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Sit back, relax, and read about some of this year's University of Iowa retirees

Some 172 UI employees entered the next stage of their lives during the 2008–09 academic year, which is to say they retired from the University. Some will stay busy enjoying good books, others will find plenty to do around the house, and still others will enjoy the summer waters on a boat. Four retirees recently told fyi about their plans.

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Gerry Wickham, a curriculum coordinator in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and his team are creating the narrative of Sid Stolic’s life, which will be used to introduce third-year med students to teamwork clinical procedures before they begin their clinical experience.

Sid has actually been around for a few years, but this year the team is using a form of social media technology called a wiki—a central location where documents can be easily stored and modified—to develop his health history and case details. It’s one example of an innovative social media tool that’s being used at The University of Iowa to improve classroom learning and curriculum development.

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They decorate the walls of break rooms across America, lush, awe-inspiring color photos of landscapes or athletes or wildlife, with pithy nuggets of wisdom urging us onward and upward to accomplish things we’ve never thought possible and make life the best we can make it.

“Determination: It is the size of one’s will that determines success.”

“Never, ever give up.”

Some might be inspired by them. Others will mock them. Many won’t even notice they’re there. But do motivational posters work? One UI faculty member says it all depends on how they’re used.

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Photo feature: Music camp jazzes things up around campus

Throughout the week of June 22–26, things seemed a little jazzier around the University, and with good reason—the UI School of Music was hosting its jazz summer music camp. Students capped off a busy week with a performance at the Friday Night Concert Series on the downtown pedestrian mall.

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Eligible employees have two new options to consider when applying for retirement

Prompted by the need to address budget shortfalls at The University of Iowa, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved two new retirement programs to complement two existing plans. Eligible UI employees can apply for consideration until Sept. 30, 2009.

The new plans—Early Retirement and Alternative-Phased—will be implemented in a different manner from the Regular and Phased Retirement programs. fyi spoke with Richard Saunders, senior associate director of UI Human Resources, about the new plans, who is eligible, and how the plans differ from existing programs.

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StoryCorps projects preserves stories from University's historic floods

Researchers, staff rise to grant proposal challenge

Hancher bringing performing arts to varied stages in '09–'10

Scientists' small discovery has big "green" potential

 

Recent photo features

Images from the flood, and the here and now

Signs of spring on UI campus

Kuhl House, a cool house

¡Bailamos! Having a ball at Gusto Latino

 

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