Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

What Does the IMU Mean to You?

A few days ago, while talking to an alumnus who attended Iowa in the late 1960s, I realized that every UI class has a different view of the Iowa Memorial Union. He talked about playing cards, shooting darts, and going bowling at the IMU, while none of those activities were popular there while I was a student. Instead, I visited…

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Numbers Game

In perusing a travel website, I came across some interesting numbers.  Here are a few of the more astounding ones.  Speaking of numbers, Iowa Voyagers has more than 50 trips to choose from, so visit our website at wordpress.iowalum.com/voyagers to learn more.

Number of countries in the world: 195
Highest elevation on Earth: Mount Everest at 29,035 feet
Tallest mountain on Earth from…

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International Writing Program is recognized as a model for cultural diplomacy

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) has been recognized as a model for arts-based cultural diplomacy programming by the International Cultural Engagement Task Force and the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD). The IWP will be highlighted as a “Best Practice” at the upcoming U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy, which will be held Nov. 16-19 in Washington,…

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Alumni Night at the Figge Art Museum, October 7

Shortly after the flood of 2008, when the Figge Art Museum in Davenport began showcasing some of the UI Museum of Art’s (UIMA) collections, the UIAA hosted an event at the Figge. We had a great turnout, and I was pleased with the outcome of the event. My experience in event planning has taught me that if someone is working…

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