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June 8, 2023
Chicago Hawkeye Social
5:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 9 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL US 60654

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Iowa is partnering with the Chicago Iowa Club to connect local Hawkeyes and celebrate all that the area has to offer. Join your Hawkeye community for fun conversation, food, drink, trivia, and giveaways!


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Annabelle Vinson at or 319-467-3895.

Contact: Annabelle Vinson 319-467-3895

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 10, 2023
Stanley Creates: Art Dog & Mural Masterpiece
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Art Dog, by Thacher Hurd, is an action-packed story about Arthur Dog, a mild-mannered museum guard by day and his alter ego, the mysterious, masked superhero that fights crimes in the streets of Dogopolis with his magical paint brush powers.

After the story listening to the story, kids will work together to create a colorful mural masterpiece.

Workshop led by Debra Marqusee.

Stanley Creates is planned with families in mind; UI students are also welcome to attend.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot here. 

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost, Pentacrest Museums

June 12, 2023
Johnson County I-Club Golf Outing
11:30 am - 2:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 4646 180th St NE, Solon, IA US 52333

Join the Johnson County I-Club for their annual golf outing!

Entry fee-which includes greens fees, cart, range balls, and a boxed lunch-is $500 for a four-person team. Team prizes and flag events will be awarded, and hole sponsorships are available for $100. Event will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Space is limited and early sign-up is encouraged. Registration deadline is May 26.

For more information on this event, contact Steve Droll with the Johnson County I-Club at or 319-331-0014.

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Contact: Iowa Athletics Development 319-467-3410

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 19, 2023
Polk County I-Club Celebrity Golf Outing
12:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 3915 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA US 50321

You´re invited to join us for a great day on the links at the Polk County I-Club Celebrity Golf Outing!

  • Entry fees-which are $500 per player and $2,000 for a team-include green fees, cart, and dinner. A silent auction and guest speakers will immediately follow golf.
  • Hole sponsorships are $250 and include a tee sign on a hole and a complimentary dinner ticket ($60 value).
  • Space is limited, and early sign-up is encouraged.

For more information or to sign up for the event, contact Jim Carney at 515-282-6803 or

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Contact: Jim Carney 515-282-6803

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 21, 2023
Virtual Drag Bingo
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (CDT)

Join our host, the fabulous Hazel Sanchez-Belle, and play a few rounds of bingo and win some Hawkeye swag! 

Contact: Rhonda Roskos 319-467-3357

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 28, 2023
Chicago Presidential Reception
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL US 60614

The University of Iowa is heading to Chicago to gather with alumni and friends, and we hope to see you there!

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Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings at this special event, where you´ll have the chance to meet UI President Barbara Wilson. You also will hear from Lynette Marshall, president and CEO of the UI Center for Advancement and recent graduate Kate McKenzie (15BA, 21MBA), who has experience in tech, startups, and higher education.

We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar, along with valet parking for our guests. The Chicago Cubs play a home game at 7:05 p.m. that evening, so please plan your travel time accordingly.

A $10 per person admission will support the Forevermore Scholarship, a need-based scholarship fund that helps give deserving high school students access to the University of Iowa.

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 28, 2023
Trivia Night
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

We'll be answering Hawkeye and Pride-themed questions - bring your friends or join a team on the spot, it should be a fun evening!

Contact: Rhonda Roskos 319-467-3357

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 4, 2022 - December 1, 2023
Art & Write Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)
Where: 39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces.

Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists.

Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session and will sometimes move about the Museum but we'll always start in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds (Bird Hall) on the third Floor of Macbride Hall. Join anytime between 6-8 p.m. and feel free to participate in a themed creation challenge or work on your own project with our exhibits as inspiration. We'll save the last 15-30 minutes of each session to share what we've been working on, connecting with others (optional, of course!).

Please note, the Museum is typically closed during this time, meaning the main entrance to Iowa Hall (atop the large staircase outside on the east side of Macbride Hall) will be closed and locked. All other building doors will be open, offering access to the Ground Floor of Macbride Hall. Bird Hall is located on the third floor of Macbride Hall and can be reached by stairs or by taking the elevator to the third floor and crossing the auditorium to the north side of the building. 

