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Iowa newspaper profiles English professor, novelist

A daily newspaper talks to Zachary Michael Jack, assistant professor of English, about his family's roots in Iowa and his latest novel.

A daily newspaper talks to Zachary Michael Jack, assistant professor of English, about his family's roots in Iowa and his latest novel.

The Daily Iowan, the newspaper of the University of Iowa, interviewed Jack about his new book, "Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown." Jack says it's part love story, part adventure story and an exploration of current issues that concern rural and small-town Iowa and the Midwest.

Tyra Banks to kick off Sesquicentennial Author Series Sept. 15 at North Central

Tyra Banks
Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel Sept. 15 at North Central College.

Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel, answer questions from the audience and greet fans Sept. 15 at North Central College. For tickets, visits Anderson’s Bookshops at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, online at andersonsbookshop.com or call 630-355-2665.

Farah Hassan Ahmedi '10

Farah Hassan Ahmedi ’10 wanted to become the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Farah Hassan Ahmedi ’10 wanted to become the first in her family to earn a college degree, and after completing two summer school classes, Ahmedi officially received her bachelor’s degree in international business and management in August.

She participated in Commencement but “when my summer school is over, I want to put my gown on again to really celebrate,” says Ahmedi. She was not able to attend classes during spring term because she was married June 3, 2009, and gave birth to a baby boy, Jusuv Elham Hassan, in May.

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