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We Are Phil

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Last fall, the University of Iowa launched We Are Phil, an annual initiative to encourage faculty and staff to be philanthropic (to "be Phil") toward the UI by supporting causes on campus that matter to them.

The first year of the We Are Phil faculty/staff giving program was an outstanding success.  More than 3,000 of you made gifts to support the UI last year, providing more than $4.4 million in support for everything from student scholarships and social justice to health care, libraries, the arts, and Hawkeye Athletics.

International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

In early 2012, the three Regents universities adopted an International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program. The program is free for faculty and staff who are traveling internationally on University business.

We are pleased to say that the response of the University community to this program has been very positive. To ensure that the program is as effective as possible, we ask that you take the following steps:

Associate Provost for Faculty

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Kevin Kregel, professor and chair of the Department of Health & Human Physiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has agreed to serve as the university's new associate provost for faculty, effective September 15, 2014.  He will step into the position vacated by Tom Rice, who is taking on a new role as faculty director of the University of Iowa's John and Mary Pappajohn Educational Center in Des Moines.

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the University College

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Lon Moeller, associate dean for the undergraduate program in the Tippie College of Business, has agreed to serve as the university's new associate provost for undergraduate education (APUE) and dean of the University College, effective July 1, 2014.  He will step into the position vacated by Beth Ingram, who recently accepted the position of provost at North Dakota State University.

On Iowa! Volunteer Opportunity

Greetings.

On Iowa! once again will welcome incoming students to the University of Iowa. Starting with move-in and running through Convocation and the block party at President Mason's home, On Iowa! immerses students in the campus culture and introduces them to the traditions that will define their experience. All the while, they will learn skills necessary to succeed in and out of the classroom.

In short, students will learn what it means to be a Hawkeye, but they will need your help!

Admissions/Enrollment Management Announcements

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Michael Barron, assistant provost for enrollment management and executive director of admissions, has announced that he plans to retire from the university at the end of this summer.  I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mike for his extraordinary service as director of the UI Office of Admissions for the last 27 years, and also share some information about how we plan to move forward.

Nominations for CDE Graduation Reception Student Leadership Awards

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE) Graduation Reception, formerly known as the Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet (MGRB) will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. A reception will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. followed by an awards program.  Awards begin at 4:00.

Call for Nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

TO:     All Faculty, Staff, and Students

FROM:   Associate Provost Beth Ingram

DATE:   January 2014

RE:     Call for Nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

With the Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy, the Office of the Provost each year honors a University of Iowa administrator, staff member, or faculty member (in a non-teaching role) who supports undergraduate education and serves as a strong, effective advocate for undergraduate students and the undergraduate experience.