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Happy Hawk-O-Ween!

 

It’s that time of year again! While we think black and gold is a better combination than black and orange, all of us at the University of Iowa Alumni Association are still getting into the Halloween spirit. In fact, we wrote a poem all about uniting our love of the holiday and our school spirit for a celebration we’ve deemed…

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Show Your Black-And-Gold Pride for Halloween

Ghouls, goblins, princesses, and pirates will soon darken America’s porches when trick-or-treating commences in just a few short weeks!

Many of you are probably busy spookifying your homes for the fall tradition, and we have a fun way you can show Halloween Hawkeye pride. Try our Hawkeye-themed pumpkin carving template. When you’re finished, we’d love to see your carving skills. Send…

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Hey, Hawkeye

“I ate apple pie and ice cream—it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer.” –Jack Kerouac

Both my parents are Iowans. My father grew up in Rockwell City; my mother grew up in Diagonal. I was born right here in Iowa City. I went to elementary school in the Quad Cities. There…

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Hawkeye Homecoming

Growing up as an Iowa fan in the 90s there are certain things I will always remember about Hawkeye basketball: Tom Davis and his affinity for the bounce pass, the morning my mother came up to my room to tell me that Chris Street had been in a car accident—and the inspiring play of the Hawkeyes those next few weeks,…

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Springing Forward

Believe it or not, spring is here. No, really. While today’s weather in Iowa City evokes memories of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, a new season brings a sense of rebirth to the UI campus. Spring carries a sense of promise and anticipation for the future, a time to start fresh and to improve upon last year’s accomplishments.

We…

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Oprah’s Choice

Source: Iowa Alumni Magazine – February 2013
Author: Shelbi Thomas

Newsmaker: Ayana Mathis, 11MFA
Oprah’s Choice

Why was she in the news?

Ayana Mathis thought the day that her debut novel was accepted for publication would be the best of her life. Then she received the call from Oprah Winfrey.

At first, Mathis, 11MFA, thought it was a joke. But then she heard the voice of…

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Congratulations, New Grads!

Dear December graduates,

Congratulations on your graduation! The real world is knocking at your door. No longer will you be able to hit the snooze button three times before rolling out of bed and heading to class. It’s time to trade in your backpack for a briefcase, your sweatpants for work clothes, and your endless hours of studying for…

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A Memorable Catch

McNutt

The 2009 season was a magical one for the Hawkeye football team.

It was the last time Iowa played at Michigan State, and the thrilling win on October 24, 2009, in Spartan Stadium has a place in Hawkeye history.

On fourth-and-seven, quarterback Ricky Stanzi found wide receiver Marvin McNutt in the corner of the end zone as time expired to…

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UI Young Alumni Night at Wilson’s Apple Orchard

Last night, Mother Nature gave the gift of a perfect September evening for UI young alumni to enjoy a visit to Wilson’s Apple Orchard in Iowa City. Participants toured the grounds, learned about the apples grown on site, and tasted delicious apple turnovers, donuts, and slushies. Alumni also had the chance to load up on locally grown apples…

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Iowa Homecoming History: 1950

The Homecoming parade boasts a tradition of creative and quirky floats—and this entry from the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is no exception! Here, bare-chested participants ham it up as the float passes the Clinton Street reviewing stand in 1950. According to A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa, 1921 was the first year that a parade was listed in…

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