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Monday, November 3, 2008

Portions of the Iowa Memorial Union reopen

The first through the third floors of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) reopened to the public Saturday, Nov. 1. Limited services are available, but the building may be used for events, meetings and studying.

The IMU has been closed since June 13 because of flooding of the Iowa River. The ground floor of the building remains closed. Some services are being relocated within the building while others remain in alternate locations.

Campus Event Services offices and the Campus Information Center reopened today (Monday, Nov. 3), and the IMU is taking reservations for events and meetings. To make a reservation call 319-335-3114.

The University Book Store is in the Old Capitol Town Center, and will remain there until further notice. The Iowa One Card Office will remain in 3 Jessup Hall.

Moving back to the IMU in the next few weeks are the University Box Office, Office of Student Life, UI Student Government and student organizations, IMU Human Resources, Office of the Vice President for Student Services, and all IMU support services. The Bijou Theater will start showing films on Friday Nov. 7, and resume its regular schedule, showing movies seven days a week.

On Dec. 1 the Iowa House Hotel is scheduled to reopen, as is the River Room with a full menu. The hotel is accepting reservations for dates after Jan. 1, 2009; call 319-335-3513 to make reservations.

IMU building hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 through Friday Nov. 7. After Nov. 7, the IMU will resume normal hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

For detailed, up-to-date information visit

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Grady, IMU, 319-335-3114,; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,