will get a taste of student life
during the weekend featuring the Iowa / Indiana football game on Saturday.
Activities starting on Friday, Oct. 19 include classroom visits, lunch at
the remodeled Hillcrest Residence Hall Market Place and campus bus tours in
Three information sessions and walking tours for prospective students will
also be offered throughout the day on Friday; one session and tour will be
offered Saturday morning.
On Saturday, a tailgate party will be held near Hawkeye Village (northwest
of Kinnick Stadium) three hours prior to the Hawkeye football game against
Indiana at Kinnick Stadium (kickoff time to be announced). Families can also
attend the 10 a.m. Saturday Scholar presentation at 40 Schaeffer Hall, "The
Civility Trap: America's Nostalgia for a More Civil Time" by Melissa
Deem, UI assistant professor of women's studies and rhetoric.
A Casino Night and Auction will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Iowa
Memorial Union. Family Weekend attendees may participate in a variety of games
and an auction of Hawkeye memorabilia. At 9 p.m., students and their families
can gather at the Union for outrageous games and activities with the Night
Hawks presented by the Campus Activities Board.
Family Weekend will end with a farewell brunch at the Clarion Hotel in Coralville
at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. UI Vice President of Research David Skorton
and Assistant Vice President of Student Services Belinda Marner will be the
For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the UI Alumni
Association at (319) 335-3294 or http://www.iowalum.com/familyweekend01/.