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February 2, 2010

Lecture to examine population status of southeast Iowa

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Area Arts Council, Ottumwa League of Women Voters and Humanities Iowa is hosting a lecture, “Iowa’s Ever-Changing Cultural Kaleidoscope: The State and Wapello County on the Eve of the 2010 Census” on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at Bridge View Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will feature Dr. Phil Webber, who will trace the key moments in Iowa’s recent history when we moved from a state of Northern Europeans to one that has become a center of immigrant and refugee settlement for populations from around the world. He will also offer census and other data to show that Wapello County does indeed have the fastest increase of Hispanic population of any county in Iowa, and discuss what this may mean in the short and long term. Webber is a professor at Central College in Pella.

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