Category Archives: Students

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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Dodging for Dreams and Glory


On Sunday, April 28, a collection of UI students sauntered down Kinnick Stadium’s south bleachers and onto Iowa’s most illustrious playing surface. Unlike the football team that held its annual Spring Game a day earlier, these competitors weren’t here to catch balls—they were here to dodge them.

This past Sunday, the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s student organization, Students Today, Alumni…

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Sending Seniors Off in Style

For every student who enrolls at the University of Iowa the time inevitably comes to move on. For some grad school may be in their immediate future, others will begin a career in their selected field. This is a time of great excitement and anticipation. The University of Iowa Alumni Association and RiverFest are proud to offer this…

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Celebrating 10 Years on Campus


The University of Iowa Alumni Association would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) last weekend. More than 250 UI students and alumni attended the weekend’s festivities, which included an official rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, a community celebration, greetings from Vince Nelson, University of Iowa Alumni Association…

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There’s No “Brrrr” in Bare


On Saturday, March 10, nearly 200 UI students and community members shed nearly all their clothes to benefit Iowa City’s United Action for Youth. Despite the constant rain and near-freezing temperatures, participants came out in force for the fifth annual Nearly Naked Mile at Gibson Square on the UI campus. Sponsored by the UIAA’s S.T.A.T. Ambassadors, the event asks participants…

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Free Kaplan GMAT Event Series: November 12–26


University of Iowa Alumni Association members, alumni, and friends are invited to join a free Kaplan GMAT test prep class this month. Learn proven, effective strategies to help you ace the exam from our top-rated instructors, including Joseph Tambornino, who teaches Kaplan GMAT Classroom AnywhereTM classes and has:

Taught more than 2,400 students since 2010
Been rated “excellent” by 92%…

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S.T.A.T. Supports Dance Marathon

The Big Event may be three months away, but S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) has already begun helping Dance Marathon raise support for the UI Children’s Hospital. For every dancer who joins S.T.A.T. during the month of November, the UI Alumni Association will donate $5 to Dance Marathon. S.T.A.T. members who help raise $500 for Dance Marathon will also receive…

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Hungry Hawkeyes 2012

Since 2009, the UIAA has brought students and UI alumni together for a special networking event. The Hungry Hawkeyes dinner gives participants the chance to mingle with successful alumni and friends in various professional fields and also learn valuable dinner etiquette. It’s just one way the UIAA invests in career programming. For more about our upcoming career development events, visit…

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Friends Around the World

The UI welcomed its largest and most diverse class ever to campus this fall. More than 10 percent of these freshmen are international students, who will likely experience culture shock as they adjust to studying in a non-native language miles away from familiarity.

Fortunately, the Iowa City community has an incredible opportunity to make the UI’s approximately 2,200 international students feel…

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Sportsmanship at Its Finest

Iowa football kicks off tomorrow when the Hawkeyes host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in historic Kinnick Stadium. With the long-anticipated return of college football, now is a good time to remind ourselves of what lies at the heart of collegiate athletics—the opportunity for student-athletes to excel not only in sports, but also in academics, and to use their time…

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