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February 3, 2023 - December 5, 2025
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, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Student Life, Leadership and Engagement, Department of Biology, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, Department of English

March 5, 2024
Together Hawkeyes Tour: Denver, CO
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO US 80206

Together, Hawkeyes can change the world. This spring, we are headed to Denver to share a historic initiative that will unite Hawkeyes and advance our beloved university. 

Register here: https://foriowa.info/4aIvZgJ

Connect with campus leaders and fellow Hawkeyes-and learn about the Together Hawkeyes campaign and other university happenings. Your hosts for the evening will be Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s 22nd president, and Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO.  

Hors d´oeuvres and a hosted bar will be provided. 

We hope to see you in Denver! 

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

March 10, 2024 - April 9, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Ramadan (Islam)
7:08 pm - 7:41 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Nowruz/Naw-Ruz (Bahá´í) various ethnicities worldwide
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2024
Exhibition Spotlight: Living with Smoke
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CDT)

The Pentacrest Museums will host a free virtual program to explore the impact of smoke on public health in the Western and Midwestern United States. In conjunction with our latest exhibition, Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer, the museums use Exhibition Spotlight to illuminate deeper themes of the exhibit and build further connections to our campus and community. Meet researchers from the University of Iowa and other organizations who are shaping the conversation around fire and smoke management with science and first-hand accounts. 

Register for free to receive a link to the webinar: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/xrujyzf

Meet the panel:

  • Greg Carmichael, Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Professor, Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Co-director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Researcher, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Researcher, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Affiliated Faculty, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, College of Engineering, University of Iowa (Moderator) 
  • Charles O. Stanier: Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Researcher, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Research Engineer, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering 
  • Dr. Peter Thorne: professor in the UI College of Public Health´s Department of Occupational & Environmental Health and co-director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center. He has held a number of prominent national leadership positions, including serving as chairman of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency´s Science Advisory Board. 
  • Alejandro Comellas, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine 
  • Wanda Reiter Kintz: Air Quality Branch Supervisor, serving EPA´s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee
  • Ellen Carman, Director, Iowa Wildlife Camps, College of Education 

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: College of Engineering, Carver College of Medicine, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Pentacrest Museums, Office of the Provost

March 21, 2024
Together Hawkeyes Tour: Atlanta, GA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA US 30341

Together, Hawkeyes can change the world. This spring, we are headed to Atlanta to share a historic initiative that will unite Hawkeyes and advance our beloved university. 

Register here: https://foriowa.info/3SIR3eN

Connect with campus leaders and fellow Hawkeyes-and learn about the Together Hawkeyes campaign and other university happenings. Your hosts for the evening will be Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s 22nd president, and Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO.  

Hors d´oeuvres and a hosted bar will be provided. 

We hope to see you in Atlanta!

Please Note: Complimentary valet parking will be available for all guests. 

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

January 28, 2024 - May 26, 2024
Write at the Stanley: A Generative Writing Workshop
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (CST)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome.

Write at the Stanley meets every fourth Sunday of the month. 

Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot by clicking the dates below:

January 28

February 25

March 24

April 28

May 26

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Department of Classics, Department of English, Iowa Youth Writing Project, Magid Center for Writing, Pentacrest Museums, Office of the Provost, International Writing Program

March 25, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Holi Festival of Spring and Color (Hinduism)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 26, 2024
Facing the Inferno: Visiting Artist Kari Greer
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

The Pentacrest Museums host visiting artist Kari Greer for a special event to discuss themes of her exhibition Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer, now on display at the Old Capitol Museum. Greer will discuss her art, her career, firsthand knowledge of fire from the 1990s to today, and how photographic documentation impacts our collective understanding. Following her keynote, Greer will be joined by UI faculty from Carver College of Medicine and the colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Health working on Living With Smoke, which examines the impacts of smoke on respiratory infections in the Western and Midwestern United States for a panel discussion and subsequent Q&A.

Old Capitol Museum galleries will open at 5:30 p.m. (come see the exhibit first)
Keynote and panel begin at 6 p.m.

Kari Greer is a contract photographer with the National Interagency Fire Center based in Boise, Idaho. Kari specializes in wildland fire photography and editorial photojournalism. Her interest in wildland fire photography was sparked during her college years, working on a Forest Service fire crew on the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest in Washington. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Wildland Firefighter, and The New York Times. Kari has an online video interview in Yahoo Studios for The Weekly Flickr as well on CNN. Kari studied photography at California State University, Sacramento and spent time in a workshop with Mary Ellen Mark, collaborating with Icelandic Photographer Erla Stefánsdóttir and National Geographic photographer Brooks Walker.

Kari Greer

The Pentacrest Museums are honored to show Greer's work and facilitate her visit to campus for educational programming. Please contact the museums to inquire about special class visits during her visit to Iowa City.

Learn more about the Facing the Inferno exhibition
Learn more about Living with Smoke initiative

Contact: Shereena Honary 319-335-2010

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Old Capitol Museum, NEXUS of Engineering and the Arts, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, Global Public Health, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research

March 27, 2024
One Day for Iowa | The University of Iowa's 24-Hour Giving Day
All Day ()

Every year, thousands of Hawkeyes come together to make an important-and meaningful-impact for Iowa. All gifts made in March will count toward the One Day for Iowa total. 

