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Aug. 16, 2010

UI makes G.I. Job's Best Military Friendly Schools list for second year

The University of Iowa was one of more than 1,200 higher education institutions in the nation to make the G.I. Job's 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools for the second year in a row. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

UI was one of 30 schools in Iowa to make the list. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. This is the second year the list has been compiled.

The UI is an attractive institution for the estimated 500 veterans currently on campus because of the combination of a high quality but affordable education and the availability of resources for disabled veterans, according to Larry Lockwood, assistant provost for enrollment services. Forty percent of UI veterans have a disability of some sort, Lockwood added.

Criteria for making the list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

The complete list can be found at


Tony and Friends IV opens the UI School of Music season Aug. 29

Tony and Friends IV, a free concert featuring University of Iowa faculty cellist Anthony Arnone and seven other musicians, will open the 2010-11 performance season of the UI School of Music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The program will be Beethoven's "Harp" Quartet, Ravel's String Quartet and the Octet by Felix Mendelssohn.

Arnone will be joined by violinists Suzanne Beia, Felicia Moye, Katherine Wolfe and Rebecca McFaul, violists Christine Rutledge and Elizabeth Oakes and cellist Michael Center.

Biographies of UI School of Music faculty members Arnone, Wolfe, Rutledge and Oakes are accessible at


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