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Feb. 19, 2008

At A Glance

UI Recreational Services hosts Moonlight Ski and S'mores Feb. 22

Cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts are invited to Moonlight Ski & S'mores, 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA).

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by UI Recreational Services' Touch The Earth Outdoor Recreation and Education Program. A full moon will light the trails, which will also be lit by candlelight. The evening will conclude with a s'mores cookout.

Snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals are available through the Outdoor Rental Center. If there is not enough snow, a hike will be offered instead. The MNRA is located 15 miles north of Iowa City on Mehaffey Bridge Road.

For more information, see or call 319-384-1225.

World War II expert to speak at UI March 4

Gerhard L. Weinberg, an internationally renowned scholar of World War II, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, will speak on "New Boundaries for the World: The Plans of Eight World War II Leaders" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Room 1505 of the University of Iowa Seamans Center for Engineering Arts and Sciences.

Weinberg and his family fled Nazi Germany in 1938. After serving in the U.S. Army and receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago, Weinberg became director of the American Historical Association's microfilming project of Nazi German records and began a distinguished teaching career. His many books include the widely acclaimed "A World At Arms," the first truly global history of World War II. Weinberg is a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina. His visit is sponsored by the UI Department of History.

For more information, contact Michaela Hoenicke Moore, 319-335-2065.

UI student Kacie Ankenbauer receives George L. Droll Award

Kacie Ankenbauer, a University of Iowa sophomore from Council Bluffs, Iowa, has received the 2007-08 George L. Droll Award for her involvement and enthusiasm in the UI Residence Halls. The award was presented by University Housing Saturday, Feb. 16.

A mathematics major in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ankenbauer is currently a resident assistant in Hillcrest Residence Hall. She will receive a credit on her university bill for up to $1,000 to be used toward room and board in the residence halls. The Droll Award is presented annually to a student in a UI residence hall who models good citizenship and helps to build community among hall residents. The award honors the man who joined UI's Department of Residence Services in 1960 and served as its director from 1980 to his death in 1995.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.