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Staying in Contact with the University


The University of Iowa Retirees Association has as its purpose the facilitation of organized support for the University by retired faculty and staff and the promotion of its members' interests and welfare. Membership is open to all University of Iowa retirees and partners. Dues are $10 per year per member.

The association's activities are carried out by a board of directors elected by the membership, and by various committees appointed by the board.

The association sponsors 10-12 programs per year. Programs cover a broad range of subjects and interests- educational, entertainment, and social-and are the primary means by which the organization facilitates contact among its members and with the University.

The association publishes a monthly newsletter. The GRAY HAWK. The association also sponsors special interest activities for its members. There is a special interest group of members who are currently writing their memoirs. Other groups may be added as common interests evolve.

Retirees wishing to join the UIRA may do so by completing a membership form found on the website and sending the form and $10 dues to the Membership Chairperson listed on the form.  

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The purpose of the Association is to provide advice and/or assistance to its current and prospective members on matters of mutual concern, and to the university in the fulfillment of its various missions. The work of the Association is carried out by a Council elected by members of the Association. The Council holds monthly meetings and consults on a regular basis with the current Faculty Senate officers and appropriate University officials and offices.

Membership in the AEF includes all persons who, before they retired, were eligible to vote in the election of members of the University of Iowa Faculty Senate. This includes all traditional tenured and tenure-track faculty members plus tenured, non-tenured, and salaried clinical faculty who hold the rank of professor, associate professor, and assistant professor. All those eligible are automatically members; there are no dues.

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A good way to stay connected to the University of Iowa is to become a member of the UI Alumni Association. Membership in the UI Alumni Association is open to both alumni and non-alumni. It has many friends of the university among its membership of over 52,000. Annual membership is $45.00.

For further information contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294. The Iowa Alumni Magazine is an important publication that consists of 6 issues per year and focuses on the accomplishments of the UI alumni in addition to reporting on current news from both the campus and the UI Alumni Association. Portions of this publication can also be found on the Association's web site, In addition to the magazine, members receive invitations to events on campus that are both educational and social. The Association's travel program, Iowa Voyagers, is a wonderful way to travel the world with alumni, faculty, and staff and to serve as hosts for selected trips. These tours are both educational and social and are an enjoyable way to travel with friends of the University of Iowa.

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Membership in the Triangle Club, the Faculty Club of the University, is open to all faculty, administrative officers of the university, and interested members of the community upon application and payment of the annual dues ($13.00 per single member, $20.00 per couple).

Meetings are held on one Sunday each month (usually the third) from September to April, exclusive of December, at the University Athletic Club. There is a socializer from 11:30a.m. to 12:00 noon (cash bar), followed by brunch from the Athletic Club Sunday buffet ($21.90/person). At approximately 12:45 p.m. there is a notable speaker or other presentation (e.g. recital). Subjects are wide ranging. Contact Dr. Axel Ruprecht, Secretary/Treasurer, S340 Dental Science Building (335-7341) Or for further information.


Throughout its history The University of Iowa Foundation has cherished its relationship with UI retirees, whose historical perspective, keen insight, volunteer efforts, and generosity are widely respected and greatly valued by the University. UI retirees are among the UI's most active supporters and the Foundation's most loyal contributors. For more information about the Foundation's donor recognition programs or about including the University in your estate plans, please visit these UI Foundation web pages:  and


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