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July 13, 2011

At A Glance

KRUI 89.7 FM to air Iowa City Book Festival readings

KRUI 89.7 FM, the University of Iowa's student-run radio station, will broadcast Iowa City Book Festival readings and other related content live from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, as a "Live from Prairie Lights" event. Broadcasts will include:

* Critically acclaimed authors Jane Hamilton and Mary Helen Stefaniak at 11 a.m.
* Authors Heather Gudenkauf and Bonnie Jo Campbell at 12:30 p.m.
* Elizabeth Berg, a bestselling author whose books include the 2000 Oprah's Book Club selection "Open House," at 2 p.m.
* Stephanie Kallos, author of "Sing Them Home," this year's selection for All Iowa Reads, at 3:30 p.m.
* Authors Camille T. Dungy and Shane McCrae at 5 p.m.

Listeners should tune in locally to 89.7 FM, or online at For more information about Iowa City Book Festival coverage on KRUI 89.7FM, visit the "Live from Prairie Lights" website at For more information about the Iowa City Book Festival, including the extended event schedule, visit


UI LEAP announces Wines of Iowa trips

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program is again offering Wines of Iowa tours.

The trips are scheduled for July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 17. Each trip is limited to 16 passengers. Costs for each trip include lunch, transportation, tastings and admissions.

The July 19 trip to Anamosa includes the Grant Wood Art Gallery, Daly Creek Winery and Stone City. The bus will leave Iowa City Park at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Cost is $65 for LEAP members and $80 for nonmembers.

The second tour to West Branch, on Aug. 2, includes stops at the Herbert Hoover Museum to see the exhibit "School House to White House" and the Brick Arch Winery. The bus will leave Iowa City Park at 11:30 a.m. and return at 4:45 p.m. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

The Aug. 17 Maquoketa trip will tour the Old City Art Gallery and Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery and will include a wine appreciation class. Cost is $70 for members and $85 for nonmembers.

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


UI LEAP Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery course to begin on July 20

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program is offering a one-night session on Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery on Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room 2174 Westlawn.

In this session, participants will discover how orthopaedic surgeons are using advances in medical imaging and computing to improve the surgical treatment of their patients. Class members will have the opportunity to explore some medical images on the computer, and to try their hand at a surgical simulation in the laboratory.

Course fees are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

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


UI to host Big Ten Sportsmanship and Spirit Conference July 21-23

The University of Iowa will bring together representatives of student fan sections, spirit squad leaders, athletics officials and Student Government leaders from across the Big Ten July 21-23 to develop a joint agreement regarding student sportsmanship.

During the 2011 Big Ten Sportsmanship and Spirit Conference, hosted by the UI and Hawks Nest (the official student section of Hawkeye athletics), participants will draft a "Student Sportsmanship and Spirit Agreement" for endorsement and adoption by each institution in the Big Ten Conference.

The goal, organizers say, is to create a better overall game day environment for all Big Ten athletic events. How students behave, they say, directly affects how other fans – both home and visiting – experience the games.

Conference activities will take place in the Iowa Memorial Union, Kinnick Stadium and at the Roy G. Karro Hawkeye Hall of Fame.

For more information, contact UI Associate Director of Athletics for Event Management and Operations Paula Jantz at; Bill Nelson, director of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in the UI Office of Student Life, 319-335-3059 or; or Mike Venzon, Hawks Nest advisor, at 319-353-2482 or; or visit


'Movies@MNH' series features 'Planet Earth: Seasonal Forests

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History's "Movies@MNH" series continues with free public showings of episodes from the Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" series. The episode "Seasonal Forests" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, in Macbride Auditorium.

The final episode, "Ocean Deep," will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, also in Macbride Auditorium.

The UI Museum of Natural History features three permanent galleries exploring natural history and emerging environmental research in Iowa and beyond. For more information call 319-335-0606 or visit


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