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May 9, 2008

At A Glance

Nite Ride continues over summer and extends hours May 11-15

The UI Police will continue its Nite Ride Program over the summer, offering women on campus a free, safe ride home between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. seven days a week. With summer sessions, sports camps and the university community still being active in the summer months, the UI Department of Public Safety has decided to operate the service throughout the year.

They will also extend Nite Ride's hours from Sunday, May 11 through Thursday, May 15, until 5 a.m. to accommodate the extended hours at the Main Library during finals week.

Nite Ride uses a light gold, 15-passenger van. By dialing 384-1111, callers are connected with the van driver, who can give a current location and an estimated pickup time.

For more information, including a link to a route map, visit

Event to honor eye, organ, tissue donors and recipients May 13

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank will hold a spring dedication ceremony for eye, organ and tissue donors and recipients. The ceremony will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Donor Memorial and Healing Garden at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The program will feature remarks by UI Health Care leaders, donor families and transplant recipients. The Iowa Lions also will donate funds for support of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank

The Starlings to perform on 'Java Blend' May 16

A Seattle-based band, the Starlings, will perform live on the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Led by Joy Mills and Tom Parker, the Starlings play a blend of American country and folk music.

The hour-long, free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, across the state on Iowa Public Radio. For more information see and

Iowa City reception to honor Tippie the Cow May 16

A reception with artist Valerie Miller and her Tippie the cow Mini Moo prints will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 E. Washington St. The prints are being sold as a fundraiser for the UI, with Miller donating 50 percent of the sale price to the Tippie College of Business.

The prints will also be on sale in the Hancher Auditorium lobby on Saturday, May 17, before and after the 9 a.m. Tippie commencement ceremonies.

Miller is a Waukon artist and 2003 Tippie graduate. The Mini Moo prints sell for $39 (art paper print) and $59 (canvas print). For more information, visit the Steel Cow Gallery online at

Historical keyboards conference brings free concerts to the UI May 23 and 24

A conference at the UI School of Music by the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society will include two free, public concerts on May 23 and 24.

Guest artist Pieter-Jan Belder will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building. A harpsichord builder as well as performer who teaches at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Belder will play music by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Antonio de Cabezon, Johann Jakob Froberger, Dieterich Buxtehude, J. S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. Read about Belder at

UI organ faculty members Delbert Disselhorst and Brett Wolgast will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in Clapp Recital Hall. Disselhorst, who retires from the UI at the end of this academic year, will play works of Nicolaus Bruhns, Scarlatti and Buxtehude. Wolgast, a visiting faculty member, will play works by Georg Böhm, Buxtehude and Bach. Read about Disselhorst and Wolgast at

Other events in the conference will be for registered participants only. For more information:


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