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Release: Aug. 30, 2001

WSUI's new broadcast towers under construction near Hills

Three new broadcast towers are being constructed near Hills for WSUI-AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station, with completion expected by Sept. 30.

Testing of the signal will begin after construction is complete, with full operation scheduled by the end of the year, according to John Monick, director of UI Broadcasting Services.

Two of the three original towers built in 1940 and located on Mormon Trek Boulevard were felled during a storm in June 1998. WSUI has been broadcasting from the remaining tower since then, but operating at full power during the day and reduced power at night.

WSUI began a lengthy process of locating a different site, receiving FCC approval and building the new tower. Construction began July 23 at the new site on Sand Road, south of Hills, Iowa.

The new locale will strengthen the signal during the daytime and return to full power at night, also dramatically improving the signal in Linn County and the Cedar Rapids area, Monick explained.

"The new tower will allow us to better serve WSUI listeners. It's been a long process, but well worth the wait," he said.

KSUI's FM signal will not be altered since it is broadcast from the Iowa Public Television Tower in West Branch.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer lesbian reading group

The Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison Street, will host "The Lesbian Reading Group" at 7:30 p.m. every third Thursday, beginning Sept. 6.

The discussion group is designed to foster a sense of community and to empower lesbian women to learn from each other.

"There are so few safe places in town for lesbians to meet on a regular basis, relax, have coffee and engage in thought-provoking conversation" says Laurie Dix, group coordinator for the Women's Resource and Action Center. "We're very pleased to be able to offer this group."

To register, or for more information, call (319) 335-1486.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer a reading group for gay men

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a new gay men's reading group. This book discussion group is designed to offer gay men a safe, comfortable environment to discuss books relevant to their lives.

The group's main goals are to empower gay men to learn from each other and to provide a sense of community among the members. "We are excited to offer this new group which provides the space for gay men to meet on a regular basis to engage in thought-provoking conversation about good books" says Laurie Dix, group coordinator for the Women's Resource and Action Center.

This group will begin in mid-September at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street. Meeting days and times are yet to be determined. Space in the group is limited. To make a reservation or get more details, call (319) 335-1486.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer support group for scholastically challenged

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will host the Scholastically Challenged Support Group, a new group designed to provide support for people dealing with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. The group will meet on Monday evenings beginning Sept.10.

"We will be discussing issues such as the frustrations that come along with these disorders, the gifts they can also bring, as well as learning and sharing ideas for academic success," says group facilitator Alice Bright.

Space is limited, so call the Women's Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486 now to reserve your spot in the group.

Eating disorder support group begins Sept. 11

The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison Street, will host an eating disorder support group for women from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from beginning Sept. 11.

The workshop is designed to help participants take the first steps towards recovery and/or avoid a recurrence of the disorder. The group facilitator has personal experience in dealing with eating disorders and wants to provide peer support for others. Confidentiality is strictly upheld.

Call (319) 335-1486 to register for the group.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer group facilitator training

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa is offering group facilitator training to people facilitating groups at the center. The many types of groups offered each semester provide opportunities to explore, change, learn, and heal by providing peer support. Facilitators are still needed for the Heart's Desire Group, the Coming Out Group and several others. Participants must attend all sessions of the training:

Wednesday, Sept.19 -- 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21 -- 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 24 -- 6 to 9 p.m.

To register for the training, call the center at (319) 335-1486. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Women's Center offers support group for 'motherless daughters'

"Motherless Daughters," a support group designed for women who have lost their mothers, will be offered on Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison St.

"The purpose of the group is to allow women to give voice to their concerns and needs as they adjust to life without a mother," says group facilitator Jacqueline Croat. "Women are encouraged to build support for each other, to discuss ways to handle common concerns and find creative ways to continue along a healing path."

Rebuilding after the loss of a mother is challenging work. "Motherless Daughters" offers support and fosters community for women in that process.

For more information, call (319) 335-1486.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer 'Queer Women of Color'

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a new group for individuals who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and/or questioning women of color. "Queer Women of Color" will offer a safe space for participants to join together and discuss significant issues in their lives.

The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month beginning Sept. 11 at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison. Call (319) 335-1486 to register for the group, to receive more information, and/or to arrange for accommodations in order to participate.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer group for songwriters

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a new eight-week Songwriting Practice Group this fall. The group is designed to provide members with an opportunity to share songs, get ideas for songwriting/technique, and give direction and support.

"Writing songs is a challenging art, sometimes it's great to have people share ideas which can facilitate and encourage growth in style, technique, and depth," says group facilitator Kelly Carrell.

The Songwriting Practice Group will meet at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street, on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Space is limited. Call the Women's Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486 to reserve your spot in the group.