Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cyber Monday Membership Deal!

Did you get all of your holiday shopping done this weekend? If not, no worries—the UIAA wants to help you check a gift off your list on this Cyber Monday.

Giving the gift of membership to the UIAA is—literally—a gift that will keep on giving all year. As a UIAA member, you receive exclusive members-only benefits such as six issues (five…

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Safe and Happy Travels!

Alumni Holidays, International

Iowa Voyagers definitely has a lot to be thankful for this year!  Despite all the strife and uncertainty in the world, our travelers have been safe, sound, and well-cared for on all trips.  Thanks go out to our longtime travel providers for keeping our travelers’ safety, well-being, and comfort foremost in mind.  We’d like to especially thank these partners for…

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Young Alumni Programs Lineup

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to several different cities around the U.S. and meet great young alumni. Last week, I hosted a young alumni program for our Iowa City-area graduates. Nearly 40 people came and enjoyed a perfect November evening around a fire pit at Reds Alehouse. The UI Alumni Association looks forward to hosting many…

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Today I found out I’m one of the richest people in the world.

You wouldn’t think it if you saw my car or looked at my bank account. However, when I put my modest income into the “How Rich Am I?” calculator, hosted by an international non-profit organization that fights poverty, I discovered I’m wealthy compared to most people on planet…

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Follow Your Nose to Northern Italy

This spring, the Iowa Voyagers will settle into a beautiful historic villa outside Verona for an immersion experience featuring food, wine, and culture. The Villa Selva Capuzza is a family-owned estate surrounded by working vineyards, olive groves, and truffle grounds. During your stay, you will receive cooking tips from master instructors, sample local wines, and learn about the process…

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Win Men’s Basketball Tickets

The UI Alumni Association invites Iowa alumni and friends to share what the phrase “Once a Hawkeye…” means to them. Many people respond to the UIAA’s tagline with “always a Hawkeye,” but we’ve chosen to keep it open-ended, as the phrase evokes different memories and personal meaning for everyone. Every Hawk fan has a story about the difference the University…

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Hawkeye Huddle at Purdue

Make plans to attend the November 19 Hawkeye Huddle, brought to you by the UI Alumni Association and the National I-Club. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. EST before the Hawkeyes take on Purdue at 12 p.m. EST. The Huddle will take place at University Plaza Hotel, 1600 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN.

We hope you’ll join us for the…

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Today is a day to pause from routine matters at hand and to reflect on the meaning and significance of Veterans Day and to honor our nation’s veterans for their service and sacrifice. Take a moment to review the history of Veterans Day at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at and join me in honoring our…

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Outta Here!

We’re heading into the final stretch with the December issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine!

Our stellar prepress vendor, Jennell from Digiforce, is driving over from Davenport this afternoon to hand deliver our proofs (Jennell really is a superstar!). Once Art Director LeaAnn Henry and I check them over, the proofs and accompanying electronic files go to our printer, R.R. Donnelly. And…

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Jewels of the Mediterranean

Iowa Voyagers experienced smooth sailing on their October 24 – November 4 cruise through the Mediterranean. Starting in Rome, the group enjoyed stops and ports at Monte Carlo, Florence, Pisa, Sardinia, Amalfi, Positano, Sicily, Katakolon, Nauplion, and Kusadasi before disembarking in Athens.  Thanks go out to Barbara Jons (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Coralville and her daughter, Jennifer Jons…

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