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Aug. 16, 2004

Art, Tools For Teachers Featured In UI Booth Aug. 17

Visitors to Iowa State Fair Tuesday, Aug. 17 will get to watch art as it's being created in the University of Iowa's booth.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. faculty and staff from the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department of Art and Art History will discuss and demonstrate how art is made during a program titled The Art of Painting. And from 3 to 8 p.m. booth visitors can get a glimpse of the ePortfolio web-based technology created and trademarked by the UI College of Education to help document achievement of teaching standards by education majors and current teachers.

From 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Herky and members of the UI cheerleading and dance teams will visit the UI booth.

In the Athletics Hall of Fame area, booth visitors can get autographs from, and meet with, former Hawkeye basketball player Al Lorenzen and long-time sports announcer Jim Zabel. Lorenzen, who will be in the booth from 2 to 4 p.m., scored a career high 18 points as a senior before an injury that kept him out the rest of the season. He made it to the NCAA tournament in all four years as a Hawkeye, and the 1987 team made it to the Sweet Sixteen. He was a four-year letterman.

Zabel, who replaced Ronald Reagan at WHO in Des Moines, went on to call Iowa sporting events for more than 50 years. His appearance time has not yet been determined.

In the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics portion of the booth Tuesday, The Smoking Teens will be on display all day. For information about the display, visit

The daily drawings Tuesday will be for Iowa vs. Western Carolina basketball tickets; Touchdown Iowa Highlight Videos (two drawings); 2003 Commemorative Season Tickets; a Hawkeye sweatshirt; a Hawkeye cap; an Alumni T-shirt; a Squeeze Herky; an Alumni Association Football Calendar; and an Alumni Association Pen/Pencil Set and Calculator.

Throughout the fair, which runs Aug. 12-22, the UI will offer a wide variety of exciting exhibits, presentations, visits by special guests (including Herky and the UI cheerleading and dance teams), free posters and temporary tattoos and daily drawings for free Iowa tickets, merchandise and more. This year's booth theme, as last year, is "Iowa: Your University."

The Iowa booth is located in the southwest corner of the Varied Industries Building.

For the full UI fair schedule, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,