Monthly Archives: July 2012

Iowa Homecoming History: 1935

Tensions were running high between Iowa and Minnesota prior to the 1935 game, due partly to unnecessary rough play by the Golden Gophers the previous year. Iowa governor Clyde Herring said, “If the officials stand for any rough tactics like Minnesota used last year, I’m sure the crowd won’t.” To calm the fans down, the governors of both states decided…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: July 17, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (“Which UI building does this Hawk call home?”) is: the Field House.

Opened in 1927, the University of Iowa Field House has seen countless events take place within its walls. During basketball games, Iowa fans could feel the building shake with excitement. The wrestling and swimming programs also had great runs of success while housed…

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Desperately Seeking Herky

In 2004, a plethora of individually-decorated Herky statues were placed around the Iowa City area as part of the “Herky on Parade” public art project, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Kinnick Stadium and Hawkeye pride. Eight years later, visitors still delight in taking pictures (and sometimes pieces) of the figure in front of the UIAA’s home at the Levitt Center…

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UI Opera Hits the Road

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Fresh from a stint at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, the UI is taking its production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera H.M.S. Pinafore to Des Moines this weekend for two performances.

The production’s brilliant staging and costuming accompanies a cheerful score and comic plot. Combined with the energetic performances from the young cast, it’s…

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1922

Some 26,000 spectators watched Iowa defeat Minnesota 28-14 during the Homecoming celebration in Iowa City. Though the wet field couldn’t stop the Iowa attack, muddy roads did stop the fans on their way out of town. Local historian Irving Weber, 22BA, recalled the mess that resulted:

“Ten thousand people reportedly had driven to Iowa City for that game, under threatening clouds,…

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The Importance of Being Hungry

Drawing influences from the Caribbean, Spain, and Africa, the cuisine of Cuba provides a flavorful experience for visitors. Fresh seafood, rice, and unique seasonings feature prominently, and distinctive Cuban variations of dishes like paella and stews are sure to please any palate.

Experiencing the cuisine of Cuba is just part of the full-time schedule of exchange program educational activities. Our first…

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“Once a Hawkeye…” June Winner

Congratulations to Kassie Stansberry, our “Once a Hawkeye…” drawing winner for June and recipient of a great selection of University of Iowa items.

She says, “Once a Hawkeye… through thick or thin, you’re always Hawkeye strong.”

You can enter our monthly giveaways simply by telling us what “Once A Hawkeye…” means to you.

Many alumni and friends have shared some amazing stories with us,…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: July 10, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (“What former UI art professor painted these famous works?”) is: Grant Wood.

Grant Wood was a faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Art From 1934 until his death in 1942 at age 50. Born in Anamosa, he studied art in both America and Europe, eventually adopting a Realism-influenced style seen in his most…

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It's Getting Better All the Time

Our Football Weekend Giveaway keeps getting better, with the addition of a two-night hotel stay at the Coralville Marriott, along with two club seats to the Iowa vs. Penn State game on October 20 and tickets to the UIAA tailgate prior to the game. The total value of this prize is over $1,000, click below and enter for your chance to…

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It’s Getting Better All the Time

Our Football Weekend Giveaway keeps getting better, with the addition of a two-night hotel stay at the Coralville Marriott, along with two club seats to the Iowa vs. Penn State game on October 20 and tickets to the UIAA tailgate prior to the game. The total value of this prize is over $1,000, click below and enter for your chance to…

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