Monthly Archives: October 2011

Trick or Treat—Give Me Something Good to Eat

UIAA members, if you are looking for some grub post-candy overload, don’t forget about your member benefits. At Members Advantage, you can access our exclusive online network of discounts with savings at more than 2,000 nationwide retailers. You can even  order food right to your front door!

If you’re a local member, be sure to also check out our menu of…

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Exclusive Wave Basin Facility Tour

Did you know that the University of Iowa has a new $4.9 million IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering Wave Basin Facility used to study naval ship design?

On Tuesday, November 29, UIAA members can enjoy an exclusive tour of the state-of-the-art facility from Fred Stern, UI professor of mechanical and industrial engineering. The facility includes a 40x20x3-meter wave basin used to test captive…

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Shudders and Scares

Here at the Levitt Center for University Advancement, we’re preparing for an invasion of zombies, witches, and other scary creatures. With probably a ladybug or Cinderella thrown in for good measure.

Today is the annual UI Foundation/Alumni Association “Trick or Treat” event, when staff members’ children visit the building dressed in their Halloween outfits.

Even without the upcoming costumed figures, Iowa Alumni…

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What Does “Once a Hawkeye…” Mean to You?

“Once a Hawkeye…” is the UI Alumni Association’s tagline. It’s open-ended and can mean something different to everyone. Invoking a personal and reflective meaning for each graduate, it connects with alumni and reminds them of their ongoing relationship with the UI.

Tell us what “Once a Hawkeye…” means to you, whether it’s a reflection on a past or present experience….

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“Hero” Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? The University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, the Iowa and Nebraska chapters of the American Red Cross, and Hy-Vee are looking for the common citizens, the unheralded and unselfish pillars of our community, to be recognized during the inaugural “Heroes…

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Young Alumni Programs: Fall Lineup

Over the past few years, I have been charged with developing young alumni programs. Who are young alumni? We consider them Hawkeyes who have graduated within the last ten years. Across the country, alumni associations have found that catering programs to specific groups fosters better alumni engagement. Of course, we will NEVER turn any graduate away from an event—you are,…

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Spreading the Hawkeye Cheer

What’s better than being a Hawkeye at Homecoming? Sharing your Hawkeye spirit with someone new to the UI scene.

This week, my kid sister and brother are visiting from Alabama. They never experienced the thrill of an Iowa game day until this past Saturday when I took them to their first college football matchup. We practiced Hawkeye cheers at the UIAA…

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Ooh-La-La

The weather outside has begun to cool. There’s talk of a first freeze, wind-chill temperatures, and even snow! However, here at the UIAA, we’re already thinking spring.

We have just the thing to get you through the cold months ahead. Make plans now to join the Iowa Voyagers as we travel to the romantic City of Light on our Springtime in…

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Of Pumpkins & Tigerhawks

The UIAA takes Halloween seriously, including office décor and trick-or-treating through the halls of the Levitt Center for our staff and their kids. This year, we’re excited about our Tigerhawk template—click here—to help show our Hawkeye spirit for Homecoming this weekend. If you’ve already carved your pumpkins (Tigerhawk or not), we’d love you to post a picture on our Facebook…

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Huddle Up!

It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through the 2011 football season! Homecoming is the first order of business this week, but it’s also time to make plans to attend the October 29 Hawkeye Huddle, brought to you by the UI Alumni Association and the National I-Club. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. before the Hawkeyes take on Minnesota…

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