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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 28, 2006

March 10 'Know the Score' Broadcast To Consider Mystery Of Pilgrimage

A discussion of the mystery of pilgrimage will be featured on the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!", broadcast live from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March. 10.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

The broadcast will be open to the public free of charge.

Among the guests on the broadcast will be George Greenia, professor of medieval Spanish literature at the College of William and Mary, who is on campus as a guest of the UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Chris Merrill, director of the UI International Writing Program; Diana Cate, UI associate professor in Religious Studies; and Jon Wilcox, UI professor of English.

Greenia is founding the editor of "American Pilgrim," a new magazine dedicated to the Camino de Santiago (road to Santiago) and to pilgrimage in general. A leading figure in medieval Spanish studies, Greenia regularly takes student groups on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route to the Santiago de Compostela, a Cathedral in northwestern Spain.

Merrill will read from his recent work "Things of the Hidden God" and talk about his own spiritual search that led him to Mount Athos in Greece. Wilcox will read from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." Cates will speak about the whole concept of pilgrimage and the sense of a sacred or intensely important journey toward fulfillment.

During the course of the program, music from around the world that springs from or speaks to the journey of pilgrimage will be played from recordings.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments are provided by the Prairie Table.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

The Department of English is an academic unit of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The School of Music and University Theatres are parts of the Division of Performing Arts, also in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information on UI arts events is available at www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.