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Fifth Quarter

The Iowa football program hosted a career networking event earlier this summer that allowed members of the team to rub elbows with more than three dozen former Hawkeyes who understand the possibilities and pitfalls of life after football.

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UIAA members can join the University Club at a discounted rate

The University of Iowa Alumni Association has partnered with the University Club, Iowa City’s premier swim and tennis club, to offer a great discount.

The University Club will waive its membership initiation fee for UIAA members, a $500 value! This offer is only valid from August 2016 through June 2017.

Other University Club benefits include:

– FREE parking during Hawkeye games.

– 50 percent lower…

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Herky through the years



An early version of Herky—identified in the 1952 UI yearbook as “Herky Hawk, the spirit of Iowa”—greets students at an all-university dance at the Iowa Memorial Union in the fall of 1951. Eight years later, Herky would make his debut on the football field. From UI Special Collections’ yearbook archive.


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Virtual research

Senior mechanical engineering major student Kyle Losik rides UI’s new ATV simulator recently inside the Center for Computer-Aided Design. Photo by Josh O’Leary.

One minute Kyle Losik was zipping along a sunny, dirt-packed mountain trail. The next he was back inside the University of Iowa’s Center for Computer-Aided Design, catching his breath and regaining his bearings.

Losik had spent the past…

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Stage is set for a historic fall

Attendees of the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony in June head down the staircase inside the new Hancher Auditorium. The new venue will host a dedication and open houses in September. Photo by Justin Torner.

The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture, the definitive history book on the diverse collection of buildings that…

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Postcards from alumni give record freshman class a warm welcome

University of Iowa alumni from around the country wrote more than 2,500 postcards to first-year students this summer.

A record number of incoming freshmen will arrive on the University of Iowa campus in the coming weeks. But big numbers hardly equate to an impersonal college experience, as many first-year students are learning even before arriving in Iowa City.

Freshmen-to-be from around…

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Button up for prize-filled football Fridays

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz shows off one of last year’s rivalry buttons, “Cat-Nipped,” ahead of the September 2015 game against the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Black and Gold Fridays and rivalry buttons returning to campus

The UI Alumni Association and the UI Athletics Department once again invite you to show your Hawkeye pride and win cool prizes by wearing black and gold…

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Celebrating Sandy


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


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.


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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