Monthly Archives: September 2011

LGBT Resource Center’s Anniversary Celebration

In less than a month, the University of Iowa’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) will celebrate its fifth anniversary. Established in 2006, this resource center is a supportive environment where students and allies interact and engage in cultural and psychosocial development learning opportunities.

Organized by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, the Center for Student Involvement &…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

’Tis the season when horror movies haunt cable TV, candy corn returns to supermarket shelves, and Halloween costume shops bring empty storefronts back from the dead. But beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween is the perfect time of year to examine the war between good and evil that’s waged not only in our justice system, but within our own hearts.


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African Adventures Await

With so many enticing destinations to choose from in the Iowa Voyagers 2012 schedule, it’s hard to say I have a favorite.  But I’ve always wanted to visit the African continent—and we have two great trips that would make that dream come true. Each trip explores a different part of Africa at two different times of the year.  Wish I…

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It’s Bigger Than A Game

Liberty Mutual’s Coach of the Year Award celebrates college football coaches who best demonstrate the qualities of responsibility, integrity, and excellence both on and off the field. It’s not just about winning –but how you win. Four winning coaches each will receive $20,000 for their school’s alumni association and $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
The first round of fan…

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UIAA Members Tailgate with Us

Join the UI Alumni Association for a tailgate and Hawkeye football game on Saturday, October 15—planned just for you.

While our block of football tickets is down to scattered single seats, you still have time to register for our tailgate. The deadline is Monday, October 3. For more information or to register, visit

The Iowa vs. Northwestern football game kicks off…

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Memory Cards

In the upcoming October issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine, a reader reminisces about an almost-forgotten aspect of Hawkeye football history—the card section.

As Rick Johnsten recalls from his time at the UI in the 1950s, a section of the crowd at football games used colored flip cards with numbers, letters, or symbols to spell out enormous messages like “Go, Hawks!” “We…

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Get in the Huddle

The first Big Ten conference game of the season will be here before we know it—so make plans now to participate in the Hawkeye Huddle at Penn State! We’re still waiting for confirmation on kickoff, but rest assured the free celebration will start three hours prior to the October 8 football game against our Legends Division rival Nittany Lions….

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England’s Cotswolds

Quaint villages, romantic gardens, and beautiful countryside await you in England. Immerse yourself as you explore the charm and cultural history of England’s Cotswolds.

Enjoy a private meeting with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, who will share personal memories of his cousin, Sir Winston Churchill. Unpack just once at Cheltenham’s acclaimed Queen’s Hotel. This exclusive itinerary features Gloucester Cathedral, Oxford, Broughton Castle,…

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Des Moines Alumni Network Series

Whether you are new to the Des Moines area, just entering the workforce, or are a current professional, cultivating a network of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances is a smart idea in any economy. Meeting new people may sound intimidating at first, but it can be very rewarding—not to mention fun! Remember, a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met…

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Fall into IAM

The cooler weather makes me want to throw dinner in the Crock Pot, then curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good read. Here at Iowa Alumni Magazine, we’re putting the last touches on October’s issue, which we hope will keep you company on a chilly fall day. Appropriately enough for this spooky month, you will find…

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