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Nov. 9, 2010

At A Glance

UI Swing Dance Club hosts Masquerade Extravaganza Nov. 13

On Saturday, Nov. 13, swing dancers from the university and the community will gather in the Currier Hall multipurpose room from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the University of Iowa Swing Dance Club’s Masquerade Extravaganza.

Music will be provided by the band Swing Kids. Guests are encouraged to show off their masks and semi-formal duds for masquerade ball. Cost is $5.

The UI Swing Dance Club will be hosting Stacia Martin and Jason Zabinski, a pair of top dancers from Minneapolis, who will give lessons for dancers of all levels from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Fieldhouse Room N462. Students will get this professional instruction for only $5, nonstudents for $10. There will also be an introductory lesson before the dance, held in the Currier multipurpose room at 7 p.m.

The UI Swing Dance Club is a student organization that offers classes, workshops and social dances to its members and the Iowa City community. Formed in 2001, the Club aims to spread swing culture throughout the state of Iowa by promoting, supporting and attending regional swing dance events. To learn more about the club or the dance, visit or email the club at


Informational meeting on Boren Awards for International Study Nov. 16

University of Iowa International Programs will host an informational session on the Boren Awards for International Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Room 1117 University Capitol Centre. A Boren representative will be present to answer questions about the various awards available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency.  Boren Fellowships provide support for domestic or overseas study, with similar geographic restrictions.
Additional information and application materials can be found at
For more information, graduate and professional students should contact Natasha Wilson Boland at and undergraduate students should contact Phil Carls at


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