UI students named to President's List for spring 2014
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Some 300 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the President's List for the 2014 spring semester.
The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the preceding two semesters, with a total of at least 12 semester hours of credit per semester during that period.
In fall 2013 the UI incorporated a new system for recognizing and promoting outstanding student achievement on campus.
The online system, called Merit, allows schools to create digital badges for students who receive prominent awards throughout their scholastic careers (Dean’s List, President’s List, etc.). Students who receive a badge will be able to customize a personal Web page that serves as an online portfolio of collegiate achievements.
Students have the ability to share achievements granted by the UI through Merit on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. Students also can add their own activities, such as work experience, intramural participation, leadership positions, and more. The system also provides a hometown news service through readMedia, allowing local news outlets across the country a chance to receive updates about students at the university from their areas.
Students who receive a Merit achievement will be notified via email and then have the chance to claim their Merit pages. Once students claim their page, they can add photos and activities, and share their page.
To view the UI Merit page, visit uiowa.meritpages.com.