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Oct. 13, 2008

At A Glance

Public invited to attend NEH presentation, reception Oct. 15

Thomas Lindsay, deputy director of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will speak on "Democratic Education for the 21st Century" from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Room 140 of Schaeffer Hall. A reception will follow on the first floor of the Old Capitol Museum.

Lindsay plans to spend the morning and afternoon of Oct. 15 meeting with UI faculty and administrators to learn how the flood of 2008 affected the UI arts and humanities campus and programs. UI administrators plan to use part of the presentation program to recognize faculty and staff who recently received NEH awards, other federal and foundation grants and fellowships in the arts and humanities, and UI Arts and Humanities Initiative Awards.

For more information contact Cheryl Ridgeway,, 319-335-2131.

First STAR 106.1 KLSS radiothon Oct. 22-24 to benefit UI Children's Hospital

STAR 106.1 KLSS-FM of Mason City will air the live broadcast of its inaugural radiothon Oct. 22-24 from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

All proceeds from the radiothon benefit UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network. The STAR 106.1 KLSS-FM morning team of Harry O. and Jared will host the broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 6 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Harry O. and Jared will share the stories of patients and their families who receive care at UI Children's Hospital.


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