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January 19, 2022
University of Iowa Presidential Reception - San Fransisco **Postponed**
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 800 Powell St., San Fransisco, CA US 94108

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is dedicated to engaging all who love the University of Iowa. For the health and safety of our alumni, friends, and employees, this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Contact: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

January 20, 2022
University of Iowa Presidential Reception - Los Angeles **Postponed**
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA US 90028

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is dedicated to engaging all who love the University of Iowa. For the health and safety of our alumni, friends, and employees, this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Contact: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

January 28, 2022
Chat From the Old Cap: Organ Donation
12:30 pm (CST)

Hear several inspiring stories about the impact of organ donation and the life-saving work happening at the Organ Transplant Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics during an upcoming virtual event.

Join Alan Reed, M.D., director or the University of Iowa´s Organ Transplant Center, Kim Burdakin, a liver transplant recipient, and NASCAR driver Joey Gase, whose late mother donated multiple organs following a sudden brain aneurysm.

The group will talk about their personal experiences with organ and tissue donation - while also discussing the important transplant work happening at the university and in the state of Iowa. 

Register to join this virtual event. 

This special discussion is presented in partnership between the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and Iowa Donor Network.

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

January 31, 2022
Des Moines Iowa Club Hawkeye Social and Game Watch
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (CST)
Where: 2811 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA US 50312

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3FiAYE3

Meet Hawkeyes in the Des Moines area and cheer on the Iowa men´s basketball team at the Iowa alumni-owned Star Bar. A complimentary first beverage and appetizers will be provided.

This event is hosted by the Des Moines Iowa Club, which is open to all who love the University of Iowa. From game watches to volunteer opportunities, the Des Moines Iowa Club is a great way to network and socialize with Hawkeyes in the area, while also making a positive impact in the community.

If you´re interested in learning more about the Des Moines Iowa Club, contact Andrea Woodward at anjwoodard@gmail.com.

Contact: Derek Harrigan 319-467-3394

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 1, 2022
Educating Iowa: A University of Exploration (1847-1897)
4:00 pm (CST)

Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa.

Don´t miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa´s widespread impact.

Educating Iowa: A University of Exploration (1847-1897)

February 1

4:30 p.m. (CST)

Zoom Webinar

Since the beginning, exploration has remained a focus for the university-through learning and discovery across the arts and sciences, traveling to study far-off lands, or searching for an inclusive campus culture for people of all backgrounds.

  • Nancy "Rusty" Barceló (72MA, 80PhD), first Mexican American to earn a doctoral degree at Iowa
  • Liz Crooks (08BLS), Pentacrest Museums director
  • Sara Sanders, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-467-3873

Departments: Center for Advancement, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research

February 3, 2022
University of Iowa Presidential Reception and Educational Series - Naples
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (CST)
Where: 1600 Solana Road, Naples, FL US 34105

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3qSMG2P

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings at this special event. You will have the chance to meet Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s recently appointed 22nd president. You will also hear from Lynette Marshall, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO; a panel of university leaders; and a physician who is blazing new trails in medicine. 

Presidential Reception

Reception 5-7 p.m. | Program at 6 p.m.

We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar.

Educational Series

3:30-5 p.m.

Go back to class for engaging sessions led by top Iowa faculty:

Amy Kristof-Brown
Dean
The UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Harriet Nembhard
Dean
The UI College of Engineering

Sara Sanders
Dean
The UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hear from three of our newest university leaders, who will share their visions for the future and give you an insider´s perspective on the latest news from their colleges.

Aaron D. Boes (03BS, 09MD/PhD)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Director, University of Iowa Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
 

Learn about brain stimulation as an emerging therapy for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 4, 2022
Johnson County I-Club Wrestling Lunch
11:30 am (CST)

Join fellow Hawkeye fans for a lunch dedicated to all things Iowa wrestling with Head Coach Tom Brands and other Iowa wrestling staff members. The lunch will include a wrestling highlight video, an update on the season, remarks from Coach Brands, and more.

Cost:

  • $20 per person
  • $175 reserved table of 8

RSVPBy January 28, 2022

Contact: Jayne Oswald 319-467-3812

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 8, 2022
Breaking Barriers: Arts, Athletics, and Medicine (1898-1947)
4:30 pm (CST)

Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa.

