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The University of Iowa

Winter 2013


Parents of the Year

Meet Vince Nelson

Certified to stand out

A letter from the Parents Association president

New on the home front

Student loan savvy

A community to call home


For the kids!

Important dates

Iowa Now


Children and parents moving through Dance Marathon welcome lineFor the Kids!

Recently named one of the 10 biggest college fundraisers by, the annual UI Dance Marathon is held in February at the  student union. The student-organized event has raised more than $11 million for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients at UI Children’s Hospital since 1994. In addition to participating in the 24-hour marathon—“the Big Event”—students work throughout the year to raise awareness and provide emotional and financial support to patients and their families. Learn more at




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