Student Life

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UI honors top student employee

Seven others to be recognized at Presidential Luncheon, student supervisors also celebrated
Rachel Bruflodt was named UI’s 2016–17 student employee of the year. The Dubuque, Iowa, native and seven other student employees, as well as nine student employee supervisors, will be honored April 13 at a reception at the home of UI President J. Bruce Harreld.

OneIT door-access automation project saves staff time, increases security

Thanks to a OneIT subproject, many UI students’ and employees’ Iowa One Card door access is now automatically updated based on information from MAUI and human resources or housing databases. The new system saves staff members’ time and increases security.
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UI students serve others over spring break

Hawkeye Service Teams expand reach in 2017, visiting 12 US communities
This year, 200 Hawkeyes used their spring break to volunteer in 12 communities across the U.S., packing medical supplies in Atlanta, helping at a community garden in Denver, making breakfasts at an HIV/AIDS service organization in Dallas, and assisting at a Milwaukee homeless shelter. See how you can get involved.

Old Gold: 1962 campus concert featured both Al Jarreau and Simon Estes

UI archivist recalls early performance by acclaimed singers
Many people know that Al Jarreau and Simon Estes are alumni of the University of Iowa, but can you imagine the two luminaries being on the same concert bill? UI archivist David McCartney looks back at the evening they performed on campus.

Search committee to replace Rocklin sets aggressive timeline

Composition of search committee announced
The search committee for the next vice president for student life held its first meeting this week and adopted an aggressive timeline that would conclude the hiring process in late June or early July.
UI Public Safety Director Scott Beckner shakes hands with students after an intramural basketball game.

The Gazette UI Police: Building bonds through sports

When Scott Beckner took the reins as the UI public safety director, he identified connecting with the student body as one of his priorities.

One of the means to that end was building relationships with students by forming teams of officers to take on students in intramural sports.

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Student security officer program advances community policing efforts

Program is ‘first step’ in building a community policing culture on campus
The UI Department of Public Safety is expanding its student security officer program as part of a growing effort to build a community policing culture on campus. Scott Beckner, assistant VP and director of public safety, wants to get students more involved, see UI officers as approachable and a resource.
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Dance Marathon keeps breaking records

Event raises more than $2.5 million ‘For the Kids’
It’s another year to remember for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon community. Dance Marathon 23 raised $2,572,130.23 to help fund pediatric cancer research at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Search committee chairs announced for VP for student life

Laura McLeran and Kenneth G. Brown will co-chair search committee to replace Tom Rocklin
UI President Bruce Harreld has named Kenneth G. Brown, professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs at the Tippie College of Business, and Laura McLeran, senior adviser to the president and associate vice president for external relations, to co-chair the search to replace Tom Rocklin, vice president for student life.