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Jan. 27, 2011

At A Glance

Recreational Services offers kayaking courses

University of Iowa Recreational Services is offering Kayak Rolling Spring Series classes designed to teach the skills necessary to paddle whitewater starting Tuesday, Feb. 1.

With each session building off the previous skills learned, this hands-on training is a prerequisite to the whitewater kayaking adventure trip to be held May 19-21 on the St. Francis River in Missouri.

Located at the Field House Pool, the class will take place 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday nights, Feb. 1, 8, and 15. The fee is $60; registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 1. For more information visit


Old Capitol Museum’s annual 'Piano Sundays' concerts resume Feb. 6

The halls of the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum will echo with the harmonic chords of Chopin and Rubinstein as UI music professors Rene Lecuona and Ksenia Nosikova lead off the spring schedule of the fifth annual “Piano Sundays” concert series. They will perform on the 1878 Steinway Concert Grand piano at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on Sunday, Feb. 6, in a series sponsored by Old Capitol Museum, West Music, and the University of Iowa School Of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

This faculty recital is the first of three concerts for the spring “Piano Sundays” series. The remaining concerts, which are free and open to the public, will take place on March 6 and April 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Old Capitol’s Senate Chamber.

West Music Company in Coralville restored Old Capitol's 1878 Steinway, which features burled-rosewood carved legs and satin finish. The piano was acquired in the fall of 2006, with an in-kind donation from West Music.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information on Old Capitol, visit


UI’s Westefeld offers free suicide prevention workshops Feb. 7, 16
John Westefeld, a local psychologist, suicidologist and professor of counseling psychology in the University of Iowa College of Education, will offer a free suicide prevention workshop for interested community members.

The workshop will be offered at two different times: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, and the second workshop will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Both workshops will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 2701 Rochester Ave. in Iowa City.
The workshop will cover three areas:  warning signs; what to do if you are concerned about someone being suicidal; and a directory of local and national resources.
Though there is no cost to attend, pre-registration is encouraged by calling Westefeld in advance at 319-335-5562 and leaving a message that you plan to attend. Or, those interested can send a note to


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