Category Archives: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Reading For the Win

The winner of Iowa Alumni Magazine‘s Read & Win contest is Tom Hamrick, 80BS, of Verona, Wis. His prize is $200 of Hawkeye goodies. He correctly answered these questions related to features in the June 2012 free online digital magazine:

1. According to the National Family Caregiver’s Association, how many people provide care for a family member or friend in any…

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Covering the Win

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently awarded Iowa Alumni Magazine a Circle of Excellence silver medal for the August 2011 cover on human trafficking. Congratulations to Art Director LeaAnn Henry for her continued excellence—you can see more of her work in our June 2012 issue, which is open to all alumni and friends.

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The Free Issue Has Landed

The newest issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine is now available, free for everyone to read at this link!

This month’s issue takes a fascinating look at Iowa history through the UI yearbook collection, which was recently digitized and made available online. We also feature engineering alumni who are changing how wastewater is treated, as well as caregivers who look after loved…

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Fun with Physics

Our featured article this week from the April 2009 issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine profiles UI professor Bob Merlino, whose “Physics of Everyday Experience” class is inspiring undergrads with hands-on demonstrations and answers to how various things in the physical world function.

“Students expect that if they know the facts, that will be enough, but it’s not,” says Merlino. “I expect a certain…

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Equality on the Mat

Terry Steiner, 93BA, is advocating for female wrestlers as the national women’s coach, the first in USA Wrestling history. Steiner, who was a three-time All-American and NCAA champion at Iowa, learned valuable life lessons through wrestling, and hopes to pass on his knowledge to the squad.

[The women on the national team] had brothers, dads, and uncles who dragged them to…

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Giving Life an Assist

Start your week off right with this pair of great stories from Iowa Alumni Magazine!

In the first, from our April 2012 issue, we profile David Geslak, 03BS, who founded a gym for children with special needs.

“I treat people for their capabilities, not their disabilities,” he says. “Every child, special needs or not, is different.”

 > Iowa Alumni Magazine: Specializing…

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Mega Marathon Man!

Steve Cannon’s magic number is 1,037. That’s the distance in miles around Lake Michigan—and Cannon plans to run every single one.

In a few weeks, Cannon—a 1988 communication studies graduate of the UI—will embark on the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days. He’ll run, walk, stagger—whatever it takes—around the fifth largest lake in the world to help raise money for…

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Thinking About Trash

Our “Big Question” feature from the newest issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine asks: “What does our garbage say?” We get some fascinating insights from Margaret Beck, an assistant professor of anthropology at the UI, including how wealthy and advanced a society is just by examining its waste.

“Trash is the raw, unfiltered truth about how a society lives,” she says.

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That Dam Woman

Our featured article this week from the February 2012 issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine profiles Jody Farhat, 82BSCE, who oversees dams along the Missouri River for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I’m confident we managed the flood (of 2011) well, but it’s hard to convince someone whose house has been destroyed,” she says.

The article is open to everyone at the link below…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: April 17, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (What Iowa astronomer has helped in pioneering space research by designing research instruments for more than 50 successful U.S. satellites and space probes, and now has a campus building named after them?) is Dr. James Van Allen.

Even after his retirement, Van Allen maintained a regular presence at the UI physics building that bears…

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