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'Design a Decal' Contest a Hit Statewide PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:03

Teachers Use Student-Designed Stickers to Reward Good Work

DES MOINES, IA (09/11/2012)(readMedia)-- Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) members around the state have used ISEA's student-designed stickers to celebrate student achievement and good work for over 27 years. Now in its 28th year, the popular Design-a-Decal program helps give statewide recognition to young art students when their winning designs are printed on stickers and teachers use them to give positive feedback to their students. With encouraging messages like "Thumbs Up" and "Aced It," the stickers get used on everything from homework assignments, to papers and projects.

Students competed in three, grade-level categories: elementary (K-5); junior high/middle school (6-8); and high school (9-12). The 24 winning designs are printed in full color on sheets of one-inch square stickers and each design is featured twice.

"The Design-a-Decal contest is one of our longest-standing programs because it's so much fun for the students. Art teachers who administer the program are very enthusiastic and the students who submit designs do a great job and love to participate, so it's a win-win for everyone. It's a wonderful way to encourage creativity. The end result is stickers our members can use on homework and other assignments to encourage more great work," said Tammy Wawro, president of the ISEA.

The students who created the designs used on the decal sheets receive two plaques from the ISEA-one they keep and one to be displayed at their school.

(A listing with names of the schools, supervising art teacher, and students whose designs were selected for use on the decal sheets is attached. Also attached is a picture of the winning decals.)

The ISEA is a private, professional organization made up of almost 34,000 educators who are dedicated to promoting and preserving public education for all Iowa students. Great Education. It's an Iowa Basic.

 
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Will Host a Lecture Series on Geology in the National Parks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prado   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:56
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— In recognition of President Herbert Hoover’s interest in
geology and conservation, Dr. Richard Baker will present a series of four
lectures about geology in our national parks, focusing on Yellowstone
(October 24), Grand Canyon (November 14), Glacier (January 23), and
Dinosaur and Badlands (February 27). Dr. Baker is a professor emeritus in
the Geoscience Department at the University of Iowa. He completed his
doctorate research at Yellowstone National Park. He has traveled to many of
our national parks and has taught a course on them at the University of
Iowa. The lecture series is free and meets at the visitor center of Herbert
Hoover National Historic Site from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Before he became famous as a humanitarian and later as President of the
United States, Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover graduated from
Stanford University with degrees in geology. Herbert Hoover turned his
formal education into a successful career as a mining engineer and wrote
books and articles about mining. The two Hoovers even translated from Latin
the 16th century mining book De Re Metallica,published one hundred years
ago in 1912. Herbert Hoover also enjoyed outdoor recreation and valued
conservation of natural resources. During Hoover’s presidency from 1929 to
1933, the size of our national forests expanded by more than two million
acres and the land area of our national parks and monuments increased by 40
percent.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are
open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please
allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online at
www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.


Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
www.nps.gov/heho

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Free Iowa Day at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diana Baculis   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:21

(Cedar Rapids, IA) After being devastated in the 2008 Flood, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library re-opened an elevated and expanded facility to visitors on July 14 of this year. Rebuilding took four years and one month and was funded through state, federal and private funds. Nearly 70% of the monies raised came from Iowans. As a thank-you to the many people of the state, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is hosting a free museum day for all Iowans on Saturday, Sept. 15.

"When the high water receded, we took stock of what we saved, what we lost and what was ahead of us for the future. There was never any doubt that we would return as a museum and library and that we would continue to tell the story of Czech and Slovak history and culture," said President/CEO Gail Naughton. "Now that we're open and hosting three exhibitions along with the stunning Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau, we'd like to thank the many Iowans who made it possible. We could never have accomplished what we did without their help and support."

Iowa visitors of all ages are welcome to view the new museum and tour the galleries, see the two films in the theater, visit the library and shop in the museum store. An Iowa I.D. such as a driver's license or college I.D. is required for the free admission.

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. For more information visit www.NCSML.org or call 319-362-8500.

 
All-Access Mansion Pass: The Nooks and Crannies Tour of Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 11:58

Visit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all access pass to the Mansion during the Nooks and Crannies Tour, Brucemore’s most popular specialty tour, Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 9:30 a.m.Marvel at the Skinner pipe organ room, discover the architecture and oddities in the attic, and experience the sight and sound of a “rain storm” in the basement Tahitian Room. Examine the superior craftsmanship and learn about ongoing preservation work.

Advance ticket purchase for the Nooks and Crannies Tour is required. Space is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.brucemore.org, by calling (319) 362-7375, or by visiting the Brucemore Store and Visitor Center. Admission is $15 per person and $12 for Brucemore members.  The tour is not recommended for children under 10 or individuals who have difficulty walking or climbing stairs.  

 

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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Brucemore’s Historic Neighborhood Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Friday, 07 September 2012 12:50

Did you know the land surrounding Brucemore was originally developed as the first golf course in Cedar Rapids? Or that the world famous Iowa artist Grant Wood designed windows, murals, and woodwork, leaving his mark on the interiors of several Cedar Rapids homes?  Listen to fascinating stories about the various homes and discover the rich history and architecture of the neighborhood just outside the estate’s gates on Brucemore’s Historic Neighborhood Walk—Thursday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Admission is $15 per person and $12 per Brucemore member and includes a Historic Neighborhood Tour flipbook. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase required. Purchase tickets online at www.brucemore.org, by calling (319) 362-7375, or visiting the Brucemore Store and Visitor Center. Self-guided Historic Neighborhood Tour flipbooks will be available for purchase in the Brucemore Store on October 8, including homes from all four years of this specialty neighborhood tour.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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