Monthly Archives: September 2010

Vote for Ferentz—Coach of the Year

Each year, Liberty Mutual presents the Coach of the Year Award. Fans vote for their favorite coach from September 14 to December 4, and then the top 15 vote-getters from each division will make it to the evaluation process phase. A selection committee made up of highly respected members of the College Football Hall of Fame and national media evaluate…

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UI contributes $6 billion annually to Iowa economy, creates 1 in 30 jobs

The University of Iowa contributes $6 billion to Iowa’s economy annually, and every $1 in state appropriations to the university results in a greater than 1,500 percent return for Iowans. The university also is one of the state’s top employers and is responsible for the creation of one of every 30 jobs in the state, or a total 51,818 jobs…

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Latino & Native American Alumni Alliance (LANA3) News


Last week, I attended a meeting with my fellow committee members to discuss preparations for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Latino and Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) here on campus. We’re in full planning mode for this event next spring, and it’s always exciting to share the 40th anniversary news with…

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Vote for Tony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

Cast your vote by Friday to help a former Hawkeye! Regardless of your NFL pro team of choice, support Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki as Rookie of the Week. He had four catches for 44 yards, including a one-handed 18-yard touchdown catch in the Chiefs’ win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Go here to vote (it turns…

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Hawkeyes Enjoy Perfect Time in Greece

The Iowa Voyagers are: Back Row – Sandy Hook (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Onalaska, WI; Sam Sayles of La Crosse, WI; Mohamed Ghoneim (UIAA life member) of Iowa City; and Jerry Petersen of Colorado Springs. Front Row – Ellie Hook (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Onalaska, WI; Shams Ghoneim (UIAA life member) of Iowa City; Pam…

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National Research Council rates nine UI doctoral programs among top third in the nation

The National Research Council (NRC) rated nine University of Iowa doctoral programs in the top one-third in the country, according to an assessment of public and private universities released today. The highest-rated programs were: economics, electrical and computer engineering, free radical and radiation biology, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular physiology, psychology, Spanish and sociology.


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Homecoming Button Bonanza

Many alumni returning to campus this weekend have a special flair for showing their Hawkeye spirit. Every year, they faithfully buy Homecoming buttons that demonstrate their support for Iowa. The 2010 pin, for example, allows UI fans to wear their “Hawkeye State of Mind” on their sleeves.

FYI, an e-newsletter for UI faculty and staff, recently published this photo essay featuring…

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A Midwestern Tradition

It’s Homecoming week at Iowa!  After celebrating the University of Iowa’s annual tradition for more years than I care to admit, I got to wondering where/when “Homecoming” first came into being.

According to Wikipedia, “The tradition of Homecoming has its origins in alumni football games held at colleges and universities since the mid-19th century. Many schools lay claim to having the…

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Alec Scranton named interim dean of UI College of Engineering

University of Iowa Provost Wallace Loh has appointed Alec Scranton, professor and associate dean of academic programs in the UI College of Engineering, as interim dean of the College of Engineering, effective Oct. 1. (more >>)

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Easy Being Green

Rain Garden

After working on the June Iowa Alumni Magazine feature “A Green Edge,” I started to think about what I could do to be “greener” in everyday life. I decided to try a rain garden, like the UI Press example featured in that article.

I found some helpful sites online, including this one: The most difficult part of the project…

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