Monthly Archives: August 2010

Eureka Moments

I recently made a new friend who asked me how we come up with story ideas for Iowa Alumni Magazine. I told her that inspiration can strike anywhere – and at any time.

For example, last Friday, I attended the Landlocked Film Festival in downtown Iowa City. I was watching a documentary called From the Badlands to Alcatraz (which followed a…

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The Gang's All Here-In Antarctica

The Iowa Voyagers group from our 2009 Antarctica trip: Gary and Gloria McIntyre (UIAA Old Capitol Club members) of Rockwell City; Janet Bailey of Sacramento; Marilyn Wirtz (UIAA annual member) of Iowa City; Janet and Richard Vavra (UIAA annual members) of Antelope, CA; Sandra Lawrence (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Solon; and Jean Landon of Coronado, CA.

One…

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All That Is Hawkeye

Hawkeye spirit is in the air, and all roads lead to Iowa City! In just five days, Kinnick Stadium will be rockin’ for Iowa’s season opener against Eastern Illinois. Thousands of fans will head to town a day early to celebrate the second annual FryFest at the Iowa River Landing on Friday, September 3. This year, FryFest attendees are…

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Countdown!

One week from Saturday marks the start of the much-anticipated 2010 Hawkeye football season. At my house, we’re experiencing a different kind of countdown. One week from Saturday could be the day our third child makes her way into the world. My actual due date is September 10 – but I have a feeling there’s no way I’m going to…

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Hawkeye Bash Begins School Year

Hawkeye Bash

This past weekend, I had the joy of working with my co-chair, Ryan McFadden of Res Life, to put on the first event of Welcome Week called the Hawkeye Bash. It was a smashing success with more than 1,000 students attending. We had a Casino Night (not with real money) with 20 tables of blackjack and poker, a karaoke…

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Webinars: Coming to a Computer Near You This Fall

Webinar is short for Web-based seminar, a presentation that is transmitted over the Internet. It is an interactive seminar that merges a conference call and a Web presentation.

The UI Alumni Association is teaming up with the Pomerantz Career Center to host monthly webinars on a variety of subjects. No travel is involved to participate in these professional development webinars –…

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