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Oct. 15, 2004

UI To Host School And Admission Counselor Conference Oct. 18-19

The University of Iowa will host the 2004 Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA)/Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Conference and Workshop Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19.

The theme of the conference, which will be in the UI's Iowa Memorial Union, is "School Counselors' Lessons for Life." Although pre-registration for the conference is encouraged, people interested may still attend. There is a fee.

For more information, visit the ISCA website at http://www.iowaschoolcounselors.org/conference_information.htm. Or contact Tarrell Portman at the UI at tarrell-portman@uiowa.edu, or 319-335-5985.

The conference begins Monday with a keynote address on "Sustaining the Counselor's Soul" by Marian R. David. David is founding director of Sustaining the Soul that Serves, a nonprofit organization that supports people who serve others and offers guidance on such spiritual practices as meditation, journaling and on other creative expressions.

Tuesday's keynote address, "Energize Your Counseling Program," will feature Carl Olson, a middle school counselor from Barron, Wis., and author of the book, "Energizers: Calisthenics for the Mind."

Breakout sessions are scheduled throughout both days and include such topics as "The 3 R's for Counselors: Renewal, Rejuvenation and Relaxation," "Finding Solutions: Brief Therapy in Schools," "Amazing Grace: Voices of Students with Disabilities at Iowa Two and Four Year Colleges," "Strategies for Working with Under-Represented Kids" and "Changes in the ACT Test." The conference will also feature an exhibit area, poster session and Counselor College Fair.

The conference has numerous sponsors, including the University of Iowa's Office of Admissions, College of Education and Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu.