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Play Ball!

The University of Iowa Alumni Association will hit the road this summer for two evenings of America’s pastime.

Enjoy nine innings of fun on Thursday, July 9, when the Omaha Storm Chasers host the Iowa Cubs at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb. Tickets are $10.50 each and include access to activities and giveaways. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT.

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Drinks in Des Moines — On Us!

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Invite your favorite Hawkeyes to Wellman’s Pub Ingersoll, 2922 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, for our free Young Alumni Summer Social on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.

This event includes fun, and we’re planning on a lot of sun to join us on the patio as we welcome summer. The University of Iowa Alumni Association will provide select beverages…

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Influential Educator List Includes UI Alum Maiers

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UI grad Angela Maiers, 89BS, is one of Noodle‘s 67 Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn in 2015.

The list praises the author and consultant for her “proven and impressive track record of motivating and helping educators across the country transform their classrooms to meet the needs of today’s students.”

Her firm, Angela Maiers Educational Services, helps teachers throughout the country…

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Register for the 2015 IBAA Reunion

The Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) will hold its 51st anniversary reunion from Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, in Iowa City.

The weekend will include the African American Studies Awards Reception, a game night, workshops, a dance, and more! Admission is $150, which includes a $25 donation to the IBAA scholarship fund. Students taking at least 12 semester hours…

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C is for Cookie Control

Since 1969, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster has educated and entertained young children with his ravenous—yet hilarious—appetite. While the blue, googly-eyed Muppet has taught children the alphabet since his debut, he hasn’t always been a model of self-control. Until now.

On Tuesday, April 22, the UIAA will present Deborah Linebarger, UI associate professor of education, director of the Iowa Children’s Media Lab,…

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It’s All About the Delivery

The ability to effectively communicate your point of view and intentions is vital to long-term success in the workplace. While what we say matters, how we say it is just as important. We must understand how our peers perceive our words in order to lead others.

On Thursday, April 17, Angie Lookingbill, a leadership consultant with Wright Lookingbill, will discuss communication…

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Leadership Starts from Within

In today’s competitive job market, possessing the required experience and qualifications often isn’t enough. Today, employees must have leadership skills, as well as the ability to continually adapt and learn. To thrive in the workplace, they must continue to grow and refine their abilities to effectively lead others.

On Wednesday, April 2, professional speaker and author Al Duncan will present our…

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Huddle Up in Indianapolis

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Fran McCaffery and the UI men’s basketball team are headed to Indianapolis for the 2014 Big Ten Tournament. Before Iowa begins postseason play against Northwestern tomorrow evening, UI alumni and friends are invited to get into the Hawkeye spirit at a free pre-game reception in the Circle City.

Join us Thursday, March 13, at Colts Grille for the first Hawkeye Huddle…

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Put the Personal Back in Personal Network

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to continue to grow one’s business connections. According to several recent studies, 80 percent of job seekers are hired through their personal networks. However, in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, it’s still necessary to maintain a personal connection with your contacts.

On Wednesday, March 5, Ivan…

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S.T.A.T. and Dance Marathon Team Up For The Kids

Dance Marathon 20 set yet another UI fundraising record earlier this month, collecting $1,801,032.20 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. This year, the UI Alumni Association’s student organization, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), collaborated with Dance Marathon to offer an exciting challenge for S.T.A.T. members—encouraging them to go above and beyond their fundraising goal of $400 per person.

Every S.T.A.T….

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