Hancher Auditorium

Hancher Auditorium Executive Director Chuck Swanson stands in the new auditorium. The grand opening will take place Sept. 9.

RAGBRAI stop Spencer is Hancher executive director’s hometown

Executive Director of Hancher Auditorium Chuck Swanson hails from Spencer, Iowa, the first overnight stop on the 2017 RAGBRAI route. Swanson shares not only his but the University of Iowa’s connection to the town, including a permanent mural in Hancher that Spencer middle school students worked on.
A University of Iowa student receives his degree during the Graduate College commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at Hancher Auditorium. About 250 students received degrees at the ceremony.

Recapping fall 2016 commencement

About 1,500 graduates received degrees at ceremonies this past weekend
About 1,500 University of Iowa students received their degrees at fall 2016 commencement ceremonies Dec. 16–18. “Iowa Now” captured several celebratory moments at the festivities.
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42 years of collaboration

Directors of Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet discuss the history between the two organizations
The Joffrey Ballet debuts its new rendition of “The Nutcracker” this weekend on the Hancher stage, Chuck Swanson, executive director of Hancher, and Ashley Wheater, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, sat down with “Iowa Now” to talk about “The Nutcracker” and the history between Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet.
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Voxman: The man behind the building name

A man so loved that the UI named a building after him—twice
Born in a small coal-mining town in 1912, Himie Voxman taught at the UI for 45 years and is credited with establishing the UI School of Music’s national prominence.
Michael Hill, associate professor of English.

African American students and alumni build community at the UI

Students gain new opportunity to connect with African American alums
Co-organizers Lena Hill and Michael Hill are providing students with the opportunity to meet and develop mentoring relationships with African American alumni.
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Next steps

Rebekah Kowal discusses the future of the UI’s dance program
Rebekah Kowal, newly appointed chair of the University of Iowa Department of Dance, discusses her new role and her plans for the program.

7 places to take your visiting parents

Check out this list of activities that should keep both family members and students entertained on the UI campus.
President Bruce Harreld receives the UI Presidential Medallion

Week of Inspiration culminates in presidential program

Students, staff, faculty, and community members enjoy week of events
The Presidential Program and Reception, held Sept. 16 at Hancher Auditorium, was part of a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

LIttle Village Photos: Hancher Auditorium grand opening

After years of planning and construction, a grand opening welcomed the public to the new $176 million performance space on Sept. 9. Just before the ceremonial ribbon was cut, speeches were made by UI President Bruce Harreld, Gov. Terry Brandstad and Hancher benefactors Mary Jo and Dick Stanley, among others.