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March 5, 2009

At A Glance

Moeller named Tippie associate dean of undergraduate program

Lon Moeller has been appointed associate dean of the Tippie College of Business and will oversee the university's undergraduate business program.

He succeeds Beth Ingram, who was recently appointed interim associate provost for the university.

Moeller, a clinical professor of management and organizations, first came to UI as an undergraduate student. He received his bachelor's degree in business in 1982 and his MBA from the Tippie College of Business in 1984, and his juris doctor degree from the UI College of Law in 1987.

He worked as an attorney in Iowa and Wisconsin before returning to the Tippie faculty in 1999.

University of Iowa Health Care cancer tip: Get screened for colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Colon cancer responds best to treatment if it is found and treated early. Everyone should be screened starting at age 50. High-risk individuals, including African-Americans and people with a family history of the disease, may need to be screened before age 50.

Talk with your doctor about when to be screened and which screening method is best for you. The two most commonly used screening methods are fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy. Learn more about colorectal screening at http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartments/cancercenter/cancertips/2009/mar-colon.html.

For information about any cancer contact Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Information Service, 800-237-1225 or visit http://uihealthcare.com/cancer.

Women's history reception at UI March 10

The University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women and the Iowa Women's Archives are hosting a Women's History Month Reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Iowa Women's Archives located on the third floor of the UI Main Library.

The program will begin at 5:10 p.m. with guest speaker Professor Leslie Schwalm of the UI Department of History and Women's Studies. She will be introduced by Professor Linda Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of History in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Renee Sueppel, 319-353-2374 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~csw/.

UI community invited to March 12 session on Iowa City-Chicago Amtrak proposal

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce invites University of Iowa staff, faculty and students to a community meeting Thursday, March 12 to learn more about a proposal for Amtrak passenger train service that would connect Iowa City to Chicago through the Quad Cities. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, 325 East Washington St., Iowa City.

Chamber staff will share the proposed rail line route and depot envisioned in downtown Iowa City. Ridership, cost and timeline of the project will be discussed.
 
For more information contact Kelly McCann, 319-337-9637 or kelly@iowacityarea.com.

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