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Pat Kutcher, associate director of fitness and wellness in UI Recreational Services, leads a Balanced Bodies aerobics class in the Field House. Photo by Tim Schoon.

As you flipped the calendar to 2007, you undoubtedly made New Year’s resolutions to turn on the treadmill, pound the pavement, or, at the very least, expand your exercise routine beyond remote control workouts.

But maybe these efforts fizzled after the initial January rush. Or perhaps you simply haven’t gotten around to starting your new routine. There is good news: UI Recreational Services offers University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students—and the general public, for that matter—a variety of activities in facilities across campus, allowing people the opportunity to get in shape, learn new moves, make social connections, and have a little fun while they’re at it.



fyi asks: Big plans for Spring Break?

We're curious just what UI faculty and staff members think about spring break. When the students head for home, downtown becomes a ghost town and you could roll a bowling ball down the walks of the Pentacrest without hitting a faculty or staff member. Where IS everybody? Tell us how you spend spring break through this brief survey:


The Taking Flight exhibition on the third story of Macbride Hall features nests, skeletons, eggs, and much more that celebrates the world of birds, including an interactive computer station that plays hundreds of bird songs.

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News in brief

AROUND CAMPUS… Brighter budget news... WRAC offers support and discussion groups… Festival lectures? Uff da!... Faculty members win Instructional Improvement Awards… Longing to be homeward bound? (Full details)

DISCOVERIES… Award to The Wall Street Journal stems from UI research… UI radiologist helps set new lymphoma treatment guidelines… (Full details)

TRANSITIONS… Recent deaths... (Full details)

Learning and Development February schedule



Darrell Wilkins
Born and raised in Tabor, a small town in southwest Iowa, Darrell Wilkins is a seasoned traveler who has visited all corners of the country and the world. Following his father into the auto dealership business might have seemed a natural career choice, but attending a funeral as a young child struck a deep chord for Wilkins and led to 20 years in funeral service. Ultimately, it brought him to The University of Iowa as program coordinator for the deeded body program in the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Wilkins talks to fyi about his day-to-day duties, what makes the program one of the best in the country, and his work in disaster response.




“It’s also stressful for men to have a baby.”

Robin Cook Kopelman
(The Arizona Republic, Jan. 16)

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