WRITER: DISA LUBKER
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release:April 15, 2002
Area students, educators invited to April 26 Global Rhythms Open House
Whether it's the cha-cha, dabkeh or polka or played on the bongos, shabbabeh
or accordion, everyone can move to the beat of music.
Local students will have the opportunity to experience cultures from around
the world through music Friday, April 26, at Global Rhythms, the second annual
Kindergarten to Sixth-Grade Open House at the University of Iowa, sponsored
by University of Iowa International Programs.
"The goal of Global Rhythms is to use the universal language of music
to give Iowa school children a deeper understanding of the world," says
Buffy Quintero, International Programs' outreach coordinator.
Many countries will be represented at the open house, which is organized
for kindergarten through sixth grades. There will be two sessions Friday,
April 26: the first from 9 to 11 a.m. and the second from noon to 2 p.m. in
the International Center Lounge on the UI campus.
Although the open house is free, pre-registration is required by Friday,
April 19. Educators who are interested in bringing their classes to the open
house should contact Amy Green at (319) 335-1433.
In addition to the multi-cultural representation, UI international students
and students who have studied abroad will be at the event to demonstrate different
aspects of their cultures and discuss their international experiences. Participants
will have the opportunity to visit different stations organized by regions
of the world and attend two sessions in which they participate in an activity
related to other cultures.
The UI International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa
City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive. For
more information regarding the open house or special accommodations to participate
in this event, contact Quintero at (319) 335-0345 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, 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 training.