Gratitude, teamwork, opportunity

Gratitude, teamwork, opportunity

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Celebration marks the start of construction on UI arts facilities
Woman on stage.University of Iowa President Mason addresses the crowd at an event thanking local, state, and federal partners in the UI's project to rebuild its arts campus. Photos by Bill Adams

University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s message was clear. “I can say thank you over and over again to each and every one of you,” she said, “and it wouldn’t be enough.”

Mason addressed government leaders, faculty, staff, students, and community members at a June 14 event marking the start of construction on new homes for the UI School of Art and Art History, School of Music, and Hancher. She and other speakers emphasized gratitude, teamwork, and opportunity—critical factors in the university’s recovery from the campus flood of 2008.

Bruce Rastetter, president of the Iowa Board of Regents, described how revitalizing the arts campus will serve all the missions of Iowa’s public universities and special schools—everything from providing an excellent education, to enriching life for Iowans, to promoting economic development.


Lin Larson, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0042


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