UI TIER update: August 1

As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents’ TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here are the latest developments across academic and business cases.
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.

UI presidential search committee to meet August 4

The University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Room 2390 of the University Capitol Centre, 200 South Capitol Street.

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.

Recent deaths

Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available.
fair booth volunteers

Volunteers needed for UI State Fair booth

Visit with thousands of fairgoers who come through the exhibit
University of Iowa faculty, staff, and alumni: We’d love to have your help at the UI’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13-23, in Des Moines. Fair admission, parking passes, and a Hawkeye T-shirt will be provided.
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.