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Museum of Natural History, Division of Student Life, Student Engagement and Campus Programs, Department of Biology, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, Department of English, Iowa Youth Writing Project

July 8, 2023
Stanley Creates: Big Dog...Little Dog & Size, Color, and Opposites
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Big Dog...Little Dog, by P. D. Eastman, is a classic canine story starring Fred and Ted Mutts, who are opposites in every way and still best friends.

Following the story, kids will make an art project related to the concepts of size, color, and opposites.

Workshop led by Debra Marqusee.

Stanley Creates is planned with families in mind; UI students are also welcome to attend.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot at

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pentacrest Museums, Office of the Provost

July 10, 2023 - July 21, 2023
Coming Soon: 100-Word Microstory Contest
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Mark your calendars to take part in our 100-Word Microstory Contest-a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don't have to be an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad-or even have participated in a flash writing contest before-to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts.

We will announce the writing prompts on our website on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. CDT.

Learn more:

Contact: Kate Sojka 319-467-3884

Departments: Center for Advancement, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa Young Writers' Studio, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa Youth Writing Project, Nonfiction Writing Program, International Writing Program, The Writing University, Department of English

July 13, 2023
University of Iowa Grandparents University®
8:00 am - 4:30 pm (CDT)

The University of Iowa is hosting its first-ever Grandparents University®. Hawkeye grandparents and grandchildren, ages 8-14 years old, can experience student life together while taking part in educational, fun, and unique activities.

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This one-day event-Thursday, July 13-will provide exclusive experiences in arts and humanities, health and wellness, and science that are meaningful to both the young and young at heart. Create lasting memories and learn from leading experts-all the while spending the day with your grandchild. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities as you learn more about:

  • Architecture
  • Bird banding
  • Earthquakes
  • Falconry
  • Fly fishing
  • And more!

For more information, please contact Erin Brokel at or 319-467-3668.

Contact: Erin Brokel 319-467-3668

Departments: Center for Advancement, UI Retirees Association, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Iowa Raptor Project, Division of Student Life

July 22, 2023
122nd Annual Iowa By The Sea Picnic
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 250 S. Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles, CA US 90731

The Iowa By The Sea Picnic is a family event, with lots of activities, games, and fun for everyone! Iowans and individuals who have a connection with the State of Iowa will want to attend the 122nd Iowa By The Sea Picnic! This year, the picnic will be held at Pier 87 on the stern of the Battleship Iowa. The ship is a historic museum located at the Los Angeles harbor in San Pedro, California. Our picnic focuses on the fun and safety of all attendees.

Register here:

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

September 21, 2023 - September 23, 2023
Sports, Power, and Resistance: Legacies and Futures - Obermann Arts & Humanities Symposium
All Day ()

How can the history of activism in sports help us understand the dynamics shaping conflicts today? How might labor relations in sport be imagined differently? How does the structure of sporting entertainment provide opportunities and obstacles to activism, and how can activists navigate these challenges?

As fans flock to sports arenas to cheer for their favorite teams, these spaces are simultaneously important societal battlegrounds. From acts of political protest by players to legislative debates about who can compete on school teams, athletics are at the center of today´s culture wars. Join us for the Obermann Arts and Humanities Symposium "Sports, Power, and Resistance: Legacies and Futures" as leading scholars of history, sociology, cinema and media studies, rhetoric, and cultural studies map the past, explore the present, and chart future paths in the contested terrain of sports as a political force. 

Organized by well-known scholars of sport, media and culture, Thomas Oates (American Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication) and Travis Vogan (Journalism & Mass Communication and American Studies), this symposium will contextualize the contemporary politicized sportscape within a long and significant history of political movements through sports. By bringing together research on political activism in sports, we hope to think through the possibilities for a new understanding of social relations through and in sport.

All symposium events-panels, lectures, screenings, and discussions-are free and open to the public.


