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March 31, 2011

Media advisory: Cedar Rapids students visit UI to learn about college life April 1

WHAT: The University of Iowa College of Education's African American Awareness Program (AAAP)

WHEN: Friday, April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

WHERE: 301 Lindquist Center in the UI College of Education from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Burge Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the Blank Honors Center from 12:45 to 1:55 p.m.

WHO: The AAAP programs brings 100 Cedar Rapids middle school students of African descent and their teachers to the UI to visit with faculty, staff and students in the College of Education. This includes staff and faculty with the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A major component of the program will be a book discussion in small groups with College of Education faculty, staff and students at the Belin-Blank Center. This year's book is "Of Beetles and Angels" by Mawi Asgedom. Panel discussions and presentations will be held earlier in the day. The College of Education Diversity Committee, the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment and the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development are sponsoring the visit. This is the fifth year for the program.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: John Achrazoglou, 319-335-5620,; Clar Baldus, 319-335-6189; or Lois J. Gray, University New Services, 319-384-0077,