CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Dec. 6, 2000
International Women's Club hosts seasonal party Dec.
IOWA CITY, Iowa Women and children from around
the world will have an opportunity to learn more about holiday traditions
in the United States during the International Women's Club (IWC) Seasonal
Party Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2-4 p.m. in the University of Iowa International
During the event IWC members and their families will decorate
a Christmas tree, participate in craft activities, and visit with Santa Claus.
Refreshments will be served.
The IWC has been active for more than 35 years and promotes
itself as "A club for women from the U.S. and around the world." Currently
there are 135 members from a variety of countries including Japan, Korea,
China, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Thailand and Taiwan. About
27 of the current members are American. In addition to providing a forum for
the sharing of culture and experiences, the IWC also has a number of interest
groups for members, including coffee, cooking and craft groups. Also, there
are activities held throughout the year like the Halloween party, holiday
party, Valentine's party and field trips in which members and their families
can take part. For more information about IWC, contact Joanne Madsen, 351-2595
or Jessica Lee, 351-3132.
The IWC is affiliated with the Office of International
Students and Scholars at the University of Iowa. OISS is part of UI International
Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs,
academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate
provost and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further
internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship,
research and teaching.
Reporters, photographers and videographers are welcome.
The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue off of Park
Road, in Iowa City.
For more information about this event, or about the IWC,
contact IWC liaison and international student adviser, Susan Fullenkamp, at