Monthly Archives: December 2010

'Tis the Season of Resolutions

How did last year’s resolutions go for you? Not so well? Last year, my three resolutions were to stop biting my nails, go to the gym three times a week, and save money.

I struggled for the first few months of not biting my nails. But, I feel I have successfully overcome the habit by keeping my nails…

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Congratulations, Hawkeyes!

To note, my son, an avid Hawk fan, predicted this exact score the day before the game, Iowa 27, Mizzou 24. I like the way he thinks and glad we stayed glued to the TV until the final play. The late night left many of us at the UIAA sleepy this morning but it was well worth it. Congratulations to…

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Frosty Fairyland

I love the beauty of nature no matter what the season and was delighted to wake up to a sparkling fairyland-like world this morning. Every twig, branch, needle, leaf, stem, frond, and spire was coated with a twinkling frosting more spectacular than the most lavishly ornamented Christmas cookie. While admiring Mother Nature’s artistry, I captured a few photos…

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‘Twas the Night of the Bowl Game

‘Twas the night of the bowl game and all through this town
Chips and salsa on store shelves could scarcely be found
The TVs were set for ESPN with care
In hopes that the party guests soon would be there

When out in the hallway arose such a clatter
I sprang from my La-Z-Boy to see what was the matter
The Iowa fans had arrived…

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Putting the Flake in Snowflakes

Like many people on campus, UIAA staffers are smitten with UI President Sally Mason’s creative holiday e-mail greeting. (Check it out here: http://president.uiowa.edu/snowflake )

Staff and students at the IMU Marketing and Design Group came up with the brilliant concept to make a fun seasonal video of Herky making a paper cut-out snowflake. Since it was first sent a few days…

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Omaha/Council Bluffs IOWA Club Holiday Wine Tasting

The Hawkeyes out in Omaha/Council Bluffs recently got together to celebrate being a Hawkeye, the holidays, and good company as they toasted to a great 2010. Kyle and Cari Fulcher, the Omaha/Council Bluffs IOWA Club leaders, do a great job of organizing and coordinating fun events that allow UI friends and family to network and build community in the area….

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Just Nod and Smile

Tonight, nobody better stand between me and my Fran McCaffery bobblehead! You can find me this evening at the Hawkeye men’s basketball game, hopefully among the first 3,000 fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena who snag this humorous Hawkeye collectible.

Students in the Hawks Nest already have giant cardboard cutouts of Fran’s head that float around the crowd at games. Wouldn’t it be…

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Season’s Greetings!

Susan Griffith
Director of Alumni Programs

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A Hawkeye Huddle in the Desert

Heading to the Insight Bowl in Tempe? Attend the largest gathering of Hawkeye fans at the Hawkeye Huddle on Monday, December 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Insight Bowl Hawkeye Huddle is free with cash refreshments and concessions and features the Hawkeye Marching Band, cheerleaders, dance team, and Herky.

Presented by the UI Alumni Association…

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Holiday Stress-Busters

Holiday cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Except when the to-do list leaves you in a fit of anxiety: gifts to buy, cards to mail, lights to hang, cookies to bake, travel plans to make, aaarrrggghhh!! And it’s a known fact that stress leaves your immune system vulnerable to a host of wintertime illnesses.  For your consideration, we offer…

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