Stay informed with Iowa Now
Hungry for more news about the University of Iowa? Bookmark Iowa Now, the one-stop shop for UI news, at now.uiowa.edu. The website is updated daily with information and insight from people and programs throughout the university. Readers also can sign up for a daily email digest or get news via RSS.
Hourly car rental available
Need a vehicle but don’t have one on campus? Zipcar, a car-sharing service that allows members to pay an hourly fee to rent a fuel-efficient vehicle, is available in Iowa City. Prices are around $8 per hour, depending on the model of the car and whether it’s a weekday or weekend, plus a $25 yearly subscription fee. For more details, see www.zipcar.com.
Ui sets $1.7 billion fundraising goal
Creating more student scholarships. Discovering new treatments for diabetes. Helping Iowa entrepreneurs grow their businesses. These university goals—and many more—may come to fruition thanks to an ambitious and comprehensive fundraising campaign publicly launched by the UI this spring.
The endeavor, called For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa, prioritizes three common aspirations: educating students; ensuring a healthier and more sustainable world; and enriching commerce, culture, and communities for Iowans. To support these objectives, the UI is aiming to bring in an unprecedented $1.7 billion—and already has raised $1.06 billion toward that goal.
To learn more, see www.foriowa.org.
Student Health Service renamed
UI Student Health Service and its health-promotion branch, Health Iowa, have been renamed UI Student Health & Wellness. Part of the Division of Student Life, UI Student Health & Wellness offers a wide range of free and reduced-cost clinical and health promotion services, from treatments for cold and flu to counseling and self-care help. Offices are housed in Westlawn. For more details, visit studenthealth.uiowa.edu.