is upon us, and with it commences a new academic
year. This means fresh faces, cooler weather,
and—one hopes—a renewed spirit
of collegiality. To celebrate this new beginning,
the staff of fyi decided to organize a University
University of Iowa, as the state’s
first public institution of higher learning,
has a rich history that boasts all sorts
of intriguing stories and amazing accomplishments.
much do you know about campus? Test your
knowledge with this quiz, and then see how
you did when we publish the answers in the
October issue of fyi. (UI faculty and
staff members are invited to send in their
by Sept. 19 to win prizes; submit answers to
Sara Epstein Moninger, fyi editor,
300 PCO, or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
where the photos below are located on campus.
did the following UI undergraduate students have in
common—Jacob Van der Zee (1905), Charles G. Siefkin
(1930), Mark E. Schantz (1963), and Margaret O. Little
University building had to be moved across the street
in 1904 to make way for new campus construction?
year was fyi first published?
1939, Iowa established the nation’s first ___________
___________ that used preservative agents for long-term
1961, Iowa was the first university to completely design,
assemble, and operate:
a. a personal computer
b. a color television
c. a remote-controlled car
d. a spacecraft
ashes were reportedly scattered over campus in 1940?
much was the cost of tuition, as advertised in a local
newspaper on March 5, 1855?
wrote the lyrics to the Iowa Fight Song?
1918 event caused the academic year to begin late and
sent more than one-third of the student body to the
was the name of the first student newspaper at Iowa?
What “dangerous” popular
pastime prompted the student newspaper to write a note
of caution in 1889 “to call students’ attention
to the danger” and remind them that almost every
year it “claims some poor fellow’s life”?
once said, when criticizing the campus architecture, “You
must give up your sentimentality about Old Capitol
or you will be doomed”?
of the following was NOT an Iowa mascot:
a. Burch the Bear Cub
b. Rex the Great Dane
c. Floyd the Pig
d. Herky the Hawk
the Iowa Writers’ Workshop award-winning faculty
members with the titles of their published work:
|James Alan McPherson
||Carry Me Across the Water
||The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought
||Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See