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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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From the volleyball court to the court of law, Emily Bushman has always brought passion and a competitive spirit to anything she tackles. PHOTO: Tork Mason/hawkeyesports.com Iowa Hawkeyes defensive specialist Emily Bushman bumps the ball during a match against Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on November 7, 2018. Emily Bushman (20BBA, 23JD) was the heart and soul of the Iowa volleyball program during her time in Iowa City. Bushman is now living in New Orleans and working as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow with Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy, a nonprofit legal organization whose mission is to fight alongside clients in immigration proceedings and defend the rights of immigrant communities. We caught up with Bushman to talk about her time at Iowa and her life beyond the court. You were a four-year letterwinner for the Hawkeyes. What did you learn from your time as a student-athlete that you still think about today? One of the biggest things I learned was leaning on one another and building a culture of unwavering support and growth?being there for others who need to lean on you and having the support of your teammates when you need it. I loved being a part of the system of support and encouraging one another to be the best versions of ourselves, finding joy and levity even in the toughest times. You can?t overstate the connections with your teammates and the type of bond you have with one another. That?s something I think about often?the community I was lucky enough to be a part of in Iowa City. What?s your favorite memory from your time as a student-athlete? There are so many memories with teammates?just hanging out with one another, traveling on the road to away games, or just goofing around in the locker room. The time spent with teammates off the court is invaluable. Those memories will always stand out the most; they?re moments I hold very dear. On the court, our 2018 win over Wisconsin?who was No. 6 at the time?will always be a highlight for me. When did you know law school was in your future? I took a class my freshman year with Brian Farrell (98JD), and it was the first time I had started considering law school. It was super helpful seeing what law school was like and what careers were available. During your time as a Hawkeye, you worked for the University of Iowa Legal Clinic. How did those experiences help solidify your career path? The UI Legal Clinic operates in the law school, and professors in the clinic act as supervising attorneys. Law students are allowed to practice under their supervision. You are assigned cases in several different practice areas, and I took on cases in federal criminal defense and immigration. I can?t imagine going through law school without those experiences because it?s a great opportunity to work collaboratively with your supervisor and other students. Most importantly, you?re working directly with and for clients. You really learn your style of lawyering and how to fight alongside your clients to navigate the legal process, achieve their goals, and zealously advocate on their behalf. I can?t say enough positive things about my experience in the UI Legal Clinic. You?re the first-ever UI law graduate to work as a fellow for Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA). Can you talk about your role with this organization? In immigration proceedings, you have the right to an attorney, but an attorney is not automatically provided for you. Therefore, if you can?t afford an attorney or, alternatively, find an attorney or organization to take on your case pro bono, you must handle the case on your own?and that places a lot of obstacles in front of someone who is already facing immense adversity. At ISLA, we provide pro bono representation to individuals in ICE detention centers in Louisiana. We represent people in front of the immigration court and handle appeals, too. ISLA also runs a help desk at one of the Immigration Courts in the area and represents some unaccompanied minors as well. Importantly, we assist with providing all types of support to individuals who may need it while in detention or post-release. I started my two-year fellowship in September, and I?ll eventually have my own caseload. There?s so much to be done. There are so many people who could use a lawyer, and I?m happy to have the opportunity to help in any capacity I can. I am grateful to be a part of someone?s team, fighting for and alongside them.

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