Upcoming Events

The University of Iowa has been part of your life's journey, and we're still with you along the way. Your Hawkeye connection extends beyond campus and that's why we're hitting the road for a visit in your neck of the woods. We're bringing the best of Iowa back to you, so that you can reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones, while learning about our latest breakthroughs.

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January 24, 2019

Kansas City IOWA Club - Fifth Annual Hawkeye Hold 'Em Tourney and Men's Basketball Game Watch

When: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Other Place
7324 W. 80th St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Join the Kansas City IOWA Club for another fun-filled game watch and poker night as the Hawkeyes welcome the Michigan State Spartans. Tipoff is 6 p.m.; the poker tournament will begin at halftime. Buy-in is $20 with one additional buy-in. The top three finishers will win prizes, and the proceeds will go toward UI Dance Marathon, which provides emotional and financial support for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients being treated at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Please RSVP to hawkeyes@kciowaclub.com if you are interested in playing in the tournament.

January 27, 2019

Paradise IOWA Club Annual Scholarship Dinner

When: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Palms Country Club
10420 Washingtonia Palm Way
Fort Myers, Florida 33966

We are now accepting reservations for the Paradise Annual Dinner featuring Iowa Football Quarterbacks Coach Ken O'Keefe.

Secure your reservations for the Annual Paradise Iowa Club Dinner today. Please be sure to include all names in your party and their meal choice when you send in your reservation!

Meal Choice #1
Beef Fillet and Shrimp

Meal Choice #2
Grilled Salmon and Chicken

Both meals served with side, roll, salad, and dessert buffet.

Cash Bar will open at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:30.

Cost is $60 per seat for members, $70 per seat for non-members. Reservations will not be considered final until payment is received. Please make checks payable to Paradise Iowa Club. Mail to: PO Box 1411, Ft. Myers, FL 33902.

Proceeds will support the Paradise IOWA Club's scholarship for UI students in the Fort Myers area. For event cost and other details, email paradise_iowa_club@hotmail.com.

January 31, 2019

Florida Iowa Days - Educational Series

When: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
280 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, Florida 34108


Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD
The Robert C. Watzke, MD, Professor of Retina Research

Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx, will discuss the future of artificial intelligence technology and his Iowa journey.


James A. Ankrum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering

Learn about engaging teaching methods as Ankrum will discuss how blurring the lines between real-world and classroom experiences is an effective education tool.

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January 31, 2019

Florida Iowa Days - Iowa Reception

When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
280 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, Florida 34108

Mingle with University of Iowa leaders and learn about the latest university happenings.

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January 31, 2019

Chicago IOWA Club - Business Development Networking Event

When: 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Reveler
3403 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Join the Chicago IOWA Club board for a networking and business development event to build your personal and professional Hawkeye alumni networks. Register for the event here.

February 1, 2019

Florida Iowa Days - Iowa vs. Michigan Men's Basketball Game Watch

When: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Tampa Joe's
9316 Anderson Road
Tampa, Florida 33634

Join your fellow Hawkeyes for appetizers and drinks as we watch the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Michigan Wolverines.

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February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Write Now Flash Writing Contest

When: All Day
Where: World Wide Web

This winter, we're hosting our first UI Alumni and Friends Flash Writing Contest—a timed, online, Iowa-themed short story competition.

You don't have be an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad—or even remember the lessons from your freshman rhetoric class—to take part. Just set aside some time to write the weekend of Feb. 8-10, 2019; let your creativity run free; and submit a short story of 1,000 words or less to us electronically before the deadline.

Learn more and register today!

February 9, 2019

Jackson Pollock's Mural Showing and Special Reception

When: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Where: Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

One of the University of Iowa's most iconic works of art is on the road again and coming to Columbia, South Carolina. Area Hawkeyes are invited to a private viewing of Jackson Pollock's Mural during its limited showing at the Columbia Museum of Art. Please join Curator Catherine Walworth for a behind-the-scenes look at Mural and get an insider's view of Pollock and his process. The cost to attend is $10 per person at the door.

After the tour, join us for a special reception at Main Street Public House (1556 Main St.). Please RSVP here.

February 9, 2019

Arizona Iowa Days - Wrigley Mansion Tour and Lunch

When: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Join Hawkeye alumni and friends for a tour through historic Wrigley Mansion. A post-tour lunch will feature brief remarks from Phoenix IOWA Club board members Cindy and Ken Mueller, who will discuss the unique ways they stay engaged with Iowa. Cost is $25 per person.

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February 10, 2019

Arizona Iowa Days - Iowa vs. Northwestern Men's Basketball Game Watch

When: 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sandbar Desert Ridge
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85050

Cheer on the Iowa men's basketball team with fellow fans at one of the Phoenix IOWA Club's most active game watch spots. There will be fun trivia giveaways throughout the game, so come prepared with your Iowa knowledge!

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February 12, 2019

Arizona Iowa Days - Arizona Cardinals Behind-The-Scenes Tour and Cocktail Hour

When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive
Glendale, Arizona 85305

Walk the halls of the Arizona Cardinals facilities and get a behind-the-scenes look at the press box, grass field, and more on this limited-space tour. Cost is $10 per person. A post-tour gathering overlooking the stadium will include hosted appetizers and a cash bar.

