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March 6, 2008

At A Glance

Hurtig receives communication sciences and disorders award

Richard Hurtig will receive an "Honors of the Council" award in April from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD). Hurtig, professor of speech pathology and audiology and the Starch Faculty Fellow in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, served as the council's president-elect, president and past president. He was instrumental in bringing together organizations to promote academic programs in accreditation issues. He also served on the CAPCSD Summer Institute planning committee and hosted the inaugural institute in 2007 at the UI. He chairs the CAPCSD advisory committee that is working on a centralized application service for speech-language pathology and audiology clinical programs.

Steppin' In It to perform on 'Java Blend' March 14

Michigan's old-time, country swing and blues quartet, Steppin' In It, will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, 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, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, across the state on Iowa Public Radio.

For more information see and

Story time March 16 at the Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol Museum will present authors Maribeth Boelts, reading from "Chicken Man and Stinky Stern Forever," and Michelle Edwards, reading from various titles, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16.

The readings are in conjunction with the Old Capitol Museum exhibit, "From Prairies to Cornfields: Iowa Children's Book Authors." For more information about the exhibit, see

A series of story time dates are scheduled for Sundays this spring including March 30, April 6, and April 20 at 3 p.m. Authors will read from their most recent publications and discuss their writing process. Barnes & Noble will provide a selection of books for purchase at every reading. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend these free events.

For more information contact the Museum of Natural History at 319-335-0606 or the Old Capitol Museum at 319-335-0548.

Osher course on the 'Civically Engaged Reader' begins March 25

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging is offering "The Civically Engaged Reader" from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, from March 25 through April 29. Available to all adults age 50 and over, the course will examine readings addressing the four principles of civic activity: associating, serving, giving and leading. Readings will include works by authors ranging from Aristotle to Martin Luther King Jr. and empower participants to take action in their own communities. Enrollment is $50 per person, which includes a $27 book fee.

Information and registration is available online at or contact Linsey Abbott at 319-384-4221.

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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.