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Jan. 30, 2008

At A Glance

UI partners with EPA to use and produce green power

The UI recently became a Green Power Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The UI is meeting a green power commitment to the EPA by burning oat hulls in place of coal, generating approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours of green power. The oat hulls make up more than 18 percent of the fuel consumed in the UI's power heating plants.

The UI is among the top three participating Big Ten schools in the EPA's College & University Green Power Challenge and places the Big Ten conference among the top three conferences nationally. To view the national rankings see

For additional information on UI's use of renewable energy, visit

Rape Victim Advocacy Program calls for artwork to unify community

To commemorate the UI Rape Victim Advocacy Program's 35 years of service in the community, as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the program is calling for interested community members to submit artwork around the themes of empowerment, inspiration, hope, healing and a commitment to ending sexual violence. The piece should also take into consideration the goal of unifying community members against sexual assault. The chosen design(s) will be used for various publicity purposes and will become the property of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program. Credit will be given to the artist, unless they wish to remain anonymous. Entries will be received until March 1 and can be e-mailed to or sent to the RVAP Offices at 320 S. Linn Iowa City, IA 52240.  For more information, contact Alondra Canizal, prevention education coordinator, at or by calling 319-335-6001.

ISU Dance Marathon gives big boost to UI Children's Hospital

More than 600 students at Iowa State University raised $190,011 during their 15-hour Dance Marathon Jan. 26 in Ames to benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City. More than 160 family members also joined the celebration held at the ISU Memorial Union. All of the funds raised during the ISU Dance Marathon will help support children and their families receiving treatment for cancer at UI Children's Hospital.


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