Monthly Archives: October 2011

Coming Home

It’s that time of year again when this town breathes black and gold. You remember—don’t you? There is an unmistakable buzz in the air—your heart quickens and swells a little bit as you take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the season.

Homecoming for UI students and local fans starts a whole week before the actual game. For many, the…

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Time Flies

Well, we must be having heaps of fun here at the alumni association, because time sure is flying by. My desk calendar indicates that we’re practically halfway through October, a fact confirmed by the mountains of leaves in City Park that I can see through my window.

Before you know it, we’ll be in December—which means that we have to hurry…

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Herky’s Hiding Places Revealed by Herky On Holiday Winner

“I am pleased to learn that I had a winning entry in the “Herky on Holiday” contest. Nancy and I are looking forward to our Iowa Voyagers trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, later this month and are happy that Herky can join us. Go, Hawks!” -Greg Bielawski, 68MA

The black and gold bird hid behind a palm tree on the Mediterranean coast,…

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Herky Goes to Washington!

Earlier this week, the UI’s No. 1 advocate—Herky—visited our nation’s capitol.  While many might hope the visit was in conjunction with a presidential bid announcement, Herky’s appearance was actually part of the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye Caucus.  An advocacy initiative, Hawkeye Caucus is an effort to engage legislators in support of the UI at both the federal and state levels.

While…

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Two nights ago, I turned on my MacBook Pro to learn that Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and one of the greatest innovators of our time, had passed away. My Facebook newsfeed was inundated with inspirational quotes from Jobs, as well as a video from a 2005 commencement address he delivered at Stanford University. It seemed everyone wanted to…

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Roman Holiday

This weekend, my family is traveling to Rome…without packing a bag! In reality, we are planning a trip to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to see the installation titled Art in Roman Life. In 1996, Nan Riley, 67BA, 71MA, 81MFA, and her late husband, Tom Riley, 50BA, 52JD, donated 21 Roman portrait busts to the museum’s permanent collection….

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“Hero” Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? The University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, the Iowa and Nebraska chapters of the American Red Cross, and Hy-Vee are looking for the common citizens, the unheralded and unselfish pillars of our community, to be recognized during the inaugural “Heroes…

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Free Week’s Stay? Yes, Please!

Fall is officially here, and while I do enjoy this sweatshirt and jeans weather, I can’t help but dream of someplace nice and warm with a  beach. Well, I am here to tell you that for one lucky UIAA member, this dream of sun and sand will come true!  On October 15, Endless Vacation Rentals (EVR) will give away a…

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