Monthly Archives: March 2013

Make Time for Tea

The long and celebrated history of the University of Iowa’s Scottish Highlanders spans almost 80 years. Originally formed in 1935 by Colonel George Dailey and Bill Adamson as a bagpipe accompaniment to the R.O.T.C. Military Corps, the band quickly grew in size and notoriety.

The musicians performed at their first football game a mere two years after…

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Leave Your Mark

The Coca-Cola logo, the Mercedes Benz emblem, and Apple’s iconic apple—such images may pop to mind when you think of the term “brand.” Rest assured, these corporations dedicated big bucks and countless hours to cement their symbols in the public consciousness and to ensure they epitomize the best their products have to offer.

When it comes to representing yourself, what do…

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What Can Emotional Intelligence Do For You?

“It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence; it is not the triumph of heart over head—it is the unique intersection of both.” –David Caruso, psychologist and co-creator of the concept

According to researchers John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, Emotional Intelligence (EI) represents “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’…

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Hawkeye Homecoming

Growing up as an Iowa fan in the 90s there are certain things I will always remember about Hawkeye basketball: Tom Davis and his affinity for the bounce pass, the morning my mother came up to my room to tell me that Chris Street had been in a car accident—and the inspiring play of the Hawkeyes those next few weeks,…

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Hawkeye Happy Hour: A Networking Event

As the old business adage goes, sometimes “It’s all about who you know.” Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the workforce, it’s important to network, make new business contacts, and gain insights about changes in your industry.

Early next month, the University of Iowa Alumni Association and the Iowa City Area Development Group will proudly present an…

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Springing Forward

Believe it or not, spring is here. No, really. While today’s weather in Iowa City evokes memories of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, a new season brings a sense of rebirth to the UI campus. Spring carries a sense of promise and anticipation for the future, a time to start fresh and to improve upon last year’s accomplishments.

We…

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There’s No “Brrrr” in Bare

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On Saturday, March 10, nearly 200 UI students and community members shed nearly all their clothes to benefit Iowa City’s United Action for Youth. Despite the constant rain and near-freezing temperatures, participants came out in force for the fifth annual Nearly Naked Mile at Gibson Square on the UI campus. Sponsored by the UIAA’s S.T.A.T. Ambassadors, the event asks participants…

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APACC: Celebrating 10 Years

Since 2003, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) has provided a space on the University of Iowa campus for Asian American and Pacific Islander students to interact with other minority scholars and enhance their educational experience. Designed to promote intra- and cross-cultural education, the APACC is proud to recognize its 10th anniversary here in Iowa City.

Join us…

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Boost Your Brain Function

The human brain is the most complex and least understood organ in the human body. As the foundation of our thoughts, emotions, sense of self, and movements, the brain and its health depend on a number of variables including genetic factors, environmental influences, and our individual behavior.

It’s common knowledge that eating healthy and exercising are ways that we…

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Going for the Green

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish heritage—a time for good luck, a time to eat corned beef and hash. While many of you may be getting your green gear ready for this Sunday’s festivities, others are excited for another shade of green altogether: the golf variety.

Want to keep more green (the dollar variety) in your pocket? UIAA members…

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