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UI staff lend a helpful hand when candidates come campaigning

Photo by Tim Schoon.
   

When presidential candidates come to campus, University employees have the opportunity to learn more about individual campaigns, perhaps even meeting the contenders face to face.

But for some UI staff members, political visits also mean taking on additional duties, from preparing a fruit platter to assisting the Secret Service in security sweeps.

While campaign stops must be sponsored by a recognized student organization, UI departments such as the Division of Student Services, the Department of Public Safety, and Iowa Memorial Union Event Services help coordinate the events.

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Fourteen staff members and six faculty members at The University of Iowa received awards for excellence in 2007. The staff were recognized with one of three annual staff awards for excellence presented by the UI Staff Council, including the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Awards; the honored faculty also received Excellence Awards from the Regents.

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AROUND CAMPUS…

  • Mason to review campuswide smoking ban recommendation
  • UI Pappajohn Center moves up in Entrepreneur Magazine rankings
  • IOWA winners announced
  • University of Iowa Libraries unveil the Iowa Gallery digital art collections
  • W-2 forms will be available on HR Self Service web site
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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DISCOVERIES…

  • Researchers say "place" affects quality of the water we drink
  • UI research: even today, couples put more emphasis on husband's career
  • Study: parental physical violence lowers children's standardized test scores

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TRANSITIONS…

  • Eckstein named UI interim associate provost for academic administration
  • Recent deaths

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On Sunday, Dec. 9, The University of Iowa held the traditional installation ceremony for President Sally Mason, who became the University's 20th president earlier this year. The ceremony recognizes University of Iowa presidents as leaders and stewards charged with the well-being of the University and its people.

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Profile

David Redlawsk
 
To say that Iowa's political science experts are in demand this year is quite an understatement. Just ask David Redlawsk, professor of political science at The University of Iowa.

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