UI Honors Program event benefits Crisis Center of Iowa


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The University of Iowa Honors Program will bring its dancing shoes to the Old Brick this weekend to present their take on the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

The event,“Diversity Dancing with the Stars,”begins at at 6:45 p.m. today; it aims to teach dance skills from across the world as well as to collect items to benefit the Crisis Center of Iowa.

The event’s coordinators ask that attendees donate an item from the following list to gain admission: canned fruit, 100 percent fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned soups and stews, canned meat, peanut butter, pasta & rice, baby formula and food, baby diapers, toilet paper, laundry detergent.

Participants include LaShelle Christensen, the Honors activities director and instructor at the Career Leadership Academy, choreographer Hanna Busse, Russell Gannim, the director of Division of World Languages and interim head of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Hawkeye Ballroom Dance Company choreographer Hannah Marsh, political-science Professor Vicki Hesli, UI hoop choreographer Lilian Chesser, and political-science Professor Sara Mitchell, and Hawkeye Ballroom Dance Company choreographer Henry Wroblewski.

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