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University News Services

The staff of University News Services works closely with University Creative Services staff to produce stories and provide media support on behalf of University of Iowa colleges, departments, programs, and special events.

General Information: 319-384-0006
Director: Steve Pradarelli
phone: 319-384-0007
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Media Relations

University News Services serves as a liaison for news media seeking experts and other information, and provides media training to faculty and staff.

Public Records

The unit manages the fulfillment of public records requests and maintains the UI Public Records Site at

Crisis Communications

University News Service helps lead campus crisis communication efforts in partnership with Public Safety and the Vice President for Strategic Communication.

State Fair

University News Services coordinates the university's presence at the Iowa State Fair. For more information, see the UI State Fair web site.

Speakers Bureau

University News Services handles the booking of speakers for community events statewide. For more information, see the Speakers Bureau web site.