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University of Iowa News Release


Aug. 26, 2008

At A Glance

UI Libraries make art and music materials available for delivery

The University of Iowa Libraries is making materials from the closed art and music libraries available through its InfoHawk request delivery service.

Books, scores and media can be requested using the "request delivery" link on the InfoHawk online catalog Items can be retrieved at any of the UI Libraries' 11 open locations on campus.

Library staff will be retrieving library materials for students, faculty, staff and others on a daily basis, Monday through Friday. There will be a 24-48 hour turnaround from the point of a request until materials area available for pick-up. Requests should not be made to any Art or Music Library staff, but through the InfoHawk delivery system. Any requests submitted on Fridays won't be processed until Monday.

Articles from journals can be requested through the Interlibrary Loan/Article Delivery Request System." See a 60-second tutorial at

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UI Police step up patrols in areas where Blue Caps are out of order

Half of the University of Iowa's Blue Cap emergency phone stations scattered across campus are out of order because of direct flood damage or because nearby buildings that provide power to them are not yet fully operational.

Eleven of the 22 stations are still working (12 including a wall-mounted unit located inside the Lindquist Center), while 11 remain out of order, according to UI Police. Most of the units that are out of order are located near the arts campus and along the river.

Police have wrapped the broken units in red plastic and posted signs noting that they're out of order and directing pedestrians with cell phones to call 911 if there is an emergency. They've also stepped up patrols in areas where the Blue Caps are out of order.

Officials are working to get all of the units up and running as soon as possible. Until then, they urge pedestrians to stay away from construction zones and parts of campus that aren't well lit, to walk with friends, especially late at night, and to report any suspicious activity to police.

'Explore Entrepreneurship' Sept. 8

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Small Business Development Center will host an "Explore Entrepreneurship" session at 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 8, in Room 2390 University Capitol Centre. Based on the FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurial Training program, topics to be discussed include the importance of a business' mission and vision, goal setting, business planning and marketing. Admission is free.

For more information or to register call 319-335-3742.


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