The University of Iowa


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


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.

UI Informatics Initiative

Faculty Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the launch of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI^3), at the center of which is the newest interdisciplinary faculty hiring effort under the UI Cluster Hire Initiative.

The ultimate goal of the initiative will be to bring together faculty and staff to conduct leading-edge informatics research and discovery, and also partner with researchers and teachers across campus whose work depends on the creation, evaluation, and utilization of large amounts of digital information. 

We Are Phil

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Each spring, we celebrate "Phil's Day," an event that helps raise awareness and appreciation of the power of private support (PHILanthropy).  Starting today and continuing through November 1, we are launching a new program to celebrate and encourage philanthropy among our own faculty and staff: "We Are Phil."

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:

Seeking volunteers, On Iowa! program

Last year's On Iowa! was a resounding success, thanks in large part to the many volunteers who helped welcome incoming students to campus. Hundreds of you served the students and their families, helping with residence hall move-in, facilitating late-night activities, and coordinating a massive celebration at Kinnick Stadium, not to mention Convocation and the President's Block Party.

It was quite an event, and we were so proud of our campus community for coming together to help our new students navigate their first days at Iowa. Now, we need your help again.

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute: Letters of Intent requested by June 1, 2013

Faculty Colleagues:

Last year, I emailed you with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for membership in the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) and space in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building ( The RFPs are due before September 1, 2013.

To provide us with a preview of what to expect and to prepare for the RFPs, we now request a one page Letter of Intent. This Letter of Intent may also aid you in planning and interacting with the university, colleges, departments, and the PBI.