Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring is the Time

When spring rolls around each year, we’re ecstatic about the change of weather…or the potential for sunnier skies and warmer temperatures. It’s a rebirth of so many things, and on the eve of the first day of April, I’m thinking about a few things besides green and blooming vegetation and the (hopefully) warming climate. I’m also thinking about all the…

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Eagle Newsflash for All You Hawkeyes

If you are watching the Decorah eagles on Ustream, or did and then kind of forgot about them, the eggs are due any day.

For more on the Decorah eagles, read my previous blog entry.

Jane Marshall
Membership Assistant

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Looking for a Good Book?

I received three books from one of my daughters for Christmas. My daughters always know that if they can’t think of anything else, books are a sure winner, as I am a book worm. I usually prefer staying home and reading to most social activities. I jokingly asked my husband if he thought it would…

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Snowy Start

I woke up this morning to a startling surprise—a blanket of snow covering my car. I know it’s still early in the season, but isn’t it supposed to be spring?

Fortunately, at least one sign of spring has come early—the April issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine. And inside, you’re bound to find some welcome surprises.

Be on the lookout for it, and…

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Proud to Be an Iowan

One of the many reasons why I enjoy living in Iowa is the dedication of its citizens to get involved in the community and give back.  As many of you are aware, we try to do our share of giving back here at the UIAA.  This weekend, I was pleased to open the newspaper and see an article about…

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A Night With Top Chef All-Star

This Wednesday, March 30, Chicago-area alumni and friends have a unique dining opportunity. Executive chef and former Iowa student Dale Levitski (Top Chef season 3 andTop Chef All-Stars), along with the Chicago IOWA Club, invite you to a private dinner event held at Dale’s restaurant, Sprout (1417 West Fullerton, Chicago,

Please join us for a night of socializing, networking, and fantastic food. This event directly…

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Story Time

It’s been an atypical week for me here at Iowa Alumni Magazine, filled with tasks not normally on my regular schedule—such as attending simulcasts from the annual CASE Editors Forum and appearing as a guest in a UI magazine writing class.

It’s fun to get out of the office and talk to young journalists about the art and craftsmanship of writing. We…

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Today-Only Membership Special

It has been rather warm and spring-like for the past few days in Iowa City. Unfortunately, the temperatures have taken a tumble today into the 30s, and there is a chance of snow—yes, snow—tomorrow and Saturday. I decided everyone needed a little pick-me-up today, and joining the UIAA is going to be that pick-me-up.

Membership in the UIAA makes the University…

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Spring Break, S.T.A.T., and Learning to Cook

After a week off for spring break, S.T.A.T. Ambassadors joined back together for another general meeting. To start the meeting off, we discussed our recent spring break experiences. I went on a tour around Iowa—working a few days, traveling to Davenport to visit one of my sisters, traveling to Fort Madison to visit a friend, and returning home for my…

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Wanted: Bookworms

If you are a bookworm and enjoy a good nonfiction book, you will want to attend our April 29th book reading by UI alumna Laura Caldwell. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing at 6 p.m., with the program to follow at Prairie Lights.

The nonfiction book chronicles Laura’s efforts to…

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