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Release: Aug. 24, 2000
UI School Of The Wild is accredited by NCA, hires new coordinator
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa School of the Wild has received
notification from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
that it has been accredited as a "special function school," the
first NCA accredited environmental education school in state history.
The School of the Wild is offered by the Division of Recreational Services
to area schools as a weeklong educational experience at the Macbride Nature
Recreation Area (MNRA). Classes offered at the school include wetland, woodland,
and prairie ecology and natural history, bird identification and banding,
historic archaeology, and wilderness survival.
During the 1999-2000 school year, 24 area schools participated, including
all 17 Iowa City Community School District elementary schools. Each elementary
education major at the UI participates in a half-day practicum with the School
of the Wild as part of an elementary science teaching methods course.
Recreational Services has also recently hired Ed Saehler, a teacher at Lemme
Elementary in Iowa City for 28 years, to be the Environmental Education Coordinator
at MNRA. His responsibilities will be to oversee the School of the Wild, Wildlife
Camps, and the development of the UI Environmental Learning Center. He replaces
Dave Conrads, who served in that capacity since 1990. John Knoot and Emily
Kurtz, area teachers, were also hired full-time to teach in the school and
camps after teaching on a part-time basis.
Amateur athletics discussed on UI radio forum
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- On this week's UI Radio Forum series "Athletics
at Iowa" on KSUI/WSUI, Dr. Christine Grant, former director of women's
athletics at the University of Iowa, and Lisa Dehon, a consultant with the
National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) discuss the issue of amateurism.
Both Grant and Dehon are on a subcommittee of the NCAA that is working on
some cutting-edge legislation that will change the definition of amateur standing
for student-athletes. The proposed legislation promises to make competition
more fair and equitable for all student-athletes.
This program is the first of a two-part discussion on amateurism as Grant
and Dehon talk with "Athletics at Iowa" host Bonnie Slatton. In
the first part, they will focus on how the new rules will affect prospective
"Athletics at Iowa" airs Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. and Sunday,
Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM 910, and Sunday Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. on KSUI
Women's Resource and Action Center to offer lesbian reading group
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison
Street, will host "The Lesbian Reading Group" at 7:30 p.m. every
third Thursday, beginning Aug. 31.
The discussion group is designed to foster a sense of community and to empower
lesbian women to learn from each other.
"There are so few safe places in town for lesbians to meet on a regular
basis, relax, have coffee and engage in thought-provoking conversation,"
says Keri Neblett, support group coordinator for the Women's Resource and
Action Center. "We're very pleased to be able to offer this group."
To register, or for more information, please call (319) 335-1486.
Women's Center offers 'Wonder Women,' a workshop on female images
IOWA CITY, IA -- The Women's Resource & Action Center will offer "Wonder
Women," a new discussion group focused on female images in history and
contemporary culture. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays beginning
Sept. 7 at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street.
"The goal of the group is to educate, inspire, provoke and discuss
female images and role models," says Sam Lopez, the group's facilitator.
"This group should be fun and powerful."
For more information or to arrange for any necessary accommodations to participate,
please call the Women's Resource & Action Center at 335-1486.