Huddle Up in Indianapolis


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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Wrapping Your Head Around Concussions

Thanks to recent stories that publicized the long-lasting side effects of concussions, the public is more aware than ever about the dangers associated with these common injuries. Last week, UI assistant professor of emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine Christopher Hogrefe, 08MD, brought further awareness to the topic as part of the UIAA’s Lifelong Learning program.

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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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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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Connect with Hawkeyes Across the Globe

In today’s job market, it’s important to network every way you can—both in person and virtually. That new connection you made on LinkedIn may eventually become the contact you need to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or just entered the workforce, it’s always important to grow your list of professional contacts.

Beginning Feb. 19,…

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Cleaning Out the Cobwebs

Sportscasters often use the phrase, “having their bell rung,” after witnessing an athlete take a jolt to the head. But what do those words really mean? Thanks to recent stories regarding concussions and their long-lasting side effects, the public is well-aware about the dangers of head injuries. However, it is less informed about the research underway to better understand, evaluate,…

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Career Advancement Begins from Within

When it comes to career paths and goals, many people fail to adequately contemplate and execute a long-term plan. Most individuals invest a significant amount of time each week on hobbies, entertainment, and extracurricular activities, but little to no time strategizing how to advance their career.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical…

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Get in the Game with BMW

Want to see the Hawkeyes go for the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament title this March 13-16 in Indianapolis? BMW is offering the chance to win a grand prize ultimate game day experience, including two all-session tickets, hospitality passes, and VIP parking throughout the tournament.

Registrants will also be eligible to win two tickets to select Big Ten home games or…

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Membership Has Its Privileges

University of Iowa Alumni Association members enjoy numerous benefits and services. From golf and home entertainment discounts to access to exclusive career webinars and Iowa Voyagers tours, UIAA members receive a variety of rewards for their support. Take a look at some of our current benefits:

10% off at the Iowa Hawk Shop
10% off any service or repair at…

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