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Sept. 10, 2008

At A Glance

Des Moines business owner DeWaay to meet with UI entrepreneurial students

Des Moines financial manager Don DeWaay will discuss his career running his own management firm when he speaks to students in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, 322 N. Clinton St.

DeWaay founded DeWaay Capital Management in Des Moines in 1987. He became best known for emphasizing private investments outside of public markets in the 1990s, so his clients largely missed the later tech stock meltdown.

Today, his firm has more than 65 employees and 1,500 clients. For more information or to register visit


Hawk Watch 2008 is Sept. 20 at Macbride Nature Recreation Area

University of Iowa's Macbride Nature Recreation (MNRA) Area will host its annual Hawk Watch program Saturday, Sept. 20, when the public can view the fall migration of raptors, waterfowl and songbirds.

The Hawk Watch program runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MNRA, located between Solon and North Liberty on County Road F28. Activities include a hawk identification seminar at 9 a.m. and live raptor presentations at 10 a.m. and noon. Meredith Caskey, assistant coordinator of the UI Wildlife Camp and School of the Wild, will conduct songbird banding from 10 a.m. to noon.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Iowa City Bird Club members will conduct hawk watching on the ridge of Stainbrook State Preserve, next to the Sugar Bottom Entrance.  Bring binoculars, blankets, lawn chairs and picnic lunches to this event.

Visit or call the MacBride Raptor Project at 319-398-5495 or UI Recreational Services at 319-335-9293 for more information.


Entry forms now available for 2008 Homecoming Parade

Entry forms for the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade are now available at all HyVee locations in Iowa City and Coralville, the Iowa City Public Library, and online at

The theme for Homecoming 2008 is "The Excitement is Building." Campus departments, organizations, affiliates and groups in Iowa City and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the parade, which begins at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 in downtown Iowa city. Iowa City streets will be closed early to accommodate the parade route and staging areas.

Entry forms are to be submitted to the University Box Office, located in the first floor of Old Capitol Mall, no later than Tuesday, Sept. 16. Complete rules and fees are detailed on the forms.

For more information, contact Homecoming Parade coordinators Alicia Corso, or Sarah Rinehart,


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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.