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University of Iowa News Release

July 1, 2004

Students From Meskwaki Settlement To Visit Campus

The University of Iowa's Opportunity at Iowa program will host a group of 20 students from the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama on Friday, July 2. Travis Mullen, Academic and Career Counselor for the Summer Youth Employment Program at the Settlement, will chaperone the students. Adele Lozano, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator with Opportunity at Iowa, will host the group.

The students will attend presentations by the UI Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Opportunity at Iowa. They will tour the UI campus and visit the Latino and Native American Culture Center. The American Indian Student Association will join them for dinner. The campus visit gives them valuable exposure to college and provides pertinent information about entrance requirements.

By hosting campus visits and doing outreach to local communities, the UI progresses toward its goal to increase and maintain campus diversity and provide opportunities for all university students to learn about other cultures. Working collaboratively with such offices as Admissions, Orientation, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Student Financial Aid, the Graduate College and Support Service Programs, Opportunity at Iowa provides information about various academic resources available to enhance a student's collegiate experience while attending the UI.

Opportunity at Iowa is located at 224 Jessup Hall at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information, call 319-335-3555 or 1-800-553-IOWA (4692), or email opportunity@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu; Program: Lois Baker, Opportunity at Iowa, 319-335-3555, lois-baker@uiowa.edu.