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Jan. 24, 2008

At A Glance

Dinner to teach students dining etiquette, how to make a good first impression

Image and etiquette consultant Luann Alemao will teach first-year students how to make a memorable first impression at an etiquette dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Burge Marketplace private dining room. "Bone-appetite: The Bones and Structure to Making Yourself Memorable at Dinner and Beyond" will help students learn about relationship selling, dining and connecting with others. A four-course dinner will be served to help students learn dining etiquette. The dinner is sponsored by the Tippie College of Business, UI Residence Services, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and the Leadership Community in Business and Entrepreneurship (LCBE). For more information contact Dawn Bowlus at 319-335-0986 or visit the LCBE Web site at

UI Division of Continuing Education hosts open house Jan. 30

The University of Iowa Division of Continuing Education will host an open house from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 on the second floor of the UI Continuing Education Facility, to showcase their new space. The building is located at 30 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City, at the corner of Washington and Dubuque streets (U.S. Bank Building). There will be refreshments, prizes and a demonstration of how virtual classroom technology works. For more information, see

Outreach Africa meeting highlights volunteer opportunities Jan. 30

Students and faculty can learn about volunteer opportunities with Outreach Africa at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Room 2032 of the UI Main Library, sponsored by the UI African Studies Program. Outreach Africa is an organization that has established a tie with villages and the community of Singida, Tanzania. Students at the UI can get involved in projects through a short-term trip to Tanzania. Nursing and pre-health professions students can participate in the exchange program at the government hospital. Education majors can help teach English at a local school. Engineering students can help with the clean water project or initiating new developments. For more information see

Radiothon to benefit kids with cancer Jan. 30 to Feb. 1

The third annual Clear Channel Call for Kids with Cancer Radiothon will be broadcast Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 to support patients and their families at University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network. Broadcast teams from WMT-AM 600 of Cedar Rapids, KXIC-AM 800 of Iowa City, Mix 96.5-FM of Cedar Rapids, and 100.7 the Fox of Iowa City will join forces to tell the stories of patients and families receiving care from the specialists at UI Children's Hospital.

The radiothon also will continue throughout the UI Dance Marathon Feb. 1-2 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Pledges can be made by calling toll free 800-456-2772 or by visiting

Jascat to perform on 'Java Blend' Feb. 1

Philadelphia soul singer Jascat will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. The hour-long, free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 across the state on Iowa Public Radio. For more information see and

UI Dance Marathon begins Feb. 1

More than 1,500 University of Iowa students will participate in the 14th annual UI Dance Marathon Feb. 1-2 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Dance Marathon is a nationwide, student-run philanthropy that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network. The UI Dance Marathon supports programs that benefit children with cancer, and their families, at UI Children's Hospital. The program has raised $5.4 million and helped more than 600 families.

Last year, UI Dance Marathon raised over $880,000, a record for the event. This year, organizers hope to raise $1 million. For more information about how you can help the UI Dance Marathon cause, call 319-353-2094 or visit

Health Iowa offers students 'Passport' to healthy lifestyle

Health Iowa/Student Health Service is offering a six-week online program to help UI students stay active and improve eating habits. "Passport: Round-Trip to Health" takes students on a virtual trip around the globe. Participants "visit" a different part of the world every week and a new country every day, learning about different cultures as they work toward meeting specific physical activity and nutrition goals.

The program is open to all UI students. Participants will receive a one-day fitness pass from UI Recreational Services. Students who complete the program also will receive a free T-shirt and be entered into a drawing for prizes such as a stability ball, heart rate monitor, backpack, travel passport and gift certificates. "Passport" begins Feb. 4. Additional information and registration is available at, or contact Amy Fletcher at 319-335-8213 or


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