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Release: May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

'Finding Good at Iowa' lunch forum to be Friday, May 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- James Maxey, adjunct associate professor, College of Education, and American College Testing employee, is this month's guest speaker at "Finding Good at Iowa" lunch forum at noon Friday, May 5 at River Room number 1, Iowa Memorial Union.

The lunch forum is a program of the Geneva Lecture Series, a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at the UI and attempts to create a healthy environment for the life of the spirit as well as the life of the mind.

Maxey is assistant vice president, Applied Research at ACT, Inc., and earned a Ph.D. in educational statistics and measurement from the UI in 1967. Maxey also earned a master's degree in mathematics from the UI in 1959 and a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University. He and his wife Shirley have three adult children. They are members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, and he is an ordained elder at the church. Maxey is also a member of the Iowa City Camp of the Gideons, an ecumenical group including Roman Catholics, Mainline and Evangelical churches that distributes Bibles at hotels, prisons and schools.

Jason Chen, director of the Geneva Campus Ministry, a recognized UI student organization, says the forum is designed to complement the lecture series that bring speakers to the UI to speak on a wide range of issues from a Christian perspective. The series will bring Navajo artist Elmer Yazzie of New Mexico and Yale Croatian theologian Miraslov Volf to the UI this fall.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Geneva Campus Ministry at 319-341-0007.

 

Sperber on 'Athletics at Iowa'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- This week's guest on the UI Radio Forum's "Athletics at Iowa" program on KSUI and WSUI is Murray Sperber who has received national critical acclaim for his social commentary on collegiate athletics.

Sperber, a professor of English at Indiana University, was recently an Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa. Sperber has criticized the

NCAA and highlighted problems within the collegiate athletics area. His views have drawn criticism by people within athletics.

Hosted by Bonnie Slatton, chair of the UI's department of sports, health, leisure and physical studies, Athletics at Iowa airs this Saturday, May 6 at 9 p.m.; Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM 910; and again on Sunday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. on KSUI.