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Feb. 5, 2007

UI Medical Students To Host Vintage Fashion Fundraiser, Tea Feb. 27

Students in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a vintage fashion show and afternoon tea Feb. 27 as a fundraising event for the Shelter House in Iowa City.

The fundraiser, organized by students in the college's William Bean Learning Community, will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the atrium of the Medical Education and Research Facility on the health sciences campus. Carver College of Medicine students and others will model vintage women's clothing and accessories while being escorted by their male student counterparts. Highlights will include hats and frocks worn by Mrs. Emma Roberts and her daughters of Kansas City during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The styles range from casual to formal and feature a wide variety of fashion trends.

Tea, coffee and desserts donated by local bakeries will be served.

Fashions modeled by the students will be auctioned at a future Shelter House event.

Shelter House is a nonprofit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to the homeless of southeast Iowa since 1983. Formerly known as the Emergency Housing Project, Shelter House remains Johnson County's only general-use homeless shelter for men, women, children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Tickets for the Feb. 27 event are $5 for public and $3 for students; additional donations at the door also are welcome. For tickets or more information, contact Erika Levis at or Ginnie Woodard at 319-335-7641.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the UI Carver College of Medicine in advance at 319-335-7641.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,