Be a Hawkeye that gives back on One Day for Iowa. Support students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more.

Contact: Shaina Spencer 319-467-3554

Departments: Center for Advancement, Department of Computer Science, School of Music, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre Arts, Hancher Auditorium, College of Pharmacy, Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry

March 29, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Good Friday (Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 31, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Easter (Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 2, 2024
Phases of the Sun: A Guide to Our Star and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
5:00 pm (CDT)

In this talk celebrating the Great North American Eclipse of 2024, the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy will use demonstrations to share about the sun, what powers it, how it moves energy to us on Earth, and its structure and features that can be observed. Then, they´ll cover solar eclipses, including what they are, what causes them, and tips for safely enjoying the April 8 eclipse.  

Register Today!


Request Hawkeye-Branded Solar Glasses

To celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, the University of Iowa is offering free solar eclipse glasses to alumni and friends. Glasses are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please review these tips on safely viewing solar eclipses.

Sign up to receive a free pair of solar eclipse glasses: https://foriowa.info/49blBwO


Partial Solar Eclipse Event at the University of Iowa Pentacrest

Monday, April 8, 2024
12:30-3 p.m.

Learn more: https://events.uiowa.edu/84596

Visit the UI Physics and Astronomy website to learn how University of Iowa faculty are advancing space science.

Contact: Tegan Donahue 319-467-3393

Departments: Center for Advancement, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Carver College of Medicine

April 8, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Buddha's Birthday (Buddhism)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 9, 2024 - April 10, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Fitr (Islam)
7:41 pm - 7:42 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 10, 2024
GradFest 2024
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Contact: Lynn Barker 319-467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement, Carver College of Medicine, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Graduate College, Commencement

April 11, 2024
GradFest 2024
11:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Contact: Lynn Barker 319-467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement, Carver College of Medicine, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Graduate College, Commencement

April 22, 2024 - April 30, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Passover (Judaism)
7:55 pm - 8:04 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 25, 2024
CLIMATE through a Wide Lens
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Rising seas, toxic rivers, deforestation, smoke-filled air-headlines remind us daily of the local, national, and international impacts of climate change. Join us for a wild pecha kucha ride through the effects of climate change with researchers who also tirelessly seek solutions. World-renowned climate scientist, Jerald Schnoor will open with big picture issues. That will set the stage for artist Isabel Barbuzza´s work on South American lithium salt mines, environmental literary scholar Eric Gidal´s work on Iowa´s watersheds, feminist anthropologist Meena Khandelwal´s engagement with Rajasthani villages in India, natural resource economist Silvia Secchi´s rooting into the farms and rivers that surround us, and atmospheric scientist and planning expert Scott Spak´s studies of the cities where we live. Together, our Wide Lens presenters offer crucial insights into the challenges we face and hope that if we work together, change is possible.

Presentations:

  • "Visualizing Climate Dangers-The Case of Lithium" - Isabel Barbuzza, Art and Art History, CLAS
  • "Connecting Data and Storytelling in Iowa's Watersheds" - Eric Gidal, English, CLAS
  • "Cookstoves and Climate Change in India" - Meena Khandelwal, Anthropology and Gender, Women´s, and Sexuality Studies, CLAS
  • "Climate Change-Where We Are Now" - Jerald Schnoor, College of Engineering
  • "Adapting Agriculture, Land, and Water to Climate Change" - Silvia Secchi, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, CLAS
  • "City Planning for the Environment, Climate, and Energy" - Scott Spak, School of Planning and Public Affairs, Graduate College

20 slides per presenter, 20 seconds per slide

Ruthless Timekeeper - Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research

Additional Hosts - Roland Racevskis, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, CLAS; Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Vice President for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

For each gathering in the Wide Lens series, researchers, scholars, and artists from across the university briefly present their work on a shared topic of interest; then, we open the floor to questions and conviviality over hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Wide Lens is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. These events are free and open to all.

Contact: Erin Hackathorn 319-335-4034

Departments: Obermann Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, College of Engineering, Graduate College, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

May 3, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Holy Friday (Orthodox Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

May 5, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Pascha (Orthodox Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

May 17, 2024
Eight Over 80 Awards
11:00 am (CDT)

As Hawkeyes, we give back throughout our lives.

We're leaders in our professions. We're generous with our time and talent. We're passionate about things we love-especially anything black and gold. And some Hawkeyes continue to make an impact well beyond retirement.

That's why we are honoring Iowa alumni, age 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others.

