CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 17, 2000
Papua New Guinean journalist to visit UI, Iowa City
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A journalist from Papua New Guinea
will spend four days in eastern Iowa to learn how journalism is taught and
practiced in the United States. Kevin Pamba, a journalism lecturer at Divine
Word University in Madang and a newspaper columnist, will meet with University
of Iowa journalism professors and members of the local media during his visit
to Iowa City July 19-22. The Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities
(CIVIC) is arranging Pamba's visit.
While in Iowa City, Pamba will meet with Ken Starck,
a UI professor of journalism, Vince Nelson, executive director of the UI Alumni
Association, Lyle Muller, editor of the Iowa City Gazette, and members of
the Iowa City Press-Citizen staff. Pamba is also interested in non-governmental
organizations that focus on the environment and on the poor, so CIVIC has
arranged for him to visit the Crisis Center in Iowa City and the Science Center's
Great Russian Mammoth Exhibit at Sycamore Mall.
CIVIC is a community organization of volunteers serving
and hosting international visitors as a means to promote international understanding
on a person-to-person basis. It is one of two such organizations in Iowa that
accommodates the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Program
(IVP). IVP is a professional exchange program administered by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Interviews with Pamba, who speaks English, can be
arranged. For more information or a complete itinerary, call Tom Baldridge,
CIVIC executive director, at 335-0351.