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The University of Iowa
Fall 2010


Parenting College Students 101

Success, safety, and sustainability

Safety on campus: Stay alert, lock up, and take advantage of University resources

A letter from the Parent Association president

An ounce of prevention

Arming campus with knowledge

A perfect fit: New campus recreation center opens

Reminders for parents

October zest


Reminders for parents

Gardens of Water selected for campus community book project

Gardens of Water, a book by Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Alan Drew, is the 2010 selection for One Community, One Book, a project sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights that promotes insight and understanding of human rights around the world.

The book is about a devout Muslim family and an American Christian family that must coexist in a large refugee camp in Turkey when the apartment building where both families lived is destroyed after a massive earthquake.

For more information, see

Student Health encourages flu vaccination, notes MMR requirement

Flu season is rapidly approaching, and although H1N1 infuenza isn’t expected to be a prominent player this year, it’s important to think about the flu now and help protect your student.

The University’s Student Health Service will have available this fall both the nasal spray and injectable vaccines. The H1N1 strain is included this year’s vaccine, so only one flu vaccine will be necessary. Students can get it for a fee at Student Health without an appointment, and clinics will be scheduled across campus (details will be e-mailed to students and also posted online).

Also, if your son or daughter is new to the University, he or she must meet the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization requirement: born on or before 12/31/1956; or received two doses of MMR vaccine; or have copies of MMR blood tests that verify immunity to these diseases.

Students will not be allowed to register for spring semester classes if the University does not have this documentation.

Additional health information is available online at and, and parents are welcome to e-mail comments or questions to

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