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Sept. 25, 2008

At A Glance

Women's Resource and Action Center holds annual spaghetti dinner Oct. 3

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will hold its annual fund-raising spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson St. in Iowa City. The dinner, sponsored by ZIO Johno's Spaghetti House, includes spaghetti with vegetarian sauce, bread, salad and dessert. Included with a dinner ticket is a chance to enter into the event's door prize drawing supported by donations from local businesses. Returning this year are silent auction packages on which patrons can bid.

ZIO Johno's financial sponsorship is a boost toward the $6,000 fundraising goal, according to WRAC Director Monique DiCarlo. The dinner helps fund the center's services such as support groups, counseling, activist training programs and educational workshops.

Tickets are available for advance purchase at the center, located at 130 N. Madison Street and at the door.

For more information call 319-335-1486 or visit

Nov. 3 is deadline for CHEEC seed grant proposals

Faculty of public or private colleges or universities in Iowa, as well as researchers and educators affiliated with state environmental or health agencies, are encouraged to apply for seed grants from the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC).

The seed grants fund pilot studies that stimulate the development of innovative lines of environmental health research. The program seeks to fulfill the education and research missions of Iowa colleges and universities by promoting the involvement of students in research activities.

A total of $120,000 is available for research projects during this grant cycle; the maximum award is $30,000. The awards cover one year. The deadline for proposals is Nov 3.

For more information visit or contact David Riley at 319-335-4016 or


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