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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 9, 2005

UI Alumni Invited To Homecoming Reunion 2005

University of Iowa alumni are invited to Homecoming Reunion Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, when a full slate of festivities is sure to bring back memories of great times on campus.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is sponsoring the celebration along with several UI colleges. Registration is now underway at www.iowalum.com/reunions/hrw Registration deadline is Sept. 16.

Homecoming Reunion honors those who graduated from the UI 10, 20 and 25 years ago, as well as the Tippie College of Business Class of 2000, College of Law Classes of 2000 and 1975, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Class of 1990, Carver College of Medicine Classes of 1975 and 1970, Carver College of Medicine Iowa Minority Medical Alumni, Carver College of Medicine Physical Therapy Alumni, College of Pharmacy Classes of 2000 and 1975 and the College of Public Health. A Daily Iowan/Journalism-Mass Communication reunion is also planned.

Homecoming activities start Sunday, Sept. 25, with the Homecoming Kickoff Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. in Hubbard Park. The homecoming parade begins at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 30 in downtown Iowa City. Following the parade, alumni will gather with UI students for the homecoming pep rally and concert at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Hawkeyes take on Illinois (time to be announced) for the homecoming game. The Alumni Association tailgate is scheduled two hours prior to kickoff. Several UI colleges will be hosting tailgates and dinners throughout the weekend. For a complete list of events visit www.iowalum.com/reunions/hrw

Another Iowa homecoming tradition is the alumni band marching in the parade and in the pre-game show. Hawkeye Marching Band alumni can register for these special opportunities at www.iowalum.com/band

Other activities include:

--Blood Drive, Monday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)    

--Havoc at Hubbard, Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hubbard Park. Campus organizations will compete in this spirited outdoor sports competition.

--Sports Night, Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. Alumni and their families can meet current UI athletes and relive Hawkeye sports history.              

--Iowa Shout, Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the IMU. Student groups will create entertaining music and dance skits for this Homecoming tradition.

For more information about Homecoming Reunion, call the Alumni Association at 800-IOWALUM or 319-335-3294.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu;