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Feb. 23, 2010

At A Glance

Iowa surgeon named as master educator

Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical specialist with University of Iowa Health Care, will be honored for her skills in training the next generation of physicians.

The Education and Research Foundation of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has announced that Scott-Conner is the recipient of its Jeffrey L. Ponsky Master Educator Award for 2010. Scott-Conner will accept the award, named as a perpetual tribute to Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., at the organization's annual awards luncheon that will be held in April in Washington, D.C.

The award recognizes Scott-Conner for exemplifying Ponsky's pioneer leadership spirit and dedication to the development and teaching of surgical endoscopy. Scott-Conner is a professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery and a member of the Breast Cancer Care Program.


Public invited to discuss Iowa Valley Scenic Byway plans March 4 in Amana

The Iowa Valley Scenic Byway, a route running along the Iowa River through Tama, Benton and Iowa counties, encompasses important cultural, archaeological and scenic locations, including the Amana Colonies. The University of Iowa is helping to gather public input on promoting and improving the byway.

The first of a series of community discussions hosted by the Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council and the UI-based Office of the State Archaeologist will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Amana Heritage Museum, 4310 220th Trail, Amana.

Archaeologist Cindy Peterson will present on the history of the Patterson Trading House, which traded with the Meskwaki from 1839-1843. Located near South Amana, the site is one of only a few confirmed trading posts in Iowa.

Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts on which aspects of the byway to promote, which projects to develop (trails, tours, festivals, signage) and concerns about a scenic byway designation. Additional meetings will be scheduled in communities along the byway and the information collected will be used to guide the byway's management plan.

For more information, visit or Or, contact Peter Hoehnle at 319-622-3264,, or Lynn Alex, 319-384-0561,


Hawkeye Kids Camp offered during spring break

University of Iowa Family Services is offering the Hawkeye Kids Camp over spring break for children of UI faculty, staff and students.

The camp for youth in grades kindergarten through six will take place Monday, March 15, through Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UI Field House.

Camp activities may include but are not limited to board games, arts and crafts, basketball, soccer, badminton and fun activities like scavenger hunts, obstacle courses and talent shows. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Campers will bring their own lunch Monday through Thursday, but lunch will be provided on Friday.

The camp fee is $180; scholarships for a reduced fee are available based on income. For registration forms and additional information, see UI-affiliated families have priority.  For questions, contact Jane Holland, Family Services Office at or 319-335-1371.

For an outdoor option over spring break, UI Recreational Services is offering its Chickadee Camp; see or call 319-335-9293 for more information.


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