Articles from April 2024

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.
Screen grab of the FM homepage aerial drone view of the Pentacrest

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.
Screenshot of the new F&O website home page

The new F&O website is now live!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The newly redesigned Finance and Operations website is now live! This updated version not only presents a modernized look and introduces new features but also prioritizes accessibility, ensuring that all users can seamlessly navigate and engage with their content.
pentacrest during sunset

Register today: Discover Your University sets spring dates, activities

Monday, April 1, 2024
Discover Your University’s spring lineup has something for everyone. Register quickly to reserve your spot during the three dates: April 18, May 21, and June 19.

Earth Month Updates

April is Earth Month and there are lots of amazing events happening to celebrate our planet this month. From volunteer opportunities to plant giveaways, there are Earth Month activities for everyone!