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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 25, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY: Child Car Seat Safety Instruction Offered

WHO: Members of the International Women's Club (IWC) and child seat inspectors from Coralville and Iowa City police, Coralville fire and Iowa Department of Public Health

WHAT: Training members of the international community about Iowa laws requiring child safety seats in cars and providing instruction on proper child car seat installation

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30

WHERE: First Mennonite Church, 405 Myrtle Ave., Iowa City.

This collaborative effort has been made possible by a grant from NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The program, "Painting the Lanes for a Better Understanding: Between the International Community in the Johnson County Area and Local Law Enforcement" is designed to provide information about American laws to the international community of students, scholars and their families in Iowa City and also expose law enforcement officials to other cultures.

Office of International Students and Scholars will provide translators in the languages needed to help with the understanding of the presentations and laws.

For more information, call Lois Gray at 319-335-2026 or Claire Cardwell at 319-335-0335. For additional information on upcoming events associated with the grant, visit the OISS Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/OISS

OISS is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu.Program: Claire Cardwell, 319-335-0335, claire-cardwell@uiowa.edu