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June 4, 2009

At A Glance

Iowa Voyagers to host 2010 travel preview

Iowa Voyagers, a division of the University of Iowa Alumni Association, is hosting their annual travel show from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 12, in the Levitt Center for University Advancement. Travel representatives will preview the available 2010 popular travel destinations. The event is free and open to the public.

Iowa Voyagers provides University of Iowa Alumni Association members and their family and friends with the opportunity to explore new destinations through the UI travel program. The association has hosted travel programs through the Iowa Voyagers program for over 45 years, offering vacation destinations that have an educational focus. Travelers do not have to be UI graduates to participate in Iowa Voyagers trips.

For more information contact Diane Baker at 319-335-3293 or or visit

Miss Iowa contestants to visit UI Children's Hospital June 9

Contestants for the Miss Iowa crown will visit University of Iowa Children's Hospital beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. Among the contestants will be Olivia Meyers, Miss Iowa 2008. Meyers received 2nd runner up at the Miss America pageant in January.

Following their tour of UI Children's Hospital, the contestants will participate in activities in the patient playrooms with children and their families at 11:15 a.m.

Hausler receives Hygienic Laboratory's career achievement award

William Hausler, Ph.D., director emeritus of the University Hygienic Laboratory, received the laboratory's inaugural Hausler Career Achievement Award on May 22 during the annual Reward and Recognition Ceremony at the Ankeny Laboratory.

The new award is named for Hausler who served as laboratory director from 1965 to 1995. He joined the Hygienic Laboratory in 1958 as an associate bacteriologist. The following year he was appointed assistant director and principal bacteriologist, positions he held until he was named director.

Hausler also taught as an assistant and associate professor in the UI Department of Preventative Medicine and as an associate professor in the UI Department of Oral Pathology. He remains a professor emeritus in both departments.


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