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Dec. 1, 2011

At A Glance

Tippie MBA expands Twitter application Tweet competition to international Tweeters

The application Tweet is going global.

The University of Iowa's Tippie MBA full-time program will award one full financial award package to the applicant from outside the United States who most creatively answers the question, "What makes you an exceptional Tippie full-time MBA candidate and future MBA hire?" Of course, the question must be answered in 140 characters or less.

The aid package, totaling just over $36,000, will be presented to a student entering the program in the Fall 2012 semester. The application deadline is April 1, 2012.

Students are encouraged to connect their Tweet to blog entries, videos, full resumes or expanded talking points elsewhere on the Web to impress the judges.

To be considered for the financial aid award, students must be admitted to the program. Admission is based on the usual mix of factors, including GMAT scores, work experience, and the traditional, full-length application essay.

More information on the program is available at


Intermedia Open House will be hosted Dec. 2 in UI Studio Arts

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will host an Intermedia Open House from 8- to 0 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Studio Arts Building.

The event will include student works in installation, performance, video, sound, and other works that defy conventional categorization.

Founded in 1968, Intermedia at Iowa was the first interdisciplinary art program in the country. Today, graduate students and faculty in the Intermedia discipline continue that commitment to experimental art and hybrid practices through creative research and work in time-based media, performance, installation, New Media, and community-based and social practices.


UI Department of Dance presents grad/undergrad concert Dec. 8-10

The University of Iowa Department of Dance will present a Graduate/Undergraduate Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 in the Space Place Theatre of North Hall.

The performance will feature:

--"Stars falling up the sky," an exploration of ritual, choreographed by Jennifer Harge.
--"Is the grass greener?" by Courtney Paulsen, who questions whether ignorance is really bliss?
--Hope Spear's "For a Diamond Ring," demonstrates the need women feel to constantly please the opposite sex.
--Kevin Schroder's "Weimar Duet," depicts a couple meeting in the woods before Kristallnacht.
--"Shift," set by Brittany Reuss to music by Loscil.
--Melinda Myers' "30 years ago, 40 years from now," featuring music by Eddie Money, John Waite, Ann Wilson, and Mike Reno.
--The family portrait "Hearthside" by Michael Medcalf.
--"Call to Center" by Gabriel Anderson, inspired by the sculptural imagery of Andy Goldsworthy.
--The lighthearted "40, 70, 110, 180¼ ... " by Kristin Marrs, in which dancers interact with metronomes.
--"You…but Better: A Girl's Guide to Getting Gorgeous," in which Jennifer Pray was inspired by the advice given in Glamour magazines.
--"Thee-ology," by Ashley Michalek, who explores how we often don't understand why we act the way we do.
--"Big, dark," by Chris Masters, investigating hiding and being hidden inside gender and sexual identities.

Admission is $12, $6 for senior citizen and youth, and free to UI student with a valid UI ID. Tickets are available in advance through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160, 1-800-HANCHER, or


Holiday Tubas will present annual outdoor performance Dec. 9

Musicians from the University of Iowa School of Music and the community will gather for the annual Holiday Tubas celebration at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, on the steps of the Old Capitol on the UI Pentacrest. The UI Collegium Tubum will continue its tradition of collecting new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots.

All tuba and euphonium plays are invited to participate, and this year the Collegium Tubum director John Manning has made a special pitch to members of the Hawkeye Marching Band to become Holiday Tubas.

Last year, the tubas premiered a "Silent Night" arrangement by euphonium student Steve Neilssen, and this year's performance of the arrangement will be dedicated to Gene Wibben, long-time tubist with the Des Moines Symphony, and Mel Culbertson, professor of tuba at the National Superior Conservatory in Lyon, France.

The popularity of Collegium Tubum continues to grow. This fall, the group has performed at the Cedar Rapids Czech Village Fall Festival, in the Amana Colonies' Oktoberfest, as Spooky Tubas at the Coralville Public Library, and during the Herbert Hoover Museum's tree-lighting ceremony.


Free 'Holiday Percussion Pops' event in the Englert set for Dec. 9

"Holiday Percussion Pops," featuring Iowa Percussion and the PanAmerican Steel Band from the University of Iowa School of Music, will be performed in a free event at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City.
Directed by faculty member Dan Moore, the program will feature seasonal favorites old and new, including newly-arranged Caribbean "Snowlypso" Medley, "The Little Drummer Boy" with a South African beat, the Moody Blues' "December Snow," and "Jingle Bell Bossa."
The grand finale will feature Iowa Percussion in full force performing the classic "Carol of the Bells."

Read a biography of Moore at


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