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At A Glance

Spring 2008 issue of 91st Meridian is now online

The Spring 2008 issue of 91st Meridian, the online literary journal of the University of Iowa International Writing Program, is now accessible at

This all-nonfiction issue includes essays by Russell Valentino, Becka Mckay, Emily Goedde, Diana Thow and Al-Mustaqueen Radhi; an interview with Radhi and Aziz Shair-Tash; and nonfiction works by Van Cam Hai, Lawrence Pun and Puja Birla.

Macbride Nature Recreation Area to open June 24

Macbride Nature Recreation Area will be operational beginning Tuesday, June 24. The floodwaters have receded more quickly than originally expected, allowing the facility to reopen.

Due to flood debris, users are asked to not use the south end of the Bluestem Picnic Area. In addition, it is advised that users bring their own drinking water until the well water at the Recreation Area can be tested.

Wildlife Camps will now take place at Macbride Nature Recreation Area and the originally planned drop-off locations will once again be available.

For questions regarding Macbride Nature Recreation Area, contact Rob DuBay, 319-335-9293. For questions regarding Wildlife Camps, contact Jeanette Luke, 319-335-9293

Additional announcements throughout the week will continue to be posted on the Recreational Services website at Please call 319-335-9293 with additional questions.

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey to perform on 'Java Blend' June 27

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will perform live at noon Friday, June 27, at the Java House in downtown Iowa City for Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" program.

Since the early 1990s, Mulvey has developed a strong national following in the independent folk/rock scene through his touring and critically acclaimed albums.

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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