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Monday, August 11, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hancher, Voxman and Theatre Building tour set for Aug. 13

WHAT: University of Iowa officials will lead a post-flood media tour of the University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium, Voxman Music Building and Theatre Building.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, starting in front of Hancher Auditorium.

WHO: The tours will be guided by Chuck Swanson, executive director of Hancher; Mark O. Weiger, oboe professor, collegiate fellow and associate director and summer director of the School of Music; Alan MacVey, chair of the UI Department of Theatre Arts and director of the Division of Performing Arts; and Rod Lehnertz, director of campus planning with UI Facilities Management.

WHY: To provide an opportunity for members of the media to witness firsthand and photograph and videotape the progress being made in the flood recovery efforts in these buildings.

WHERE: Hancher Auditorium. To view a map, see

Voxman Music Building. To view a map, see

Theatre Building. To view a map, see

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Those participating in the tours MUST wear closed-toe shoes for their protection.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072;