The Alumni Service award is granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant service to the college, university, community, state, or nation. Among his distinguished works are The Glass Menagerie (Pulitzer Prize), A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Pulitzer Prize), Night of the Iguana, Camino Real, and Summer and Smoke. She is the recipient of a 1999 "Genius" award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dana has also appeared in film and on television. Victoria Stewart (MFA 2002) and Jeremy Wilhelm (MFA 2003) 800 Words: The Transmigrations of Philip K. Dick was presented by the Workhaus Collective at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis in Spring 2009. Jennifer received the 2015 Smith Prize for Political Theatre. Submit Alumni NewsRecent News from Iowa AlumniUI Alumni AssociationIowa Theatre Arts Alumni Facebook. He is the author of more than fifty screenplays, including Bigger than Life, The Great Gatsby, and many of the popular James Bond films. Connell was nominated for this award by the Iowa Law Review board for her outstanding advocacy and leadership at the ACLU where she promotes children’s education, inmate rights, and women’s reproductive rights. Small classes where YOU matter! Rachel Brogan Flannery (BA 2000) is an actress and playwright in the Twin Cities. Please review its full disclosure statement. He also writes and directs for film. Here are just a few of our Distinguished Theatre Arts Alumni and their accomplishments. Her plays include her stage adaptation of O Pioneers (also presented on American Playhouse), The Stick Wife, and Heart Land. Peter Ullian (MFA 1993) is a playwright whose musical, Elliot Ness in Cleveland, was produced at the Denver Center Theatre Company/Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a costume designer she worked in stage and film in New York and California for 18 years collaborating with creative teams on productions ranging from Shakespeare Festivals to Broadway musicals, most notably Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Pirates of Penzance (starring Kevin Kline & Linda Ronstadt), Crimes of the Heart, Doonsbury The Musical, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Aside from her successful career at the ACLU, Connell “has also demonstrated that ‘women can have it all’” notes Stier. Lee Blessing (MA 1979) is a distinguished writer for the theatre, film, and television. She previously served as the co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors and has ensured that each of the organizations she supports promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Peter’s design credits include scenic and/or lighting designs at The Public Theater, Intiman Theater, Lincoln Center Theater 3, Intiman Theater, Bang on a Can/Cal Performances, Portland Stage Company, Walker Art Center, Compania di Colombari, (Italy), Under the Radar Festival, MIT,  HERE Art Center (with Lisa D’Amour). “When Alex sees injustice, it is second nature for him to do all that he can to right that wrong, and this is what classifies him as an emerging leader” Dr. White says. Fatebook was featured in the USITT USA National Exhibit in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. List of famous alumni from Northern Illinois University, with photos when available. Other career highlights include the creation of her new as-yet-untitled solo work, which will debut in a variety of theatres across the country in 2011. Julia Gibson (BA 1984) is an actress whose work includes Angels in America at ACT, All in the Timing at the Long Wharf, and such television shows as Law and Order and Spin City. The play was commissioned by the Mural Arts Project of Philadelphia and InterAct Theatre. Among those who have worked with Hawkeye Studios are Oprah and the touring productions of Les Miserables and Showboat. NOTICE: The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is an operational name for the State University of Iowa Foundation, an independent, Iowa nonprofit corporation organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported charitable entity working to advance the University of Iowa. Connell’s close friend and fellow classmate Serena Stier says that “Colleen embodies the ideal of a lawyer who is both brilliant and humane. My father attended the College of Engineering at Iowa Gallery exhibits of her studio work include the Louise Grayson Gallery and Curator's Choice: Around the Coyote. Megan Gogerty (BA 1997) her play Bad Panda was officially banned in China. Fill out this form if you are a University of Iowa alumnus who fits into any of the following categories: UI alumni currently living outside the U.S. And the center Privacy Information  |  Emergency Information  |  Nondiscrimination Statement, Fatebook: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time. Professor Roethke has directed national and international workshops in costume design, drawing, and rendering. Prominent graduates from Northern Illinois University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. Notable Alumni IJGA Media 2020-10-13T12:33:31-05:00 Brad Benjamin Rockford, Illinois Brad Benjamin Benjamin had a successful amateur career while at the University of Memphis. Rich Bynum (BA 1976) is a professional designer and owner of Hawkeye Scenic Studios in Chicago. Iowa City is considered one of the best places to live in the country. On Broadway he performed in the original productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, A Delicate Balance, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. To submit a nomination, use our, Advanced Standing J.D. She has appeared in Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, Flannagan's Wake, HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore, and Minnesota It's Not Just for Lutherans Anymore (local/touring cast, original cast recording) along with multiple new works. His play Jerry and Tom, first produced at Iowa then made into a feature film, premiered at Sundance and recently appeared on Showtime. Robert Alexander (MFA 1996) and Kim Euell (MFA 2008) are co-editors of a new anthology of plays. Margaret Eginton (MFA 1997) is Head of Movement and Dance for FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Composition at New College of Florida. Their most recent production, Duet! “He has always lived this mantra and, in fact, returned to his hometown to make it better by giving back.”. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement. She maintains a freelance career as a professional costume designer, member of USAA, and as a studio artist. She continues to teach dramatic literature at the University of Iowa and at Coe College. The 2020 Alumni Award recipients are: The Emerging Leader award is granted to alumni of the College of Law for early career achievements in their area of practice and in their service to the college, community, state, or nation. Iowa Law is grateful to be the alma mater of these generous and talented individuals. Their many clients include CNN, MSNBC, and Nintendo. A Triumph Beyond the Field for a Former Hayden Fry Recruit Malcolm Christie's football career didn't go as planned, but his struggles as a University of Iowa student-athlete didn't stop him from succeeding. megangogerty.com. Iowa Now showcases news of note to the University of Iowa community and shares the UI story with the world.Have an item or idea to share? After just one visit, you'll see why. In 2006, Erik formed Clickspring Design. Among the thousands of graduates from the University of Iowa, especially notable alumni include George Gallup, founder of the Gallup Poll (BA, 1923); Tennessee Williams, author of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot, Her play No Such Cold Thing has been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Amy Wheeler (MFA 1999) is now Executive Director of Hedgebrook, a retreat and residency for women writers. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30, 2021. The play was originally written in Sydne Mahone's Playwriting class. Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1705, Phone:319-335-2700Fax:theatre@uiowa.eduSite Map Login. If you are interested in being an active alumni leader, which of the Connell is a wife and mother of two children. Department of Theatre Arts Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt, graduated from Iowa State in 1910. Info: For recent updates and information regarding COVID-19 at the College of Law visit here. She played leading roles for four seasons at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and has appeared in major roles at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Court Theatre, the Yale Repertory Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, and Shakespeare Festival in Dallas. The 2020 Alumni Award recipients are: Colleen Connell graduated from Iowa Law in 1980 and joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois in 1984. Stewart Stern (BA 1943) is a distinguished Hollywood writer and director. ). B. J. Armstrong – Professional basketball player with the Golden State Warriors, formerly with the Chicago Bulls. I graduated from the U of I College of Engineering in 2007 so most of what I will say about academics will be based on my experience as an engineering student. "Larry has often been heard to quote an old phrase 'Always remember who you are and where you came from’” says Goodman. David Adjmi (MFA 2001) is among the 10 recipients of the 2010 Whiting Writers' Award. Adam LeFevre (MFA 1977) is an actor who was seen on Broadway in Our Country's Good, on television in Law and Order, and in films such as In & Out and Private Parts. Alumni Achievement. Alex’s long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Karletta White, describes Alex as “the one in the group that always goes above and beyond simply because it is in his spirit”. