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University of Iowa News Release

March 24, 2006

Anamosa Fifth Graders Get A Taste Of German Culture March 30

Teacher Mary Jo Hamre's fifth grade German class at Strawberry Hill Elementary in Anamosa, Iowa, will get to learn first-hand what they've been studying in class. Ursula Adelt, a University of Iowa master's student in early childhood education from Germany and interim outreach coordinator for UI International Programs, will travel to Anamosa to share information with the students about German language and culture.

The presentation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Adelt's talk is part of the University of Iowa International Programs' International Classroom Journey (ICJ), which seeks to globalize the K-12 curriculum in eastern Iowa.

ICJ, which is sponsored by UI International Programs, arranges for guest speakers to visit K-12 classrooms and community groups to promote cultural awareness and knowledge of other countries. These guest speakers are trained international students and scholars and U.S. students who have spent time abroad.

For more information, contact Adelt at 319-335-0345.

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

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: Ursula Adelt, 319-335-0345; Writer: Kelli Andresen

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Reporters or photographers who wish to cover this event should check in at the main office of Strawberry Hill Elementary located at 203 Hamilton Court, Anamosa.