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Aug. 20, 2009

At A Glance

PostSecret creator Frank Warren to speak Aug. 25

Frank Warren, founder of the PostSecret Project, will be the speaker for the second annual Cassandra S. Foens, M.D. Welcome Week lecture in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 25.

The PostSecret Project is a collection of more than 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world displaying the senders? soulful secrets. Warren created the concept when he posted a Web site on Blogspot in 2005, which quickly transformed into the phenomenon it is today at

Warren has released several books based on the project, including The New York Times best-seller, "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives." In October, he will release the fifth PostSecret book, "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God."

Warren's books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of the University Book Store and a book signing will follow the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee as part of the UI's Welcome Week.

For more information, see or call 319-335-3255.


Iowa City native McCue reads from running memoir Sept. 8

Iowa City native Matt McCue will read from his memoir, "An Honorable Run," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Prairie Lights Books at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free event will be streamed live and then archived on the University of Iowa Writing University Web site:

The book is McCue's tribute to his track coach at Iowa City Regina High School, Bob Brown, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2007. McCue went on to run in college as a walk-on at the University of Colorado.

A portion of the book's proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (, an organization that advances research, supports patients and creates hope for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer.

McCue, who now lives in New York, has written for ESPN Rise Dye Stat and Runner's World.

Read more at and


Hubbard Group hosts leadership retreat for black men Sept. 12

The Hubbard Group will launch its 2009-10 programming with a free leadership retreat for black men from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 in Suite S401 at the Pappajohn Business Building. The theme is "What's Stopping Us Now?"

The retreat is intended to equip undergraduate University of Iowa students with strategies for success and features panels on building community, expanding consciousness and mentorship. Attendees will enjoy food and fellowship with their peers while forming connections with faculty and staff.

Eddie Moore Jr., director of diversity at The Bush School in Seattle, Wash., will give the keynote address at 5:50 p.m. Moore earned a doctorate in educational policy and leadership studies at the UI. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in social foundations in education at the UI.

The Hubbard Group is named after Phillip Hubbard, the UI's first tenured African-American faculty member. Comprised of UI faculty and staff, the task force focuses on the individual, institutional and environmental concerns of African-American male students.

To register, visit or contact Hubbard Group member Malik Henfield at 319-335-5942 or


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