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Hancher Auditorium Executive Director Chuck Swanson stands in the new auditorium. The grand opening will take place Sept. 9.

RAGBRAI stop Spencer is Hancher executive director’s hometown

Executive Director of Hancher Auditorium Chuck Swanson hails from Spencer, Iowa, the first overnight stop on the 2017 RAGBRAI route. Swanson shares not only his but the University of Iowa’s connection to the town, including a permanent mural in Hancher that Spencer middle school students worked on.
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Young African Leaders Initiative fellows visit Iowa City, tour the state

Program promotes entrepreneurship, international dialogue
Twenty-five Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows arrived in Iowa City June 16 to learn about the American economy and the basics of operating their own business. During their six-week stay, the fellows have been traveling across the state visiting farms, religious institutions, art galleries, and large businesses.
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Perry Research Scholars Institute brings talented high schoolers to the UI

The Perry Research Scholars Institute, a two-week summer camp program for eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-graders organized by the College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center, introduces high school students to a variety of academic research so they can explore their interests and plan for the future.
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Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship hosts start-up camp

Thirty-nine middle school students from around the Iowa City area participated in a youth camp sponsored by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship. The weeklong camps teach participants the entrepreneurial mindset and expose them to innovation, creativity, and problem-solving.

Inter Teaching world religions to Iowa elementary school students

Jessica Graff, a spring 2017 graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in English and engaged social innovation, wrote an essay about her honors thesis project, “The Interfaith Initiative.” Graff taught K-6 students about world religions and tolerance in after-school programs in the Iowa City, Iowa, area.

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