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Monday, September 8, 2008

KRUI relocates to Quadrangle Hall

Displaced from the Iowa Memorial Union by flooding in June, the University of Iowa's student-run radio station, KRUI 89.7 FM, has relocated to a studio in the Quadrangle Residence Hall.

Despite the flooding, KRUI was off the air for less than two hours because the General Manager Nathan Gould and staff members were able to gather the studio equipment and move to higher ground.

The move to Quadrangle is a homecoming of sorts. KRUI's predecessor KWAD first broadcasted from the same location in 1952. The location will allow KRUI to maintain its 24-hour music and sports/news programming to the Iowa City, Coralville, and surrounding communities.

"Iowa City's Sound Alternative," KRUI is a student-run organization, with 11 student directors and more than 200 student volunteers. The station provides a hands-on experience in areas including, journalism, marketing, public relations and engineering. This year KRUI celebrates its 25th year of broadcasting.

For more information visit

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Participants sought for local StoryCorps flood stories project

The devastating flood that hit Iowa last summer made headlines around the state, nation and world. Yet many stories could be lost if not preserved -- or worse yet, simply remain untold. University of Iowa Libraries -- along with university and community partners -- plans to document and preserve these stories of everyday heroism and kindness by launching a StoryCorps-style oral history project titled "Under the Current: Collecting Stories from the Flood." (more)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

President Mason, others brief media on flood recovery efforts

University of Iowa President Sally Mason and other UI officials gave a briefing to news media Wednesday on ongoing flood recovery and remediation efforts. Joining Mason were Don Guckert, associate vice president of facilities management and Larry Weber, IIHR director and professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering. To listen to the briefing, visit

Additionally, UI Television will broadcast the briefing at the following times and dates:

Wednesday, 9/3, 8:45 PM
Wednesday, 9/3, 9:45 PM
Thursday, 9/4, 12:45 AM
Thursday, 9/4, 5:45 AM
Thursday, 9/4, 5:45 PM
Thursday, 9/4, 8 PM
Friday, 9/5, 12:45 AM
Friday, 9/5, 11 AM
Friday, 9/5, 1 PM

Final Friday Night Concert to celebrate flood recovery progress

The final performance in this summer's Iowa City Press-Citizen Friday Night Concert Series will be more than a great musical event. It'll be a chance for the community to mark the end of a long wet summer, note the incredible progress the area has made since the Iowa River flooded in June and -- of course -- have a good time.

The City of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts, United Way, the University of Iowa and local government officials have declared the Sept. 5 concert, featuring the reggae/ska band Public Property, a "Community Celebration." In addition to the performance, which is sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the night will include special activities for children and brief remarks by community leaders who want to thank the thousands of people who pitched in to reclaim the land from the river. (more)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rescheduled flood recovery briefing set for Wednesday, Sept. 3

UPDATE: Listen to an audio recording of the briefing.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rescheduled flood recovery briefing set for Wednesday, Sept. 3

WHAT: University of Iowa officials will provide an update to news media on campus flood recovery and mitigation efforts.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

WHERE: S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building (which houses the Henry B. Tippie College of Business) on Clinton Street just north of the Pentacrest. View a map of the building at

WHO: UI President Sally Mason; Don Guckert, associate vice president of facilities management; Larry Weber, IIHR director and professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering; and other officials will be on hand to answer reporters' questions.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Kettner, 319-384-0030,