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Iowa Now’s achievements section is a concise yet prominent way to highlight student, faculty, staff, and alumni accomplishments. Achievements categories include:

  • Appointments to campus, state, national, and international posts or organizations, plus faculty promotion and tenure
  • Honors, awards, and other recognition
  • Grants supporting research, academic, or other programs
  • Scholarships helping students pursue education or enrichment opportunities

Featured Events

Submit all sorts of campus events via the UI Events Calendar: Select events will appear in the Iowa Now events roundup.

In the News and UI Spotlight

These sections highlight stories from external media or other UI websites—let us know if you spot a notable headline.

Main stories

Iowa Now feature stories showcase UI people and programs. We can’t tell every story out there, so we look for and develop the best with partners across campus. Ideal stories:

  • Advance and reflect the university’s missions
  • Showcase what makes the UI great—strong academics, impact across Iowa and beyond, a distinctive campus culture
  • Appeal to key Iowa Now audiences—UI students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends
  • Present opportunities to be told in words, pictures, video, graphics, etc.
  • Enhance the university’s reputation in an engaging, informative, and representative way

Death notices

Iowa Now announces deaths of current or retired/emeritus faculty or staff members once we receive official confirmation including name, age, position with the university, and date and location of death.

Example:Roger Smith, 72, professor emeritus, June 15 in Pensacola, Fla.

If the deceased’s survivors publish an obituary to funeral home website, newspaper, or other public online source, we’ll include a link in the notice.

At the discretion of Iowa Now staff, and when circumstances dictate, we may provide additional coverage about a death—for example, if a campus memorial event is planned, the death garners national attention, or a scholarship is established in the person’s name.