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UI employees bring unique sense of style to workplace

Coffee cup collection
Photo by Tom Jorgensen.

In January, we put out a call to University of Iowa faculty and staff, asking for examples of cubicles with character, offices with ambience, or something beyond the typical framed family photo or motivational poster.

What we found: a shrine to the Hawkeyes (and former football player Bob Sanders in particular); frogs, moose (the plural is not "meese," as a certain fyi editor might be known to say), and Stupid Sock Creatures; and an entire wall full of pop-culture.

Take a peek at your fellow coworkers and their unique sense of style. And be sure to check out this issue's photo feature for a detailed look at these colorful collections.


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  • Bluder named Big Ten Coach of the Year
  • Ground broken on new Beckwith Boathouse
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences names Dean's Scholars, Collegiate Scholars, Collegiate Fellows, Starch Faculty Fellow
  • New center will be at forefront of rural health communication
  • High-def video portraits attract recording-breaking attendances at Museum of Art
  • Tenure Workshop to be held April 8 in Dental Science Building
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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  • Researchers link questionable mergers to CEO arrogance
  • Study: Increased risks for women three years after ending hormone therapy
  • Study: Rare syndrome provides clues on obesity, blood pressure
  • Protein target for diabetes drug regulates blood pressure
  • UI researcher finds coral diversity, reef development are unrelated

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  • Curry named dean of UI College of Public Health
  • Robillard will step down as dean to focus on VP duties
  • Jay Sa-Aadu named head of Tippie MBA programs
  • Recent deaths

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Hey hey, my my, rock 'n' roll can never die. So says Neil Young, anyway. We're looking to feature University of Iowa faculty and staff who are carrying the torch for live music. Are you a sultry siren performing solo? Are you banging out a band's backbeat? Regardless of your role or genre, if you're making music, we'd love to hear from you. Take a moment to fill out the following survey: We might launch you to superstardom! (No promises, though.)

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Jane Schildroth
Jane Schildroth photo
For someone who as a youth couldn’t unload her Girl Scout cookies, Jane Schildroth seems to have gotten the hang of making a strong sales pitch. Schildroth, director of corporate and community relations in the University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center, is making inroads with companies and organizations across the country, which has led to more employers hitting the career center’s numerous annual career fairs. She talks with fyi about her busy itinerary, her own career path, and what sort of role faculty and staff can play in helping students find their calling.




“You need to look at taking care of a vulnerable joint the way you take care of your teeth. When my patients say, 'I can't do that,'  I say, 'Well, you brush your teeth every day.'"

Joseph Buckwalter
(Time, March 6)

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Inspiring people through humor



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