Contact: Erin Hackathorn 319-335-4034

Departments: Obermann Center, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of Communication Studies, Department of Cinematic Arts, Center for Advancement, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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THE BUZZER BEATER 3 BY CC!!!!@CaitlinClark22 x #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) February 26, 2023 Iowa Repeats as Big Ten Tournament Champions Photo: Caleb Saunders/ After defeating Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, Iowa faced a tough Maryland squad?a team that the Hawkeyes split with during the regular season. All five starters scored in double figures, though, and the Hawkeyes took down the Terrapins to advance with an 89-84 win. In the tournament final, the Hawkeyes left no doubt as to who is the best team in the Big Ten Conference. Iowa thumped Ohio State, 105-72, in front of a conference-tournament record crowd of 9,505 in Minneapolis. BACK TO BACK ‼️@IowaWBB are the #B1GWBBT Champions❗🏆 Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 6, 2023 It was a historic moment for the Hawkeyes. Not only did Iowa tally its most points ever against a Big Ten opponent, it was the first time in program history that the Hawkeyes claimed back-to-back tournament titles. Photo: Brian Ray/ Clark, Monika Czinano, and Gabbie Marshall were named to the all-tournament team after the victory. Clark led Iowa with the first triple-double in tournament championship history?leading the Hawkeyes with 30 points, 17 assists, and 10 rebounds. Czinano added 26 points and seven rebounds in the win. Marshall ended the Big Ten Tournament on fire?hitting 27 of her past 44 3-point attempts. Iowa Enters NCAA Tournament as No. 2 Seed Photo: Brian Ray/ For the fifth time in school history, Iowa earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and Hawkeye fans couldn?t wait to see their team in action two more times this season. That?s why, in just 53 minutes, tickets to the first- and second-round matchups sold out. Said Clark: ?I think maybe we?ve gotten kind of used to our fans being as incredible as they are. I think it just shows the excitement in our community about women?s basketball and that?s the excitement that it could be like all around the country.? Sweet Finish to Season at Carver Photo: Brian Ray/ After second-seeded Iowa opened the NCAA Tournament with a 95-43 victory over Southeastern Louisiana?scoring the second-most points in program history for an NCAA Tournament game?the Hawkeyes moved on to face a tough Georgia squad. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures as Iowa advanced with a 74-66 victory over the Bulldogs. Caitlin Clark has the green light from the logo 🚦📺: ABC ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2023 According to ESPN, Iowa?s game against Georgia was the most-viewed early-round women?s tournament game on record with 1.5 million watching the Hawkeyes advance. Czinano and McKenna Warnock were victorious in their final Carver-Hawkeye Arena appearance, as Iowa went 17-1 at home this year. With the win, Iowa advanced to its ninth Sweet 16 appearance and its fourth since 2015. Jensen Named Assistant Coach of the Year Photo: Stephen Mally/ Associate Head Coach Jan Jensen earned the 2023 Division I Assistant Coach of the Year honor from the Women?s Basketball Coaches Association. Jensen, who has been with the Hawkeyes for 23 years, has helped Iowa to 21 postseason appearances?including 17 NCAA Tournament berths. Post Guru. Encourager. Friend to all. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐎𝐘 🤩@goiowa is the WBCA DI Assistant Coach of the Year! #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 21, 2023 It?s been an emotional roller coaster for Jensen, who lost her father to pancreatic cancer on March 26. ?She is the epitome of an amazing person, amazing coach, so to see her go through that, it's obviously super tough, especially in one of the highs of all of our lives,? Czinano said. Iowa Takes Down Colorado, Advances to Elite Eight Photo: Brian Ray/ Despite trailing at halftime against a tough Colorado team, Iowa found its footing in the third quarter. The Hawkeyes outscored the Buffaloes, 25-13, to start the second half en route to an 87-77 victory in the Sweet 16. ?It started on defense for us,? said Clark, one of four Hawkeyes to reach double figures in the win. ?We were getting stops [in the third quarter], and that?s what leads to really good offense for us.? Everything about this transition bucket 🤧🤧@CaitlinClark22 x @McKennaWarnock Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 25, 2023 While Iowa pushed the lead to double digits, Colorado?which gave up the most points it had all season?got within four points late in the fourth quarter. But Iowa was too much?as Czinano scored inside and the Hawkeyes made seven free throws in the final 60 seconds. Hawkeyes Survive, Advance to Final Four Photo: Brian Ray/ If Clark wasn?t National Player of the Year going into the Elite Eight, her performance against Louisville solidified her spot as the nation?s best player. Clark?tallying the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA Tournament history (41 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists)?led