Monthly Archives: November 2012

Where Are They Now? Jennie Lillis Baranczyk

Jennie Lillis Baranczyk
Iowa basketball forward , 2000-2004

Jennie Lillis Baranczyk, 04BA, is the only Iowa women’s basketball player in history to rank in the school’s all-time top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks, and steals. She’s also one of only two Hawkeyes to top 1,700 points and 800 rebounds in her career.

A three-time team captain, Baranczyk started in 121 of her 122 games at Iowa….

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Hawk & Husker Heroes


Before the first snap of today’s football game, three special citizens of Iowa and Nebraska will be recognized for their extraordinary acts of service. This is the spirit of the Heroes Game, a new Big 10 tradition that began just last year.

This year, representing Nebraska, Jason Parks of Omaha will be honored for his courage in rescuing a…

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Big House Battering

In the 57 Iowa vs. Michigan football matchups so far, Michigan holds a 40-13-4 record over the Hawkeyes. But, in recent years, Iowa has ruled the series. It’s fair to say Michigan might be out for revenge tomorrow.

In 2002, a season we all know and love, the Hawks’ recorded their first road win against Michigan since…

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Networking is Fun!

Alumni from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa gathered Wednesday to forge new personal and professional connections at an event at West Des Moines’ Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar. Organized by the alumni associations of each school, this fun and casual social occasion brought smiles to the faces of…

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Huddle Up, Hawks!


We invite you to join us for football’s final Hawkeye Huddle from 9 to 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, November 17, at the Kensington Court hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Iowa River Landing has proudly presented the 2012 Iowa Football Hawkeye Huddle receptions at away football games this season. These free pregame parties, hosted by the…

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Share Your News


Iowa Alumni Magazine editors are currently compiling the class notes section for the February 2013 issue and welcome your submissions. If you’d like to share your professional news with fellow University of Iowa alumni, please email

Class notes items may be edited for style, length, and clarity. Please note that because of the magazine’s bimonthly schedule and volume…

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Hoops Season Begins


Ready for some Iowa basketball? Head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight for a double helping of the Hawkeye hoopsters.

First up, watch the women take on Northern Illinois at 5:30 p.m. in their season opener. Then stay to watch the men’s home opener at 8 p.m. against Texas-Pan American. Fans with a ticket for the men’s basketball game that evening…

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Pucker Up to the Pig


This morning, a trailer pulled up to the UI Alumni Association’s Levitt Center headquarters. Inside was a smelly pink pig primping for a kiss.

All week long, UI Alumni Association and Foundation staff voted with their dollars for which of their leaders would pucker up to the pig. This morning, UIAA President Vince Nelson kissed the swine in an…

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Free Kaplan GMAT Event Series: November 12–26


University of Iowa Alumni Association members, alumni, and friends are invited to join a free Kaplan GMAT test prep class this month. Learn proven, effective strategies to help you ace the exam from our top-rated instructors, including Joseph Tambornino, who teaches Kaplan GMAT Classroom AnywhereTM classes and has:

Taught more than 2,400 students since 2010
Been rated “excellent” by 92%…

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A Patchwork of Memories


What weighs 54 tons and fits in the palm of a hand?  Picture the largest living memorial in the world inside a Smartphone.

Marking a 25th anniversary this year, the expansive NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt features 48,000 panels that honor some 91,000 people who have lost their lives to the disease. To view every panel on the 1.3…

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