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Release: May 4, 2000
May 4, 2000
'Finding Good at Iowa' lunch forum to be Friday, May 5
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- James Maxey, adjunct associate professor, College of
Education, and American College Testing employee, is this month's guest speaker
at "Finding Good at Iowa" lunch forum at noon Friday, May 5 at River
Room number 1, Iowa Memorial Union.
The lunch forum is a program of the Geneva Lecture Series, a program of
the Geneva Campus Ministry at the UI and attempts to create a healthy environment
for the life of the spirit as well as the life of the mind.
Maxey is assistant vice president, Applied Research at ACT, Inc., and earned
a Ph.D. in educational statistics and measurement from the UI in 1967. Maxey
also earned a master's degree in mathematics from the UI in 1959 and a bachelor's
degree from Illinois State University. He and his wife Shirley have three
adult children. They are members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City,
and he is an ordained elder at the church. Maxey is also a member of the Iowa
City Camp of the Gideons, an ecumenical group including Roman Catholics, Mainline
and Evangelical churches that distributes Bibles at hotels, prisons and schools.
Jason Chen, director of the Geneva Campus Ministry, a recognized UI student
organization, says the forum is designed to complement the lecture series
that bring speakers to the UI to speak on a wide range of issues from a Christian
perspective. The series will bring Navajo artist Elmer Yazzie of New Mexico
and Yale Croatian theologian Miraslov Volf to the UI this fall.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the
Geneva Campus Ministry at 319-341-0007.
Sperber on 'Athletics at Iowa'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- This week's guest on the UI Radio Forum's "Athletics
at Iowa" program on KSUI and WSUI is Murray Sperber who has received
national critical acclaim for his social commentary on collegiate athletics.
Sperber, a professor of English at Indiana University, was recently an Ida
Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa. Sperber has
NCAA and highlighted problems within the collegiate athletics area. His views
have drawn criticism by people within athletics.
Hosted by Bonnie Slatton, chair of the UI's department of sports, health,
leisure and physical studies, Athletics at Iowa airs this Saturday, May 6
at 9 p.m.; Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM 910; and again on Sunday,
May 7 at 5:30 p.m. on KSUI.