Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Royal Treat

I vividly recall July 29, 1981, the day Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. July 29 tends to be special to me anyway, because that’s my birthday, but it was even more so on this occasion. I turned eight years old that day—and my celebration began by watching the royal wedding with my mother.

As a…

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Seniors' Last Farewell

S.T.A.T. Ambassadors had a going-away party for seniors last night at Airliner Pizza. While enjoying our pizza, we all shared many great memories we had with the seniors. I remember my first day of S.T.A.T. Ambassadors, I was very intimidated and nervous. The senior members opened up to us and welcomed us all in! I have since created many great…

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Get the Skinny on your Skin

What do you think is the number one recommendation for having beautiful and healthy skin? You probably guessed right: sunscreen!

If you are interested in learning the basic steps for optimal skin health, you will want to join the UI Alumni Association to hear Dr. Kimberly Schulz—a UI College of Medicine graduate and owner of Infinity Skin Care, a spa specializing…

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Ladies, Take the Field

For every woman who’s dreamed of running along the green Kinnick turf, a football tucked under her arm—this is your summer to shine.

On June 18, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium, the women of Hawkeye Nation will have the opportunity to participate in the first annual Iowa Ladies’ Football Academy to benefit pediatric patients at the UI Children’s…

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Let Us Know Your Mailing Preferences

You may have noticed that the UI Alumni Association likes to mail cool stuff to you. We believe that what we send is valuable. For example, some of your benefits of membership include Iowa Alumni Magazine (August, October, December, February, and April – June is digital-only) and the membership discount card. Many of you are curious about traveling with Iowa…

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Engaging Alumni

More than 100 UI alumni, students, and friends converged on campus April 8 to 10 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the university’s Latino Native Cultural Center (LNACC). Weekend events included the LNACC re-dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, round-table discussions, the American Indian Student Association’s 18th annual powwow, and anniversary banquets and brunch.  Pictured here is Gloria Pantoja-Samaniego, Rosa Heredia, Randolph…

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Get Your Green On

Earth Day, which aims to promote all things green, has turned out to be pretty grey. Looking at the gloomy skies, rain, and overall nasty weather, I feel sorry for the people who decided to participate in the Bike to Campus event today.

On the bright side, there’s still time to enjoy some of the other environmentally conscious—and often downright fun—activities…

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Hit the greens with a new UIAA member benefit

Although we’re experiencing some April showers, spring is here, and soon the grass will be dry and the sun will be shining. One of my favorite outdoor activities during the spring, summer, and fall is golf. Although I’m not great, I love being outside and trying to maneuver a little object hundreds of yards into a tiny hole with nothing…

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Time to Celebrate!

Congratulations to Leslie Prideaux for winning Outstanding Advisor last night at the Hawkeye Awards. Leslie is an amazing advisor who is very deserving of this award. Leslie goes beyond her duties as an advisor to make us all feel like family. She leads us by example, pushes us to succeed, and, most of all, assists us in following our dreams….

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Running Barefoot

Last summer and fall, as I took my daily 20-30-minute walk during my lunch break, I noticed someone running barefoot several times a week. The first thought to cross my mind was: What about rocks, broken glass, tin cans, gum, even bird droppings? Why was she doing it and was it safe? Oh, well, I thought, it’s none of my…

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