Honors at Iowa celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in the 2008-09 academic year, and in its long history the program has produced many and distinguished alums. Besides links to our Newsletter, we offer here news, articles, and events specific to our alums.

Also, we post here opportunities for you to give back to Honors with your time and expertise. With your experience in Honors and in your careers you are one of our most valuable resources and advocates.

Finally, we encourage you to come in person to visit.  At our last Commendation ceremony, we had a visiting alum, John Rutherford, from the very first Honors graduating class (1962), and we were able to introduce John at the ceremony.

Samuel Rhodes Dunlap

Honors at Iowa was founded by Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, Ph.D. Professor Dunlap was born in the state of Texas on March 11, 1911. He graduated from Rice Institute with an A.B. in 1931 and a M.A. in 1932, and earned his Ph.D. from Oxford in 1939 after becoming a Rhodes Scholar.

Weekly Peer Review Workshop - Fall 2016 Application Development - UI Undergraduate Fellowships

Working on an application?
Join UI Undergraduate Fellowships Fall Peer Review Workshop
on Fridays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in Room 440 of the Blank Honors Center

What? This fall, UI Undergraduate Fellowships is offering students the chance to give and receive feedback from fellow applicants representing a diverse range of academic disciplines. Kelly Thornburg, Honors Director of Scholar Development will contribute to the review process as both a reader and faciliator.

Honors Commendation Ceremony

The Honors Commendation Ceremony recognizes students who are graduating with one or more honors. Honors staff and faculty present medals and bestow presidential certificates, and representatives of the undergraduate colleges cord students earning honors in their major. Honors marks this momentous occasion by inviting a a faculty/staff member and honors student to offer a reflection on their experiences as keynote speakers. We also recognize distinguished contributors to honors education at the University of Iowa.

Research in the Capital

Since 2006, outstanding undergraduate researchers from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa have gathered in Des Moines for a day dedicated to Research in the Capitol. This presentation celebrates how undergraduates learning by doing research in a variety of fields.