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Release: Oct. 5, 2000

International Mondays kicks off Oct. 9 with Peace Corps Coordinator

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays lecture series kicks off the fall semester with Shelby Contreras speaking on "The Peace Corps Experience" Monday, Oct. 9 from noon to
1 p.m. in Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Administration Building on the UI campus. The series is free and open to the public and includes a free lunch.

Contreras is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served as an English teacher in Botswana, Southern Africa from 1995-1997. She is currently the Peace Corps Campus Coordinator at the University of Iowa. Using slides of her experience as a volunteer in Botswana, she will speak about the challenges of working in Africa and the benefits of travel, community service and living abroad. She will also present general information about the Peace Corps and its programs.

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The series is expanding to different locations across campus in an effort to appeal to an even broader audience, although some of the events will still be held in the International Center, Room 230.

For more information, call Akua Akyea, at 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at 335-1442.

Homecoming Open House at IMU is Oct. 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa community public is invited to Homecoming Open House, a fun family event to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The open house will help culminate a week's worth of Homecoming activities prior to Saturday's Iowa v. Michigan State game, which kicks off at 11:05 a.m.

The musical group Acoustic Mayhem, comedy performances by Two Guys named Ed, and activities for children, including face painting and the antics of Babaloon the Clown and partner are expected to help entertain the public for this free event.

Dan Teets is featured speaker for Finding God at Iowa lunch forum

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dan E. Teets, library assistant at the UI Libraries and director of the Adult Spiritual Formation at St. Mary Catholic Church in Iowa City, is the featured speaker for the Finding God at Iowa lunch forum to be Friday, Oct. 6 in River Room 1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The monthly forum is designed to stimulate informal discussion by UI faculty, staff and students on the relevance of the Christian faith and the academic endeavor. The forum is free and open to the public.

Teets earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the UI and a master's degree in pastoral studies from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. He was pastoral associate at St. Thomas More Church in Iowa City and has been on staff at St. Mary's church since 1996.

The Finding God at Iowa lunch forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at the UI and is designed to complement the popular Geneva Lecture Series which brings speakers to the UI campus to speak on a wide range of topics from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jason Chen, 341-0007 or e-mail at