Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Running Barefoot

Last summer and fall, as I took my daily 20-30-minute walk during my lunch break, I noticed someone running barefoot several times a week. The first thought to cross my mind was: What about rocks, broken glass, tin cans, gum, even bird droppings? Why was she doing it and was it safe? Oh, well, I thought, it’s none of my…

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Zipping Along in Costa Rica

Gary Hayes, of Winona, Minnesota, zips above the forest foliage during the Voyagers trip this past March to Costa Rica.

Last month, several Iowa Voyagers reveled in warm Costa Rican weather and enjoyed outdoor activities, including zip-lining through the rainforest.  In addition, the little band of Iowa Voyagers learned about Costa Rica’s unique natural heritage during visits to Poas Volcano National…

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The Old Music Building Given New Life

I’ve been in Iowa City for nine years and interviewed Hawkeyes from a variety of areas within the university, yet there are still a few buildings on campus that I’ve never stepped foot in. The Old Music Building is one of them.

As a student, I heard stories of the OMB’s beginnings as an isolation ward for University Hospital tuberculosis patients….

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