Monthly Archives: July 2012

Football Excitement Ramps Up

Football coaches from around the Big Ten gathered in Chicago last week to talk up their squads at the Big Ten Media Day. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema kept things light by saying he was going to beat up Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, and Iowa’s head coach expressed enthusiasm for his team going into the fall. Vote below on how you…

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♫ You're Going to Have a Fun-Filled Day! ♫

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to head outside with that special someone or the whole family! UIAA members receive a $30 flat-rate ticket for admission to the amusement park and water park ($9 off regular admission price and $3 off child/senior admission) and $10 off season passes.

Purchase tickets at adventurelandpark.com/hawkeyes.

Members can log in and see the full…

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♫ You’re Going to Have a Fun-Filled Day! ♫

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to head outside with that special someone or the whole family! UIAA members receive a $30 flat-rate ticket for admission to the amusement park and water park ($9 off regular admission price and $3 off child/senior admission) and $10 off season passes.

Purchase tickets at adventurelandpark.com/hawkeyes.

Members can log in and see the full…

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Iowa's Kirk Ferentz at the Big Ten Media Day (with audio)

Kirk Ferentz is bullish on the 2012 Hawkeye squad at the Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. Are you feeling good about this year’s team?

> Click here to listen to his opening remarks!

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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz at the Big Ten Media Day (with audio)

Kirk Ferentz is bullish on the 2012 Hawkeye squad at the Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. Are you feeling good about this year’s team?

> Click here to listen to his opening remarks!

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: July 24, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (“What does the Iowa football program’s ANF logo stand for?”) is, of course, America Needs Farmers.

During the 1985 season, Iowa football coach Hayden Fry put the message on the team’s helmets to call attention to the plight of the American farmer, where many family farms were having trying times. In a season when the…

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1953

The Dramatic Art Guild won the grand prize for their “Showboat” float in the Homecoming Parade on October 23, 1953.

The next day, following Iowa’s 19-13 win over Indiana, fans gathered for the ceremonial burning of the Corn Monument. Students writing for the Hawkeye yearbook noted that “Homecoming at SUI would never be complete without the corn monument, a football victory,…

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UI Opera Dazzles Des Moines

Last Friday, over 30 attendees enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the UI’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore during our Lifelong Learning event in Des Moines. The comic opera’s music, direction, and staging were all discussed during a roundtable featuring director John Cameron, musical director William LaRue Jones, and set designer Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer, moderated by WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer. As a special treat,…

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Future Hawks Finish Orientation

The last group of incoming freshmen has passed through the doors of the IMU, and we’re looking forward to having the class of 2016 back on campus next month! What advice do you have for them from your undergraduate days? Check out all of our Orientation photo galleries on Facebook at the links below.

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1935

Tensions were running high between Iowa and Minnesota prior to the 1935 game, due partly to unnecessary rough play by the Golden Gophers the previous year. Iowa governor Clyde Herring said, “If the officials stand for any rough tactics like Minnesota used last year, I’m sure the crowd won’t.” To calm the fans down, the governors of both states decided…

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