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Release: Sept. 27, 2001

UI International Crossroads Community sponsors open house Sept. 30

Food from around the world and an international fashion show will be two of the highlights at the University of Iowa International Crossroads Community Open House Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The open house will be held in the Martha Lounge of Hillcrest Residence Hall on the UI campus.

This event is free and open to the public and receives support from UI International Programs. The open house also includes martial arts demonstrations, an Indian dance performance, ethnic food from 10 countries, and the opportunity to break a piñata for goodies.

The International Crossroads Community is a living/learning community open to all students interested in international issues, foreign language or learning about different cultures. For more information or if you need an accommodation in order to attend this event, contact Megan Walton or Regina Hausch in advance at 353-3048.

UI English Professor Lori Branch speaks at Oct. 5 Finding God at Iowa forum

Lori Branch, an assistant professor of English whose specialty is Restoration and 18th Century British Literature, will speak at the Oct. 5 Finding God at Iowa lunch forum from noon to 1 p.m. in River Room 1 in the Iowa Memorial Union. The forum is free and open to the public.

The forum is a monthly event designed for faculty, staff and students who are curious about how one's faith commitment may contribute to either theory or practice of one's academic discipline or work.

Branch, who was converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity after several years of intense spiritual searching, joined UI faculty in the Department of English a year ago. Her work combines her interest in religion and postmodern ethics with a cultural studies approach to the novels, poems, philosophy and sermons and religious pamphlets of the long 18th century , from John Bunyan to William Wordsworth.

For more information, contact Jason Chen, 120 N. Dubuque Street, Iowa City or email <>or call 341-0007.

Women's Resource and Action Center presents 'Poetry of Color' coffeehouse

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will open this year's coffeehouse series with "Poetry of Color" at 7:30 p.m. on October 5. Come celebrate the work of local and national poets of color, with special emphasis on poetry by women of color such as
Ana Castillo, Maya Angelou, and Lorna Dee Cervantes. "Poetry of Color" will be held at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street.

All are welcome, and there will be no admission charge. For more information or to arrange for an accommodation to attend this event call (319) 335-1486.