Articles from November 2023


Two Decades Later, Iowa City's James Gang Continues to Build Community

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The UI student-founded nonprofit has launched endeavors like the 10,000 Hours Show, Mission Creek Festival, and Quire.jE

Iowa academy inspires next wave of space researchers

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Aspiring scientists touched down at the University of Iowa for the Edge of Space Academy, an immersive course fueled by a legacy of astrophysics research.
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Iowa students help create Maquoketa neighborhood

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The original designs for a 10-home “pocket neighborhood” that opened in fall of 2022 were created by University of Iowa engineering students, as part of a project associated with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities.
Cooper Reaves

Athletics, UI REACH make a perfect team

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Cooper Reaves always wanted to be a Hawkeye. Thanks to UI REACH—a transition program for students with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities—and a student manager internship with “Bluder’s Bunch,” that dream is a reality.
Shea Jorgensen

A commitment to rural mental health

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
University of Iowa alumna Shea Jorgensen found her calling providing community-informed mental health care in small communities near Mason City, Iowa.
Ty Schmit

UI grad living dream producing ‘Pat McAfee Show’

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
As a University of Iowa student, Ty Schmit made a play in 2017 to join Pat McAfee’s fledgling media enterprise as an intern. Now he produces the popular daily sports show on ESPN.
University of Iowa alumna Virginia Wangechi Muturi

The Hawkeye you’ll hear during halftime

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
University of Iowa alumna Virginia Wangechi Muturi feels especially connected to the message in Iowa’s new “halftime commercial,” and not just because she provides the voice-over.
teacher in vietnam

Hawkeyes teach, coach kids in Vietnam

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Two University of Iowa student-athletes participated over the summer in Coach for College, a global initiative that promotes higher education through sports. They expanded what they knew about the world and themselves.
Kimmi Chex

Hawkeye lands role as a top storyteller for the NFL

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Kimmi Chex says she shot for the stars and landed on them. The popular NFL on-air personality and analyst says what she learned at the University of Iowa helped get her there.

The Heart of the Workplace

Thursday, November 2, 2023
In the grand tapestry of life, where personal and professional threads intertwine, there exists a tender, often overlooked space: self-care. Here are our 4 good reasons why employers should champion self-care for their employees.