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Get to know Lupita Wombacher

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Lupita Wombacher is the new custodial supervisor for the College of Public Health Building. In this role, Lupita supervises the staff who work diligently to maintain a physical environment that is clean, safe, and supports the college’s mission of learning, research, and community engagement. Thank you, Lupita, and welcome to your new role!
Picture of the outside of the new wrestling training factuality. You see all of the glass windows and a statue of Dan Gable.

University of Iowa opens new training center for men’s and women’s wrestling programs

Thursday, May 23, 2024
After years of planning, fundraising, and development, the University of Iowa wrestling programs have a new training center that complements their world-class competition home at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Coaches, athletes, administrators, fans, and donors will celebrate the dedication of the Goschke Family Wrestling Training Center on May 30. The 38,000-square-foot facility is the new training home of the Iowa men’s and women’s wrestling programs. The wrestling room on the south end of the building is connected by an underground tunnel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, recognized as one of the best wrestling venues in the world.
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CAMBUS service alert: impacts to Newton Road beginning in May 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Beginning late May 2024, a construction project on Newton Road will impact CAMBUS routes and stops. The project is expected to last through the end of 2024. The project includes constructing a roundabout south of the VA Hospital and a new expanded bus loop with rider amenities. The start date of the project and route adjustments will be updated once confirmed.

Twenty-three new Herky statues parade across campus

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Twenty-three new Herky statues have been placed across campus as part of the 2024 rendition of Herky on Parade. The statues were designed by artists, and each embodies a special theme. This is the third time the Herky on Parade public art project has taken place. Previously, Herky statues were installed in 2004 and 2014. There are 100 total Herky statues installed as part of the parade. FM Landscape Services coordinated with the Herky on Parade committee and installed the concrete bases for the campus statues.
A view of many green campus trees photographed from above

How University of Iowa’s tree canopy helps the environment

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Many people around Eastern Iowa celebrated Earth Day Monday, whether that be cleaning up parks or simply taking time to learn more about what people can do to help the environment. Between the derecho destroying millions of trees in 2020 and the emerald ash borer beetle taking out even more, arborists have emphasized the importance of not only taking care of the trees that survived but also working to restore what we’ve lost. And that’s what the University of Iowa arborist works on every day.
An artificial depiction of the proposed renovation to Duane Banks Field, showing a standalone 2,365-square-foot clubhouse adjacent to the existing Hawkeye dugout along the first base side of the stadium. The clubhouse extends down the right field line.

Clubhouse headlines proposal to renovate Duane Banks Field

Thursday, April 18, 2024
An updated proposal to renovate the home of the University of Iowa baseball team is on the docket for consideration and final approval by the Iowa Board of Regents. The proposed renovation to Duane Banks Field includes a standalone clubhouse adjacent to the existing Hawkeye dugout. The 2,365-square-foot clubhouse would be constructed along the first base side of the stadium and extend down the right field line. The renovation is budgeted at $5.5 million and is expected to be completed in spring 2025. In addition to the clubhouse, new lights and turf will be installed this summer. The project would be funded by athletic department gifts and revenue.
Hydroscience testing equipment in operation at the University of Iowa wave basin pool

UI seeks permission to plan new hydroscience research building to grow program

Monday, April 15, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Engineering’s IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering is a world-renowned program, and a proposed facility expansion would keep Iowa at the forefront of fluids-related research. The UI is seeking approval from the Iowa Board of Regents at its April 24-25 meeting to proceed with planning the construction of a new building on the Oakdale campus for future growth and development of the IIHR hydroscience program.
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The redesigned Facilities Management website is now live!

Monday, April 15, 2024
The FM Strategic Communications team is excited to announce the completion of the Facilities Management website redesign project. The site launched officially on Monday, April 15. This updated version brings our branding and accessibility functions in line with other recently updated websites across the university, reflecting a campus-wide initiative. Additionally, the new user-friendly web editing platform allows us to showcase the FM organization more effectively.
UI receives tree campus higher education designation

UI receives Tree Campus Higher Education designation for the 15th year in a row

Friday, April 12, 2024
The University of Iowa was recently honored with the 2023 Tree Campus Higher Education Award at the Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Ankeny. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 4th at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.