Articles from March 2017


Bowman offers insights on what makes admissions officers more likely to admit low-income students

Research by Nicholas A. Bowman, director of the University of Iowa Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, shows that admission officers at selective colleges are more likely to offer spots to low-income students if they have a better understanding of the high schools those students attend.

Music education student serves others over spring break

This year, 200 Hawkeyes used their spring break to volunteer in 12 communities across the U.S. as part of Hawkeye Service Teams. One of those students was Ben Ross, a fourth-year student from Rockford, Illinois, studying voice performance and music education.

Kirkwood Elementary teacher earns 2017 Phyllis Yager Diversity Teaching Award

Renee Person, a teacher at Kirkwood Elementary School, earned the 2017 Phyllis Yager Diversity Teaching Award.

Highlighting big opportunities for student service members

US Army Reserve Capt. Jeremy Williams, a veterans resource specialist with I-SERVE (Support, Education, Resources for Veterans and Enlisted) at the University of Iowa College of Education, appeared on CW Iowa Live on Monday, March 20.

Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy students share experiences

The Martin and Melva Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy enrolled its first class of highly able high school students from across the state and around the country this past fall.

UI REACH program builds lasting friendships

This story on KGAN CBS 2 highlights the lasting friendship created between two University of Iowa College of Education REACH Program graduates. It also looks at the post-graduation lives of these UI REACH alumni. According to UI REACH Director Pam Ries, since the program began in 2008, over 80 percent of UI REACH students are employed. See the full story on KGAN CBS 2.

Conference supports pre-service STEM teachers

A story on KGAN CBS 2 takes a look at STEM teacher retention and the positive impact of the 2017 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Conference that was held at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa March 3 and 4.