Beginning with the September 2014 edition, Gray Hawk began being delivered to UIRA members only electronically. The UIRA Board at its meeting February 11, 2014 voted to discontinue publication and distribution of the paper version of the newsletter. The consensus of the Board was that the electronic-only version will not only be more economical but also result in speedier delivery. The annual cost of the Gray Hawk was about $1,800, including paper, addressing, and postage. An additional major benefit to electronic production and distribution is flexibility in size (more pages) and content (photographs, color, special effects, etc.). Please send any comments to Dick Johns, using email: firstname.lastname@example.org , postal service (2731 Oakmont Ct., Coralville, IA 52241), or phone 319 354-1904.
Please submit potential articles to Linda Muston via email: email@example.com or USPS mail: 735 George Street, Apt 475, Iowa City, IA 52246
There are no July or August issues, as the Gray Hawk goes on vacation.
January 2018 upcoming programs; president's message; report on Advanced Driving Simulator talk; next Emeritus Faculty lecture; reminders on special interest groups, travel photo contest entries (including contest guidelines) and volunteer awards for university and community service; call for participation in UIRA nominating committee; report on President Harreld's UIRA address
February 2018 upcoming events (women's basketball, Dr. Peter Damiano, Dr. Thomas Schulein, Carl Klaus); available special interest groups; UIRA scholarship seeks contributions; available UIRA committes; report on UIRA Tour of New Engineering Annex; president's message; upcoming Emeritus Faculty lectures;
January 2017 upcoming membership survey; coming events; president's message; report on meeting with U.I. President Harreld; volunteer opportunities; UIRA Scholarship fund link
February 2017 Reducing The Risk Factors of Diabetes and Heart Disease; president's message; deadlines for travel photo contest & service award nominations (15 Feb) and survey (14 Feb); scholarship progress report; social isolation in seniors; upcoming emeritus faculty lectures
March 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon Reservation form; coming events; president's message and news; remaining Emeritus Faculty lectures; nominations for next year's UIRA leadership; Zachary Benedict's presentation on Becoming a More Age-Friendly Community; Visiting Nurses Assn. of Johnson Co.'s 7-week workshop on preventing falls; review of nutritionist Nancy Carlisle's presentation on Reducing The Risk Factors of Diabetes and Heart Disease
April 2017 president's message; alternative medicine presentation (25 April); U.I. Internationalization update (16 May), Emily Hestbech is the first UIRA scholarship recipient; proposed UIRA officers for 2017-18; report on recent Iowa Flood Center presentation; update on UIRA Committee on Aging in Place; special interest group reminders; membership renewal notice.
May 2017 upcoming presentation by Dean of International Programs Prof. Downing Thomas on Comprehensive Internationalization; membership renewal; president's report on membership survey; presentation of the President's Award and awards for Scholarship,, Community Service, University Service and Travel Photos; profile of the special interest group on International Events; U.I. Foundation and Alumni Association to merge; reflections by outgoing UIRA president Nancy Hauserman.
June 2017 info and directions to annual potluck picnic; Cedar River Crossings Tour; farewell from President Nancy Hauserman; membership renewal; reports on alternative medicine and U.I. internationalization programs
September 2017 exciting fall calendar; president's message; special interest groups; Emeritus Faculty Council lecture series; Senior Center Sports Forums; new board members; report on recent Cedar River Crossing event; university benefits informational sessions; new UIRA members
October 2017 presentation on newly-created UI Center for Advancement; flu immunization clinic; presentation on The History and Current Status of Title IX; president's message; reoorts on tour of Tour Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall and the Big Ten Retirees Association 2017 Conference
November 2017 UIRA Annual Benefits Presentation; upcoming "History and Future of Automated Driving" and "President's Retrospective on the past U.I. Year" events; dates of 2018 Annual Luncheon Meeting and Annual Picnic; UIRA scholarship fund appeal; call for Travel Photo Contest entries; UIRA president's message; call for nominations for Outstanding Volunteers to the Community and to the University; reports on recent presentations by Erin Thomas-Lewis, Christine Grant plus Joan Schnabel and Dawn Frary.
