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Center for Diversity and Enrichment brings new focus to UI programs

Photo by Tom Jorgensen.
   

New college students have no shortage of questions or concerns about navigating their first year on campus. Staff members from the University of Iowa Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) are armed with the answers and the support those students are seeking.

“CDE is the first place I go if I have any questions, whether it’s about financial aid or my classes,” first-year student Chelsea Ceasar says. “The staff members are all supportive and they’re really good listeners.”

Providing seamless, effective services to underrepresented students is exactly what CDE—the new name for several merged programs—is all about, says Marcella David, special assistant to the president for equal opportunity and diversity, and associate provost for diversity.

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AROUND CAMPUS…

  • New plan, new choices await staff, faculty during benefits open enrollment
  • Iowa Alumni Magazine wants to see your tattoos
  • UI licensee Optherion secures $37 million in startup financing
  • Princeton Review ranks UI law school, Tippie MBA programs among nation's best
  • UI personnel, organizations invited to develop events for MLK Week
  • Works by UI alumna Elizabeth Catlett will be at UI Museum of Art
  • Researchers can check contracts, subawards through new web service
  • Publication workshop to include pair of events open to UI community
  • University buildings honored with design awards
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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DISCOVERIES…

  • Rietz's research finds runoff elections hurt minority representation
  • Researchers develop mini-driving simulator
  • Researchers show clinical value of fingerprinting common respiratory viruses

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TRANSITIONS…

  • Kardon appointed to new Pomerantz Family Chair in Ophthalmology
  • Recent deaths

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Fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes have turned their attention to the Big Ten Network. Two football games were shown on the network, and many Iowa basketball games will tip off on the BTN.

But there's more to the network—and The University of Iowa—than athletics. Iowa has 60 hours of airtime set aside for nonathletic programming. So we asked you, the faithful fyi reader, what stories, offices, or people you would highlight if you could create programming for the network. Responders gave high marks for various health care programs on campus, while others sang the praises of those who dance, dance, dance.

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Photo feature: The crew at Kinnick

The athletics turf crew at The University of Iowa isn't just some by-the-numbers outfit. These guys make sure the grounds at Kinnick Stadium look luminous each Saturday afternoon in autumn (and early summer). It's been said that football is a game of inches, and the same can be said about prepping the field. The meticulous work done by these individuals makes that moment of reaching paydirt—a.k.a. the end zone—that much more beautiful.

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Profile

John-Mark Stensvaag
 
 
A person often pursues a job in a parent's second-favorite subject area—that's John-Mark Stensvaag's theory. After all, his father was a minister who also loved law. Stensvaag is passionate about music, and one of his five children does development work for the San Francisco Symphony. Stensvaag sits down with fyi to discuss his own career path and how the field has changed.

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“What has driven me very strongly up to this point is working with undergraduates at this stage of their life. They are fearful, awkward, sometimes shy. Four years later, you can see these same kids walking out the door with a degree convinced for themselves they can make a contribution to the world.”

Lola Lopes
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, Oct. 14)

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