Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chant for Norm Parker Iowa vs Wisconsin

Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker still hasn’t returned to the team following foot amputation surgery last month, but Hawkeye Nation is keeping him in their thoughts Saturday. Every time Wisconsin’s offense faces a third down on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa fans are being encouraged to chant “Norm! Norm! Norm!” Come on Hawk Fans!! Let’s get this one for Norm!…

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Do You Have a BIG Dream?

The University of Iowa Alumni Association invites students, alumni, and community members to write down their dream(s)—BIG or small—in hopes of turning them into reality. Come to the Big Dream Gathering on Friday, November 19, at the Levitt Center anytime between 5:30–8 p.m., to share your dreams, network, meet fellow Hawkeyes, and have fun.

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Iowa City Lifelong Learning Event: Health Care Changes

The topics and locations of our UIAA-hosted Lifelong Learning events are pretty diverse. For example, I’m headed to Chicago on November 3 for an alumni event at Zocalo Tequila Bar and Restaurant, and will turn around the next day to host an event on campus at the Main Library with the Iowa Women’s Archives. However, the week of educational…

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Rhine River Cruisers Enjoyed Fall Colors

The Iowa Voyagers who cruised the Rhine are (from left to right): Standing: Kathleen McDonough of Granite Bay, CA, and Ann McLaughlin of Roseville, CA. Seated: Martin McDonough of Granite Bay, CA; Judith McLaughlin and Thomas McLaughlin (UIAA life members) of Webster City; and Sharon and David Block (UIAA annual members) of Merritt Island, FL.

Nine Iowa Voyagers cruised the…

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Mason: More UI alums staying in Iowa

(IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN • OCTOBER 14)

University of Iowa is seeing a trend of more alumni remaining in Iowa after graduation, UI President Sally Mason said during a Joint Service Club Luncheon on Thursday in University Heights.

UI has 81,500 alumni living in Iowa, and it saw an increase in UI students remaining in Iowa after graduation between 2005 and 2009, including…

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The IMU Never Closes

I just read a story in the Daily Iowan that had me wondering: Do college students ever sleep at night?

According to the article, the Iowa Memorial Union will be the first UI building open to all students 24 hours a day. The UI Student Government petitioned for the building to be open those extra five hours (from 2 a.m….

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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’s Just receives grant to create student sustainable citizenship communities

A University of Iowa engineer is teaming up with Columbia University and the National Geographic Society to educate thousands of students in sustainability concepts by establishing living-learning communities at large, public universities across the country. Craig Just, adjunct assistant professor in the UI College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate research scientist at IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering,…

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Homegrown Cafeteria Food

As I was walking behind the residence halls the other day, a peculiar sight caught my eye: a pumpkin on a vine was growing on the UI campus. Upon further inspection, I learned that I had discovered the Burge Market Place Garden, which grows herbs and vegetables for use in the cafeteria. I imagine the flowers will be beautiful for…

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New Mentor-Mentee Program-Success!

The S.T.A.T. Ambassadors have doubled in size. With the huge influx, we needed a fun way to integrate the new and old members. At a conference for alumni association student groups in Kansas City, one of our Ambassadors, Dan Mehl, learned about a great program from the University of Florida named the M and M (Mentor-Mentee). Dan…

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