When it came time to fill out college applications, Amber Seaton had her sights set on one place and one place only: The University of Iowa.
“I really think I always knew that I was going to be a Hawkeye,” Seaton says.
The Ridgeway, Iowa, native—who assumed the role of UI Staff Council president on April 1—received a degree in finance from the Tippie College of Business, and has been a full-time UI employee for nearly 10 years since, most recently in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the College of Pharmacy. And now, in her fourth year on Staff Council, she looks forward to serving as a conduit of sorts for UI staff and members of the administration.
Seaton spoke with fyi about her decision to run for Staff Council president, what she enjoys most about serving on Staff Council, and the pressing issues facing the council this year.
Paul Harding, an alumnus and currently a visiting faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. Harding was honored for his debut novel, Tinkers. Harding graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2000 and is a visiting faculty member for the spring semester.
The Pulitzer judges praised the book as "a powerful celebration of life in which a New England father and son, through suffering and joy, transcend their imprisoning lives and offer new ways of perceiving the world and mortality."
Established in 1973, the Central Microscopy Research Facility is part of the Office of the University of Iowa Vice President for Research. The facility provides instrumentation and technical assistance to research programs involving the use of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, light microscopy and confocal microscopy, freeze fracture, and x-ray microanalysis. Check out these impressive images of minuscule matter.
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