Monthly Archives: November 2010

Show Your Hawkeye Pride With Iowa Rewards

Want a game-used Hawkeye football helmet or football? A trip to Ireland? How about two football pre-game sideline passes and game tickets? These Iowa Rewards are just a few examples of the many cool experiences and merchandise you can earn by using the Iowa Rewards credit card. Cardholders earn one point for each dollar they spend on purchases, and they…

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Prairie Lights Reading for Lincoln Lovers

For my birthday, I decided to go on a one-day road trip. I could’ve gone to Des Moines, Minneapolis, or Chicago. Instead, I chose Springfield, Illinois.

What would compel me to do such a thing? Simple—my love of history. Ever since the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened there five years ago—and especially after reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of…

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Looking Back at the Football Season

The season didn’t quite pan out like the coaches, team, and fans hoped, but all is not lost. The Hawks are in a wait-and-see game, wondering where they will land in the bowl picture. As they practice and wait for the news, one can think about all this team accomplished during a season of ups and downs.

Adrian Clayborn ignored the…

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1940s College Etiquette

When you work with UI alumni, you never know what campus treasures might show up in your mailbox. Yesterday, a 1940s grad sent me her copy of the Code for Co-eds, a handbook from the University Women’s Association that helped SUI women develop the three Ps: popularity, poise, and personality. The manual covers everything from party etiquette to how to…

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Thanksgiving Serenade

While you’re being bombarded with holiday ads, store displays, and retail promotions, don’t forget to contemplate the meaning of Thanksgiving. I was reminded of its significance by one of my fellow alumni travel directors, who sent me the link to a wonderful video and serenade he sang and recorded a couple of years ago. I invite you to take…

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MyWorkster Brooklyn Alumni Job Fair

The University of Iowa Alumni Association and MyWorkster, a company specializing in building exclusive, professional college networks, invite you to take advantage of a job fair for graduates of the UI and other select universities. Meet face-to-face with hiring recruiters and network with alumni from the University of Iowa and other institutions. For more information, visit

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Award Zone

CASE V Award

For Iowa Alumni Magazine staff, a little ray of sunshine lit up this gloomy November week. On Monday, we learned that the CASE V region of the Council for the Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) had selected one of our features to receive a gold award for excellence.

The award recognized Associate Editor Kathryn Howe and Editor Tina Owen for…

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Alumni Campus Abroad in Provence

Iowa Voyagers who participated in the Alumni Campus Abroad in Provence tour: (Seated left to right) Tom Hutton and Francine Hutton (UIAA annual members) of Las Vegas; Joan DeRycke (UIAA annual member) of Riverside, IL; Susan Rogers (UIAA annual member) of Iowa City; and Daryl Wierda (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Sioux Falls, SD….

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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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What’s So Great About A Webinar?

I had never participated in a webinar before this fall. Now that I have, I’m all for them. They are fun, educational, and don’t take a lot of time. But the greatest thing about a webinar is you can participate right from your desk or laptop. You can be wearing pajamas and no makeup. You can be eating popcorn or…

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