September 2011

Comics, Creativity and Culture explored at UI  


"Wherever you look, you find comics reflecting cultural and political crises in ways no other art can." - Ana Merino  


This fall, leading comic artist-authors and scholars will meet at the UI for the three-day symposium "Comics, Creativity, and Culture: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives." Several related events are happening throughout the fall, including a UI Museum of Art exhibit, a comics display at the public library, a WorldCanvass show and many presentations, workshops  and activities.   Learn more about these events.  

Getting involved while abroad (video) 


Lauren in England video  While studying abroad in Lancaster, England, Lauren Katalinich kept busy by joining the netball and water polo teams and touring all over Europe during breaks from school. In this new video, Lauren explains why her last-minute decision to study abroad for a year rather than a semester was one of the best decisions of her life. Watch now.  

International Classroom Journey seeks volunteers    


classroom-presentation Are you an international student, exchange student, or study abroad returnee?  Would you like to share your international perspectives with area students?  


If so, the International Classroom Journey (ICJ) is the program for you! This program matches elementary and secondary classes with volunteer cultural ambassadors.  


Join us for the ICJ Training  Workshop:
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:45 - 8 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre


Learn more about involvement in the International Classroom Journey  

Economy, culture benefit from int'l students   



More than 10 percent of this year's UI freshmen class is made up of international students, making it one of the most diverse classes ever. These students not only benefit the local economy by bringing in millions of dollars of tuition each year, but their increased presence on campus prepares Iowa students to interact with people of other cultures and to be global citizens. Read more.  

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Topic: "Comics, Creativity and Culture"

When: Friday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. 

Location: Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol , UI Campus 

Free and Open the Public!

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