Media advisory: Hawkeye Caucus Day at State Capitol April 2

Media advisory: Hawkeye Caucus Day at State Capitol April 2

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Herky at the state capitalFile photo by Tim Schoon.

WHAT: Annual Hawkeye Caucus Day featuring University of Iowa people and programs making an impact across the state

WHERE: Iowa State Capitol, first-floor rotunda; east 9th St. and Grand Ave., Des Moines

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHO: University of Iowa students and alumni; university leaders; representatives from more than 30 UI colleges, departments, and programs

WHY: Hawkeye Caucus Day is a unique, once-a-year chance to meet University of Iowa students, leaders, faculty, alumni, and others as they connect with legislators and showcase the university’s commitment to statewide service.

Hang out with Herky, the UI mascot. Meet UI students as they engage with their hometown legislators. Learn how the Iowa Flood Center is making communities safer. Discover iExploreSTEM programs recognized by the governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

UI representatives will be available for interviews throughout the day.

VIDEO Video (MPEG-4) of the event will be available for download by early afternoon April 2. Email for additional information and download instructions.

HASHTAG: Follow # HCinDSM for news from the event on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag when posting to join the conversation.

MORE INFO: Find news from Hawkeye Caucus Day at (search keyword: “hawkeye caucus”).

Get additional information at the Hawkeye Caucus website——or via social media:


Peter Matthes, Governmental Relations, 319-383-8978
Lin Larson, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0042


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