Monthly Archives: August 2011

Packing It Up

I’m going to date myself a little here, but 13 years ago this week I was packing up what seemed like everything I owned. My dad washed his truck and got tarp and twine ready to strap all my possessions down for a four-hour drive. I was embarking on a new chapter in my life—my first year of college.

I don’t…

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Welcoming New Hawkeyes

Next week, a new group of future University of Iowa alumni will arrive on campus. The start of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, and UI staff, but this year offers even more to look forward to than usual. That’s because all first-year students will participate in On Iowa!, a new program that immerses…

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State Fair

Have you ever posed for a picture with a butter cow, competed in a duck-calling contest, or eaten fried butter on a stick? If not, what are you waiting for? The state fair kicks off today in Des Moines and offers these and many more “only in Iowa” experiences.

If you head to the fair over the next ten days, be…

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Back to School

Do you remember the excitement of shopping for school supplies? A box of newly-sharpened pencils could bring such joy. Iowa Voyagers has the perfect way to help you remember the feeling of anticipation that comes with going back to school.

Live and learn among the locals as you enjoy an extended travel immersion opportunity in Cuenca, Ecuador. Iowa Voyagers will…

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The Calm Before the Start of a New School Year

The oppressive heat and humidity that we’ve experienced this summer broke with a major storm complex that moved through the area yesterday afternoon.

Today is one of those perfect Iowa summer days—sunny with a clear blue sky, a light breeze from the north, and relatively low humidity. You could feel family and friends’ spirits rise as the temperature dipped to…

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Address Your Hawkeye Pride

Hey, UIAA members—are you showing your Hawkeye pride everywhere you can? What about at the post office? With your own personalized Hawkeye address labels, you can demonstrate what “Once A Hawkeye…” means to you on everything you send through snail mail. It’s easy to get your address labels. Just go to the members-only section of our website and order them…

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Heating Up

Temperatures, dew points, and humidity aren’t the only things on the rise in Iowa City. In recent days, activity on area streets has also picked up, as students begin to migrate from one home to another due to expiring leases and the impending start of a new academic year.

Iowa’s fall semester will kick off in just over two weeks, and…

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Vikings, Kings, and Castles

Iowa Voyagers shouted I-O-W-A as they posed for this group photo.

Last month, our small but enthusiastic group of Iowa Voyagers enjoyed an ambitious 15-day itinerary circumnavigating the U.K. aboard Oceania’s fabulous new ship, Marina. Embarking in London, they cruised the North Sea to the Scottish ports of Edinburgh, Invergordon, and Lerwick (Shetland Islands). They then headed north to visit the…

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Making a Move

We’ve come to another exciting time of year both on and off campus. The first week of August signals the annual “student migration” from one apartment or house to another. As you drive around town, you’ll see students, parents, and friends struggling to remove furniture and personnel belongings from current abodes  to awaiting cars, trucks, campers, and U-Hauls. Turn…

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This Just In

Next time you check your mailbox, you just might find your August issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine—at least, if you’re a member of the UI Alumni Association!

In this edition of the members-only publication, you’ll find features about alumni on a quest to stop human trafficking and an innovative UI-sponsored housing project, as well as a story on a UI course…

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