Monthly Archives: June 2011

On Iowa! Takes on a New Meaning

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work on a large university-wide program called On Iowa! First-year students will have the opportunity to move in to their residence halls beginning Wednesday, August 17, and Thursday, August 18. My co-chair, Anne Gannaway from the Office of Admissions, and I have created the pre-program portion of On Iowa!…

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47 Things You Should Do At Iowa

I made my first college visit in fifth grade. As an elementary school student in the Cedar Rapids School District, I toured the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest Museums and attended a play at Hancher Auditorium. Eight years before I enrolled as a student at Iowa, I had already checked one of 47 quintessential UI experiences off my list: seeing the…

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Congratulations to our Content Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Janet Vavra, of Antelope, California, winner of Iowa Alumni Magazine’s “Content Contest.” Janet correctly answered three questions based on features in the June 2011 digital magazine to win $100 of Hawkeye gifts.

Check out our all-digital June issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine at

While this issue went out to every UI graduate we have an e-mail address for, our…

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Top Five Reasons to Join the UIAA

If you’re not a University of Iowa Alumni Association member already, you should be! Here are our top five reasons to be a member:

Support Your University
Alumni engagement is critical to the ongoing success of the University of Iowa—and to the value of an Iowa degree. Engagement can range from volunteering time, sharing positive news about UI events or achievements,…

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Enter Once a Day to Win!

Do you love Iowa football? Want to win amazing tickets to see the Hawks play Michigan State?

Starting today, you can enter to win two outdoor club seats for the big game on November 12 and a two-night stay at the Sheraton in downtown Iowa City—plus, a $100 gift certificate to the Share hotel restaurant. Retail value is $1,600.

All you have…

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Planning Ahead

Yesterday, the Iowa Alumni Magazine writers, editors, and designer gathered to talk all day about their favorite subject: the magazine. Specifically, how to make the UIAA’s flagship publication even better in the coming year.

At our annual feature planning retreat, ideas and inspiration flew around. A new column that harnesses the expertise of UI faculty and staff! A photo essay on…

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Hawkeye Sports Night with the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Friday night, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Class-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim, hosted Hawkeye Sports Night. Playing against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Kernels players wore special limited edition Hawkeye jerseys that were sold during the game by silent auction. Fans in attendance were greeted by Herky the Hawk and Mr. Shucks, the Kernels’ mascot, along with a…

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Greetings to our Greeters!

On some Iowa Voyagers trips, we’re unable to send an official host from the University of Iowa.  On those occasions, we recruit Iowa travelers already booked on the tour to serve as “greeters” at our receptions during the trips.  The greeters carry the colors for the UI in the form of paper decorations and small giveaways that are used at…

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It Feels Good to Be “Liked”

The UIAA’s Football Weekend Giveaway contest is proving very popular with UI alumni on Facebook; every day, new people “Like” us—and we love it!

REMEMBER, you can enter the contest once a day until August 1 to increase your chances of winning. Anyone 18 or older can enter for the chance to win two outdoor club seats for the Iowa vs….

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Greetings from Iowa City!

I’m the new assistant director of alumni programs and a recent transplant from South Carolina. During my transition, I’ve become accustomed to seeing anything and everything Hawkeye—from toothbrush holders to golf club covers.

I’m also enjoying the Iowa culture of friendly faces and hospitality. Since starting my position May 31, I’ve met and worked with many great alumni and UI staff,…

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