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Sept. 8, 2010

At A Glance

New iPhone application figures UI tuition and fees

University of Iowa students can now figure their total tuition and fees using a new iPhone application from the UI Registrar’s Office.

Users put in their college, year in school, hours of enrollment, room and board choices in the calculator, and it will display a projection of total tuition and fees for based on current rates.

David Johnson, a database administrator and developer in Registrar's Office built the app this summer, using Dashcode.

The calculator can be accessed at using an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. It can also viewed on a computer, using Google Chrome as the preferred browser.


Iowa Hawk Shop Outlet grand opening set for Sept. 10-12

The Iowa Hawk Shop will host a grand opening celebration Sept. 10-12 for its new outlet store at 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City.

During the grand opening, the Iowa Hawk Shop Outlet will give customers gifts -- with a purchase -- as well as a chance to win great prizes.

The outlet will offer discounted clothing and merchandise and will allow customers to shop at a convenient location in addition to the Coralville Hawk Shop and University Book Store. Hawk Shop web and catalog sales will be done at the outlet location.

Outlet store hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more details call 1-800 HAWK SHOP or visit


Runners to fight against cancer in the Beat Cancer 5K Sept. 12

The University of Iowa S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) Ambassadors will host the first annual Beat Cancer 5K Sunday, Sept. 12, as part of Beat State Week.

Runners can register at, or on the day of the event beginning at 2 p.m. The race is open to the UI community and students. The $5 registration fee will benefit the UI Dance Marathon.

Christin Meyer, S.T.A.T. ambassador and organizer of the Beat Cancer 5K, encourages members of the UI community and student organizations to come together for the run and support the fight against cancer.

The Beat Cancer 5K starts at 3 p.m. The race will start and end at Lower City Park, with S.T.A.T. students directing runners along the course.

There will be games for children and free carnival rides through the duration of check-in and the race.

For more information, contact Christin Meyer at For registration questions contact Leslie Prideaux at or 319-335-3854.


Sidewalk and loading zone near CRWC to be closed starting Sept. 13

The sidewalk running north and south along the east side of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) will be temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic from the southeast corner of the CRWC going north to just south of the CRWC main entrance to allow for construction of a roof deck patio.

The sidewalk closing will begin on Monday, Sept. 13, and continue for approximately seven weeks. Both the main and southeast entrances to CRWC will remain open during this time. During this closing, pedestrian travel will be detoured through the CRWC facility via the east corridor. The sidewalk located on the east side of Madison Street will also be available and should be used during off hours.

In addition, the loading zone at Madison Street will be closed to accommodate material delivery and crane access. During this closure, drop off and pickups will take place on the west side of the facility via Front Street. Front Street is one-way going north and can be accessed traveling west on Court Street. Access to the facility from this temporary loading zone will be offered via the sidewalk traveling north to Burlington Street, then east to the main entrance.


UI Heart and Vascular Center offers evening clinic

The University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics will offer an evening clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13.

The evening clinic will offer assessment and treatment by cardiologists from a range of subspecialties in addition to diagnostic services such as EKG (electrocardiogram), heart stress testing and echo imaging.

The evening clinic is open to all new patients with heart health concerns such as chest pain during exertion, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or shortness of breath. The UI Heart and Vascular Center clinic is located on the fourth floor of the Roy Carver Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 319-356-7102 or toll-free 800-777-8442 or visit


U.S. Army Blues Quintet presents live events at the University of Iowa

The U.S. Army Blues Quintet, a guest of the jazz area in the University of Iowa School of Music, will present two free public events on Tuesday, Sept. 14:
--A Jazz clinic at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the Trinity Episcopal Church.
--A concert at 7:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

The quintet is an element of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" from Ft. Myer, Va. The U.S. Army Blues celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2007. After beginning informally in 1970, the Army Blues became an official part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in 1972.

Over the years, it has evolved into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. The quintet is one of several smaller ensembles that have evolved from the Army Blues big band.

Serving as musical ambassadors, the group’s members are very active in the nation’s school systems. In addition to performing, the mission of the ensemble includes educational outreach and recruitment. Members share their knowledge and experience with musicians of all levels through master classes and one-on-one instruction.


Poet Huddle reads Sept. 14, streamed on the Writing University

Poet, novelist and essayist David Huddle will read from his new poetry collection, "Glory River," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free event will be streamed live and archived on the University of Iowa's Writing University website --

In a new century in which the values of the past are dissolving and those of the future are frightening, the poems of "Glory River," pit precise observation, extravagant language and humor against despair in an attempt to find a way to live.

Huddle has taught for more than 30 years at the University of Vermont’s writing program and has recently been appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins College. During the summer, he teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English.

Among his 16 previous books are "Only the Little Bone," "The Story of a Million Years," and "The Writing Habit," and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, the New York Times and various anthologies, including anthologies of writing about the Vietnam War.


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