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June 24, 2011

At A Glance

UI Alumni Association offers 'Football Weekend Giveaway' on Facebook

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is offering Hawkeye fans a chance to win a "Football Weekend Giveaway" if they "like" the UIAA on Facebook.

Fans will have the chance to win two outdoor club seats for the football game against Michigan State on Nov. 12, and a two-night stay at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel in downtown Iowa City — plus a $100 gift certificate to Share hotel restaurant. Retail value is $1,600.
To enter, fans first should "like" the UIAA on Facebook—where they can stay informed about UI news, connect with other alumni and friends, view events and photos, and participate in Tuesday Trivia with the chance to win prizes.
Next, fans should also go to the giveaway Facebook page at and read the official rules, check the confirmation box, and enter their information. Entires can be made once a day. The winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Tuesday, August 2, and announced on the UIAA Facebook page. Certain restrictions apply; see the official rules on the entry form.


UI to host American Wind Energy Association's University Summit June 28-29

The University of Iowa College of Engineering will host the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) University Summit June 28-29 at the Seamans Center on the UI Campus.

More than 100 wind energy experts from industry and academic institutions are expected to attend the meeting, which will feature discussions of curriculum and career opportunities, as well as examples of industry and university relationships including the partnership between the UI and ACCIONA Energy NA's assemble plant in West Branch, Iowa. 

The UI currently offers a variety of courses on wind energy topics including wind turbine fundamentals and wind power management. As a teaching device the university also maintains a 2.4 kW wind turbine, purchased in 2010 through a grant from University Summit co-sponsor IAWIND (Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development), a collaborative project led by the UI College of Engineering.

AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers and others involved in the wind industry.

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