Big 10 Beer & Bowling Bash 2016

Big Ten Alumni, Friends, and Family–join us for another year of Beer and Bowling! As always, we’ll have great bowling prizes, trophies, and opportunity drawings for additional prizes.

Bowlers of ALL skill levels are welcome, so mark your calendars and sign up today.

NEW LOCATION!!!! Forest Lanes: 22771 Centre Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949.770.0055)

Saturday, February 27, 2016: Bowling begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. People are welcome to relax at the bar or kick back at the arcade until we get rolling.

NoteLanes are assigned in advance. If you wish to bowl with a specific group you must let Mike know in advance so he can coordinate this. Michael Olson

Don’t miss out on this fun-filled evening!!

Two ways to sign up, make your reservations, and pay:

One: Download and print out the attached Reservation Form. Fill it out, and mail it with your check to the address on the form.

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Two: Sign-up is also available online. Click here for more information and to make your reservations and pay by credit card.

The deadline for pre-paid reservations is February 21, 2016. Late registration and walk-ins will be available for $30 per person, either online with a credit card, or at the door with cash or check.


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Iowa Alumni at the Odyssey Theatre

Plays 411

“My Sister,” running currently at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, stars two Iowa alums–and sisters. The play was written by a third Iowa alum.

The play won two awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival–the Duende Distinction Award for acting for each of the sisters, Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler.

The playwright is Janet Schlapkohl, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa.

The remaining performances are

Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays, February 11 & 18, and March 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26, and March 4 & 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, and March 5 & 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 6 & 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Reserve your tickets by either phoning the number below, or by going to the web link below.

To get $10 off any ticket, mention the promo code IOWA when you phone.
Box office hours:
Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
To get $10 off any ticket, enter the promo code IOWA where you see “Have a Promotion Code”


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“The Price is Right” TV Show College Rivalry

Regarding the announcement below, the Los Angeles IOWA Club needs at least 10 people to make up the team from our club. If you want to join the team, e-mail us at


We received this invitation from Lauren Wilkins at “The Price is Right.”

I’m reaching out to you on behalf of The Price is Right. On Sunday, March 6th at 8:30am we’re taping a College Rivalry episode at CBS in Hollywood and we wanted to personally reach out and encourage current students & alumni from the University of Iowa to Come On Down! You’ll have a chance to play against contestants representing rival schools like Iowa State for cars, trips, and amazing prizes!
We’d love to have at least 10 people from the University of Iowa in the audience, but we’re also reaching out to alumni groups from your rival schools so the more people you have to represent the Hawkeyes, the better!
Group bookings (15-20 people max) are strongly encouraged and will be given priority over individual reservations.
To reserve group tickets please call Vince at On Camera Audiences at 818.880.8200. He’s also copied on this email.
We look forward having you guys Come On Down!
Best Wishes!
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Alumni Career Webinar

Iowa Alums:

Do you want to change career path? Would you like to improve your social media presence or learn how to network more effectively? If so, join us each week for our free career Webinar series to receive valuable lessons from experts on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. This series features best-selling authors and national career experts who will share their strategies, research, and tips to help you reach your career goals.

The next webinar is coming up on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

To register, click on

The title of the webinar is “Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career.”

You will walk away with three practical steps to rocket your advancing career to the next level.
1. Do Better: Set Ruthless Priorities, work and lead more strategically, and deal with frustrating obstacles and stupid people
2. Look Better: Build your credibility with the people who can help (or blacklist) you
3. Connect Better: Develop your network without being political. Get on “the list” of people who get the best opportunities.

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Hawkeyes Wanted for “Celebrity Name Game” TV Show

We received this note from the casting producer of the “Celebrity Name Game” TV show:

I hope all is well. My name is Torriel Simon. It was a pleasure speaking to you. I am the casting director on the hit game show Celebrity Name Game. We are now casting SEASON 3. The game is played in teams of two. We are looking for fathers-daughters, fathers-sons, husbands-wives, siblings, roommates, etc. It is a very family friendly show. It airs on KTLA 5 on weekdays. Each team has an opportunity to win $20,000. We would love to get the word out to the University of Iowa (California Chapters). Our executive producer is Courtney Cox, she absolutely loves the University of Iowa therefore, she wants the college to be well represented on the show. To apply: Go to select a date and time that you would like to audition. Anyone interested will audition with their partner therefore, be sure to add your partners name in the submission.

Torriel C. Simon
Casting Producer

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