Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sharing the Snow

It’s safe to assume that by now you’ve heard about the storm approaching the Midwest. While a snowstorm in February isn’t out of the ordinary here in Iowa, a blanket of white in Arizona is another story entirely. The Arizona Sonoran Desert received a rare winter storm yesterday that left spring training facilities covered in snow and delayed the first…

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Where Are They Now? Brittany Weil

Brittany Weil, 09BA
Iowa softball star, 2006-2009

Brittany Weil, 09BA, bounced back from a life-threatening head injury to become one of the most decorated softball players in Hawkeye history.

As a UI sophomore, Weil was hit in the head during practice by a line drive that nearly ended her softball career. After spending a week in the hospital and another five weeks relearning…

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Ready to Run

The Nearly Naked Mile, a one-mile fun run hosted by the S.T.A.T. Ambassadors, will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Gibson Square. In its fifth year, the philanthropic event encourages participants to donate clothing for a cause. Registration and check-in begin at 9 a.m., and the race will start at 10 a.m.

If I could describe this event in one…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

If you need the perfect place to take your sweetie to dinner, look no further than your UIAA members-only discount card. With more than 40 local restaurants and businesses listed, you can surely surprise your valentine with a wonderful evening out—and save some money to boot! A few of the featured discounts include:

Azul Tequila: 10 percent off
Buffalo Wild Wings: 15…

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Quality Insurance

By now, perhaps you’ve made a list of new year’s resolutions—everything from eating healthy and working out to finally cleaning out that cluttered basement. But have you stopped to also consider whether you have the right insurance coverage? Our Alumni Insurance Program can help! This UIAA-sponsored program gives alumni and their spouses access to a wide range of…

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Where Are They Now? Bo Porter

BO PORTER, 94BA
Iowa baseball and football player, 1990-1994

Marquis “Bo” Porter, 94BA, dominated the baseball and football fields at Iowa. As the baseball team’s starting centerfielder in 1993, he hit .318 with 33 RBIs, eight doubles, four home runs, and nine stolen bases. On the gridiron as a senior, the defensive back became a three-year letterman and the Hawkeyes’ most valuable…

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Football=Fun

Last year, I proposed a first-person story that would give our Iowa Alumni Magazine readers a detailed, personal account of what it’s like to participate in the Iowa Ladies Football Academy. Little did I know it would be the most fun I’d have in a long time. Maybe the most fun I’ve EVER had reporting a story.

What a day! The…

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Iowa Black Alumni Association 50th Anniversary

In 1963, several UI alumni and friends gathered for an informal picnic at the Rockford, Ill., home of the late McKinley “Deacon” Davis. The opportunity to socialize, reflect, and renew friendships from their campus days in the early 1950s proved so meaningful that the group agreed to organize on a more formal basis. So, they became the Iowa Black Alumni…

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