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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA NEWS DIGEST

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September 12, 2001

News release summaries from the Office of University Relations, University News Services, Health Science Relations and Arts Center Relations

Editor: Linda Kettner (linda-kettner@uiowa.edu)

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GENERAL NEWS

1. UI, Community Leaders Issue Statement In Response To Tragedy

2. UI Study Abroad Fair Offers Information For All Interested Students On Sept. 25.

3. Fall Thieves' Market Runs Sept. 15-16

UI IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

1. UI Students Gather For Prayer At UI (Associated Press, Sept. 12)

2. Stange: UI Officials Look For Dome Vandals (USA Today, Sept. 11)

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GENERAL NEWS

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1. UI, Community Leaders Issue Statement In Response to Tragedy

University of Iowa, Iowa City and Coralville community leaders issued a joint statement Wednesday in the wake of yesterday's terrorist strikes in New York and Washington D.C.

2. UI Study Abroad Fair offers information for all interested students on Sept. 25.

All University of Iowa students interested in studying abroad have an opportunity to learn more about options available in countries ranging from Australia to Venezuela at the Study Abroad Fair in the Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair, which is free and open to all members of the UI community, is organized through the UI Office for Study Abroad.

3. Fall Thieves' Market runs Sept. 15-16

Paintings, ceramics, photography and other original artwork will be on sale this weekend during the annual Fall Thieves' Market in the University of Iowa's Iowa Memorial Union. The market will run from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the IMU's Main Lounge. Admission is free and open to the public.

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UI IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

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1. UI STUDENTS GATHER FOR PRAYER AT UI (Associated Press, Sept. 12)

In the aftershock of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, many Iowans quietly sought comfort in church. Twice the usual number of students attended 5:15 p.m. Mass on Tuesday at the Newman Catholic Student Center near the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA campus, center officials said. Iowa's student government held a candlelight vigil near the Old Capitol. "I think in times like this, folks have a need of a place where they can be safe," said the Rev. Paul Akin, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Holding his rosary before the start of Mass, first-year law student Mark-Andre Timinsky said his faith comforted him during the day's terrible events. "It gives a person a greater purpose in life," he said. "If you don't invest your thoughts and energies into all these material energies in the world, then it's a lot easier to accept death and tragedy."

2. STANGE: UI OFFICIALS LOOK FOR DOME VANDALS (USA Today, Sept. 11)

Authorities are searching for the person who vandalized the dome of the Old Capitol building, writing "L + R" on the gold-leaf structure. To reach the dome of Iowa's former capitol, the vandal had to climb an 8-foot fence and scaffolding more than 75 feet high, said Sgt. STEVE STANGE of the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety.

http://www.usatoday.com:80/usatonline/20010911/3618218s.htm

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