Monthly Archives: September 2012

Where Are They Now? Chad Greenway

Chad Greenway

Iowa linebacker, 2002-05

Photo courtesy: Sports Information

Former University of Iowa all-American linebacker Chad Greenway helped the Hawkeye football team bring home Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004, and his 416 career tackles place him fifth on the all-time Iowa tackle chart. A four-year letter winner at Iowa, Greenway served as co-captain during the 2005 season and was…

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Hungry Hawkeyes 2012

Since 2009, the UIAA has brought students and UI alumni together for a special networking event. The Hungry Hawkeyes dinner gives participants the chance to mingle with successful alumni and friends in various professional fields and also learn valuable dinner etiquette. It’s just one way the UIAA invests in career programming. For more about our upcoming career development events, visit…

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UI Young Alumni Night at Wilson’s Apple Orchard

Last night, Mother Nature gave the gift of a perfect September evening for UI young alumni to enjoy a visit to Wilson’s Apple Orchard in Iowa City. Participants toured the grounds, learned about the apples grown on site, and tasted delicious apple turnovers, donuts, and slushies. Alumni also had the chance to load up on locally grown apples…

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1950

The Homecoming parade boasts a tradition of creative and quirky floats—and this entry from the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is no exception! Here, bare-chested participants ham it up as the float passes the Clinton Street reviewing stand in 1950. According to A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa, 1921 was the first year that a parade was listed in…

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Ready. Set. Blast Off!

What a night! About 80 enthusiastic attendees arrived at Davenport’s Figge Museum ready to hear Craig Kletzing, the University of Iowa’s F. Wendell Miller professor of physics and astronomy, discuss the recent launch of NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), a mission established to investigate the dynamic environment of Earth’s radiation belts—a key discovery made by the legendary James Van…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: September 18, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia (“Since 1939, more than 35 UI graduates have been honored with which prestigious literary award? “) is the Pulitzer Prize.

Established by publisher Joseph Pulitzer and administered by New York City’s Columbia University, the award recognizes excellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. Past Iowa honorees include Tennessee Williams, Paul Conrad, John Cheever,…

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Green Day

In honor of former Hawkeye football player Brett Greenwood, this Saturday is “Wear Green for Greenwood Day” when Iowa faces Central Michigan University. Whether you’re heading to Kinnick Stadium or plan to watch the game with friends downtown or at home, consider wearing green to support Greenwood’s recovery from a devastating brain injury. Last September, Brett collapsed during a workout…

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Working for the Weekend

Well, it’s Monday. If you’re like us, you already are daydreaming about your Friday night plans! This fall, M.C. Ginsberg of Iowa City presents the FilmScene Starlite Cinema series—a fun lineup of outdoor movie screenings at City Park’s Riverside Festival Stage. Last Friday, attendees enjoyed The Blues Brothers; this Friday, September 21, the feature presentation is Office Space—starring Marion High…

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Iowa Homecoming History: Forever Herky

This vintage image of a sharp-dressed Herky the Hawk appeared in a 1948 issue of Iowa Alumni Review and his likeness also adorned that year’s Homecoming badge. Over the years, this copyrighted emblem of university sports has appeared in many venues and doing many things—an enduring symbol of Hawkeye spirit.

In 2012, Herky will no doubt play another starring role in…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: September 11, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia (“How many major buildings are located on the University of Iowa campus? “) is 153.

According to UI Facilities Management, this is the current number of major buildings on the 1,970-acre main campus, including all research and field study sites at the UI Research Park and Lake Macbride. Scattered across the main campus, Oakdale, and…

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