Alumni & Friends

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.

Presidential search remains on track

Search committee reviewing applications
So far, there are 44 candidates who have officially applied to replace Sally Mason as the next president of the University of Iowa. Another six have expressed interest but have yet to officially apply, says a firm handling the UI’s search for a new president.
Jean Robillard at media event

Robillard ready to be interim president

VP for medical affairs expects his transition to be seamless
Jean Robillard is looking forward to assuming his role Aug. 1 as the interim president of the University of Iowa, where this fall the campus is poised to welcome the largest freshman class ever.
Sally Mason takes a selfie with students

Mason bids farewell to UI community

Retiring president express appreciation for accomplishments of faculty, staff, students
Sally Mason, the 20th president of the University of Iowa, will officially retire from the presidency Aug. 1. She served as UI president for eight years. Before starting her retirement, she expressed her appreciation to the UI campus community.
RAGBRAI rolls through University of Iowa campus

RAGBRAI XLIII rolls through UI campus

Ride through Iowa City caps off week full of Hawkeye pride
On July 25, 2015, an estimated 20,000 cyclists participating in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) rode through the University of Iowa campus. All week long, Hawkeye spirit was part of this truly monumental touring event.

UI presidential search committee to meet July 30

The University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee will hold a telephonic meeting from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30.
UI Foundation President Lynette Marshall presents Mary Louise Petersen with a framed memento during yesterday's dedication.

University of Iowa celebrates opening of Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall

Building designed for student success, to help accommodate growing numbers
Hundreds of people gathered on July 21, 2015, to celebrate the opening of the Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall—the University of Iowa’s first new residence hall in more than 40 years, intentionally designed for student success.
Shelly Whitcher

The Daily Nonpareil Iowa law alumna set to lead Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa law alumna Shelley Whitcher has always just wanted to help others. Now, she's leading Iowa Legal Aid, an organization that makes hope, dignity, and justice available to low-income Iowans through legal assistance and education that protects fundamental rights, basic necessities, and access to the judicial system.