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Dec. 6, 2011

At A Glance

UI to extend Nite Ride service hours during finals week

University of Iowa Police will extend Nite Ride service hours during finals week. From Sunday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 15, Nite Ride will operate from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nite Ride will resume its normal hours -- 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. -- on Friday, Dec. 16.

Nite Ride, operated by full-time UI security guards, provides safe transportation for women. For more information, visit


Park/Dunn recital will preview upcoming UI Symphony performance

Violinist Tricia Park and pianist/conductor Scott Dunn will present a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the University of Iowa Riverside Recital Hall.

The program of works by Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Vernon Duke will in part preview the duo's March 28, 2012, performance of Duke's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with the UI Symphony.

The works on the program are Stravinsky's Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss," the Heifetz-arranged Selections from "Porgy and Bess," and the violin/piano reduction of the 1941 Duke concerto. The March performance will mark the first time since 1944 that this major work will be heard in its symphonic form.

Duke, who is best known as the composer of standards including "April in Paris" and "Autumn in New York," was also a composer of concert music including the concerto, which was written at the request of Jascha Heifetz.

Park was first violinist of the UI Maia String Quartet 2005-2011. UI Distinguished Alumnus Dunn, associate conductor of the L.A .Philharmonic's Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is a long-time promoter of Duke's music.


Registration open for Holiday Tennis Camp

UI Recreational Services is offering a youth tennis camp at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 27–30. Registration is open to children ages 6–12 of all skill levels.

Participants will be divided into age groups and levels of play.

The camp will offer stroke and strategy instruction, drills, footwork, tips, match play, fun games, and more. Some QuickStart Tennis play will be used for those ages 10 and younger. Also, there will be a pizza party on the last day.

The fee is $90 for members, $100 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is Dec. 20. For more information, visit:


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