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Release: Oct. 31, 2002

Cinematheque at Becker film series continues Nov. 1

The weekly film series, "The Cinematheque at Becker," continues Friday, Nov. 1 with "Gone to Earth," directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1950, 110 min. The film, starring Jennifer Jones, Cyril Cusack, and David Farrar, begins at 8 p.m. in Room 101, Becker Communication Studies Building. "The Cinematheque at Becker," features treasures from the University of Iowa Institute for Cinema and Culture collection. For more information contact the UI Institute for Cinema and Culture at 335-1348.

Burkhardt discusses marketing in Obudu Cattle Ranch, Nigeria, Nov. 4.

Blythe Burkhardt, coordinator for Instructional Programs and Research Projects with the University of Iowa International Programs, will discuss "From Price to Potato Songs: The 5 'P's' of Marketing in Obudu Cattle Ranch, Nigeria," from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in the International Center Lounge on the UI campus. Her talk is a continuation of the International Mondays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

During her lecture, Burkhardt will discuss her recent experience as a volunteer with the Farmer-to-Farmer Project sponsored by Winrock, International. While in Nigeria, Burkhardt was based at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, where she shared basic business techniques with small-scale farmers, poultry raisers and beekeepers. She will share her thoughts on some of the successes and limitations of development activities in Nigeria based on her recent experiences and her previous research in Nigeria.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, please contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.

"Touch The Earth" program offers adventure-based learning trips

This spring, the University of Iowa's Touch the Earth program will offer a wide range of adventure-based learning trips, ranging from dog sledding to rock climbing.

The trips are open, not only to UI students, faculty and staff, but to the public as well. The trips, held from January to June 2003, are one-or two-day weekend trips, except for a winter trip in January and the white water rafting trip over spring break.

Activities include: dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, canoeing, SCUBA certification, white water rafting, and kayaking. Trip locations include: Meadowland, Minn.; Wausau, Wis.; major rivers in the southeastern United States; Monticello, Iowa; Frederickton, Mo.; Devils Lake, Wis.; Decorah, Iowa; and Langlade, Wis.

Registration has begun for all of the trips, and space is limited. Fees are prorated based on student, faculty/staff, or public status. Register in person at Recreational Services main office, Room E216, Field House. For a complete list of the trips and details visit

For more information, call Wayne Fett at Recreational Services, (319) 335-9290.

Lifeguard courses offered

The University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services and the American Red Cross are now offering a lifeguard certification course as well as a recertification course. The participants who successfully complete the course will be qualified as professional lifeguards through the American Red Cross. Participants must attend the entire course in order to complete it.

The certification course will be taught at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, and 17 p.m. in Field House Room E220 and the Field House Pool. The course fee is $95, which includes a book purchase or $65 if a book is checked out through Recreational Services. There are swimming ability pre-requisites for this course.

The recertification course will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Field House pool. The course fee is $55 with the purchase of the book or $20 if the book is checked out from Recreational Services. The prerequisite for this course is to have current Red Cross certifications.

Participants can register for either course in Room E216 of the Field House. For more information, call Recreational Services, (319) 335-9293.

Iowa voyagers Cuba presentation Nov. 6

The Iowa Voyagers will be co-sponsoring a presentation on travel in Cuba on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Oaknoll Retirement Community, 701 Oaknoll Drive in Iowa City.

Iowa City residents, Dr. Reginald Cooper and his wife, Jackie Cooper, will show slides and talk about their experiences during a six-day trip to Cuba last February. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in Oaknoll's large recreation room from 7-8:30 p.m.

Travel to Cuba has been prohibited to American tourists for decades. The Coopers and the Iowa Voyagers were able to explore the cultural and historical heritage of Cuba as a part of a cultural exchange group sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

This is the first in a series of "Travel Talks" that will be held locally by the Iowa Voyagers, the University of Iowa Alumni Association's travel program. The talks will be co-sponsored with area organizations.

For more information, contact the Iowa Voyagers at (319) 335-3293 or visit the website at

Women's Resource and Action Center offers workshop on retirement planning

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a workshop on retirement planning as the next offering in their "Women and Money" series. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

Lois E. James, CFP, of Raymond James Financial Services, will offer sound financial strategies to reduce the impact of taxes, inflation, and health care costs on retirement income.

Although the workshops in the series were developed for women, everyone is welcome to attend. The series is designed for participants of all income levels. Seating and materials for workshops may be limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register for a workshop or for more information, contact the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail

The next workshop in the Women and Money series will be "Paying for Kids' Education," on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.

Women's Center offers workshop on lobbying skills

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a workshop on using lobbying skills for social change from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. State Representative Mary Mascher will be the facilitator. Mascher has represented District 46 in the Iowa Legislature since 1994. She is also a fifth-sixth grade teacher at Irving Weber Elementary School and has a master's degree in counselor education from the University of Iowa.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop; a limited number of scholarships are available. Advance registration is required. To register for the workshop or to obtain more information, call the Center at (319) 335-1486.