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University of Iowa News Release

May 4, 2006

Registration Underway For UI Alumni Reunion 2006

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is inviting alumni to reconnect with old friends, reminisce about former days on campus and make new memories during Alumni Reunion 2006, June 9-11 in Iowa City. Registration for reunion events and activities continues through May 26. 

This year's reunion, sponsored by Oaknoll Retirement Residence, will honor graduates of the classes of 1966, 1961, 1956 and 1946. In addition, the Carver College of Medicine will honor the MD Classes of 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951 and 1946. Classes that graduated more than 50 years ago are also invited to attend.

Highlights of the reunion include tours of the newly refurbished Old Capitol, which closed in November 2001 after a devastating fire destroyed its historic golden dome and cupola. An extensive repair and restoration program have made this treasured landmark accessible to the public once again.

Other highlights include the All-Class Banquet June 9, when the UIAA will hold the Circle of Gold presentation to honor 50-year alumni. On Saturday, June 10, during a special luncheon, the Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest honor given to alumni and friends of the University.

On June 10, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' School of Music, UI Clinical Associate Professor Mary Adamek will discuss the virtues of music therapy and its healing effect on people -- from premature infants to patients in hospice care.    

Events for Reunion 2006 begin June 9 with college tours and seminars and conclude on June 11 with a farewell breakfast at the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. Several college socials and dinners are also planned, as well as a preview of the Iowa Voyagers 2007 travel season.

Housing for the reunion weekend will be available at several area hotels; a van service is also available to transport guests from hotels to reunion activities.

Registration fees are $25 for UIAA members, $35 for non-members, plus various costs for college dinners and other activities. For more information on how to receive an Alumni Reunion brochure call 1-800-469-2586. To register on-line, visit the UIAA Web site at http://www.iowalum.com/reunions/arw. Registrations received after May 26 will incur a $10 late fee. 

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; Program: Timothy Barker, assistant director of Alumni Programs, 800-469-2586, alumni-reunions@uiowa.edu