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Jan. 9, 2012

At A Glance

Iowa City Public Schools hold inaugural Candace Carmichael Elementary School Art Exhibit

An exhibit of more than 150 pieces of art created by Iowa City public school students in kindergarten through sixth grade will be displayed from Jan. 7-15 in the second-floor lobby of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences on the University of Iowa campus. The exhibit honors the late Candace Carmichael, a long-time art educator in the Iowa City Community School District who died in August. Candace was the wife of Greg Carmichael, a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and associate dean for graduate programs and research in the UI College of Engineering.

The exhibit, with representation from every public elementary school in Iowa City, is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences is located on Capitol Street, just west of Old Capitol Town Center. Paid parking is available in the Iowa City Parking Garage adjacent to the Town Center.

A reception is planned from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Seamans Center for student artists, teachers, families, and friends. The reception will include science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, presented by the College of Engineering.

A native Iowan, Candace taught in the Iowa City School District since 1978, first at Southeast and Northwest Junior High schools and various elementary schools, and most recently at Horn and Shimek Schools.


Kellogg named Student Health Service director

University of Iowa Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin has appointed James P. Kellogg Jr. director of UI Student Health Service, effective Jan. 3.

Kellogg previously was associate director of Student Health Service at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., where he was responsible for overall operations of a nine-physician clinic service, including business operations, information systems, patient support services, and the student health insurance program. He has two degrees from the UI: a bachelor of arts in insurance and marketing and a master's in health administration in health management and policy.

The UI Student Health Service is an organizational unit of the Division of Student Life. Its mission is to provide competent and high-quality health care for all students while simultaneously recognizing students' individuality as it pertains to treating their particular health care needs, promoting a healthy lifestyle, developing educational outreach programs, and ensuring visits to the office are educational and positive. The Student Health Service is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc.


Obermann Graduate Institute on Public Engagement adds fellows

The 6th annual Obermann Graduate Institute on Public Engagement and the Academy will have three more Graduate Fellows than in past years, thanks to additional funding from the University of Iowa Graduate College.

This year's co-directors - professors Rachel Williams of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies and Art & Art History and Chuck Connerly from Urban & Regional Planning -- will lead a group of students who hail from degree programs as diverse as dentistry and theater.

The Institute offers a competitively selected group of UI graduate students an opportunity to explore how civic engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work. It is also a rare opportunity for students to share ideas and experiences with peers they would not otherwise meet.

The public talk for this year's Institute will be given by Ross Wilburn, director of equity at the Iowa City Community School District, on the topic of "Universities and Public School Districts: Challenges and Opportunities for Successful Partnerships" at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

More information, and a list of the 2012 Obermann Graduate Fellows, at


Registration open for Recreational Services' spring tennis lessons

University of Iowa Recreational Services is offering spring tennis lessons for all ages. Classes begin the week of Jan. 15 and will be held at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 2820 Prairie Meadows Drive, Iowa City.

Adult classes will cover basic strokes and strategy with drills and play. Fees for Recreational Services members are $78; nonmember $90. Beginner classes meet Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Advanced beginner/intermediate lessons are Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Intermediate classes are Sundays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information on adult lessons, visit

There are multiple levels available for kids of all ages: Tiny Tots (ages 4–5), Herky (ages 5–7), Black I (ages 8–12), Black II (ages 8–12), Gold I (8–12), Hawk I (ages 12–18), and Gold II (ages 13–18), as well as Junior League Play and QuickStart Play Days.

More advanced students may enroll in the Hawkeye Tennis Academy to play in United States Tennis Association tournaments. The classes are: Academy Level 3 (ages 7–12), Academy Level 2 (ages 9–16) and Academy Level 1 (ages 13–18).

For more youth lesson information, visit:


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