Monthly Archives: February 2011

Discounts, Discounts, Discounts

One of the many great benefits of being a UIAA member is our discount card. This card is full of businesses around the Corridor that want to give you an extra incentive to stop by! See what our current list has to offer.

While I prepare for the upcoming school year, I am trying to be sure that I…

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Show of Strength

Last week, nearly 950 wrestlers representing more than 230 Iowa high schools converged on Des Moines for the 2011 Iowa High School Wrestling Tournament. I drove over to Des Moines on Saturday to watch the grapplers in action, and I have to say, I was glad I made the trip. Besides being my first time at the state tournament,…

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“Like” Us

Tuesday, February 15, was our first “Trivia Tuesday” at the UIAA. Each Tuesday, we will post a trivia question related to the University of Iowa or alumni association and randomly pick a winner from the slew of submitted answers. There’s one catch, though—you have to “like” us on Facebook in order to participate.

Facebook, the social network service that was…

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31 More Days

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the massive amount of snow that was dumped on us and how while I could marvel at it, I was glad there were only 46 days left until spring.

Ha! The Midwest is amazing. Two weeks after the “Blizzard of 2011,” the high was almost 60 degrees yesterday, breezy, and felt like spring. The snow…

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Nearly Naked Sprint

Arriving at the Community Outreach Committee meeting tonight after a quick workout and carrying a Subway sandwich in my hand, I was quickly greeted with cupcakes, party mix, and smiling faces! Last night’s main topic was the Nearly Naked Mile. The event will take place in two weeks (on Saturday, March 5). During the meeting, details such as when…

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Presidential Visits

The UIAA, along with the UI Foundation and the UI President’s Office, are teaming together to bring part of the University of Iowa to various cities across the country.

Join us for the UI presidential receptions. The receptions include a brief program featuring remarks by President Sally Mason, as well as UIAA President/CEO Vince Nelson and UI Foundation President/CEO Lynette Marshall….

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Us vs. Them

Last time I was in California, I discovered that my niece is carrying on a family sports tradition—love for the UCLA Bruins, hate for the evil USC Trojans. Right on!

However, it reminded me that Iowans are far less fractious when it comes to their beloved teams. While one may be a Cyclone or a Panther most of the time, there…

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Uncovering Your Iowa Family Tree

This past weekend—thanks to the miracle of the Internet—I connected with a third cousin I never knew I had. We share a great-great-grandfather who served in the Iowa infantry during the Civil War and spent the rest of his life in Burlington. When I sent my newfound relative some old family photos, she discovered that her dad and grandpa, named…

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I Heart the UI

In honor of it being Valentine’s Day and because this is the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s blog, I felt it was only appropriate to blog about my love for the university. Here are my top three reasons why I heart the UI:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Enough said.
World-renowned professors. No matter where you go on…

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Eureka!

Yesterday, I received a welcome thank-you call from an excited Iowa graduate whom Alumni Records staff helped through our “Find A Friend” service. The graduate shared how much she appreciated our taking considerable time to assist her in locating her lost cousin, who attended Iowa in the ’60s. She’d explained that her cousin had lived with her family after…

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