Aug. 19, 2010
At A Glance
College of Education faculty help agency honored with block grant
A local organization is receiving a Community Development Block Grant thanks in part to the work of two University of Iowa College of Education faculty members.
Betsy Altmaier, a professor in psychological and quantitative foundations, and Saba Ali, associate professor in psychological and quantitative foundation, assisted the organization with developing a community collaboration they called "MORE than 'something to do,'" with Altmaier focusing on fundraising and Ali assisting with career guidance activities.
UI, Historical Society preservationists help save items damaged in Colfax flooding
A team of conservators and preservationists led by Nancy E. Kraft of the University of Iowa Libraries Preservation Department and Jerome Thompson of the State Historical Society of Iowa recently spent two days assisting Colfax Historical Society members with evacuating collections from their flood-damaged museum.
Women’s Resource and Action Center sponsors open house Aug. 24
The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa will hold its annual fall open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the center, located at 130 N. Madison St., in the blue house directly across from the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be tours of the building, refreshments and opportunities to meet staff members and volunteers and learn about the center's services and activities.
For more information, call WRAC at 319-335-1486 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~wrac/events.shtml.
Founded in 1971, WRAC is one of the oldest university-based women’s centers in the United States. Among its services, which are available to UI students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public, are information and referral, advocacy, support and discussion groups, individual counseling and a wide variety of educational programs including seminars, workshops, festivals and discussions.
For more information, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~wrac.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
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.