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Rolling out the welcome mat

two wrestlers on gold IOWA mat

Goodbye cross trainers, hello wrestling shoes and head gear. The University of Iowa wrestling team opened the 2014-15 season with its first official practice Oct. 10, and more than one week into training the Hawkeyes unanimously agree, it's great to get into a mat routine. Story

UI soft skills training makes students more employable

University of Iowa student Paul Smith answers a question during class at the Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 26.

Soft skills—those that focus on things like communication and collaboration—are in greater demand by employers, and programs in the Tippie College of Business and Pomerantz Career Center are helping UI students learn those skills. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Electing to enhance their job prospects

Andrea Jansa and Jimmy Centers at the State Capitol

Midterm elections are coming up, and a new U.S. president will be voted into office in just two years. While many voters dread the aggressive political campaigning that is sure to come, some students at the University of Iowa use the opportunity to advance their careers. Story

Gold and Black Take Me Back

Marching band in the homecoming parade.

University of Iowa fans and followers soaked in a tremendous atmosphere over the weekend for the 102nd edition of Homecoming on campus. Photo Feature

Lazier visits a new garage

Buddy Lazier and Ed Stone outside of the Wynn Institute

Former Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier toured the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research and even brought his car with him. Photo Feature

Lazier to serve as UI Homecoming Parade grand marshal

Buddy Lazier at the Indy 500

Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion and driver of the No. 91 University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone car, will serve as grand marshal for the 2014 UI Homecoming Parade Friday, Oct. 10, starting at 5:45 p.m. in downtown Iowa City. Story

Brothers will be Kid Captains when Hawkeyes host Indiana for Homecoming

portrait of the three brothers standing outside

Researchers at UI Children’s Hospital determined three brothers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, carried the same defective gene that would lead to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes fatty tissue to build up in the heart and can worsen heart function. Story

Whetting our appetites

food for thought logo illustration with corn field

Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now. Story

Marion, Iowa, boy will be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Purdue Sept. 27

Matthew McCarthy

Kid Captain Matthew McCarthy of Marion, Iowa, had a cold, and the virus from the cold activated his immune system, which mistakenly attacked the myelin in his spinal cord, resulting in messages not being carried to and from the brain properly. McCarthy receives all of his primary care at UI Children’s Hospital. Story

UI arborist, Andy Dahl, honored as a True Professional by international group

Andy Dahl, UI arborist, gives a tree tour to students

UI arborist Andy Dahl cares for more than 8,000 trees with his four-person crew. The collection includes more than 250 species—with seven state champion trees on site. Last month, Dahl was honored as a True Professional of Arboriculture by the International Society of Arboriculture. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen


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