Deb Galbraith, May Program Coordinator, introduced Joan Kjaer, Director of Communications and Relations for International Program at the University of Iowa.  She is in charge of daily management of internal and external communications, alumni relations, event management, internal delegation visits, media relations and public engagement.  Joan will speak on "International Programs:  Connecting Iowa with the World and the World with Iowa. If International Programs has one purpose, it is to open the minds and hearts of our community to the reality that the world is a stronger and better place when we celebrate the humanity in every individual and in every nation.  We cannot learn to live together if we do not live to learn from each other.  Dean Russell Ganim
The Goals of the International Program are:  Provide students with transformational experiences in global education.  Support collaborative research between the UI and International partners.   Internationalize the UI campus.  Enhance the lived experience in Iowa for international students and scholars who come to our campus. Share the rich resources of the UI with our fellow Iowans so that we all become more globally aware.
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:10 am   She remined everyone that there are still speaker coordinators needed. Vernette talked about the Polio Society.  Sign up with a $100 donation.  You will receive a pin and certificate form Susan Herrick.  Can Do 9:00 am Sat. 5/21.  Roger collected $10 in bottles from the site and took to can shed. 
Casey reminded everyone of the May 23 Golf Outing for the Community Foundation. There is a women's build Sat. 5/21.
There is an Interact "Walk to the River on 5/20.  
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.