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April 26, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY: Loebsack To Meet On Pay Equity, Host Art Contest At UI

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, is taking part in two events on the University of Iowa campus this week, first meeting with faculty, staff and students Friday, April 27 to discuss pay equity, and on Saturday, April 28 hosting the 2nd Congressional District Art Contest.

Both events are free and open to the campus community, public and news media.

Friday’s Pay Equity Day meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in River Room 1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. Faculty, staff and students and are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

The 2nd Congressional District Art Contest, organized in cooperation with the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ School of Art and Art History and the UI Civic Engagement Program, will kick off with a 10 a.m. reception in the atrium of Art Building West. Winners of the contest will be announced at the reception.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Congressional Arts Competition, which was held in congressional districts across the country and is sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus.

The 2007 exhibition, whose theme is “An Artistic Discovery,” features exceptional artwork from high school students in all 435 congressional districts. “An Artistic Discovery” was created in an effort to recognize the creative talents of young Americans.
This contest is open to all high school students in the 2nd District of Iowa. The winning piece from each district will hang in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation to participate in this program may contact Norine Zamastil at 319-335-3714.

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

CONTACTS: Norine Zamastil, Office of Governmental Relations, 319-335-3714; Stephen J. Pradarelli, University News Services, 319-384-0007.