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The University of Iowa has determined that until the risk of COVID-19 exposure is reduced, all non-essential events will be offered through a virtual format. We are following the university's recommendations and are planning exclusively virtual events until further notice. We hope you will join us. If you don't see the university event you are looking for, please also visit events.uiowa.edu.

August 4, 2021
Chat from the Old Cap: Legends of Downtown Iowa City
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join three University of Iowa graduates who are helping make Iowa City a destination for food and culture.

Chef Benjamin Smart (04BS) studied and worked at several restaurants, including serving as executive sous chef at an upscale eatery located outside of Seattle, before returning to Iowa City in 2013 to help open Big Grove Brewery in Solon, Iowa. From there, he went on to open Pullman Bar & Diner, Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, and St. Burch Tavern-all located in Iowa City. In 2017, he was highlighted by Plate magazine as one of 30 chefs to watch.

Bob Franklin (98BA) is the owner of Elray´s Live & Dive in downtown Iowa City. It is located in the space that was once Blue Moose, and before that, Que. Franklin is an Iowa native who currently lives in Nashville. He is also the CEO and part-owner of a popular live music joint called Tin Roof, which has 18 locations in 12 states.

Lesley Rish (10BA) is the founder of Dumpling Darling, a fast-casual fusion food restaurant inspired by dumplings and street food from around the world. Her creations focus on vegan and locally sourced items. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Rish lived and worked in South Korea where she discovered her love for dumplings. She returned to Iowa and started a farmers market stand in 2014, eventually opening a restaurant in downtown Iowa City in 2017.

Register to join these three Iowa City stars for this virtual event. 

Chat from the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.

Contact: Tony Hakes (319) 467-3391

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 10, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Hannah Höch
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore Hannah Höch's Sperrende Kräfte [Locking Powers]. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. August 10 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

August 12, 2021
Dallas - Ft. Worth Iowa Club Hawkeye Happy Hour at Another Round Mini-Golf & Bar
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 660 Fort Worth Ave Suite 100, Dallas, TX US 75208

Dallas - Ft. Worth Iowa Club Hawkeye Happy Hour at Another Round Mini-Golf & Bar
 
When: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Another Round Mini Golf & Bar - 660 Fort Worth Ave Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75208
 
The Dallas - Ft. Worth Iowa Club is kicking off the fall sports season on Thursday, Aug. 12, by hosting a Hawkeye Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at Another Round Mini-Golf & Bar, 660 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas. Snacks and the first 25 rounds of mini golf will be covered-with additional rounds costing $10 each-and we have rented their golf and VR simulators for your use.

Our club will also be raffling prizes off on Aug. 12-including four front row tickets to a Texas Rangers game and a Hawkeye flag that was flown by a U.S. special operations unit in the Middle East-to raise money for our scholarship fund. 

For more details or for any event questions, email dfwhawkeyes@gmail.com

Contact: Derek Harrigan (319) 467-3394

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 17, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Amlash rhyton
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore an ancient Amlash rhyton. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. August 17 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

August 21, 2021
Pentacrest Museums Grand Re-Opening
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

It's our Grand Re-Opening event and you're invited! In a celebration of our community´s resiliency and all we accomplished in our galleries, exhibits, and behind-the-scenes while you were away, we welcome you back to explore in a fun-filled day: 

  • Special games/activities for prizes at the Museum of Natural History
  • Free tours at Old Capitol Museum
  • Swag giveaways
  • Debut of Lions exhibition in Mammal Hall
  • Reveal of updated Glaciers exhibit in Iowa Hall
  • And MORE!

We missed you during the pandemic and we know school is just around the corner. Let's celebrate the in-between time and gather in exploration!

Start in Iowa Hall where you & your group will receive your Museum Passport: your guide through the Museum of Natural History adventures. Collect stamps and for prizes! Head over to Old Cap anytime between 10-2 for a free tour and more goodies! 


We are following all COVID-related guidance from The University of Iowa and ask our visitors do the same. Please visit Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu) for the latest.

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Museum of Natural History, Department of Biology, Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Office of the Vice President for Research, Carver College of Medicine

August 24, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Tiffany lamp
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore a Tiffany table lamp. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. August 24 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

August 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Connections and Convos with the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Join the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network for Connections and Convos, an online opportunity to grow, develop, and talk with fellow Hawkeye women. This recurring event is about you and for you-and will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month. All you need is a computer, internet access, and a cozy place to connect. 

Register today!

Contact: Kim Chickering 319-467-3527

Departments: Center for Advancement, Global Health Studies Program

August 28, 2021
All-Iowa Picnic in Portland, Oregon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 4503 N Lombard St, Portland, OR US 97203

Wear your Hawkeye gear and join us for this free, family-friendly event at picnic area B in the northwest corner of Columbia Park. Anyone from the state of Iowa is invited to join us, including alumni from ISU, UNI, Luther College, etc. Please bring your own food and beverages. The park is ADA accessible and has a play area, tennis and volleyball courts, and a splash pad.

For updates, please visit the Portland Iowa Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1535131823370584

No registration required.

