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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 2, 2006

UI Army ROTC Schedules Military Ball Feb. 18

The University of Iowa Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will hold its annual ROTC Military Ball on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

The UI ROTC invites community leaders, family, friends, fellow students and alumni to attend the event, where the guest speaker will be the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, the Honorable Charles Larson, Sr., speaking on state government and leadership. Larson, a graduate of the UI College of Law, is also a retired Army Reserve Colonel and his son is a graduate of the UI Army ROTC program.

Additional information, as well as invitations, may be obtained by contacting Francis De Rosa at or 847-409-2667.

Planning and coordinating the event are the organization's top cadet, Cadet Battalion Commander Jared Josephsen of West Des Moines, Iowa and his student cadet staff. Members of the cadet staff, listed by hometown, with Iowa listed first, are:



Mark Omundson, cadet operations/training officer

Council Bluffs

Calvin Shadden, cadet adjutant

Fort Madison

Kara Vande Krol, cadet executive officer


Bobby Baythavong, cadet command sergeant major


Brandon Sellers, cadet logistics officer


Garden Grove

Ruben Rangel, Cadet future operations officer



Francis De Rosa, cadet public affairs officer

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009,