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Dec. 7, 2009

At A Glance

UI severe weather information page now available

The University of Iowa Office of University Relations has activated its Severe Weather Web site for the winter season at A direct link to the page may also be found in the lower right-hand corner of the UI home page at

The National Weather Service today issued a blizzard watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. The storm is predicted to produce 6 to 12 inches of snow, northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts exceeding 50 mph and overnight temperatures in the single digits.

The Severe Weather page features notices about winter weather-related class and event cancellations, snow removal contacts, UI weather policies, links to road conditions, safety tips and other helpful information.

The page will be updated whenever severe winter weather strikes or is imminent or campus operations are altered because of the weather. Additionally a banner will appear across the top of the UI homepage if and when the UI issues a weather-related Hawk Alert. Clicking the banner will also take visitors to the weather page.


University Book Store offers several textbook buyback locations

The University Book Store will be offering textbook buyback at its store location in the Old Capitol Town Center Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 19.

Free parking is available in the Old Capitol Town Center parking ramp for students selling their books at the University Book Store. Students will also have several on- and off-campus alternatives for selling their books including Mayflower, Hillcrest and Burge residence halls in addition to the Iowa Memorial Union and The Lodge Student Housing located at 100 Hawk Ridge Drive in Iowa City.

Students must present a current university ID at the time of sale.

For a complete list of textbook buyback locations and times and to look up the value of a textbook, visit


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