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The University of Iowa

Fall 2012


SWAT programming arms students to achieve academic success

Meet Michelle Cohenour, UI director of retention

CLAS to hold two spring undergraduate
commencement ceremonies

New online source for UI arts events info

ZipCar zips into Iowa City

A letter from the Parents Association president

Homecoming highlights

Campus Rx



All fired up!

Iowa Now


A letter from the Parents Association president

Susan Beck BatesWelcome to the University of Iowa! Whether you are a new family to campus or a returning one, it’s always great to be a Hawkeye.

I am a very proud Iowa alumna and parent, and I just love to wander the beautiful campus and nearby downtown area any time I am in town. There is always something new to see. Next time you are in Iowa City, share a walk across the Pentacrest or along the river with your student. It’s a great way to see campus and a good opportunity to check in with your student, whether he or she is a first-semester student, a senior, or anywhere in between.

This issue of Parent Times features stories on free tutoring options, a review of the 100th anniversary Homecoming celebration, and information on on-campus health care options.

You also can keep up-to-date on university news online by visiting the websites of the student-run newspaper,  The Daily Iowan, and of Iowa Now, the official one-stop source for UI news. You’ll also find us on Facebook at

I hope you're planning to join us for Family Weekend—it’s  a wonderful University of Iowa tradition. Activities  include a game-day breakfast, a magic/comedy show, and more. Mark you calendars for next year’s festivities: Oct. 25–27, 2013.

Please visit us online at or contact our on-campus liaison, Belinda Marner, at 319-335-3557 or Let us know how we can help you and your student.

On, Iowa! Go, Hawks! Susan Beck Bates (B.A. ’77) Arlington Heights, Ill.







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