Celebration marks new beginnings for UI arts programs, facilities – The Daily Iowan

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While University of Iowa officials say music- and art-focused enrollment initially decreased after the loss of several Arts Campus facilities in the flood of 2008, popularity for those programs are on the upswing.
They hope the start of a new wave of Arts Campus construction will attract more students than ever.

In celebrating the beginning of new facility construction for the UI School of Art and Art History, School of Music, and Hancher, the UI Foundation will hold “Arts & Minds: A Celebration of Partnership” at 3:30 p.m. today on the Pentacrest.

The ceremony is to feature remarks from government officials, university leaders, faculty, staff, and students, UI spokesman Tom Moore wrote in an email. He said the event will also thank state and federal leaders who have aided these projects. [More…]

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