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UNI students get a ''Jump Start!''<br>

August 18, 2002

University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

Some 100 first-year minority students are getting a 'jump start' in making a smooth transition from high school to UNI to increase their potential for success and graduation. The UNI Jump Start Program begins today (Monday, Aug. 19), and is a five-day orientation designed to acquaint the students with campus life.

The program has tripled in size since its inception in 1998 and past participants credit the program for their academic successes.

For specific times, locations and events, and to talk with the program directors-- Juanita Wright, assistant director of admissions, and Kathy Peters, director of the Center for Academic Achievement-- contact Deb Gray, secretary in the admissions office, at (319) 273-2281, or Vicki Grimes in University Marketing & Public Relations.