Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tuesday Trivia: May 15, 2012

Tuesday Trivia Question:

Can you name one Iowa men’s basketball player that has had their jersey retired?

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

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Wes Hand, 01BS, and S.T.A.T. member Claire Barrett!

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Invitation to Adventure

Thousands of Iowa Voyagers have booked a ticket to unforgettable experiences over the years—and the 2013 slate will feature many new adventures, such as trips to Cuba! We invite you to attend our upcoming tour preview event, to be held on Friday May 25. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be…

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Giving Life an Assist

Start your week off right with this pair of great stories from Iowa Alumni Magazine!

In the first, from our April 2012 issue, we profile David Geslak, 03BS, who founded a gym for children with special needs.

“I treat people for their capabilities, not their disabilities,” he says. “Every child, special needs or not, is different.”

 > Iowa Alumni Magazine: Specializing…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: May 8, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (How many Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl appearances did the Hawkeyes secure under Hayden Fry?) is three titles (1981, 1985, 1990) and three Rose Bowls.

Fry left an indelible mark on an Iowa football program that had 17 straight losing seasons before he was hired. He also had the visitors’ locker…

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Tuesday Trivia: May 8, 2012

Tuesday Trivia Question:

How many Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl appearances did the Hawkeyes secure under Hayden Fry?

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

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Michael Dhar, 04BA, and S.T.A.T. member Danielle Healy!

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: May 1, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (What UI building is home to the award-winning Iowa Writers’ Workshop?) is the Dey House. We also accepted the English-Philosophy Building, where the program was located for many years before its move in 1997.

Congratulations to our winners, Michael Dhar, 04BA, and S.T.A.T. member Danielle Healy!

Check back next week for another chance to…

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Mega Marathon Man!

Steve Cannon’s magic number is 1,037. That’s the distance in miles around Lake Michigan—and Cannon plans to run every single one.

In a few weeks, Cannon—a 1988 communication studies graduate of the UI—will embark on the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days. He’ll run, walk, stagger—whatever it takes—around the fifth largest lake in the world to help raise money for…

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“Once a Hawkeye…” April Winner

Congratulations to UIAA member Chad Furlong, 93BBA, our “Once a Hawkeye…” drawing winner for April and recipient of a great selection of University of Iowa items.

He says, “Once a Hawkeye… means once you experience the UI tradition, it never leaves you, regardless of your physical proximity to Iowa City.

You can enter our monthly giveaways simply by telling us what “Once…

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Thinking About Trash

Our “Big Question” feature from the newest issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine asks: “What does our garbage say?” We get some fascinating insights from Margaret Beck, an assistant professor of anthropology at the UI, including how wealthy and advanced a society is just by examining its waste.

“Trash is the raw, unfiltered truth about how a society lives,” she says.

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Tuesday Trivia: May 01, 2012

Tuesday Trivia:  What UI building is home to the award-winning Iowa Writers’ Workshop?

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

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Denise Bridenstine, 87BA, and S.T.A.T. member Michael Nauman!

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