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Jan. 11, 2011

At A Glance

Community seminar on digestive health will be held Jan. 19

Experts from University of Iowa Health Care will present "To Your Digestive Health" at a free community seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8) at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Gastrointestinal specialist David Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., and colorectal surgeon John Cromwell, M.D., will present an overview of digestive health. Discussion will include how to maintain good digestive health, common symptoms of digestive diseases, and the latest treatment options for those with digestive problems.

Register online at or call 335-8886 or 877-MED-IOWA.


School of Music guest Johnson presents solo recital for flute and piccolo Jan. 27

Rebecca Johnson, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a recital of music for unaccompanied flute and piccolo at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

Johnson will perform "Syrinx" by Debussy, "Pièce pour flute seule" by Jacques Ibert, "Parable" for Solo Piccolo by Vincent Persichetti, "Trillium" by Elizabeth Brown, "Les Folies d’Espagne" by Marin Marais, "East Wind" by Shulamit Ran and Suite pour Jean by Rudolf Haken (

Johnson, a University of Northern Iowa alumna who teaches at Eastern Illinois University, is the second flutist of the chamber orchestra Sinfonia da Camera. She is a frequent recitalist and masterclass clinician at universities, high schools and music camps throughout the Midwest. She has also performed and taught at the International Flute Convention in Quito, Ecuador.

She is a past Rotary International Ambassadorial scholar and a past winner of the University of Louisville Concerto Competition, the Des Moines Symphony Young Artists Competition, the University of Northern Iowa Concerto Competition and the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. She has participated in classes and festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Rome Festival Orchestra and the National Festival Orchestra.


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