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Nov. 3, 2010

At A Glance

Tennis lessons begin in November at Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex

University of Iowa Recreational Services is offering tennis lessons to youth and adult players of all skill levels at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive in Iowa City.

Classes continue through Sunday, Dec. 12 and will cover the basic strokes and strategy with drills and play.

For fees and a complete schedule see To register, call 319-384-1215 or email


Coralville McDonald's to present $1,000 to UI Dance Marathon Nov. 4

The McDonald's restaurant on 1st Avenue in Coralville will present University of Iowa Dance Marathon with a check worth $1,000 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Students from the UI Dance Marathon and patients and families from UI Children's Hospital will accept the check.

Since 1995, UI Dance Marathon has raised more than $8.6 million for cancer patients and their families receiving care at UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.


Artist and printmaker Lisa Bulawsky to lecture on her work Nov. 11

Artist and printmaker Lisa Bulawsky will present "Shiftland," a lecture on her work, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in Room E105 of the Adler Journalism Building.

Bulawsky is a visiting artist in printmaking at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. Residing in St. Louis and teaching in the College and Graduate School of Art at Washington University, Bulawsky is widely recognized for her work in printmaking and works on paper.

In addition to gallery, installation, and museum work, Bulawsky is also interested in the populist tradition in printmaking, in the multiple and its democratic potential. She draws from this context to create temporary public works.


Iowa Brass Quintet presents free concert Nov. 11

The Iowa Brass Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble in the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

The program will start off with "Suite for Brass Quintet" by Igor Stravinsky, which was originally composed for piano but later arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl, followed by "Sonata for Brass Quintet" by Derek Bourgeois. The concert also includes two pieces by French composers, "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" by Claude Debussy and "Suite Impromptu" by Andre Lafosse. Closing the program will be "Chamber Music for Brass Quintet" by John Joubert.

The group was founded at the UI in the early 1950’s and continues to be acclaimed for its artistry in concerts and clinics throughout the U.S. The members of the quintet are Amy Schendel, trumpet; Edward Hong, trumpet; Jeffrey Agrell, horn; David Gier, trombone; and John Manning, tuba.


Simon Van Booy reads for 'Live from Prairie Lights' Nov. 16 (**updated)

The University of Iowa's Writing University website,, will stream a "Live from Prairie Lights" reading by Simon Van Booy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. The stream will originate in a free event in Prairie Lights Books.

Van Booy's newest book is the illustrated "Pobble's Way," the story of a lost mitten and a magical walk in the woods.

Winner of the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award for "Love Begins in Winter," Van Booy was born in London and grew up in rural Wales and Oxford. After playing football in Kentucky, he lived in Paris and Athens, and he now resides in New York. His debut, "The Secret Lives of People in Love," became an international bestseller.

His essays have been published in newspapers including the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph and the London Times. He lectures at the School of Visual Arts and is involved in the Rutgers Early College Humanities program for young adults living in under-served communities.

He recently edited a series of books on nonfiction philosophy, "Why We Need Love," "Why We Fight" and "Why Our Decisions Don't Matter."


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