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FALL, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE

All booked up: First-year students participate
in community reading project

Keeping afloat and forging ahead

Inspiring and empowering: UI women’s center has long history of fighting oppression

A letter from Parents Association President Susan Beck Bates

“What I did on my summer vacation…”

Waterlogged

Beau Hartsock: Driving students toward safety

Let the spirit catch you

Briefs

 


The University of Iowa

Briefs

UI campaign to promote inclusion, social justice, civility

The University of Iowa kicked off a campaign this fall to promote inclusion, social justice, and human civility across campus.

The campaign—titled “Respect: Give it. Get it.”—features student, faculty, and staff testimonials on their views about inclusion, civility, and respectful behavior. It will use a full mix of media vehicles, including posters and advertising, with the goal of reaching out to the University community. Each student in the residence halls received a “respect” squeeze light keychain and handouts featuring the University’s definition of respect and 10 ways students can show respect in the residence halls.

More information is available at http://respect.uiowa.edu.

Campus smoking up in smoke

As of July 1, smoking is prohibited in all University-owned buildings and vehicles and on all University grounds, including recreational and athletics facilities, parking lots, and enclosed parking facilities. For more details on the ban, see www.uiowa.edu/homepage/smoking.

Parent Times seeks parent input

The staff of Parent Times is interested in your thoughts and ideas. What’s on your mind? What kind of information would you like to find in Parent Times? If you have an idea for an article, or questions about the University that you’d like answered, contact us at parent-times@uiowa.edu or call the editor, Sara Moninger, at 319-384-0045.

University grants hit another high

University of Iowa faculty, together with staff and students, generated an all-time record $386.2 million in grants and contracts for research, education, and service during fiscal 2008, a 2.2 percent increase from 2007. The total surpassed the one-third-billion dollar mark for the seventh consecutive year. These grants represent initiative and accomplishment by faculty—and provide research and creative opportunities for students.

Total enrollment climbs

This fall the University enrolled a record 30,561 students, up from 30,409 in fall 2007, according to the UI Office of the Registrar. The entering class of 4,246 includes more international students and is more diverse than last year’s class.

 

 

 

 
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