Articles from May 2016

At Your Student's Service

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Maureen Schafer explains the role of academic adviserBy Sara Moninger What’s one thing that differentiates the University of Iowa from some of its peers? Mandatory student advising.

UI Department of Public Safety introduces app to enhance student safety

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hawk Watch app helps students create virtual safety network, send anonymous crime tipsBy Haley Bruce  The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is giving students, faculty, and staff another layer of protection with the help of a mobile application called Hawk Watch.

Mom and Dad of the Year recognized during Family Weekend

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Helping others, personal sacrifice noted in student nominationsBy Sara Epstein Moninger  Mary Lynn Fayoumi (far left) of Naperville, Illinois, smiles at her daughter, Nadia, while Marc Reyhons (far right) of Iowa City takes in the Kinnick Stadium crowd next to his daughter, Taylor.

University of Iowa named ‘StormReady’ by National Weather Service

Thursday, May 26, 2016
National Weather Service officials have recognized the University of Iowa as StormReady®. By Office of Strategic Communications The StormReady program is a grassroots effort designed to help communities and universities establish severe weather safety plans and actively promote weather awareness.

Stress tips for finals week

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Here are some tips + tricks for your student.  Unfortunately, a completely stress-free finals week isn't possible.

Best campus clicks of the year

Thursday, May 26, 2016
University of Iowa photographers select favorite photos from 2016 This image of the sunset reflected on the Iowa River is one of 30 photos selected by photographers from the UI Office of Strategic Communication as their favorites of 2016. Photo by Justin Torner.

Iowa City ranked the #5 best college town in the country

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Iowa City the #5 best college town in the country for its artsy vibes, remarkably low unemployment rate and diverse population.

President Harreld: Strategic Plan 2016–2021 promotes student success

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The University of Iowa prides itself on the achievement of its students.

Sue Curry named interim provost

Thursday, May 26, 2016
College of Public Health will select interim deanUniversity of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has appointed Sue Curry interim executive vice president and provost beginning April 1, 2017.

Textbooks Made Easy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Having to purchase their own textbooks is a major change from what your student is used to from high school. Students in college are responsible for finding out ahead of time which books are required for their courses, purchasing them, and bringing them to class during the first week.