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CONTACT: FORREST MEYER
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
e-mail: forrest-meyer@uiowa.edu

Release: June 5, 2002  

MEDIA ADVISORY: News Briefing On Launch Of Public Phase Of UI's Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign    

Saturday, June 8, 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Greenroom of Hancher Auditorium  

(Note:  Please enter Hancher through doors on west side of lobby.)  

News media representatives are invited to a news briefing on the launch of the public phase of the University of Iowa's comprehensive fund-raising campaign, the largest in Iowa history. The formal announcement of the campaign's public phase will take place at a free public event Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. in Hancher Auditorium.  

At the 8:45 a.m. news briefing in the Hancher Greenroom, reporters will receive campaign background materials, including the overall campaign dollar goal and progress toward that goal to date. UI President Mary Sue Coleman, UI Foundation President Michael New and leading campaign volunteers will make brief remarks and take reporters' questions.  

Coverage of the Hancher announcement event 3-4 p.m. News media representatives are welcome to attend and cover the public announcement event in Hancher. News video and still cameras will be able to get pictures and footage of the event from the Hancher balcony, but not from the main floor of the auditorium. If broadcast media would like a direct video/audio feed from our cameras taping the event, we can arrange that. Please call the number above today if you want access to a video/audio feed for this event.

For more information about this Saturday's kickoff-related events, visit:

http://www.uifoundation.org/campaign/. This includes the previously sent news release on the two June 8 events and links to pdf files of the event posters.