Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tuesday Trivia Answer: July 31, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia (“Name one time at which the UI steam whistle is sounded throughout the day,”) is, 8 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 5 p.m.

A (loud) University of Iowa tradition, the steam whistle at the UI Power Plant has been sounding the start and end of the work day and lunch break for over 80 years….

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Iowa and the Olympics

With former UI swimmer Conor Dwyer helping Michael Phelps to a record 19th medal in the 4×200-meter relay and gymnast Gabby Douglas winning the all-around gold under the tutelage of former UI assistant gymnastics coach Liang Chow, it’s been a great week to watch the Olympics and see the links back to Iowa in London.

During the 2008 Olympic games, Iowa…

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Just for Our Members!

Join us at the UIAA Members’ Tailgate before the Hawkeyes take on the Penn State Nittany Lions for an exciting game day atmosphere. This black-and-gold party will include cornhole and giant Jenga, trivia, music, and chances to win great Iowa prizes. Bring your family, as we will have a children’s station with face painting, Herky tattoos, and coloring book pages…

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1939

During Nile Kinnick’s Heisman-winning season, Minnesota was threatening to derail the Hawkeyes’ season in their Homecoming matchup on November 18.

It took a touchdown pass and interception by Kinnick at the end of the game to seal the 13-9 Iowa win. Fans screamed themselves hoarse, and the celebration was so great it made an impression on the administration. UI President Eugene…

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