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The University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets

“Iowa is a remarkable public university in that it is home to what many believe to be the strongest writing program in the United States.  It is also home to one of the most highly ranked teaching hospitals and medical schools as well.  In addition, the university is noted for its programs in speech pathology and nursing, and was the first university in the country to give academic credit for creative work.  Iowa is an innovative, responsive, highly effective research university with a remarkable campus and extraordinary facilities…”

Find the full profile of the University of Iowa in America’s Best Kept College Secrets.

Sept. 2, 2011Iowa Women’s Music Festival inspires alumna’s successNatalie Brown (photo, right) is a perfect example of what the Iowa Women’s Music Festival (IWMF) is all about.

The 2002 University of Iowa School of Music alumna credits the festival with helping her develop into the accomplished musician she is today.

Brown, a violinist and current orchestra director at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, will perform New Age music with Jami Sieber at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in Upper City Park in Iowa City at the 18th annual Iowa Women’s Music Festival. Brown and Sieber will be featured on a slate of female musicians performing on the family friendly “Day Stage.”

The musicians will perform from noon to 5:30 p.m. and American Sign Language interpreters will be available. The day performances are free, while the evening entertainment will require ticket purchase.

Prairie Voices Production, the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the UI, Englert Theatre and Toyota of Iowa City are the main sponsors. To see the complete list of sponsors, visit

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