PROGRAM CONTACT: GEORGE HOLLINS
MEDIA CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 10, 2002
Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Athletics Learning Center.
Three high-resolution images of the building are also available. image1
UI plans for new Athletic Learning Center
University of Iowa next week will present the Board of Regents, State of Iowa
with preliminary plans for a new Athletics Learning Center, to be located
north of Melrose Avenue and just east of parking lot 14 on the UI campus.
The regents will consider the plans during its April 17 meeting in Council
The 20,000 square-foot building will provide classrooms, offices, quiet
study areas, conference areas and a library for the use of student athletes.
Its construction will be funded entirely by private gifts.
The Athletics Learning Center, currently housed in the Quadrangle residence
hall, provides student athletes with resources to assist them in reaching
their academic goals, including study areas and tutoring. All new student
athletes and selected returning athletes are required to attend the center
for an assigned number of hours each week, according to attendance criteria
developed by each sports team. Construction costs on the new building are
expected to be around $4.5 million.
Pending Regents approval, construction will begin in August 2002 and be
completed in August 2003.