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Aug. 3, 2011

At A Glance

College of Public Health earns renewed accreditation

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has earned re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a period of seven years, the maximum term possible.

Following review of the college's self-study documentation and an October 2010 site visit, the three-member CEPH accreditation team remarked upon the quality of the college's multidisciplinary faculty and strong research record, including a broad range of collaborations among departments, other academic units on campus, and extramural agencies and organizations. The report also acknowledged an extensive array of workforce development activities, noting that more than 36,000 individuals participated in the college's continuing education activities between 2008 and 2010.

The full accreditation report can be accessed at


UI LEAP offering course on basic wirework, making earrings

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program is offering a workshop entitled "Basic Wirework: Making Earrings" from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Beadology, 220 E. Washington St., in downtown Iowa City.

Participant will learn about a variety of beads and where they originate, explore basic design concepts and learn how to make a wrapped wire loop. Those attending the workshop will have the opportunity to make two pairs of earrings.

The course fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Course fee includes materials for making earrings.

To learn more or register, visit or contact Laura Scheetz at 319-384-4221 or


RVAP seeks volunteer advocates for training by Aug. 29

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) at the University of Iowa will begin its 32-hour Advocate Training Program Tuesday, Sept. 6 to prepare area volunteers to provide support and assistance to victims and survivors of sexual assault. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 29.

Since training classes are limited to 12 volunteers, those who are interested should apply as soon as possible. After successfully completing the agency's 32-hour training, advocates are prepared to provide support, information and referrals on the local Rape Crisis Line and the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline, as well as respond to calls for supporting a survivor at the hospital or with law enforcement.

Training covers all aspects of sexual assault, teaches counseling skills and includes role-plays designed to replicate typical calls received from victim/survivors. Volunteer advocates take calls from home, and scheduling is flexible.

To apply, contact Jessica Schmeckpeper at RVAP,, or at 319-335-6001. For more information and to fill out an application, visit


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