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University of Iowa News Release

March 27, 2006

UIAA Hosts Journal-Making Workshop April 12 In Cedar Falls

Looking for a way to explore your creativity? Then attend the University of Iowa Alumni Association's (UIAA) Lifelong Learning workshop in Cedar Falls April 12, where you can learn how to make your own journal.

The UIAA and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are presenting "Hands-on Art: Making Journals" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 West Seerley Boulevard in Cedar Falls. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public, but RSVP by April 7 at or call 800-469-2586. Seating for this workshop is limited to 35 participants.

UI Associate Professor Rachel Williams will present a 90-minute, hands-on workshop on how to make and use accordion fold and "stick bound" books. Inspired by examples of work from artists who craft and use such journals and sketchbooks, participants will take home two books to fill with their own creative works. Art supplies will be provided.

For the last four years, Williams has worked on research projects that provide artistic outlets for women in prison. In 2002, Williams received the Governor's Volunteer Award for Service to the State of Iowa. She holds a joint appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' School of Art and Art History and the College of Education's Department of Teaching and Learning.

Lifelong Learning is an educational outreach program sponsored by UIAA and developed in partnership with UI colleges and departments. Each year, UI faculty and staff share their knowledge and experience with alumni and friends of the university at events held in cities across Iowa.

Additional information about the workshop can be found at or by calling 1-800-IOWALUM.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, call 800-469-2586.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Program: Timothy Barker at the UIAA, 800-469-2586,