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Feb. 6, 2007

Peace Corps Volunteers Share Experiences At Feb. 12 International Mondays

Amie Meade, a University of Iowa graduate student, and Scott McNabb, a UI professor in the College of Education, will present "The Peace Corps Experience: Mongolia, 2003-2005 and Thailand, 1968-1971" at the next International Mondays lecture. They will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. Light refreshments will be served, and the lecture is free and open to the public.

Meade was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia from 2003-2005. During her service she taught English as a foreign language in a small village called Gurvanbulag (Three Springs), 500 kilometers west of the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Currently, Meade is working on a master's degree in social foundations of education in the UI College of Education. She is also one of two UI campus recruiters for the Peace Corps.

McNabb served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 1968-1971. While abroad, he taught in the economics department of Thammasat University in Bangkok. As a university professor he has been able to return to Thailand to teach, conduct research and consult on non-formal education and community college projects. He will travel again to Thailand in June, his 14th trip back since his initial Peace Corps introduction to the country.

UI International Programs, the UI-Stanley Support Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library are sponsoring this International Mondays lecture. For more information on this lecture, the International Mondays lecture series or special accommodations to attend this event, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345 or buffy-quintero@uiowa.edu

International Programs enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity, and give all university Constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit http://intl-programs.uiowa.edu/ or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the Office of the Provost.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Diana Davies, 319-335-0371, diana-davies@uiowa.edu; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345, buffy-quintero@uiowa.edu; Writer: Kate Casper.