Category Archives: Campus News

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker on UI: ‘This is the place that shaped me’


Writer, director, and producer Nicholas Meyer, 68BA, is pictured Friday at the University of Iowa Main Library’s current exhibit, “50 Years of Star Trek.”

Before it was the director’s chair in Hollywood, it was the seats of Iowa City’s movie theaters.

As a University of Iowa student, Nicholas Meyer wrote film reviews for the Daily Iowan, publishing some 400 columns before…

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Hawkeye B1G Ten Championship Game Events!

2015 Big Ten Championship Game!

Congratulations to our Big Ten West Division Champion Iowa Hawkeyes, coached by Kirk Ferentz! The Hawks, the UI Alumni Association, and the National I-Club will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship, where Iowa will face the East Division champion on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for approximately 8 p.m. EST.

Celebrate the conclusion of…

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Dance Marathon Raises the Bar Again

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Dance Marathon 20 announced that it broke all previous UI records by raising $1,801,032.20 to benefit youth cancer patients and their families. During the 24-hour BIG EVENT, participants raised money by dancing in the IMU to celebrate youth cancer survivors and remember the children who have passed away throughout the year.

This year, more than 200 Dance…

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Thank You, Tailgate Style

We love our members! Without you, our Lifelong Learning events, career networking workshops, Iowa Voyagers travel opportunities, and award-winning Iowa Alumni Magazine would not be possible. To show our appreciation, we’re honored to host the annual UIAA Members’ Tailgate this Saturday, Nov. 2, before the Iowa vs. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium.

From 8 to 10 a.m. at the UI…

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Coming Home

It’s a busy week here at the UI Alumni Association. Our board of directors is in town for its biannual meeting, IOWA Club leaders have arrived for their yearly workshop, and, of course, we’re in the midst of Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming is a time for you to reflect fondly on your college days, to share memories and anecdotes, to…

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Revving Up for Rivalry

It’s time for Iowa’s favorite intrastate rivalry! Few things are as enjoyable as watching the Hawkeyes hoist the Cy-Hawk Trophy after a hard-won battle.

The UIAA and our student group, S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), are in the midst of weeklong events meant to spark a black-and-gold fervor before Saturday’s big contest. We’ve handed out Beat State T-shirts and free Bruegger’s…

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Celebrating Some of the UI’s Finest

On Thursday, Sept. 19, two Emmy Award-winning television writers, a federal judge, an international choreographer, a Navy commander, a space explorer, and a child psychology pioneer will be honored at the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Alumni Fellows Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion. All the Alumni Fellows will discuss how a liberal arts and sciences education helped…

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Big Things on the Horizon


The University of Iowa campus currently bustles with parents and new students anticipating the year ahead. For the incoming freshmen, everything here is new. Sure, nearly all of them have seen campus before, but never through the lens of a current UI student. When they look around their new home, they can perhaps visualize a gateway to their future success.


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Welcoming a New Batch of Hawkeyes

Orientation 2013 is under way! Twice each week, incoming students arrive on campus to learn what being a UI student is all about. As always, the UI Alumni Association and our student group, S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), will host a booth at each event to greet new Hawkeyes and encourage them to join our ranks.

S.T.A.T. provides students multiple ways…

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Flooded with Memories

On Friday, June 13, 2008, the Iowa River bursts its banks, washing across the University of Iowa campus. After record winter snowfalls and abundant spring rains, water flowed over Coralville Lake’s emergency spillway and crested at a whopping 717 feet. Downstream, things proved just as bleak. In Iowa City, the river crested at 31.5 feet—about two feet lower than predicted,…

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