Category Archives: Campus News

Dance Marathon Raises the Bar Again

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Dance Marathon 20 announced that it broke all previous UI records by raising $1,801,032.20 to benefit youth cancer patients and their families. During the 24-hour BIG EVENT, participants raised money by dancing in the IMU to celebrate youth cancer survivors and remember the children who have passed away throughout the year.

This year, more than 200 Dance…

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Thank You, Tailgate Style

We love our members! Without you, our Lifelong Learning events, career networking workshops, Iowa Voyagers travel opportunities, and award-winning Iowa Alumni Magazine would not be possible. To show our appreciation, we’re honored to host the annual UIAA Members’ Tailgate this Saturday, Nov. 2, before the Iowa vs. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium.

From 8 to 10 a.m. at the UI…

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Coming Home

It’s a busy week here at the UI Alumni Association. Our board of directors is in town for its biannual meeting, IOWA Club leaders have arrived for their yearly workshop, and, of course, we’re in the midst of Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming is a time for you to reflect fondly on your college days, to share memories and anecdotes, to…

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Revving Up for Rivalry

It’s time for Iowa’s favorite intrastate rivalry! Few things are as enjoyable as watching the Hawkeyes hoist the Cy-Hawk Trophy after a hard-won battle.

The UIAA and our student group, S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), are in the midst of weeklong events meant to spark a black-and-gold fervor before Saturday’s big contest. We’ve handed out Beat State T-shirts and free Bruegger’s…

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Celebrating Some of the UI’s Finest

On Thursday, Sept. 19, two Emmy Award-winning television writers, a federal judge, an international choreographer, a Navy commander, a space explorer, and a child psychology pioneer will be honored at the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Alumni Fellows Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion. All the Alumni Fellows will discuss how a liberal arts and sciences education helped…

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Big Things on the Horizon


The University of Iowa campus currently bustles with parents and new students anticipating the year ahead. For the incoming freshmen, everything here is new. Sure, nearly all of them have seen campus before, but never through the lens of a current UI student. When they look around their new home, they can perhaps visualize a gateway to their future success.


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Welcoming a New Batch of Hawkeyes

Orientation 2013 is under way! Twice each week, incoming students arrive on campus to learn what being a UI student is all about. As always, the UI Alumni Association and our student group, S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), will host a booth at each event to greet new Hawkeyes and encourage them to join our ranks.

S.T.A.T. provides students multiple ways…

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Flooded with Memories

On Friday, June 13, 2008, the Iowa River bursts its banks, washing across the University of Iowa campus. After record winter snowfalls and abundant spring rains, water flowed over Coralville Lake’s emergency spillway and crested at a whopping 717 feet. Downstream, things proved just as bleak. In Iowa City, the river crested at 31.5 feet—about two feet lower than predicted,…

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One Weekend, One Spirit, Countless Hawkeyes

Each fall, the University of Iowa and UI Alumni Association proudly host a special weekend for alumni. Homecoming is about celebrating your time on campus and reflecting back on some of the best years of your lives. Many of you met your best friends here in Iowa City. Maybe you even met your spouse in the shadow of the Old…

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Congratulations, Class of 2013!

Dear May Graduates,

Congratulations on completing your final semester! The days of late-night study sessions in the library, finishing papers after the sunrise, and walking to class in the rain and snow are a thing of the past—it’s time to celebrate! While your days of cramming for a test may be behind you, your relationship with the university continues on. Stay…

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