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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
UI English Professor Lori Branch speaks at Oct. 5 Finding God at Iowa
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 <mailto:email@example.com>or
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.