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University of Iowa Foundation News Release

July 26, 2005

UI Foundation Communications Materials Win Two National Awards

Fund-raising materials produced by the University of Iowa Foundation communications staff have received two national-level 2005 Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), based in Washington, D.C.

The UI Foundation's 2003 annual report won a silver award in the competition's Individual Fund-Raising Publications category. Published in June 2004, the report was titled "Advancing Iowa: How Far Can We Go?"

A print ad for the I-Club, the annual fund for support of UI intercollegiate athletics, won a bronze award in the Advertising category of the competition. The ad featured the Iowa Hawkeyes' logo, the "Tigerhawk," appearing as a cloud formation above an Iowa landscape.

The CASE recognition program honors outstanding work of the colleges, universities and independent schools that are CASE members. The 2005 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards competition received more than 2,800 entries in 39 categories, of which only 315 received awards.

The awards reflect the foundation's commitment to excellence in all facets of its operations, said Susan Shullaw, UI Foundation senior vice president for communications and campaign support.

"These winning efforts are representative of the UI Foundation's high standards for maximizing private gift support for the students, faculty, staff and programming of the University of Iowa," Shullaw said. "Our communications staff does a consistently first-rate job of getting our message out. We're very pleased to see these staff members recognized for their work."

The following UI Foundation communications staff members helped produce the award-winning materials: Danette Angerer, Nic Arp, Theresa Black, Richard Blazek, Connie Driscoll-Wicke, Betsy Hickok, Leah Klevar, Tom Langdon, Forrest Meyer, Jill Tobin and Susan Shullaw.

The UI acknowledges the UI Foundation as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information about the UI's "Good. Better. Best. Iowa" campaign, being conducted by the UI Foundation, visit the campaign's web site at www.GoodBetterBestIowa.org.

STORY SOURCE: UI Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

CONTACTS: Media: Forrest Meyer, Director of Communications, 319-335-3305, forrest-meyer@uiowa.edu; Writer: Nic Arp.

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The winning I-Club ad is available for downloading at:

* www.uifoundation.org/news/2005/images/case-iclub-highrez.jpg (for print use)

* www.uifoundation.org/news/2005/images/case-iclub.jpg (for web use)

The cover of the winning annual report is available for downloading at:

* www.uifoundation.org/news/2005/images/case-annualreport-highrez.jpg (for print use)

* www.uifoundation.org/news/2005/images/case-annualreport.jpg (for web use)