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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 11, 2006

University Book Store Sets Grand Re-Opening Events

The University Book Store will celebrate its recent renovation during a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 13-15, on the ground floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Throughout the three-day event customers can take advantage of daily specials on apparel and many other items, receive giveaways each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and register to win prizes. Hundreds of items, including drawing prizes of $25, $50 and $100 gift cards totaling $300, will be given away each day.

Renovations of the University Book Store over the past nine months have resulted in a completely redesigned retail space, making room for expanded merchandise offerings. The store now features one of the largest selections of Iowa Hawkeye apparel in the area, including brands like Nike, Champion, UnderArmour, Columbia, Adidas and many more. The new store also has an expanded bargain book section, a new "Just $1" section, electronics, software, and school supplies. As the official University Book Store, fully owned and operated by the UI, all proceeds directly benefit UI student programs and facilities.

The University Book Store renovation is part of a larger Iowa Memorial Union project that will increase student lounge and study space, improve student organization space and building circulation, and embrace the Iowa River with the River Terrace.

Regular University Book Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

More information on the University Book Store is available at www.book.uiowa.edu, or call (319) 335-3179.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Peggy Leichty, IMU marketing manager, 319-335-2744, peggy-leichty@uiowa.edu; Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.

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