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So what's new in the IMU?

A quotation from Philip G. Hubbard, the late UI professor and administrator, is etched into a wall of the eastside entrance to the Iowa Memorial Union’s Hubbard Pavilion. Photo by Tom Jorgensen.


One might say life is back to normal in the Iowa Memorial Union—but that would shortchange the improvements made during the recently completed first phase of renovations.

Over the past 16 months, construction in the IMU has remodeled or built anew roughly 14,000 square feet of recreational, social, study, retail, and work space.



University sees green, launches energy conservation plan

The University of Iowa is on track to save more than $5 million in reduced energy expenditures for the 24-month period ending in June 2007, thanks to efforts launched by the Energy Conservation Advisory Council. Highlights of the plan include a commitment to sharply reduce the University’s reliance on nonrenewable energy sources by 2013, unprecedented campus-wide participation, and a direct tie-in with the University’s research and educational missions.


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Celebrate cinema in brand-new Bijou

For 35 years, the Bijou Theater, The University of Iowa's student-run movie house located in the Iowa Memorial Union, has offered the UI community thoughtful (and sometimes controversial) films. Those traditions will continue from the comforts of the Bijou's new first-floor theater, complete with a new sound system, new seats, and a new screen.


Check out the renovations made during the first phase of work in the Iowa Memorial Union.

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What are your Iowa Memorial Union memories?

Many of you have visited the Iowa Memorial Union over the years. Do you remember a special occasion or experience in the IMU? Please tell us your story by taking the new fyi reader survey at

Staff, faculty breaking away—or not—this spring

Some faculty and staff members have big plans for the University's upcoming spring break: golf in Arizona, skiing in Colorado, even overseas vacations. For others who are staying close to Iowa City, the week of spring break will be spent catching up on a busy semester or taking in the tranquility that is Iowa City during break. Just watch out for individuals running wildly around the Pentacrest...


AROUND CAMPUS… Campbell to give Presidential Lecture... Improving Our Workplace Awards honor UI staff... UI strikes gold at ADDY Awards... Readying for reaccreditation... Paradise is found at the end of focal lengths in UI Museum of Art… New UI brochures available... How to vote for Staff Council reps… Hey, if ICON, you can… Take a Culture Break in Old Cap... Iowa Writes is right for Iowa writers… The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has the buzz on your biz plans… (Full details)

DISCOVERIES… NASA gives Iowa engineers big bucks to study air-safety innovation… (Full details)


Learning and Development February/March schedule




Pamela Terrill
She grew up in Kansas City, but Pamela Terrill considers Iowa City home—after all, she's worked at the University for 22 years. Her job keeps her plenty busy: Terrill works as an Iowa coordinator of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program; she participates at local, state, and national levels in efforts to expand the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner; and she is the coordinator of the Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team. An fyi interview provides an insight into Pamela’s work and life outside work.




“From the person who endlessly chats on a phone while in a restaurant, to someone's pager or cell going off in the middle of a presentation or lecture, we are creating a society of very rude technology users.”

Jane Drews
(Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 26)

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