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SPRING, 2007
Volume 50,
Number 3

IN THIS ISSUE

From global health to museum studies to entrepreneurship

A rededication to educational excellence

Vote with your voice

Beyond academics: Helping create a remarkable citizen

Displayed to advantage

Jay Holstein: The rabbi behind the lecturn

Helping students where they live

Union renovation provides a cue for study and relaxation

Briefs

 


The University of Iowa

Union renovation provides a cue for study and relaxationPhoto: Student playing pool in the Union

The Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) has been the center of campus life since it opened in 1925, and between 10,000 and 12,000 people visit each day. In January, the University community saw the results of a 16-month renovation, during which roughly 14,000 square feet of IMU recreational, social, study, retail, and work space was remodeled or built anew.

The improvements include changes to the Hawkeye (formerly the Wheelroom and pictured, above), which now has free game tables, five flat panel TVs, free  popcorn, and a snack shop; University Book Store, formerly on two levels  but now on one; and the Main Lounge, which received new carpeting, fresh paint, and improved lighting.

A new space on the east side of the building, Hubbard Pavilion, named in honor of the late UI professor and administrator Philip G. Hubbard, houses three floors of expanded lounge space, revamped offices, a Student Organization Office Suite, and a screen-and-stage area called the Black Box Theater. And outdoors, the River Terrace seats up to 600 people for concerts, studying, and just relaxing.

 

 
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