Articles from June 2024

Old Capitol

Life in Iowa presents Old Capitol Museum Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Join Life in Iowa at the Old Capitol Museum for a scavenger hunt on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Explore the history of the State of Iowa, the University of Iowa, engage with other students, and win prizes.
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First-generation student reflects on immersive study abroad experience in Spain

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
"As a first-generation student who had never left the country before, I was worried about how I would navigate this chapter in my life, but once immersed in another culture, you will be so glad you stepped outside of your comfort zone."
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A conversation with Iowa alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Jeffrey Ding on his global career

Monday, June 24, 2024
Jeffrey Ding (BA Chinese, BBA economics, BS political science ’16) seized international opportunities while at Iowa which led him to the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Now an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University, Ding offers valuable advice for Iowa students with global aspirations.
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Nine UI students awarded Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship to complete internships abroad

Monday, June 17, 2024
Nine University of Iowa undergraduates are pursuing internships abroad with support from the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship, established in 2022 by alumna Linda Baker. Recipients share their gratitude, detailing how their internships in countries like Chile, Ireland, and Australia are shaping their future careers and personal growth.
Dawn Thomas teaching students in Spain

Fulbright recipient Dawn Thomas reflects on her impactful work teaching English and art in Spain

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Dawn Thomas (MAT secondary English education ‘23) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2023-24. Originally set to embark on her teaching journey in Israel, unforeseen circumstances led to the cancellation of her assignment. She is now serving as an English language assistant and English art assistant for students ranging from 3 years old through those in sixth grade, who speak Spanish and Gallego, in Galicia, Spain.
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Ten UI students, all Iowa natives, awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, 10 students from the University of Iowa (UI), all hailing from hometowns in Iowa, have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards the recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad. 
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Five UI students awarded Leona Zaharis Scholarship to study abroad

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Five University of Iowa undergraduate students are able to study abroad thanks to support from the Leona Zaharis Scholarship, a fund that was established in 2022 by Cathy Zaharis (BBA finance ’82) in memory of her mother.
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Meet Study Abroad's fall 2024 Global Access Ambassador Scholarship awardees

Monday, June 10, 2024
With support from the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, the Global Access Ambassador Scholarship program provides up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the spring and fall semesters or academic year, and up to 10 scholarships for the summer and winter sessions.
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아이오와 대학교 윤종관 학생을 소개합니다.

Monday, June 10, 2024
아이오와 대학교 (University of Iowa) 학부 4학년에 재학 중인 윤종관 학생은 스포츠 경영학 (세부 전공: 커뮤니케이션 홍보/저널리즘)을 전공하고 있으며, 뉴스 미디어학을 부전공하고 있습니다. 아이오와 대학교 윤종관 학생은 어렸을 때부터 스포츠에 대한 지속적인 관심을 두고 있었고, 한국에서 체육학을 전공하며 곤지암리조트 스키스쿨의 스키 강사로 근무한 경험을 시작으로 본격적인 스포츠 여정을 시작하게 되었습니다. 한국 대학에서 스포츠학을 전공했던 윤종관 학생은 더 깊이 있는 스포츠 학문을 배우기 위해 캐나다 유학을 선택했었고, 캐나다 스키 강사 협회(Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance)의 스키 강사로서 그리고 캐나다 축구 에이전시 (IFung Sports Management)에서 이적시장 코디네이터로서 근무하며 그의 스포츠 스펙트럼을 넓혀갔습니다. 이러한 경험을 바탕으로 윤종관 학생은 더욱더 깊이 있는 스포츠 학문을 배우기 위해 미국행을 선택하였으며, 최종적으로 아이오와 대학교로 편입을 결정하였습니다.
Kirsten Kumpf Baele speaking in front of group of eighth grade students from Clear Creek Amana in auditorium

Anne Frank Initiative welcomes over 250 Clear Creek Amana eighth graders to University of Iowa campus

Monday, June 3, 2024
The Anne Frank Initiative welcomed over 250 eighth graders from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School where they learned about Anne Frank’s story, her legacy, and her special connection to Iowa.