Category Archives: Campus News

One Week Down, 29 to Go

Students have survived their first week here on campus. In my opinion, that is no small feat!

During the first days of school, students may have seen the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s student group, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), around campus. Hawkeyes could sign up for S.T.A.T. at the President’s Block Party, Old Capitol Town Center, Student Organization Fair, and…

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Ready for Reunions

Classes start Monday. Hawkeye football kicks off its season on September 3. And, UI Alumni Association staff will prepare for the first alumni reunion of the year on Labor Day Weekend, when we welcome nearly 350 former Scottish Highlanders and their guests back to campus. Numerous events are planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UI’s Scottish Highlanders, including…

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Welcoming New Hawkeyes

Next week, a new group of future University of Iowa alumni will arrive on campus. The start of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, and UI staff, but this year offers even more to look forward to than usual. That’s because all first-year students will participate in On Iowa!, a new program that immerses…

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The Calm Before the Start of a New School Year

The oppressive heat and humidity that we’ve experienced this summer broke with a major storm complex that moved through the area yesterday afternoon.

Today is one of those perfect Iowa summer days—sunny with a clear blue sky, a light breeze from the north, and relatively low humidity. You could feel family and friends’ spirits rise as the temperature dipped to…

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Heating Up

Temperatures, dew points, and humidity aren’t the only things on the rise in Iowa City. In recent days, activity on area streets has also picked up, as students begin to migrate from one home to another due to expiring leases and the impending start of a new academic year.

Iowa’s fall semester will kick off in just over two weeks, and…

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Making a Move

We’ve come to another exciting time of year both on and off campus. The first week of August signals the annual “student migration” from one apartment or house to another. As you drive around town, you’ll see students, parents, and friends struggling to remove furniture and personnel belongings from current abodes  to awaiting cars, trucks, campers, and U-Hauls. Turn…

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Be Cool

Be cool

A good part of the United States is sweltering under a protracted heat wave with no signs of cooler weather in the long-range forecast.

Friends and colleagues in Iowa City have been sharing their stories of things to do while staying cool. Many report watching old movies, playing board games with their children, and reading a good book. Others have been…

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On Iowa! Takes on a New Meaning

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work on a large university-wide program called On Iowa! First-year students will have the opportunity to move in to their residence halls beginning Wednesday, August 17, and Thursday, August 18. My co-chair, Anne Gannaway from the Office of Admissions, and I have created the pre-program portion of On Iowa!…

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Welcome to Iowa

The Iowa campus is buzzing with activity again.  New student orientations started this week, and you can see small groups of incoming first-year students exploring and learning about the campus with their orientation guides.   The University of Iowa’s one-and-a-half day orientation program is designed to help incoming students make a smooth transition from high school to college.  On the second…

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Show Your Hawkeye Spirit!

Talk about a win-win proposition! Get a special deal on a poster featuring the stunning black-and-gold-striped Kinnick Stadium—and support the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Bravo Sports Marketing has teamed up with the Ladies Football Academy to provide a unique poster commemorating the 2010 Black and Gold Spirit game, with 25 percent of sales from now through July 1 benefiting…

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