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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 17, 2005

New West Liberty High School Hosts College Night With UI

West Liberty High School has teamed with the University of Iowa to sponsor a College Night for Latino students and their parents from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the new West Liberty High School, 310 W. Maxson Ave., West Liberty.

Many Latino students face unique challenges when they contemplate post-secondary education. College Night is designed to help them make more informed choices.

The event will begin with a brief keynote address followed by a 30-minute, bilingual financial aid presentation. The rest of the evening will feature breakout sessions on taking the ACT, college prep, residency status and college admission, and a Latino student panel. The event is free and there will be door prizes.

For more information, contact Adele Lozano, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator at Opportunity at Iowa, at 319-335-0591.

The Opportunity at Iowa program is part of a coordinated university-wide effort to create and maintain campus diversity and 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 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@iowa.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