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Release: Sept. 6, 2001

President Coleman to hold 'fireside chat' Tuesday, Sept. 11

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will continue her tradition of holding "fireside chats" to provide students an opportunity to communicate their concerns and ideas directly to her and the members of her cabinet. The first chat of the academic year will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at M.C.'s Café in Mayflower Hall, 1110 N. Dubuque St.. Invitations will be sent to 500 students chosen at random from the Registrar's list of current students. All interested students are welcome to attend.

This is the sixth year Coleman has held these informal discussions with students. As in past years, a senior member of her administration will participate in each of the chats. Mark Schantz, general counsel, will join Coleman at this event.

Future fireside chats are scheduled for:

Monday, Oct. 15, 2001
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001
Monday, Jan. 28, 2002
Monday, Feb. 18, 2002
Monday, March 11, 2002
Monday, April 8, 2002
Monday, May 6, 2002

The chats are co-sponsored by the UI Student Government and the President's Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact University Relations at 335-0557.