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 31, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Nakunte Diarra
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore bogolanfiniw (mud-dyed cloth) hunter's tunic made by Bamana artist Nakunte Diarra. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. August 31 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

September 7, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Chaim Soutine
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore Chaim Soutine's Femme au Chien [Woman with Dog]. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. September 7 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

September 14, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Eadweard Muybridge
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore Eadweard Muybridge's 1887 Vulture Flying, plate 767 from volume 11, Wild Animals and Birds, of Animal Locomotion. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. September 14 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Cinematic Arts

September 21, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Rufino Tamayo
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri are celebrating National Hispanic - Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) by exploring Rufino Tamayo's Virgin of Guadalupe. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. September 21 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Cinematic Arts, Latina/o/x Studies Program

September 28, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: Alexander Archipenko
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri will explore Alexander Archipenko's Standing Concave (Glorification of Beauty). They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. September 28 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Elizabeth Wallace 319-353-2847

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Cinematic Arts

October 11, 2021 - October 16, 2021
University of Iowa Homecoming 2021
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Save the Date: Homecoming 2021, October 11-16

Mark your calendars for Homecoming week, which culminates with the Oct. 16 Hawkeye football game versus Purdue. In the meantime, share your favorite past Homecoming memories by emailing uimagazine@foriowa.org. Your letters may be published in an upcoming issue of Iowa Magazine.

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-335-3305

Departments: Center for Advancement

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Hawkeyes gather to celebrate an unforgettable coach who innovated and inspired. Illustration by Dave Merrell Hayden Fry seemed to have a folksy West Texas expression for every occasion. Heading into a big game, his coaching philosophy was to "scratch where it itches." When the "hay was in the barn," it meant his team was well-prepared for Saturday. After a tough loss, he quipped that "the sun don't shine on the same dog's rump every day." So when family, friends, and fans came together last month to celebrate the life of the College Football Hall of Fame coach, who died Dec. 17, 2019, at age 90, Fry of course left the perfect description for such a day. A "High Porch Picnic"?Hayden-speak for an exceptionally good time?was the title of Fry's memorial service in his home state. Hundreds turned out for the service Jan. 25, 2020, at the Ford Center at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility in Frisco, Texas. Among the attendees were offshoots from the famed Fry coaching tree like retired Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops (83BBA), and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. Celebrating the remarkable life of Coach Hayden Fry at The Star with J Hayes, K Ferentz, ⁦@BillSnyder_KSU⁩,⁦ @ChuckLongIowa⁩ pic.twitter.com/j4OVbBp7G9? Bob Stoops (@CoachBobStoops) January 26, 2020 Also on hand were dozens of Fry's players who defined Iowa football in the 1980s and '90s, including stars like Chuck Long (85BBA), Quinn Early (87BA), Chuck Hartlieb (88BBA), and Merton Hanks (90BGS). Great to see so many @uiowa @TheIowaHawkeyes, @MeanGreenSports , @SMUMustangs alumni and supporters at the memorial service of Coach Hayden Fry. Truly a historic evening with a galaxy of NCAA and NFL coaches, players and administration paying respects. pic.twitter.com/AVUKFYfyrn? Merton Hanks (@MertonHanks36) January 26, 2020 An amazing day celebrating the life of an amazing coach, mentor, role model and father Spending time with former coaches and teammates was truly a blessing Love you Coach Fry! @ChuckLongIowa @BillSnyder_KSU @MertonHanks36 @LegacyHawks @HawkeyeFootball #iowahawkeyes #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/YE41B4XWfT? Quinn Early (@QuinnEarly) January 26, 2020 Speakers included members of Fry's teams at Southern Methodist University and North Texas, including SMU receiver Jerry LeVias, whom Fry recruited to become the first African American scholarship player in the Southwest Conference. An emotional Ferentz also gave a touching eulogy for his mentor. "He changed my life dramatically," Ferentz said. "For so many players and coaches and just people in general?certainly people in the state of Iowa?it's just amazing the impact he had." Ferentz credited Fry for teaching him to coach and lead with integrity?while remembering to have fun with his players. The Hokey Pokey, pink locker rooms, and wide-open playbook all were reflections of his larger-than-life personality. "Coach Fry came to Iowa with white pants, sunglasses he wore inside as well as outside, a Texas accent, and Texas sayings that not many of us understood, certainly not a young guy from Pennsylvania," Ferentz said. "But he also came with a clear vision." Coach Ferentz speaking at Hayden Fry MemorialPosted by Jerica Parker on Saturday, January 25, 2020 The tributes poured in even before the memorial service. Earlier in January, Snyder, who coached under Fry for 13 years at North Texas and Iowa before leaving for Kansas State, received the annual Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award. In his final days, Fry wrote a letter in honor of Snyder that was read aloud at the award ceremony in Houston. Snyder, in turn, used his acceptance speech to thank Fry, whom he called "a special, special man." Fans joined the former players and coaches in remembering Fry at the "High Porch Picnic" service. Afterwards, more than 200 members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Iowa Club gathered at a local restaurant to toast the legendary coach. Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz (06BA) addressed the club, and several former players stopped by, including Sedrick Shaw (97BA), Jared DeVries (98BA), and Tim Dwight (99BS). Hawkeyes showed their loyalty in Texas last weekend during the memorial ceremony for Coach Hayden Fry. The Dallas/Fort Worth Iowa Club also hosted a beautiful celebration of his life. RIP Coach. 💛🖤 #AlwaysAHawkeye pic.twitter.com/0aowLSUyzW? University of Iowa Center for Advancement (@UIAdvancement) January 29, 2020 For more on Fry's legacy, read Iowa Magazine's 2017 feature story on the coach, and look back at his career with this tribute video. Memorial contributions can be made here to the Hayden Fry Football Captain's Scholarship Fund and/or to the J. Hayden Fry Center for Bladder and Prostate Cancer Research.

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