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WRITER: SARAH AMRHEIN
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Release: April 16, 2002

'Alumni at Last' event offers one-stop services for grads

Graduating students can not only buy caps and gowns at the "Alumni at Last" celebration Monday, April 29 at the Iowa Memorial Union, but can take advantage of many other services to prepare for commencement and beyond.

"Alumni at Last," sponsored by the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) in cooperation with the University of Iowa Book Store (UIBS), will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Landmark Lobby of the IMU.

The commencement unit of the UI Registrar's Office will be there to answer questions about commencement ceremonies, offer tips on what to wear and provide times for the 10 graduation ceremonies across the university. The UI Career Center will also be there to answer any questions about job placement and interviewing.

The UIBS will be selling caps and gowns, along with rings, diploma frames and graduation announcements. In addition to those services, Jostens will take senior pictures and Graduate Admissions will also be at the event to answer last-minute questions.

The first 500 seniors through the door who present their Alumni At Last postcard will receive a free gift from the UIAA and a voucher for a free tassel. The UIAA will also be offering Alumni Association memberships at a discount price and information on Alumni Career Services, volunteer opportunities and Iowa Clubs located across the United States.

Although invitations have been sent to more than 3,000 students, any student who is graduating is welcome to attend.

For additional information contact Cindy Meis, assistant director of programs for the UIAA, at (319) 335-3854.