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UI announces Take Our Daughters to Work Day events

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa events for the fifth annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on Thursday, April 24, have been scheduled.

All children are welcome at the UI for the day and are encouraged to participate as long as university requirements regarding safety and patient care are followed.

In addition to visiting the workplace, participants may enjoy a program developed and sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action, the Women in Science and Engineering program, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and University Services, and the Provost's Office. Co-sponsors of this year's event also include the Association of University Women, Women's Resource and Action Center, and the Council on the Status of Women.

The schedules, events and locations are as follows:

 Noon - 1 p.m.  Lunch: A catered box lunch for $5 will be available, or bring your own. Opening activities in the Iowa Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.
 1 - 2 p.m.

 Surfing the 'Net: Professor Joyce Berg, Information Arcade of the Main Library; or

Tours of the UI Campus and Offices (Leave from IMU)

 2:15-3:30 p.m.

 Activity Stations for younger children, ages 5-10. Iowa Room, IMU; or

Career Role Models for older children, over age 10. Room S401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building

 3:45-4:30 p.m.  Closing Activity: "Choosing My Career" in Iowa Room, IMU

Reservations are requested for participation in the events. To make a reservation or to order a box lunch, contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 335-0705 (voice) or 335-0697 (text) by Monday, April 21. Those numbers also should be called by persons with disabilities who want to arrange accommodations in order to participate. More information also is available on the TODTW web site at

Take Our Daughters to Work Day is a national initiative developed by the Ms. Foundation for Women in response to research which indicates disturbing findings regarding the self-esteem and intellectual development of adolescent girls.