An Event for Readers and Music Fans

The recent digital revolution has upended the way audiences experience media. Though these technological advances had similar effects on journalism, media, and music, all three industries reacted differently. That’s the focus of “Music, Media, and Journalism: Surprisingly Bright Futures,” our upcoming Lifelong Learning session.

UI journalism professor Don McLeese, who is also a former Rolling Stone magazine columnist and Chicago Sun-Times pop music…

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Discover Your Child’s Digital Footprint

Tweet, like, snap: Do you know how to do these things? Research indicates that your teen or tween likely does. More than two-thirds of American teens have a presence on at least one social media site, and 93 percent go online daily.

Our upcoming Lifelong Learning session, “The Plugged-In Life of Teens and Tweens: What’s the Impact?,” will feature a discussion about…

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Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

According to Suicide Awareness Voices in Education, suicide is the nation’s second-leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. Unfortunately, that statistic means that many people have had to face firsthand the tragic realities of life after someone commits suicide.

John Westefeld, a professor in the University of Iowa’s counseling psychology program, will lead a Lifelong Learning session on hope…

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Laugh and Love with Fellow UI Alums

Attend our upcoming young alumni event and add a lot of laughter to a love-filled weekend!

Spend the Friday before Valentine’s Day with famed improv comedy troupe The Second City as cast members present the “Hits Home” show live in Iowa City at the Englert Theatre. The University of Iowa Alumni Association’s event package includes a ticket to the performance, access…

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Networking Know-how

The old adage says, “It’s not what you know but who you know.” As technology makes it easier to know more people, plotting how to efficiently and purposefully make those connections requires additional thought.

Mike Fishbein, author of “How to Build an Awesome Professional Network,” will share social media strategies during our February members-only career Webinar, “Proven Strategies to Build a…

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Turning Conflict into Cooperation

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 2, for “Managing Unhappy Campers and Workplace Conflict,” an alumni career luncheon featuring Henry B. Tippie College of Business Professor Lon Moeller, 82BBA, 84MA, 87JD, at AMERICANA restaurant and lounge in Des Moines.

Moeller, who is also the University of Iowa’s associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College, will discuss methods for mediating disagreements…

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Get in the Career Driver’s Seat

Start the new year right by taking charge of your professional future with our January 2015 members-only career Webinar, “Grab the Keys and Drive Your Career.”

Los Ellis, author of “The Hidden Keys to Life and Business Success,” will lead the hourlong session and help you expand your leadership skills and gain appreciation from your colleagues.

The hourlong Webinar is scheduled for 7 to…

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‘There’s no formula here’ – A Hawkeye Holiday Story

The finished product.The finished product.

A sign greets entrants as they turn into the driveway at Marv and Ruth Hiddleson’s West Des Moines, Iowa home. It reads, “Hawkeyes Parking Only.”

A Hawkeye flag angles out from the home, near the front door, making the message very clear: Iowa fans live here.

Marv and Ruth Hiddleson prepare decorations for their Hawkeye themed Christmas tree.

The spirit doesn’t stop…

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Huddle with us in Jacksonville!



Join us for a very special Hawkeye Huddle.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association, alongside the National I-Club, will host a free Huddle in Jacksonville, Fla., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 before Iowa battles Tennessee in the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl.

We’ll be in the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,…

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Meet the 2015 S.T.A.T. Executive Board — Assistant Vice President of Communications for Membership Victoria Edgerton

Our final 2015 Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) executive board profile is on Victoria (Tori) Edgerton, the new assistant vice president of communications for membership. Learn more about her.


Hometown: Eldora, Iowa

Major: Health and human physiology

Semesters spent in S.T.A.T.: Five

Favorite S.T.A.T. event: Dodgeball at Kinnick Stadium

Favorite Hawkeye tradition: Game day in Iowa City

Other member organizations: Big Brother Big Sister and Predental Advisory Club

Favorite Iowa…

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