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Release: April 12, 2001
Ringer to speak about local health organization
LaKeetha M. Ringer will speak on "A Community's Approach to Promoting
Health," Monday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center
Lounge. The event, part of the International Mondays lecture series, is free
and open to the public and includes a free international lunch.
Ringer is president and CEO of Eagles' Flight, Inc., a community-based non-profit
organization in Iowa City, which provides social and human services to families
in Johnson County, including child care, youth activities and health-related
services. She is the pastor of Victory Temple Apostolic Church of God in Iowa
City, and also the executive director of the Victory Temple Minority Women's
Health Initiative, a health advocacy and health promotion and prevention program.
Through the Initiative, which focuses on healing the inner-self, women and
girls of color receive information about health and some health care services.
Her lecture will focus on her work with Eagles' Flight and the Women's Health
The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa
International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have
had international experiences. For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319)
335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.
Cuban author to speak at UI April 20, 23
Cuban author Antonio Jose Ponte will visit the University of Iowa to read
from his work and to speak about Cuban literature. On Friday, April 20, Ponte
will read from his fiction and poetry at 3:30 p.m. in Room 315, Philips Hall.
On Monday April 23, Ponte will speak about, "Cuba: la revolucion dentro
del cuento," at 2 p.m. in the Schaeffer Hall Common Room. Both presentations
are free and open to the public.
Ponte is the award-winning author of several books of poetry and collections
of short stories, all focused on life in his native Cuba. His visit to the
UI is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the department of
Spanish and Portuguese. For further information or to request an accommodation
to attend the events, contact Blythe Burkhardt at 335-1436.
UI graduate student to teach 6th grade class about the Mayan culture
Luis Toscano, a University of Iowa MBA student from Mexico, will visit Kirkwood
Elementary School from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 19, to teach 6th
grade students about the Mayan culture. This visit is arranged by the International
Classroom Program (ICP).
ICP arranges for UI international students to visit area classrooms and
speak about their cultures, in order to challenge American stereotypes of
foreigners, enliven studies in geography, history, literature and the social
sciences, and enable foreign visitors to gain a better understanding of the
Photographers and videographers are welcome. Kirkwood Elementary School
is located at 1401 9th Street in Coralville. Visitors should go to the main
office to be guided to Susan Thomas' classroom. For more information, contact
ISB Coordinator Karina Danielsen at (319) 335-1442.