Nominate a Hawkeye for this award here: https://www.foriowa.org/eight-over-80/

Contact: Erin Brokel 319-467-3668

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of Community Engagement, Carver College of Medicine, Office of the Provost

June 16, 2024 - June 17, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Adha (Islam)
8:43 pm - 8:43 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Former Hawkeye tackle Tristan Wirfs had a breakthrough year with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Former Hawkeye Tristan Wirfs (left) won a Super Bowl title in February with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tristan Wirfs is normally big on setting goals. "I usually write sticky notes and put them on my mirror," says Wirfs, a former All-American tackle for the University of Iowa football team who just wrapped up his rookie season in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I didn't write any goals this year because just having a season was my goal." For Wirfs, it proved to be a season to remember after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas Chiefs, 31-9, in Super Bowl LV. Not only did Wirfs start all 20 games of his rookie season, but he was on the field for 1,280 plays?allowing just one sack and having just one penalty called against him. At the end of the season, he was selected to Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team. "I love being in the huddle with him," says quarterback Tom Brady, who clinched his seventh Super Bowl ring and first with Tampa Bay. "[Tristan's] got a great maturity for a younger player. Obviously, he's very talented, but he's got a great attitude and really works hard." It ended up being the 16th time in the last 17 seasons that a former Hawkeye was in the Super Bowl. This time around, there were four Hawkeyes?Wirfs and Anthony Nelson (18BBA) for the Bucs and Anthony Hitchens and Ben Niemann (18BS) for the Chiefs. We caught up with Wirfs to talk about the past season, his time as a Hawkeye, and his efforts to support University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. You had a tremendous rookie season?all while playing against the best of the best. Who was the toughest defensive player you went up against this season? I went up against a lot of tough guys, and they all have something a little bit different that they do. Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears) is pretty good, strong, and fast at the same time. You don't know what he's going to throw at you. Cam Jordan (New Orleans Saints) is a big edge rusher. If he lines up super wide and gets a full head of steam, he's powerful. Brian Burns (Carolina Panthers), Joey Bosa (Los Angeles Chargers), and Za'Derius Smith and Preston Smith (Green Bay Packers) are all tough to prepare for, too. I had a lot of fun going up against all those guys. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers As a rookie, former Hawkeye Tristan Wirfs started all 20 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His stellar first year earned him a spot on the Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team. As an offensive lineman, one of your bigger jobs is protecting your quarterback. What was it like competing with veteran quarterback Tom Brady? It was awesome. So many of my buddies texted me asking about Tom Brady, and it was really cool to play with him this past year. He's a great leader. He came into the program like a general. Experiencing his leadership?firsthand?was unreal. There were around 30 former Hawkeyes in the NFL this season. What does it say to have so many Hawkeyes competing at the highest level? I feel like Iowa is underrated, development wise, when it comes to preparing you for the NFL. With how many guys Coach Ferentz has gotten into the league, I think that speaks for itself. How did your time at the University of Iowa prepare you for life in the NFL? Playing at Iowa was a big part of turning me into who I am today. Coach Ferentz runs his program at Iowa like a professional team. He does his best to turn us into better men, good husbands, good fathers, and good people in the community. My mom was also a huge part of that, but Coach Ferentz continued that at Iowa. Before competing in the Super Bowl, you had two weeks off. What were COVID-19 protocols and testing like during the time leading up to the game? All season long, we were testing once a day, wore masks, and wore trackers. If someone tested positive, they could use the tracker to tell how much time you spent next to a person who tested positive. Leading up to the Super Bowl, the NFL changed testing to twice a day?testing once in the morning when we got to the facility and then again in the afternoon before we left. They took a lot of precautions to make sure no one was sitting out that game. You aren't the only former Iowa Hawkeye with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What was it like reconnecting with teammate Anthony Nelson? I loved it. Anthony and I were here at Iowa together for two years, and we had some really good battles. Making the transition from Iowa to Tampa Bay?having someone I knew down here? made it easier. When I got down here last June, he invited me to do a conditioning workout with some other teammates. He also helped me find my apartment. It's been fun to get together and compete together again. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Through the My Cause My Cleats campaign, Tristan Wirfs chose to deck out his size 17 cleats in black and gold to raise awareness for University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Each year, NFL players can pick a cause that is important to them and represent their chosen organization on custom-designed cleats through My Cause My Cleats. Can you talk about why you chose University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital? When I was at Iowa, I spent a lot of time at the children's hospital. My experiences there really put in perspective what I get to do daily. Those kids are up there getting poked and prodded with needles all day. Going there to hang out with them for 15 minutes?putting a smile on their faces or hearing them laugh?is great. What I get to do isn't that hard compared to what they're going through. So putting UI Stead Family Children's Hospital on my cleats was an obvious choice, and I gave the cleats to a girl, Kendra Hines, from my hometown [of Mount Vernon]. I've known her for quite some time. She has Down syndrome and has had quite a few procedures at the children's hospital. My mom and Kendra are neighbors, so my mom used Facetime and I got to see her with the cleats. It felt great to do that for her. You also helped raise funds for UI Stead Family Children's Hospital through your NFL Combine experience. Can you talk about that? I asked people to donate a certain dollar amount for every inch of my vertical jump. I ended up breaking the vertical jump record (36.5 inches) for offensive linemen, and we ended up raising more than $6,000 for the kids. What are your goals for next season? I'll be back to train at Iowa during the offseason, but I need to sit down and think about my goals. I'm not sure yet. Getting back to the Super Bowl could certainly be at the top of the list.

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