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February 12, 2019

Las Vegas IOWA Club - Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes Hockey Game

When: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (PST)
Where: T-Mobile Arena
3780 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89158

The Las Vegas IOWA Club is organizing a group outing to support its other favorite black and gold team—the Golden Knights. A block of tickets is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The club must receive payment by Sept. 9 or the tickets will be released back to the team.

Seats are in the upper bowl and are $70 each, including a $2 donation to the club's scholarship fund. Click here to order.

Payment can be made a variety of ways—just put "Hockey Tickets" in the notes.

Paypal: vegashawkeye@gmail.com
Venmo: kristyhingtgen
Bank of America: 702-326-4692
Check: Kristy Hingtgen, 11059 Romola St., Las Vegas, NV 89141

February 13, 2019

Arizona Iowa Days - Educational Series

When: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: because Event Space
3419 E. University Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85034


James A. Ankrum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering

Learn about engaging teaching methods as Dr. Ankrum will discuss how blurring the lines between real-world and classroom experiences is an effective education tool.


George J. Weiner, MD
Director, UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Learn about cancer treatment advances as Dr. Weiner will explain how UI researchers are exploring novel techniques that will help identify and develop new approaches to cancer immunotherapy.

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February 13, 2019

Arizona Iowa Days - Iowa Reception

When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: because Event Space
3419 E. University Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Mingle with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and other UI leaders while learning about the latest university happenings.

Register Today

March 6, 2019

Better Together: Nurturing Supportive Workplace Relationships

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Sticks Gallery
400 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Join your fellow Hawkeye women and two special guests—Amy Colbert (04PhD), a University of Iowa business professor, and Rachel Eubanks (04BA), president of Sticks Inc.—for a networking event and program discussing the ways women can nurture supportive relationships in the workplace.

5:30 p.m. – Social hour with light appetizers and wines from Jasper Winery
6 p.m. – A short program, "Better Together: Nurturing Supportive Relationships in the Workplace," by Amy Colbert, Leonard A. Hadley Chair in Leadership and Department Executive Officer, Management and Organization, UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business
6:45 p.m. – Networking reception

RSVP by Wednesday, February 20, 2019, by emailing alumni.events@foriowa.org.

March 7, 2019

Iowa Presidential Reception - Cedar Rapids

When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Eastbank Venue and Lounge
97 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what is going on around the University of Iowa campus from President Bruce Harreld and others from university leadership. You also will have a chance to mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and a hosted bar will be available.

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March 9, 2019

Tampa Bay IOWA Club: Dinner and Fundraiser with Chuck Long

When: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Westshore Marriott Hotel
1001 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33607

Join the Tampa Bay IOWA Club for a dinner and fundraiser with former Hawkeye quarterback and Big Ten Network broadcaster Chuck Long. Please purchase your tickets here.

March 10, 2019

Florida Big Ten Clubs - Panthers Hockey Game

When: 4:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (EDT)
Where: BB&T Center
1 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, Florida 33323

Iowa alumni are invited to a night with fellow Big Ten graduates as the Florida Panthers take on the Detroit Red Wings. Matt Caldwell, a Northwestern graduate and CEO of the Panthers hockey team, will speak to the group prior to the 5 p.m. game. Please join the Big Ten clubs at 4:15 p.m. in Lord Stanley's Loft, where there will be all-you-can-eat food, beer, wine, soda. Tickets are $61 and include parking. You can order through Pay Pal or send a check to the Illinois Alumni Club at 1201 S.W. 141 Ave No. 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027.

March 21, 2019

Kansas City IOWA Club - Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity

When: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (CST)
Where: Harvesters Community Food Network
3801 Topping Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64129

For the third consecutive year, a group of University of Iowa students will travel to the Kansas City area to complete a week of community service as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. They have asked the Greater Kansas City IOWA Club to support them in their efforts March 21 at Harvesters Community Food Network. Start time is 8:30 a.m. and their volunteer obligation runs until 1 p.m.

If you would like to give back to the Kansas City area and support Hawkeye students, please RSVP to hawkeyes@kciowaclub.com.

April 6, 2019

St. Louis IOWA Club - Big Ten Trivia

When: TBD
Where: Christian Brothers College High School
1850 De La Salle Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Save the date and start recruiting your friends for your trivia team. Tables are made up of eight people and can be purchased for $120. If you don't have a table, the St. Louis IOWA Club will help connect singles, couples, and smaller groups for $15 per person. The club will also be raising money for its scholarship fund with a silent auction, so if you have items you'd like to donate, please email stl.iowaclub@gmail.com.

April 25, 2019

JPEC Hawkeye Pitch Off - Des Moines

When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321

More information coming soon.

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Iowa Black Alumni Association Reunion

When: All Day
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
328 S. Clinton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Return to Iowa City in April to celebrate friendship, camaraderie, and education at the Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) reunion. We'll honor pioneering black alumni and provide the opportunity to connect with old friends and current students.

View Schedule and Register by March 8, 2019.

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