Drawing Closer Recap

Hancher event quite the draw

Celebration brings together arts community, looks ahead to new venue
The grand opening of the new Hancher Auditorium is just over a year away, but getting closer every day. So why not celebrate now? That's just what Hancher did, and the community came out to join in the fun.

Tickets on sale for Hancher's new season

Free Sharon Jones concert kicks things off Aug. 28
In the final season before the new Hancher Auditorium opens, Hancher presents a diverse collection of dancers, musicians, and theater artists. Tickets for these performances are now available for purchase.
Hancher construction in progress.

The latest look: Hancher Auditorium

Construction update on the UI performing arts venue
Hancher Auditorium will open to the public in 2016. See how the building is coming along as the 2015-16 academic year approaches.
Art Building construction in progress

The latest look: Art Building

Construction update on home for numerous top-notch programs
Drive along North Riverside Drive on the University of Iowa campus and you're sure to notice the progress being made on the future home of the UI School of Art and Art History's numerous studio arts disciplines.
Construction work on the new Music Building

The latest look: Voxman Music Building

Construction update on new School of Music facility
The Voxman Music Building, future home to the University of Iowa School of Music, will open in 2016 boasting a 700-seat recital hall that will be the envy of many programs across the country. Iowa Now provides you with intimate glimpses of the work done over the past few months.
The all new UI State Fair booth

By the university, for the university

Student-redesigned booth anticipated to turn heads at the Iowa State Fair
UI 3D design students created the UI’s booth for the 2015 Iowa State Fair—a first for both the program and the university. The hexagon—a shape found in the construct of DNA—was used thematically in the booth, as a way to convey innovation, technology, creativity, and research.
Squonk Opera performing Pneumatica

Celebrate with Hancher at 'Drawing Closer'

Aug. 22 family event features chalk art, performances by Squonk Opera
With the new Hancher Auditorium set to open in just over a year, the Hancher organization invites the community to a day of family fun.
Drumming up new teaching techniques at the University of Iowa

Drumming up new teaching techniques

Music educators converge on UI campus to learn World Music Drumming
Two UI College of Education alumnae are creating an after-school drumming club in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as a result of participating in a World Music Drumming Workshop. That event, hosted by the UI and West Music, drew more than 60 music teachers from across the state and nation.
Becky Schmitz leads a group during a drumming workshop at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Music teachers drum up fun at IMU

Music teachers jammed to the sound of Tubano drums Thursday at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. About 60 K-12 music teachers and others gathered for World Music Drumming workshops on the University of Iowa campus, hosted by the UI College of Education and West Music.

Iowa State Fair booth construction

3D Design students bring world-class talent to Iowa State Fair booth

Students hope to represent what ‘UI does best’
Sure, you can go to the Iowa State Fair and only see an Uncle Pennybags made out of butter, but why stop there? A team of 3D design students from the University of Iowa is hard at work to bring innovative art to the fairgrounds this year.