the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 97-83 victory over the Louisville Cardinals and secured the program?s first Final Four berth since 1993. In her last five games, Caitlin Clark is averaging 30.0 PPG12.2 APG51.6% FGShe's the only Division I player since 2000 with 30 points per game, 10 assists per game and 50% FG over a five-game span. (per @ESPNStatsInfo)? ESPN Women's Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) March 27, 2023 After falling into an early 8-0 hole, Iowa?s starting five?playing their 90th straight game together?weren?t rattled. Clark was unstoppable to end the first quarter?scoring or assisting on every one of Iowa?s points as the Hawkeyes took a 25-21 lead after the first quarter. Leading 48-43 at halftime, Iowa took control by outscoring the Cardinals?who were making their fifth straight Elite Eight trip?by a 30-16 margin in the third quarter. It was a lethal combination of great offense, strong defense, and a partisan Hawkeye crowd that even the ESPN broadcast team noticed. ?This is ridiculous to have this kind of presence in Seattle,? said Rebecca Lobo, of Hawkeye fans traveling nearly 1,900 miles to cheer on their team. With the win over Louisville, Iowa reached the 30-win plateau for the first time in school history. Soak it all in. @LisaBluder x @goiowa #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 27, 2023 Clark Named National Player of the Year Photo: Brian Ray/ On March 29, Clark was named the recipient of the 2023 Naismith Trophy?the most prestigious individual basketball honor presented annually to women?s college basketball?s most outstanding player. ?Winning this award is a huge accomplishment,? Clark said. ?This is such a huge honor for our family and program. None of this would be possible without my tremendous support system. I want to thank Lisa Bluder and her staff for giving me the opportunity to play basketball at the University of Iowa. It is a place I have thrived in since I stepped on campus.? The following day, Clark was named Associated Press National Player of the Year. She?s the second Hawkeye?and Big Ten student-athlete?to earn this distinction. Iowa?s Megan Gustafson (19BBA) was the recipient of the national award in 2019. Caitlin Clark is a regular at @UIchildrens, spending time with any kiddo that requests a visit. This one, however, came with an extra surprise. Congrats to the 𝐀𝐏 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫, @CaitlinClark22! Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 30, 2023 Clark is one of three Hawkeye recipients of the Naismith Trophy since 2019, and the second women?s player. Gustafson was the 2019 honoree, while Luka Garza (21BBA) was chosen in 2021. Iowa is one of just six institutions to have both a men?s and women?s Naismith Trophy honoree (Duke, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, and Virginia). Iowa Advances to Final, Ends South Carolina?s 42-Game Win Streak Photo: C. Guerra It had been 30 years since Iowa women?s basketball made its first Final Four. This time, the Hawkeyes had the last laugh. Clark scored 41 points and Iowa ousted defending national champion South Carolina, 77-73, in front of 19,288 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. According to ESPN, Clark is the first player in NCAA history with back-to-back 40-point games. ?I love me some Caitlin Clark,? Bluder said, whose team scored more points against South Carolina than any other opponent this season. ?We?ve been talking about being mission-focused a lot this year, and we had a game plan and these guys executed so well. That is South Carolina we just beat, folks. Amazing.? Iowa jumped on the Gamecocks?leading for most of the first half. An 8-0 run?capped off by a Kate Martin layup?gave the Hawkeyes a 46-37 lead. But South Carolina?who hadn?t lost in 359 days?trimmed the lead to just four points heading into the fourth quarter. After briefly losing the lead, Clark?s three-pointer with 8:55 left in the game put Iowa back in front, 62-60?a lead they would not relinquish. Clark either scored or assisted on all of Iowa?s 18 points in the fourth quarter?scoring the final 13. With the win, the Hawkeyes advanced to their first-ever national championship game and became the Big Ten?s first team to reach the title game in 18 years. "All you need to do is BELIEVE in order to SHOCK THE WORLD." - @CaitlinClark22#WFinalFour x @IowaWBB NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessWBB) April 1, 2023 Hot-Shooting Tigers Upset Iowa Photo: Hawkeye Athletics LSU shot 54%?including 64% on 3-pointers?to upset Iowa in the NCAA title game by a 102-85 score. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures, with Clark leading the way with 30 points. The crowd of 19,842 at American Airlines Center broke the record for the largest attended game in NCAA Tournament Championship history. Two seniors played their final games for the Hawkeyes. Czinano ended her Hawkeye career with 2,413 points?shooting 67% in five seasons of action. Warnock ended her Iowa career with 1,277 points. Forever proud of this team. Forever proud to be #Hawkeyes. Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) April 2, 2023

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