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December 3, 2021
Hawkeye Happy Hour
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (CST)
Where: - 36 S Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN US 46204

Watch the Iowa vs. Purdue men´s basketball game with the Indianapolis Iowa Club! Enjoy live music and Iowa swag at this alumni-owned establishment. The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is offering a free drink ticket to those who check-in using a QR code. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. (EST). No cover charge until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Derek Harrigan 319-467-3394

Departments: Center for Advancement

December 5, 2021
Holidays With the Hawkeyes
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)

Register today:

No matter where you're celebrating the holidays this season, enjoy a University of Iowa tradition from the comfort of your home.

This winter-themed celebration will feature UI School of Music performances, the 2021 Hawkeye Haiku winning entries, and winter artistic insight from UI Stanley Museum of Art director Lauren Lessing.

Contact: Kate Sojka (319) 467-3884

Departments: Center for Advancement

December 8, 2021
UI Civil & Environmental Engineering Social at Camp Courageous
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 12101 190th Street, Monticello, IA US 52310

How can Camp Courageous become a model for improving water quality and provide unique experiences in nature for campers and visitors? Join us and find out by registering today!

Four teams of Iowa civil and environmental engineering faculty and students will present their strategies to enhance 24 acres of beautiful, undeveloped forest area at Camp Courageous. These designs involve a multipurpose trail system, a nature education center, stormwater management and detention plans, and systems for reducing contaminants in source water.

This free event will have complimentary appetizers and beverages.

Camp Courageous and the University of Iowa have collaborated with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority on these four projects. We hope to see you there!

Contact: Derek Harrigan 319-467-3394

Departments: Center for Advancement

December 16, 2021
Chat from the Old Cap: Human Rights Prosecution
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CST)

Pragna Soni (97JD) serves as a deputy chief for the department´s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions section. She supervises the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes that happen outside of the United States, where the U.S. has jurisdiction. She´s served in several other roles inside the Department of Justice including as a trial attorney and general counsel and has worked as an attorney for two private firms in the Washington D.C. area.

During her time at Iowa Law, Soni was a founding member and worked as the technical editor of the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice. She graduated with distinction in 1997.

Join Soni as she talks about her work at the Department of Justice and explains how the University of Iowa College of Law helped prepare her for a career at the Department of Justice.

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

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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