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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 5, 2003

Hancher Showcase Begins Extended Holiday Shopping Hours

The Hancher Guild Showcase Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, is now open extended hours for holiday shopping. The Showcase will be open 10:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 23, and on Thanksgiving weekend the gift shop will be open 1-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29.

In addition to its regular merchandise -- arts-related items, jewelry, home-decor, recordings, games and collectibles -- the Showcase has stocked a variety of new holiday items, including tree ornaments, seasonal decorations and toys.

Proceeds from sales at the Hancher Showcase support the educational programs of Hancher Auditorium.

Hancher Showcase is operated by the Hancher Guild volunteer organization, which was honored with a 2002 "Governor's Volunteer Award" from the State of Iowa, primarily for its educational fundraising through the Showcase.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.