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Fall 2009


World class: Growing study abroad opportunities attract more UI students

Counseling service aims
to help students with problems big and small

Small seminars, big rewards

New year brings new opportunities, new challenges

Curbing consumption:
University alcohol efforts focus on student safety

How to talk to your student about alcohol use

Robert Kirby: Helping students explore their passion

Recovery & renewal: Flood-displaced arts programs settle into new quarters, return home, and look to the future

Calling all Hawkeyes



The University of Iowa

Calling all Hawkeyes
Students gathered on the west side of Old Capitol for Convocation.

The University kicked off the new year with an old tradition this fall: a
convocation celebration.

Several administrators and students, including UI president Sally Mason, addressed a crowd of 4,500 on the west side of Old Capitol, offering new students an official welcome into the Hawkeye family. The Aug. 23 event ended with the singing of “The Iowa Fight Song” and a procession to the president’s residence for a block party with free food and live entertainment.

The convocation and block party were part of the University’s annual Welcome Week festivities, which also included a carnival, a student organization fair, and film screenings.



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