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Oct. 4, 2011

At A Glance

Fort Madison teen is Kid Captain for Iowa-Penn State game Oct. 8

Shelby Rogers, daughter of Marianne and John Rogers of Fort Madison, has been named Kid Captain for Saturday, Oct. 8, when the Iowa Hawkeyes take on Penn State.

Shelby, now 16, was just a few months old when doctors at UI Children's Hospital diagnosed a defective aortic valve. A few days later they performed surgery to re-form Shelby's valve so her heart would grow with her.

Two years ago, Shelby was diagnosed with Turner syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes small stature and heart problems, and last year she required surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

Despite these medical challenges, Shelby continues to thrive and in March joined her marching band in New York City for the St. Patrick's Day parade.

More information and a video about Shelby are available at

In its third year, the Kid Captain program is a partnership between UI Children's Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children's Hospital patients and celebrate their stories.

Home game Kid Captains are honored at midfield before the game. All Kid Captains, including honorary away game captains, will have their individual stories told throughout the football season and will receive a commemorative jersey.


Sustainability Rally at Kinnick Press Box set for Oct. 13
On Thursday, Oct. 13, University of Iowa students, faculty and staff pursuing sustainability initiatives will hold a rally from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Kinnick Stadium Press Box, McCord Club Level.
The event, sponsored by Engineers for a Sustainable World and Office of President, will showcase student work and research related to sustainability. University faculty teaching related courses and leading sustainability research projects will discuss their work. University staff projects contributing to campus sustainability efforts will also be featured.
The event's purpose is to bring together university people, in all departments, working toward the same goal of sustainability, said organizer Craig Just, coordinator of sustainability programs in the College of Engineering and chair of the UI Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Committee. The rally is designed allow people from across campus to meet and discuss current endeavors and celebrate the progress made toward sustainability.
Please RSVP to the rally at For more information, contact Just at 319-335-5051.


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