Category Archives: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Documenting History

This month’s Iowa Alumni Magazine feature article chronicles how Churchill Roberts, 72PhD, came to make his latest documentary The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. In the film, he evocatively depicts how a young dreamer courageously did what he did best until his untimely end while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Since his graduation Roberts has dedicated his…

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Oprah’s Choice

Source: Iowa Alumni Magazine – February 2013
Author: Shelbi Thomas

Newsmaker: Ayana Mathis, 11MFA
Oprah’s Choice

Why was she in the news?

Ayana Mathis thought the day that her debut novel was accepted for publication would be the best of her life. Then she received the call from Oprah Winfrey.

At first, Mathis, 11MFA, thought it was a joke. But then she heard the voice of…

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A Tribute to Street

The Iowa men’s basketball team will never forget the legend of Chris Street. On January 19, 1993, an unprecedented wave of sorrow swept across Iowa. Chris Street, a gifted Hawkeye basketball player from Indianola, died that evening when his car collided with a snowplow following a team dinner in north Iowa City.

The tragedy left an entire state in shock. The…

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It’s Complicated

The Newtown massacre of innocent young children has left our nation reeling—and searching for answers. Citizens look for those answers in gun control, the mental health care system, and in exposure to the violent images often found in video games and movies. Last year, after Jared Loughner’s rampage in Tucson, Iowa Alumni Magazine writers pursued a story about…

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Share Your News

So, how’s work going these days? Got a promotion recently? A new job?  An award? Well, if you have, make sure to share the great news with your fellow alumni!

Robert W. Dixon, Diana Brady Spellman, and Allan A. Rashford did just that recently when they submitted their class notes to Iowa Alumni Magazine. As a result, readers of…

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Happy Reading

A Dream Job

Want to be happy? (Well, who doesn’t?!) Then make sure to read the December issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine.

This latest issue of the UIAA’s members-only publication is devoted to the theme of happiness. All the features and several other articles—as well as memorable and inspirational quotations at the bottom of most pages—explore the multi-faceted nature of contentment. UI…

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Share Your News


Iowa Alumni Magazine editors are currently compiling the class notes section for the February 2013 issue and welcome your submissions. If you’d like to share your professional news with fellow University of Iowa alumni, please email

Class notes items may be edited for style, length, and clarity. Please note that because of the magazine’s bimonthly schedule and volume…

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A New Home for the Hawks

Iowa golfers anticipate a state-of-the-art practice facility.

The classic saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Iowa, wait five minutes.” But when it comes to gaining an edge over spring competition, the Hawkeye men’s and women’s golf teams don’t have time to spare.

In the past, snow and freezing temperatures have put the Hawkeyes at a disadvantage against southern schools…

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Today we learned that Iowa Alumni Magazine has received special recognition in the 2012 Pride of CASE V awards competition. The magazine won a silver award for “Best Alumni Magazine” in its publication category, and Associate Editor Shelbi Thomas received bronze for “Excellence in Feature Writing” for her April 2012 article about national archivist Trudy Huskamp Peterson. You can read…

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What the Kale?

Add this to the list of quirky items we’ve had to rush out and get for an Iowa Alumni Magazine photo. Last Friday, Editor Tina Owen—responding to art director LeaAnn Henry’s need for the perfect, colorful image for a feature design—sped over to New Pioneer Cooperative for several containers of bright green kale salad. Want to know why…

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