Monthly Archives: March 2012

Capital City Crowd

Last night, alumni from the UI, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa braved the rain in downtown Des Moines to make new connections at our informal networking event. Some 50 participants chatted about intrastate sports rivalries, their experiences in college, and mutual contacts. Don’t worry if you missed the event—we’ll be back in April and May. You…

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Iowa Voyagers Travelogue: Antarctica

Earlier this year, Steve, 73BSPh, 78PhD, and Teresa Berge, 74BSPh, of Blaine, Minn., and Mary Ann Miller of Iowa City boarded the M.S. Boréal for an adventurous expedition to Earth’s southernmost continent—bringing back many amazing memories.

The explorers saw an avalanche, icebergs, humpback whales, and some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets they’ve ever seen. They also came face-to-face with…

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Honoring Twain

Our featured article this week from the December 2011 issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine profiles Cindy Lovell, director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and self-described ‘Twainiac.” The article is open to everyone at the link below for a limited time. Access to the entire magazine remains an exclusive UIAA member benefit—so please consider joining today!

> Iowa Alumni Magazine: Marking…

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Tuesday Trivia: March 20, 2012

Tuesday Trivia Question: Who was the first president of the University of Iowa? 

Submit your answer here for a chance to win a prize: http://wordpress.iowalum.com/trivia.

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Doug Kizzier!

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Join us in the Quad Cities on April 3 as Paul Weller, UI John F. Murray professor emeritus of finance, discusses financial crises at the Quad City Botanical Center. Weller will examine the recent bank bailouts, the economic turmoil in Europe, and a crisis in Asia with an eye on how these events have shaped our present and future. Please…

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Question of the Week: March 15, 2012

 

There are only a few days of winter left before spring takes over on Tuesday. With a recorded high of 77 degrees in Iowa City yesterday and balmy temperatures all week, it seems like Mother Nature forgot to check her calendar this year.

What are you looking forward to this spring?

 

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- What is your most memorable Iowa winter storm…

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Getting Social

Learn how to effectively use social media in the professional world by registering for our FREE webinar on Wednesday, March 21 at 12:10 p.m. CST.

This interactive seminar merges a conference call and a Web presentation—all you need is an Internet connection with speakers or a headset. You can hear the presenter, see a slideshow, type in questions with live responses, and…

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Go West, Young Hawks

The men’s basketball team heads to the Beaver State to take on No. 3 seed Oregon after defeating Dayton in Iowa City. Tip-off is at 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 18 and the game will be televised on ESPNU. In the meantime, check out 36 photos from last night’s big win, courtesy of the Daily Iowan. Go, Hawks!

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Check Your Status

If your UIAA membership expires on March 31, now is the time to renew! Once you do, you will continue to receive many exclusive members-only benefits, such as six issues (five print and one digital-only) of the award-winning Iowa Alumni Magazine, a free UI athletic ticket, discounts for hotels, rental cars, golfing, and much more. Your support helps us fulfill our…

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Hawkeye History: March 13, 2003

The Iowa Board of Regents approved the UI’s renovation plans for Kinnick Stadium. The $80 million plan included a new press box, club seating, an expanded plaza area, additional restrooms, and more concession stands. Completed in 2006, the project drew positive feedback for modernizing the facility while preserving the stadium’s charisma and tradition. Says Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz: “New…

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