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October 19, 2001
Volume 39, No. 5


Playful to the bone
Coleman says proposed cuts serious, but the University will do its share
Minutes Matter gets UI employees up and at 'em
Remembering November 1: A University tragedy 10 years later

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Benefits election: Before you choose, do the math
Staff Longevity Awards presented for October


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Ph.D. Thesis Defenses
Pubs. and Creations
IOWA: It's about quality
Applications due for tuition programs

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Oboe professor Mark Weiger will kick off this year’s OctOBOEfest Oct. 19 with an 8 p.m. recital in Clapp Recital Hall, with pianist Shari Rhoads. OctOBOEfest concerts and events continue through Oct. 21 and are free and open to the public.

Applications for TWIST sites

The University Libraries’ TWIST Program (Teaching with Innovative Style and Technology) is now accepting applications for spring 2002 course web sites.

The goals of the TWIST program are to encourage the use of information technology to enhance learning, to help faculty members learn how to incorporate technology into their teaching, and to facilitate the use of authoritative information resources and provide important links for faculty and students to rich library expertise and resources.

For more information or to apply, see or contact Ericka A. Raber, at or (33)5-5945.

Kid-free football

Members of Iowa GymStars, a gymnastics program for young adults offered through Recreational Services, are available to baby-sit up to 40 children ages three and older during home football games.

Under the supervision of GymStars parents and coaches, the kids will enjoy running, jumping, swinging, and tumbling at the Field House gymnastics gym. Cost is $30 for approximately 6 hours. Children may be dropped off about two hours prior to kickoff and can be picked up as late as one hour after the game ends.

For more information or to sign up, call (33)5-9295.

Elder care guidance

Would you like to speak to a social worker privately concerning some of your elder care responsibilities? Do you have questions about your older parent’s housing situation or health needs? Would you like to know what community resources are available to older adults?

If so, staff from Elder Services, Inc., will be on campus Oct. 23 to provide one-on-one guidance, information, and referral service. Sessions of up to one hour will be available 1-5pm on the west side of campus.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jane Holland at (33)5-1371 or

Breast cancer seminar

University of Iowa Health Care experts will offer a free community seminar, “The fight against breast cancer,” 7pm, Oct. 25, at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

The program, which is part of the Health For Your Lifetime series, will discuss the causes and symptoms of breast cancer, prevention, advances in treatment options, and the latest in breast cancer research. Presenters include Carol Scott-Conner, professor and head of surgery; Peter Jochimsen, professor of surgery and director of surgical oncology; and Mary Hendrix, professor and head of anatomy and cell biology and deputy director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (38)4-8442.

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