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.

UI completes RFQL for external review of employment policies, practices

Proposals sought for evaluating UI’s policies and practices related to hiring, promotion, documentation, compensation, and termination of faculty and staff
The University of Iowa will begin accepting proposals from firms interested in reviewing employment policies and practices as defined by the Iowa Civil Rights Act, as well as internal university policies. The deadline for proposals is Aug. 17.
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Lena Hill named interim chief diversity officer, Monique DiCarlo named new Title IX coordinator

Search for new chief diversity officer to begin in late fall or early spring
Lena Hill has been appointed interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president and Monique DiCarlo has been appointed Title IX coordinator by UI President J. Bruce Harreld. A search for a new chief diversity officer will begin in late fall or early spring.
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Young African Leaders Initiative fellows visit Iowa City, tour the state

Program promotes entrepreneurship, international dialogue
Twenty-five Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows arrived in Iowa City June 16 to learn about the American economy and the basics of operating their own business. During their six-week stay, the fellows have been traveling across the state visiting farms, religious institutions, art galleries, and large businesses.

Recent deaths

Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available.
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Finding inner strength in personal training

Margee Miller came to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in late 2011 for health coaching, a visit that would lead her down a path of mindfulness and fitness.

Honors UI’s Patterson chosen for national HR professional development program

Shamika Patterson, human resources coordinator at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, is one of six participants selected for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017–18 Wildfire program.