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Feb. 15, 2010

At A Glance

UI Community Credit Union Scholarship winners announced

Eleven University of Iowa students from eastern Iowa have received University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

The credit union established the scholarships in 2007 with a gift to the University of Iowa Foundation.

The recipients of the $1,000 UICCU Scholarships for 2009-2010 are: Kamil Anthony of Iowa City, Teague Case of Iowa City, Benjamin Dicks of Muscatine, Jenny Haynes of Iowa City, Ryan Marling of Cedar Rapids, Stephen Molitor of Gilman, Amanda Rethwisch of Iowa City, Scott Seltrecht of Cedar Rapids, Stephen Siemonsma of Tipton, Samantha Valentine of Plano and Luke VanFosson of Iowa City.

The UICCU scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students from UICCU's service area: the Iowa counties of Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Mahaska, Marshall, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Tama and Washington. Some of the scholarships are awarded to help fulfill the UI's commitment to diversity.

The UI acknowledges the UI Foundation as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information about the foundation, visit its Web site at


Lunch with the Chefs features Swedish theme Feb. 18

The Iowa Memorial Union will host Lunch with the Chefs Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Main Lounge. This month's theme is "Stockholm in Winter," featuring traditional Swedish dishes.

The menu is Swedish pea soup (artsoppa), Swedish vegetable salad with gravlax, Swedish meatballs in sauce (kottbullar), mashed potatoes with roasted beets and green onions, St. Lucia bun (lussebulle) and Swedish nut cake.

The cost is $8 for UI staff and the general public and $7 for University of Iowa students. The lunch begins at 11:15 a.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. For more information, see


Old Capitol Museum's 'History Time' celebrates President's Day Feb. 20

The Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa will continue its "History Time" program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, with readings related to President's Day. The free public readings will be held in Old Capitol's Supreme Court Chamber.

Visitors will have the opportunity to hear a reading of "President's Day" by Ann Rockwell and to learn about the president who was in office while Old Capitol was being built. Readings will be followed by crafts and other activities that are directed towards children ages 3 to 10.

For more information contact the Old Capitol Museum at 319-335-0548 or visit


Lecture on Kiswahili and political discourse in Tanzania Feb. 23

Deogratias Ngonyani, associate professor of linguistics and African languages at Michigan State University, will give a talk titled "Kiswahili and Political Discourse in Tanzania" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre in downtown Iowa City. The talk, sponsored by the University of Iowa African Studies Program, is free and open to the public.

Julius Nyerere, Tanzania's first president, had a major impact on changing his people's perceptions in political debates. Nyerere's position was often diametrically opposed to popular public sentiments. In office for 21 years, he consciously sought to groom the Tanzanian identity and minimize the detrimental effects of competing ethnic or regional identities by framing the debates in a language to which the general public could easily relate.

Ngonyani's paper is a contribution to the study of Nyerere's metaphors in his war against discrimination and racial prejudices. His primary research and teaching interests are in language description, the morphosyntax of Bantu languages, particularly how morphological structure is related to phrasal structure, and comparative-historical studies of Southern Tanzanian languages.

The African Studies Program is part of UI International Programs. Visit

For more information, call Amy Green at 319-335-1433 or visit


The Sims video game brand developer to speak at Tippie Feb. 24

Steve Seabolt, a University of Iowa alumnus responsible for building public awareness of The Sims series of video games, will speak at the Tippie College of Business at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Room S401 in the Pappajohn Business Building.

Seabolt has been vice president for global brand development for the various Sims games for Electronic Arts, the world's largest video game developer, since 2006. Before that, he was vice president for worldwide publishing and marketing operations and vice president of marketing, sales and business development for EA.

Seabolt graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from UI in 1974 and earned his MBA from Arizona State University.


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