Monthly Archives: June 2016

Celebrating Sandy

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Willard “Sandy” Boyd is pictured at the University of Iowa College of Law in this undated photo from the 1950s. Photo courtesy UI Special Collections’ Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs.

Willard Boyd never had much time for formalisms as University of Iowa president.

He and his family stayed put at their off-campus address rather than moving into the President’s House…

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Alumni Make Their Mark on UI Game Balls

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Members of the Dallas-Fort Worth IOWA Club toured the Big Game USA football factory this spring in Dallas. Hawkeye alumni and friends signed the inside lining of the game balls that will be used by the Iowa football team this season.

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Members of the Dallas-Fort Worth IOWA Club toured the Big Game USA football factory this spring in Dallas. Hawkeye alumni…

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UI celebrates ‘inspiring’ year for flood recovery

Photos from the flood of 2008 hang in the Pentacrest during a community celebration June 15. Three major arts buildings are opening this year after the original facilities were destroyed by the flood.

Eight years ago this month, the view from atop the Pentacrest was one of devastation.

Today, it’s one of inspiration.

The University of Iowa community came together June 15…

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Iowa Alumni Magazine receives prestigious award

In Iowa Alumni Magazine’s December 2015 issue, senior associate editor Shelbi Thomas told the fascinating story of a group of “underground astronauts”—including one UI alumna—who burrowed into the depths of Africa to make a breakthrough scientific discovery.

The feature, titled “Rising Stars of Anthropology,“ was recognized this week with a prestigious Circle of Excellence award from CASE, the Council for Advancement and…

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