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Oct. 13, 2010

At A Glance

UI, North Iowa Area Community College announce new partnership

The University of Iowa (UI) and North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) announced a new on-campus partnership today, Wednesday, Oct. 13.

The new agreement will allow NIACC students who are completing their Associate of Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree to continue to take UI courses online at NIACC or even at home.

According to Don Kamps, partnership coordinator for UI and NIACC, NIACC has had a relationship with the UI in nursing for many years. He added this new partnership shows a UI and NIACC commitment to providing additional baccalaureate-level educational programs to North Iowa.

Kamps has an office on the NIACC campus where he can meet with NIACC students to help them plan their course work with UI.

This partnership allows students the option to complete another bachelor’s degree -- either the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) or the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) -- near their home, avoiding the need to travel to the university’s campus in Iowa City.

This is the 11th community college to partner with the UI, according to Chet Rzonca, dean of the UI Division of Continuing Education.

For more information, call NIACC at 641-422-4298 or visit


UI College of Public Health hosts information fairs Oct. 14, 15

The University of Iowa College of Public Health invites students and other individuals interested in learning more about degrees and careers in public health to information fairs on Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 15. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Oct. 14 fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre outside Room 2400. The Oct. 15 fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the west hallway on the main level of the Medical Education and Research Facility on the Health Sciences campus.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to current students and program representatives from master of public health, master of health administration, master of science and doctoral programs. Information on combined degree programs and the Certificate in Public Health will also be available.

For more information, contact Katie Yamaki at or 319-384-5469.


UI Children's Hospital, Kohl's event will promote ATV safety Oct. 16

University of Iowa Children's Hospital and Kohl's department store will hold a special event to educate children and their families about the safe use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Coralville, Iowa, Kohl's store parking lot.

Saturday's event will include an ATV display, interactive safety educational games, prizes, and Hawkeye footballs for children attending the event.

The event is part of Kohl's Keeping Kids Safe program, which aims to prevent injuries and deaths related to ATV use through education-based interventions. The program will be funded by a $167,066 donation from the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Donations were collected from Kohl's stores located in the Eastern Iowa region.

For more information, visit


UI College of Law to host Miller-Findley attorney general debate

Iowa attorney general candidates Tom Miller and Brenna Findley will participate in the only currently scheduled full-length debate of the campaign at the University of Iowa College of Law on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The debate, between Democratic incumbent Miller and Republican challenger Findley, will be held at 2 p.m. in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building. The event is open to the public.

Questions will come from UI law students, and emeritus law professor William Buss will moderate. The debate is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law Student Bar Association at the UI College of Law.


Opera Studies lecture on Gluck, Wagner and Symbolism Oct. 20

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) welcomes William Gibbons for a lecture, “Gluck, Wagner, and Symbolism: Staging ‘Orphée’ in 1896 Paris,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Gibbons is a visiting lecturer of musicology in the UI School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
His lecture will address the cultural importance of Christoph Willibald von Gluck in late 19th-century France and how his operas were understood more than a century after their creation. Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” exemplifies the reinterpretation of classical opera in ways more relevant to modern audiences--in this case a resonance with symbolist interpretations of French art and literature.  Gibbons will discuss how the connection between Gluck and composer Richard Wagner facilitated a modern interpretation of “Orphée” through the close ties between Wagnerism and symbolism.
OSF and UI International Programs are sponsoring this event.
For more information on this event, visit or contact Heidi Vekemans at


UI Gallery series presents Silverman's 'Angel Bones' Oct. 21-24

The Gallery series of University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts student productions will present "Angel Bones," written by Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate student Jen Silverman and directed by David Hanzal, at 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Theatre B of the UI Theatre Building.

When Nola and her daughter Kurteen find Cade injured in the snow, Nola believes she’s found a fallen angel and takes him home. While at first Nola's home seems a like a refuge from his treacherous past, Cade soon realizes that he's fallen into a world of shifting alliances and dark secrets.

This production includes material of an adult nature, as well as gunshots, haze and strobe effects. Potential audience members who are concerned about whether it is appropriate for them should contact the department, 319-335-2700, for more information.

Admission is free to UI students with a valid UI ID. General admission is $5. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI sponsored events. If you require a special accommodation, contact the department.


Osher Institute trip to Dubuque area is Oct. 22

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa is offering a day trip to Dubuque and Balltown on Friday, Oct. 22.

The trip will depart at 9 a.m. from Iowa City Park and includes a scenic charter-bus ride to lunch at the award-winning Breitbach's Country Dining on the Mississippi River in Balltown, followed by a visit to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. The museum features dynamic aquariums and historical exhibits, as well as the only 4D film capability in the region.

The course fee, which includes lunch, transportation and museum admission, is $90 for Osher Institute members and $105 for non-members, which includes an institute membership.

Learn more or register online at, or contact Linsey Durst at 319-384-4221 or


Chronic disease care conference scheduled for Oct. 27

The public is invited to a conference focused on one of the state's most urgent health care needs -- chronic disease. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Coralville Marriott, 300 E. 9th St., Coralville, Iowa.

"Prevention and Chronic Care Management: Community Strategies to Address Chronic Disease in Iowa" is a collaborative effort of the University of Iowa College of Public Health, the Iowa Prevention and Chronic Care Management Advisory Council and the Partnership for Better Health.

Keynote speaker, Ed Wagner, M.D., M.P.H, director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation in Seattle, Wash., will deliver the College of Public Health's Richard and Barbara Hansen Distinguished Lecture at 9:30 a.m. This lecture is free and open to the public. The registration fee for the full conference is $50.

For more information or to register, visit: and select Upcoming Conferences.


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