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University of Iowa News Release

March 9, 2004

(EDITOR'S NOTE: If you are interested in covering this event, please check in at the front desk at Lowden Elementary School, to be escorted to the classroom.)

UI Chinese Student To Visit Lowden Elementary School March 11

Jingshu Zhu, a University of Iowa graduate student from China, will give a presentation on China to North Cedar Lowden Elementary Center third-graders at Lowden, Iowa, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11. This presentation is part of UI International Programs International Classroom Journey, which seeks to globalize the K-12 curriculum in eastern Iowa.

Zhu will give a brief introduction of some basic cultural concepts about China, followed by activities including teaching Chinese greetings and calligraphy. Zhu has been in the U.S. for four years and is currently finishing a degree in accounting. She is also a graduate assistant in UI International Programs and has given several International Classroom Journey presentations.

For more information, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs' outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345.

UI International Programs 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 of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the 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.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345.