Category Archives: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Mission to Mars

If you read the October Iowa Alumni Magazine feature about the UI alumnus who heads up NASA’s Planetary Science Division, here’s a follow-up news story. One of the biggest challenges facing James L. Green, 73BA, 76MA, 79PhD, and his team of experts was getting the next Mars Explorer safely to the Red Planet.

This week, Curiosity finally launched on its epic…

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Outta Here!

We’re heading into the final stretch with the December issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine!

Our stellar prepress vendor, Jennell from Digiforce, is driving over from Davenport this afternoon to hand deliver our proofs (Jennell really is a superstar!). Once Art Director LeaAnn Henry and I check them over, the proofs and accompanying electronic files go to our printer, R.R. Donnelly. And…

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Time Flies

Well, we must be having heaps of fun here at the alumni association, because time sure is flying by. My desk calendar indicates that we’re practically halfway through October, a fact confirmed by the mountains of leaves in City Park that I can see through my window.

Before you know it, we’ll be in December—which means that we have to hurry…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

’Tis the season when horror movies haunt cable TV, candy corn returns to supermarket shelves, and Halloween costume shops bring empty storefronts back from the dead. But beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween is the perfect time of year to examine the war between good and evil that’s waged not only in our justice system, but within our own hearts.

Soon,…

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Memory Cards

In the upcoming October issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine, a reader reminisces about an almost-forgotten aspect of Hawkeye football history—the card section.

As Rick Johnsten recalls from his time at the UI in the 1950s, a section of the crowd at football games used colored flip cards with numbers, letters, or symbols to spell out enormous messages like “Go, Hawks!” “We…

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Fall into IAM

The cooler weather makes me want to throw dinner in the Crock Pot, then curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good read. Here at Iowa Alumni Magazine, we’re putting the last touches on October’s issue, which we hope will keep you company on a chilly fall day. Appropriately enough for this spooky month, you will find…

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Hawkeyes by the Numbers

Evidently, I have some way to go before I can officially claim to be a Hawkeye. In fact, I have 30 things to go—and do.

In the August issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine, we ran an article highlighting the extremely fun “47 Things You Should Do at Iowa.” Originally conceived as a way to help new students explore and connect with…

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This Just In

Next time you check your mailbox, you just might find your August issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine—at least, if you’re a member of the UI Alumni Association!

In this edition of the members-only publication, you’ll find features about alumni on a quest to stop human trafficking and an innovative UI-sponsored housing project, as well as a story on a UI course…

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What’s on Your Bucket List? (Apart from the Hawkeye Football Team.)

I should have known better. When I posted a question—“What’s on your bucket list?”—on the UIAA Facebook page, I should have expected the answers to revolve around Hawkeye football!

“Watching the Hawkeyes at the Rose Bowl!” said one person. “See Iowa win a national championship,” chimed in another.

Such devotion to the Iowa football team is, of course, admirable. But, I was…

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A Paranormal Adventure

Looking for thrills one Halloween night, my friends and I took a stroll from Currier Hall to Oakland Cemetery. Along the way, a black cat crossed our path—not a good sign for four college students about to come face-to-face with the Black Angel.

For those who haven’t heard the lore surrounding this statue, the Black Angel supposedly turns a shade darker…

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