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Facilities Management: Building success

Photo by Kirk Murray.

The people in Facilities Management at The University of Iowa have a big job to do, with more than 15 million square feet in 267 educational buildings across campus under their purview. And apparently, they’re doing their job well.

For the second year in a row, UI Facilities Management is one of the top 10 industry leaders in Buildings’ A-list of “Who’s Who in the Buildings Market.” The University even moved from its No. 10 spot last year to No. 7 this year, sharing a list that includes industry giants like Wal-Mart, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service, and the Smithsonian Institution.

What makes the UI organization so good? fyi sat down with a few of the staff members to talk about what Facilities Management has done to merit the distinction.


Sing Iowa's praises! School of Music celebrates 100 years


From Antonin Dvorák’s visit to Spillville in 1893, when the Czech composer worked happily on his newest works and declared that Iowa is “an ideal place”; to the present day, with thousands of students enrolled in school bands, orchestras and choirs that win Grammy awards and perform across the country and around the globe: music has thrived here.

And for exactly 100 years, The University of Iowa has been part of the state’s musical scene. The School of Music has grown over the past century, teaching nearly 500 music majors in eight different performance areas in addition to musical composition and several fields of academic studies.

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News in brief

Regents vote to terminate UI presidential search

A matter of degree—honorary, that is

Quitline Iowa offers cessation support over phone

W-2 forms will be available on HR Self Service web site

University forms nanoscience enterprise

Cancer and Aging Program letters of concept due Dec. 15

Learning and Development November/December schedule

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Karen Copp
Karen Copp first visited Iowa in 1990 to interview for a position with the University of Iowa Press. As design and production manager, she's since made her mark on hundreds of UI Press books. Copp earned a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin and always has been intrigued by good design. An fyi interview provides insight into her work and sense of style.



“Driving while on a cell phone is as bad as driving drunk.”

Timothy Brown
(WQAD-TV, Nov. 3)

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