December 2017 calendar of upcoming events; president's message; report on and video of annual benefits presentation; reminders on UIRA scholarship program, special interest groups, volunteer awards, travel photo contest and final emeritus faculty lecture.
January 2016 reception for U.I. President Harreld; Virtual Soldier Program; Iowa Political Stock Market; The Aging Brain
February 2016 Iowa Electronic Market; Service Award Nominations Deadline; Hansen Football Performance Facility Tour; Music Therapy; Scholarship Fund
March 2016 Hansen Football Performance Facility Tour; Iowa’s Land Trusts; Annual UIRA Meeting and Luncheon; UIRA Scholarship Fund; Travel Photo Contest
April 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon, Election of Officers, Hills Bank Award, UIRA Scholarship Link, Mindfullness
May 2016 Annual Potluck, Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, President’s Award, Hancher Preview Tour, Photo Competition
June 2016 Outgoing President Robalino's 'Year in Review', Annual Potluck invitation, Photo Contest manager sought, Direct Link to Scholarship Fund
September 2016 President Nancy Hauserman's incoming message, Presentation on "Optimistic Aging", Flu Shot Clinic, Voxman Music Building Tour, Three Community Events of Interest, Emeritus Faculty Council Lecture Series, President's Summary of Summer Communications
October 2016 Voxman Music Building tour, flu clinic update, president's message, open houses, avoiding dehydration, special interest groups, direct link for donation to scholarship fund
November 2016 president's message, benefits update, photo contest, service awards nominations, retirement advice, health awareness, UIRA scholarship donation link, special interest groups
December 2016 president's message; changes in retirees’ health insurance; video of benefits update session; first-year retrospective meeting with UI President Bruce Harreld; travel photo contest; service awards nominations; special interest groups,
May 2015 :May 14 program by Dr. Bruce Friedrich, ‘A Future of US Energy Outlook’; Results of election, awards from annual business meeting; Judge's comments on Travel Photo Contest; Dr. Kaskie’s presentation "Successful Aging in Academic Institutions" is accessible online; Part I on Internet security by Jane Drews
June 2015 Annual Potluck Picnic June 3; UIRA's 20th Year From the Outgoing President; UIRA Board Takes Shape for 2015-16; Part II on Internet security by Jane Drews; A History of the UIRA: 1995-2015; Robalino to Represent UIRA at Big Ten Conference; Dr. Friedrich: Wind Power Gaining Momentum in Iowa; UIRA MEMBERSHIP can be renewed anytime
September 2015 Greetings from 2015-2106 President; UIRA Upcoming Programs: Sept 10 Kent Park, Sept 29 Estate Planning, Oct 8 Flu Clinic, Nov 17 Kinze Innovation Center Tour; Gordon Strayer Memoir; Travel Photo Contest; Service Awards Program; Changes to UI's Email System to Affect Retirees; Special Interest Groups Linked
October 2015 Annual Benefits Briefing; Ad for UIRA Webmaster; Kinze Innovation Center Tour Nov 17; Flu Clinic & Fitness Screening Oct 8; Walkers Special Interest Group Started: UI Email & Alias Possible Changes: New Members Were Welcomed; Report on the August Annual Big Ten Retirees Association Conference; UIRA Retirees Learn About County's Conservation Efforts; Turning Attention to Health Awareness New Monthly Feature; UIRA History Booklet Available; Nominations Needed for Outstanding Contributions to UI, Community Award
November 2015 Travel Photo Contest; UIRA Explores Creating Endowed Scholarship; A Special letter of invitation by COMPEER; Distinguished Service Awards; Estate Planning Topics Presented by Tom Gelman; Specialized Rehabilitation Centers Help Seniors Recovery; Update on Retirees Email Status
December 2015 UIRA Reception for new UI President Bruce Harreld; Deadline for 3rd Travel Photo Contest; UIRA Annual Meeting 21 April 2016; 2016 UIRA Programs; NIH Website for Older Adults; No Big Changes in Health Insurance for Retirees; Changing webmasters