Student Life

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.
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RVAP’s executive director talks expanding services, importance of being involved

Adam Robinson leading team that supports survivors of sexual violence
Adam Robinson, executive director of the University of Iowa’s Rape Victim Advocacy Program, sits down with “Iowa Now” to talk about RVAP’s objective, its new team members, and its plans for the future.

UI announces new Campus Inclusion Team

Specially trained team to address concerns of bias
The University of Iowa is launching a new Campus Inclusion Team to help students deal with bias concerns on campus.
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Division of Student Life University to honor legacy of MLK

The university will celebrate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Jan. 16 as well as a number of other events, including a lecture by writer and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, film screenings, symposiums, and more.

Luvvie Ajayi, author, speaker, and digital strategist, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber as part of Theme Semester programming and Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week.

Theme Semester 2017: Our Lives Online

Internet, technology the focus of spring 2017 Theme Semester
How have the Internet and technology changed us? Let’s take a closer look. Our Lives Online events begin with the UI’s WorldCanvass program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.