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January 2021 Upcoming programs: presentations on The Novel Coronavirus and the New Vaccines, on Psychological Issues around Covid-19, and on Bird Watching; UIRA president's message; call for nominations for Volunteer Service Awards; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; travel photo contest reminder; special interest group; UIRA Program Recordings..
February 2021 Upcoming program; photo contest deadline extended; UIRA president's message; meet president-elect Carolyn Wanat; new Share the Wealth initiative; sketch of Coralville Community Food Pantry; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; reminder on nominations for Volunteer Service Awards; follow-up on John Westefeld’s 22 January program; new Gray Hawk éditor sought;
March 2021. Upcoming program; UIRA president's message; sketch of the University of Iowa Food Pantry, new Gray Hawk editor, special interest group.
January 2020 Upcoming programs: FilmScene tour; Aging Successfully Using Technology presentation, tour of Iowa City airport; updates on UIRA Annual Meeting & Luncheon and on Annual Potluck; UIRA photo contest reminder; UIRA president's essay; call for nominations for Volunteer Service awards; report on December's conversation with UI President Bruce Harreld; report on bylaws update; special interest groups
February 2020 Upcoming programs: Aging Successfully Using Technology presentation, tour of Iowa City airport; Annual Meeting, Annual Potluck; call for nominations to the Board of Directors and for feedback on the Iowa City Public Library; a report on January's FilmScene tour; president's message; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; special interest groups.
March 2020 Upcoming programs: presentations on Climate Change Update and Bur Oak Land Trust; tour of Iowa City airport; Annual Meeting, Annual Potluck; report on Aging Successfully Using Technology presentation (with links); UIRA Annual Meeting and Luncheon Reservation form; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; invitation to donate to the UIRA Endowed Scholarship Fund; special interest groups
April 2020 Cancellation of all upcoming UIRA programs and activities until this fall, due to social distancing and covid-19. President's message. Special interest groups.
May 2020 Programming notes for the rest of the year, from San Cochran. UIRA Scholarship Recipients for 2020. UIRA Service Award winners for 2020: Nancy Hauserman (university service), David Martin (community service). UIRA 2020 Photo Contest Winners. President's message. New Members. Special interest groups
June 2020 Introductions to the UIRA Board Member Candidates for 2020-2021. UI Senior College news. Greetings from the outgoing UIRA president. More UIRA 2020 Photo Contest Winners; some of their photos. Special interest groups.
September 2020 upcoming fall programs; zoom presentations available for online viewing; UIRA president's message; cwelcome to new UIRA members; welcome to new UIRA officers and directors; dues reminders; cancellation of flu vaccination clinic; special interest group.
October 2020 upcoming programs; UIRA president's message; review of Kristin Morrow’s September program The Restoration of Cedar River Crossing; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; flu vaccination information; special interest group
November 2020 upcoming programs; ; UIRA president's message; call for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee and the Awards Committee; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; revised travel photo contest rules; special interest group; Zoom recordings of UIRA programs
December 2020 upcoming programs; ; UIRA president's message; call for nominations for Volunteer Service awards; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; travel photo contest remiinder; special interest group;
January 2019 upcoming programs; report on meeting with UI President Harreld; president's message; photo contest reminder; special interest groups; nominations for volunteer awards; January's Emeritus Faculty Council lecture
February 2019 upcoming program; report on January's program & follow-up article; president's message; special interest groups; upcoming Emeritus Faculty Council lectures; invitation to submit an article to the Gray Hawk
March 2019 upcoming program and UIRA Annual Meeting and Luncheon (reservation form); program report for and upcoming performances of Hot Tamale Louie; president's message; special interest groups; upcoming Emeritus Faculty Council lectures; invitation to submit an article; TRAIL job search
April 2019 UIRA Annual Meeting and Luncheon reminder; upcoming programs; president's message; special interest groups; upcoming Emeritus Faculty Council lectures; report on Melissa Shivers' talk; report on U.I. Hawkeye Service Teams; invitation to contribute to the Gray Hawk.
May 2019 Details of UIRA annual picnic; notes from the April business meeting; president's message; dues reminder; special interest groups; announcement of Emeritus Faculty Lecture by Steven Burton (Law); fifth annual photo contest winners.
June 2019 reminder invitation to UIRA annual picnic; report on Kitty Buckwalter's April presentation; outgoing president's message; profiles of recently-(re)elected UIRA directors; special interest groups; new members
September 2019 Kent Park Tour; other announced 2019 programs; president's message; report on recent Big Ten Retirees Assn meeting in Illinois; special interest groups; next Emeritus Faculty Lecture; photos from the June 2019 UIRA picnic; membership reminder.
October 2019 Kinnick Stadium tour; research project in online health searches; flu vaccination clinic; UI benefits update; a conversation with UI president Harreld; report on Kent Park tour; next Emeritus Faculty Council lecture with Lorraine Dorfman; TRAIL event with Janet Schlapkohl; UIRA Special Interest Groups; New UIRA Members
November 2019 UI benefits update, upcoming programs: conversation with UI president Harreld, tour of Iowa City municipal airport; UIRA president's message; call for volunteers for Nominating Committee and Awards Committee; support for the UI Food Pantry; upcoming Emeritus Faculty Council lectures; reports on UIRA flu shot clinic and Kinnick Stadium tour; special interest groups; new members
December 2019 Upcoming programs: FilmScene tour; Iowa City airport tour, Aging Successfully Using Technology presentation; president's message; call for nominations for Volunteer Service awards; updates on U.I. Benefits and Food Pantry donations; Senior College courses for spring 2020; UIRA Photo Contest rules and deadline; special interest groups.
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 coming 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
March 2018 next events (Dr. Thomas Schulein on The Changing Face of the Pentacrest, Annual Luncheon Meeting, Annual Picnic); presidents message; review of women's baskeball event; review of Dr. Peter Damiano's presentation; upcoming Emeritus Faculty lectures; invitation to special interest groups
April 2018 UIRA spring calendar, president's message on UI Recreational Services, its many facilities & discount prices, remaining emeritus faculty lectures, new leadership proposed, reports on Invisible Hawkeyes Presentation by Profs Lena & Michael Hill and Changing Face of the Pentacrest by Tom Schulein
May 2018 upcoming events; annual meeting review; president's message welcomes Diana Harris as new Grey Hawk editor; 2nd UIRA Scholarship presentation; final Emeritus Faculty Council lecture; ongoing Special Interest Groups; new UIRA leadership elected
June 2018 UIRA Annual Picnic details; review of Personal and Philosophical Reflections by Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz; Michael Barron's final present's message; special interest groups; dues notice information; Iowa City area summer activities
September 2018 UIRA fall programs previewed; president's message (Sue Otto); profile of president-elect (Emil Rinderspacher); 2018 Big 10 Retirees Association meeting at Penn State; IRB member recruitment; invitation to Special Interest Groups
October 2018 upcoming programs for October, November & December; June Braverman Cast Reunion; next Emeritus Faculty Council Lectures; president Sue Otto's message; screening of The Silver Screen; new UIRA special interest group for writers
November 2018 upcoming programs: annual UIRA University Benefits Information Session, presentation on musical theater by Dr. Chris Okiishi, talk by UI President Bruce Harreld; UIRA president's message; remaining Emeritus Faculty Council lectures; background reading for next International Events and World Politics Special Interest Group; other SIGs; UIRA Photo Contest information
December 2018 upcoming programs: meeting with U.I. President Harreld, FilmScene tour, annual meeting and luncheon, Iowa City Airport tour,
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