Get to Know… Archive

  • Rachel Garza Carreon

    Rachel Garza Carreón, UI Libraries

    A staunch advocate for social justice, Rachel Garza Carreón does many things in her role as the outreach, recruitment, and research librarian with UI Libraries to make the campus a more welcoming place.

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  • Dan Matheson and one of his four World Series rings.

    Dan Matheson, Leisure Studies

    Dan Matheson, a UI lecturer in the recreation and sport business program, uses his New York Yankees background to go to bat for his students, helping them succeed in the classroom.

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  • Carolyn Colvin talks with students who are part of the West Liberty Enrichment Program including UI sophomore Catherine Martinez (left) who is applying to the teacher education program. Photo by Bill Adams.

    Carolyn Colvin, Teaching and Learning

    Long before publicly engaged scholarship was an expectation for University of Iowa faculty, Carolyn Colvin was a champion for the cause.

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  • Mary Noonan with her dog Lincoln. Photo by Tim Schoon.

    Mary Noonan, Sociology

    Thanks to a loving yet somewhat competitive older brother's insistent claims of superiority, Mary Noonan developed an interest in women's issues. Now she conducts research on gender, family, and work.

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  • Scott Ketelsen

    Scott Ketelsen, Marketing and Media Production

    Growing up, Scott Ketelsen yearned to be a professional athlete. These days, he's still quite active, all the while working in a field he loves, higher education marketing and communication.

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  • Clar Baldus with one of the many toys she keeps in her office. Photo by Tim Schoon.

    Clar Baldus, Belin-Blank Center

    Clar Baldus, administrator for arts and innovation at the University of Iowa College of Education's Belin-Blank Center, believes people need to smile more, laugh more, and definitely play more.

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  • Homecoming King and Queen Wei Du and Kevin Velovitch.

    Wei Du and Kevin Velovitch, Homecoming royalty

    Wei Du and Kevin Velovitch, the newly appointed Homecoming royalty, took some time to talk with fyi about Homecoming, their love for Iowa, and their plans for the future.

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  • Amanda Irish, UI Veterans Association president

    Amanda Irish, UI Veterans Association

    Many young male and female veterans can be found on college campuses nationwide. Amanda Irish discusses various aspects of veterans' experiences in higher education.

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  • Jan Jensen

    Jan Jensen, Women’s Basketball

    She's led the nation in scoring as a prep and collegiate basketball player. She's played hoops overseas. Yet it's fair to say that some of Jan Jensen's fondest memories come from coaching at the UI.

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  • Brian Manternach, Building and Landscape Services

    Brian Manternach, Building and Landscape Services

    Chances are many of us will experience a disability at some point. Brian Manternach vows to make the University of Iowa a more accessible place for all.

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