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Sept. 1, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tour of temporary music, art buildings

WHAT: The University of Iowa will lead a media tour of four locations established to provide faculty, staff and students associated with the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Division of Performing Arts and School of Art and Art History and the UI Museum of Art displaced by last year's flood with temporary office, classroom, practice, display and performance space.

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

WHERE: The tour will include, in order, the following locations:

1. University Capitol Centre/Old Capitol Town Center
            *First floor: UCC Recital Hall and classroom.
            *Second floor: Instrumental faculty and teaching assistant studios, practice rooms, classroom.

2. Iowa Memorial Union, former Richey Ballroom, third floor
            *UIMA@IMU, a visual classroom featuring more than 500 works of art from the UI Museum of Art.

3. Hillel House, 122 E. Market St.
            *School of Art and Art History Student Display Hall.

4. Former Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house, 108 River St.           
            *Division of Performing Arts offices and classroom.
WHO: Among those joining the tour will be UI Business Manager George Hollins; Kristin Thelander, professor and director of planning for the UI School of Music; Pam White, interim director of the UI Museum of Art; Barbara Eckstein, associate provost of academic administration and professor in the Department of English; Steve McGuire, professor of art and art history; Kayt Conrad, director of operations for the Division of Performing Arts; Diane Machatka, associate director in the Office of Planning, Design and Construction; and Mike Hodge of Hodge Construction.

DETAILS: Media are responsible for providing their own transportation from one site to the next. Each stop on the tour will last about 20 minutes.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,