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December 8, 2000
Volume 38, No. 8


Achieving Marital Utopia
America's poet of comrades: Walt Whitman in China
Pharmacy emphasizes people skills with patient counseling tourney
Herky proves a light-headed mascot
InSite: Hardin Meta Directory keeps winning prizes

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Human Rights Week 2001 events include lectures, films, convocation
Speech specialist, musician to give Presidential Lecture
Affirmative Action says Iowa better than reported
Longevity Awards presented for December


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Ph.D. Thesis Defenses
Pubs. and Creations
Committee seeks input from UI during Office of the Provost review
Fund-raising dinner benefits women's organizations
Public Safety joins holiday campaign
Nominations sought for disability achievement award

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The Collegium Tubum ensemble will continue its annual tradition of filling Iowa City’s frigid December air with popular holiday tunes with an alfresco concert at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 8, the final day of fall-semester classes, on the east side of the Old Capitol. Photo by Meghan Nichols.

Elder care guidance available

Staff from Elder Services, Inc., will be on campus Dec. 12 for "One-on-one elder care guidance, information, and referral," a service that provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to discuss their elder caregiving responsibilities privately with a nurse or a social worker.

To arrange an appointment—up to one hour in length—with Elder Services, contact Jane Holland, Family Services Office, at or (33)5-1371. If Dec. 12 is not convenient, other arrangements are possible.

Intramural league signups

Faculty, staff, and students can sign up for intramural men’s and women’s soccer teams through Dec. 15 at Recreational Services. Cost is $30 per team. Games will be on Monday and Wednesday nights in the practice bubble and will begin Jan. 22.

Registration forms are available at E216 FH. For more information, call (33)5-9293.

Info Arcade classroom signups

The Main Library’s Information Arcade Electronic Classroom is available to be reserved for summer 2001. Priority will be given to instructors who submit requests before Dec. 31.

The classroom features 24 student workstations, each with access to either MacOS9 or Windows 2000 environments.

Various levels of staff support are available to instructors. For more information or to request the Information Arcade classroom, visit or contact Ann Khan at or (33)5-5447.

Workshop on understanding nonprofits

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) will sponsor "Nonprofit financial management basics," a workshop for board members, staff, volunteers, donors, and anyone who wants to understand better the fiscal aspects of a nonprofit organization, from 9am to noon, Dec. 9, in the Iowa Room IMU.

Presenter Kate Tarpey will address topics such as taxes, the budgeting process, how to read financial statements, and understanding the financial management of your nonprofit organization.

The workshop is part of WRAC’s ongoing Social Change Training series. To register or for more information, call (33)5-1486.


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