Don´t miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa´s widespread impact.

Breaking Barriers: Arts, Athletics, and Medicine (1898-1947)

February 8

4:30 p.m. (CST)

Zoom Webinar

The UI frequently travels rare air-whether it´s fielding the nation´s first Black intercollegiate athlete, establishing the country´s top-ranked creative writing program, or developing breakthrough treatments and cures.

  • Lan Samantha Chang (93MFA), Iowa Writers´ Workshop director and acclaimed author
  • Quinn Early (87BA), Hawkeye football star and film producer
  • Patricia Winokur (88R, 91F), professor of internal medicine - infectious diseases

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-467-3873

Departments: Center for Advancement, Iowa Writers' Workshop

February 15, 2022
Endless Innovation: An R1 Research Institution (1948-1997)
4:30 pm (CST)

Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa.

Don´t miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa´s widespread impact.

Endless Innovation: An R1 Research Institution (1948-1997)

February 15

4:30 p.m. (CST)

Zoom Webinar

From using robots that assist with inner ear surgery to breaking space exploration frontiers, the UI has spearheaded innovative ways to approach all aspects of our society.

  • Bruce Gantz (68BS, 74MD, 80MS, 80R), otolaryngology and neurosurgery professor and world´s first doctor to perform a robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery
  • Kevin Washburn, College of Law dean
  • Ed Wasserman, experimental psychology professor whose recent book identifies the secrets to innovation

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-467-3873

Departments: Center for Advancement, Neurology, Carver College of Medicine

February 16, 2022
University of Iowa Presidential Reception and Educational Series - Scottsdale
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (CST)
Where: 15000 N. Airport Dr., Scottsdale, AZ US 85260

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3qjUITC

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings at this special event. You will have the chance to meet Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s recently appointed 22nd president. You will also hear from Lynette Marshall, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO; a panel of university leaders; and a physician who is blazing new trails in medicine.

Presidential Reception

Reception 5-7 p.m. | Program at 6 p.m.

We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar.

Educational Series

3:30-5 p.m.

Go back to class for engaging sessions led by top Iowa faculty:

Amy Kristof-Brown
Dean
The UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Harriet Nembhard
Dean
The UI College of Engineering

Sara Sanders
Dean
The UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hear from three of our newest university leaders, who will share their visions for the future and give you an insider´s perspective on the latest news from their colleges.

Aaron D. Boes (03BS, 09MD/PhD)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Director, University of Iowa Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
 

Learn about brain stimulation as an emerging therapy for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 22, 2022
The Next Chapter: Blazing New Trails (1998-2047)
4:30 pm (CST)

Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa.

Don´t miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa´s widespread impact.

The Next Chapter: Blazing New Trails (1998-2047)

February 22

4:30 p.m. (CST)

Zoom Webinar

Resiliently rebuilding and reinventing, Iowa enters its next phase poised to continue pursuing new discoveries that change the world.

  • Rod Lehnertz (02MA), senior vice president for finance and operations who led UI´s campus recovery efforts after the 2008 floods
  • Lynette Marshall, UI Center for Advancement president and CEO
  • Peter Matthes (00BA, 14MBA), senior advisor to the president

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-467-3873

Departments: Center for Advancement

March 1, 2022
Eight Over 80
All Day ()

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. Celebrate senior Hawkeyes by nominating an extraordinary alumnus for the Eight Over Eighty Award.

To submit a nomination, please provide:

  • The nominee´s name, as well as your own
  • Relationship to the nominee
  • The nominee´s graduation year and age, if known
  • One or two paragraphs about how this individual continues to change lives through a passion, profession, or volunteerism-proving that age really is just a number.

Nominations will be accepted until March 1. You can submit your nomination online, or you can mail a brief letter to:

 The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
c/o Eight Over 80 Awards
One West Park Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

 The recipients of this inaugural award will be celebrated during a luncheon in May during Older American Month.

 For more information, contact Kate Sojka at kate.sojka@foriowa.org or 319-467-3884.

Contact: Kate Sojka 319-467-3884

Departments: Center for Advancement

March 30, 2022
One Day for Iowa
All Day ()

One Day for Iowa is the University of Iowa´s 24-hour online giving day. It will take place from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. 

Contact: Shaina Spencer (319) 467-3554

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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