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At A Glance

Regents president Miles thanks flood volunteers

David Miles, president of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, expresses thanks on behalf of the Board of Regents to the hundreds of volunteers, especially students, who have been working tirelessly to preserve the buildings and operations of the Regent institutions and surrounding communities in the midst of significant flooding threats.

As just one example, students, faculty, staff and concerned Iowans have prepared thousands of sandbags, which are currently providing the additional protection necessary to preserve the integrity of the state facilities on the campuses of the Regent institutions.

This is an invaluable service to the state in this time of great need, and the Board appreciates the ongoing efforts of volunteers as work continues in the coming days.

Recreational Services offers ballroom dancing classes beginning June 17

The University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services can help you heat up the dance floor this summer through a pair of ballroom dancing instructional series beginning Tuesday, June 17 in Room 462 of the UI Field House.

Each series meets once per week for six consecutive weeks. The American Smooth Series will be held on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 17. and will feature lessons in the foxtrot, the tango, and the waltz. The American Rhythm Series will be held on Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. beginning June 19 and will features lessons in Merengue, samba, and salsa forms.

Course fees are $14 per class or $72 for the entire six-session series. Registration for the series can be done in E216 Field House. Walk-ins are welcome. Private "customized" individual and group instruction is available upon request. Dancers can learn Argentine tango, bolero, cha-cha, East Coast swing, foxtrot, hustle, mambo, merengue, nightclub two-step, rumba, salsa, samba, tango, Viennese waltz, waltz, and West Coast swing.

Contact course instructor Diane DeMarco at for more details or see

Eddie Piccard Quartet to perform at 'Java Blend' June 20

The Eddie Piccard Quartet of Cedar Rapids will perform live on the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Before forming the quartet, Piccard played in Chicago clubs and Florida resorts.  The Eddie Piccard Quartet ranges in jazz music from renditions of Sinatra standards to Ray Charles.

The free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6, across the state on Iowa Public Radio.

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