Monthly Archives: January 2013

Oprah’s Choice

Source: Iowa Alumni Magazine – February 2013
Author: Shelbi Thomas

Newsmaker: Ayana Mathis, 11MFA
Oprah’s Choice

Why was she in the news?

Ayana Mathis thought the day that her debut novel was accepted for publication would be the best of her life. Then she received the call from Oprah Winfrey.

At first, Mathis, 11MFA, thought it was a joke. But then she heard the voice of…

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Put Your Best Face Forward with UIAA Career Webinars

Who isn’t using social media these days? With more than 1 billion people on these online networks to pin, post, and tweet, there’s no doubt that social media plays an important role in our day-to-day lives. Whether you are changing careers or finding your first job, you can take advantage of these online communities in your next job…

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Dollars for Scholars

Fourteen UI students recently received IOWA Club Scholarships, thanks to the generosity of alumni across the country. This year, 11 clubs partnered with the UI Alumni Association to give more than $21,500 in scholarships to Iowa students who live in their communities.

Charlotte, Denver, Ft. Myers/Paradise, Memphis, Orange County (Calif.), Phoenix, San Antonio, and the DC Capital Area IOWA…

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A Tribute to Street

The Iowa men’s basketball team will never forget the legend of Chris Street. On January 19, 1993, an unprecedented wave of sorrow swept across Iowa. Chris Street, a gifted Hawkeye basketball player from Indianola, died that evening when his car collided with a snowplow following a team dinner in north Iowa City.

The tragedy left an entire state in shock. The…

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Laughing Matters

Don’t miss your chance to meet the cast of Second City’s Laughing Matters show!

The UI Alumni Association is proud to present a phenomenal ticket package to the Second City’s show this February at the Englert Theatre. You’ll have the chance to enjoy an evening of hilarious sketch comedy, Second City’s trademark improvisation, and a post-show social with the…

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The Hotel for Hawkeyes

Planning a winter getaway to Iowa City?

Next time you visit the University of Iowa’s campus, stay at the Iowa House Hotel. The Iowa House Hotel is located at the heart of campus inside the Iowa Memorial Union. Historical campus buildings and downtown Iowa City are all within walking distance.

As an alumni association member, you’ll receive a discounted rate…

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Free Skate!

What will Iowa City entertainment planners think of next? In pursuit of a fun and different wintertime activity, the Downtown Association—in partnership with Big Ten Rentals—has placed a synthetic outdoor ice rink along a stretch of Iowa Avenue. Even though it’s almost 50 degrees in January, the warmer temperatures won’t impact the ice at all. So, if you’re…

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Good News from Iowa City

Iowa City West High School made the national news today for its students’ efforts to counteract cyber-bullying.

NBC’s Today Show aired a report this morning on the West High Bros., a student group which sends positive messages to classmates and teachers via Twitter and Facebook. Since October 2011, the @WestHighBros Twitter account has sent out more than 3,000 compliments…

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Sounds Inspiring

Our military men and women face tough challenges — especially when they’re on active duty. One Iowa National Guard helicopter unit in Iraq found motivation in an unlikely place.

Nancy Carter, a member of the UI Alumni Association board of directors and the Memphis IOWA Club, shared this video that explains how Bravo Company formed close bonds with a superstar…

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