University of Iowa News Release
Nov. 24, 2004
UI Offers Information Session For Underrepresented Des Moines Youth
High school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher
education are invited along with their families to attend an information
session sponsored by the University of Iowa from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 30, in Des Moines.
The session will take place at Corinthian Baptist Church, 814 School St.,
Des Moines. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the UI, college
entrance requirements and the application process, as well as to acquire
information about the academic programs offered by Iowa.
The event is designed to encourage youth from traditionally underrepresented
groups to pursue higher education and inform them about opportunities at
the UI, whose mission includes a strong commitment to diversity.
Representatives from the UI offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Support
Service Programs, Academic Advising, Housing and Orientation will provide
information and be available to answer questions. Representatives from the
UI colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business, Nursing,
Biosciences, Medicine and from various UI departments will be on hand to
talk with students one-on-one.
A student panel composed of current UI African-American and Latino students
will take questions from the audience and share their UI experiences.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Office of Admissions
toll free at 1-800-553-IOWA.
The event is being co-sponsored by Opportunity at Iowa and the Office of
Opportunity at Iowa, a part of the Office of the Provost, is a coordinated,
university-wide effort to create and maintain campus diversity and to provide
opportunities for all university students interested in 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 that are available to enhance a student's collegiate experience
while attending Iowa.
Opportunity at Iowa is located at 224 Jessup Hall on the UI campus in Iowa
City, Iowa. To contact the office, email mailto:email@example.com or
phone (319) 335-3555 or (toll free) 1-800-553-IOWA (4692).
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