Monthly Archives: May 2011

An Iowa Wedding

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of wedding season. At a ceremony I attended in downtown Iowa City last Saturday, I thought of how often the University of Iowa plays a central role in local newlyweds’ stories.

At this particular wedding, the bride had previously worked for the UI and the groom was a graduate. Many pivotal moments in their…

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Show Your Hawkeye Spirit!

Talk about a win-win proposition! Get a special deal on a poster featuring the stunning black-and-gold-striped Kinnick Stadium—and support the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Bravo Sports Marketing has teamed up with the Ladies Football Academy to provide a unique poster commemorating the 2010 Black and Gold Spirit game, with 25 percent of sales from now through July 1 benefiting…

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Guests from around Iowa celebrated Iowa Voyagers’ 50th anniversary and enjoyed the distribution of door prizes.

Last Friday, May 20, fans of the Iowa Voyagers gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UI Alumni Association’s alumni travel program.

The mood was festive, with guests enjoying anniversary cake, cookies, and other refreshments at the Levitt Center for University Advancement. Travelers also had…

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The Sixties at Iowa

Don’t fret if you missed the Old Capitol Museum exhibit on “Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest.” Although the display ended this past Sunday, we plan to work with museum staff to highlight the history of the University of Iowa during the turbulent ’60s and ’70s for Iowa Alumni Magazine. The August feature will cover the Vietnam protests and civil…

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Honoring Our Veterans

One week from today, our country will celebrate Memorial Day—a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Alumni living in Washington, DC, celebrate our nation’s veterans throughout the year by greeting Iowa-based Honor Flights when they arrive at the World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital.  Launched by the Capital Area IOWA Club (CAIC)…

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You Have a Diploma…Do You Have a Membership?

If you graduated this past weekend, congrats! I hope you are enjoying your newfound freedom and relaxing from what was surely a memorable weekend and an even more memorable time as a student in Iowa City.

Before you left campus, did you have a chance to join the UIAA? If not, no problem—you can join here. As a new grad, you…

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On the Fast Track

Congratulations to the Hawkeye men’s track and field team, who won the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships this past weekend for the first time in 44 years.

Under gloomy skies and a steady rain, Iowa entered the final day of competition in ninth place. But as the sun started to peek through the clouds, the Hawkeyes began their rapid ascent…

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Good-bye and Good Luck

As I am sure you are all well-aware, graduation was this past weekend.  And with that came time to say good-bye to our marketing intern, Steph.  Steph has been here for more than a year and was an amazing employee.  I am excited for her as she moves to an unknown city, makes new friends, and starts a big-girl job. …

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Gearing Up for RAGBRAI

Bicyclists from around the world have begun training for RAGBRAI XXXIX, July 24-30—the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

This year, organizers are collaborating with the UI Alumni Association and staff at Drake, Iowa State, and the University of Northern Iowa, to implement College Spirit Day. Set for Friday, July 29, when the route runs from Grinnell to…

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Don’t You Forget About Me

I remember my college graduation day clearly. Black robe and hat, butterflies in my stomach, and a big grin on my face. I was nervous about starting my first “real” job and about moving away from home. I was excited to finally see the fruits of all my efforts—a diploma. I felt like an official “grown-up.”

So, I’m happy to extend…

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