Monthly Archives: August 2011

Service Trip to Romania

Since 2006, UI students have served overseas as nurturers and advocates for Romanian youngsters. Through the UI Alumni Association’s Operation: Romania program, two students receive full scholarships to travel and work for two weeks in a care center setting with babies and toddlers. This fulfilling and life-changing experience is once again available for 2012. The dates are May 26…

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Tracking Hawkeyes in Your Family Tree

In a given week, Alumni Records receives numerous requests from alumni seeking information about family members who attended the University of Iowa. The requester is usually conducting genealogical research on their parents, grandparents, cousins, etc.

If you’d like our assistance, it’s helpful to have both the birth and married names of your relatives, as well as an idea of when they…

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One Week Down, 29 to Go

Students have survived their first week here on campus. In my opinion, that is no small feat!

During the first days of school, students may have seen the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s student group, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), around campus. Hawkeyes could sign up for S.T.A.T. at the President’s Block Party, Old Capitol Town Center, Student Organization Fair, and…

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Hawkeye Huddle at Iowa State

Brought to you by the UI Alumni Association and the National I-Club.
Friday, September 9
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: 7 Flags Events Center, 2100 NW 100th Street, Clive

Join us for this free celebration prior to the Hawkeye football game against Iowa State. The Hawkeye Huddle will include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, Herky, and the Iowa Spirit Squad.

The 2011 Hawkeye Huddles are…

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Hawkeyes by the Numbers

Evidently, I have some way to go before I can officially claim to be a Hawkeye. In fact, I have 30 things to go—and do.

In the August issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine, we ran an article highlighting the extremely fun “47 Things You Should Do at Iowa.” Originally conceived as a way to help new students explore and connect with…

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Week in Review Prize: 01/27/12

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Coffee Crawl

Students enthusiastically sampled coffees and enjoyed the sunny walk through Iowa City.

Caffeine was on the minds of UI freshmen who participated in last week’s Coffee Crawl as part of On Iowa!, a week of welcome for new students. More than 100 students walked to many of the coffee shops in Iowa City to enjoy free samples and become familiar with…

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Want a game-used football, jersey, or helmet?

I have the pleasure of talking to Iowa Rewards credit cardholders who have redeemed their points for awesome Hawkeye experiences and merchandise, such as football pregame sideline passes and game tickets. One gentleman has received four game-used footballs and is saving up for number five, and today a man redeemed for a game-used helmet to go with his game-used jersey….

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Ready for Reunions

Classes start Monday. Hawkeye football kicks off its season on September 3. And, UI Alumni Association staff will prepare for the first alumni reunion of the year on Labor Day Weekend, when we welcome nearly 350 former Scottish Highlanders and their guests back to campus. Numerous events are planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UI’s Scottish Highlanders, including…

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Time to Think about Vacations!

This artistic image of the Iowa banner was taken by Eldon Libby, 56BA, and Sandra Libby, both of Houston, TX, during the Hawkeye reception onboard the Oceania Nautica during the recent Iowa Voyagers Mediterranean cruise.

With the end of summer approaching, alumni travelers begin to think about where they want to be when the snow flies.  That’s when they sign up…

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