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Release: Jan. 31, 2002

UI To Host Big Ten Counseling Centers Conference Feb. 13-15

University of Iowa Counseling Service will host the annual Big Ten Counseling Centers Conference Feb. 13-15 at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The conference, whose theme is "Cultivating Campus Communities: Creative, Diverse, Strong," will focus on the role counseling centers play in nurturing their campus communities. Attendees will explore how Big Ten College Counseling Centers bring diverse groups together to work, play, and learn. They will also hear about the inventive ways that staff members support and energize one another.

Phillip E. Jones, UI vice president for student services and dean of students, will welcome participants. Ann M. Rhodes, UI associate counsel, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~ucs/bigten.html or contact Kelly L. Willson at (319) 335-7294 or kelly-willson@uiowa.edu.

University Counseling Service, located in 3223 Westlawn on Newton Road west of the Iowa River, is a unit of the UI's Division of Student Services. Primarily a mental health agency for students on the UI campus, the office's professional staff includes 12 Ph.D.-level psychologists and three psychology interns who provide short-term individual, group and couples counseling to students. UCS also provides consultation, psychoeducational programs and training.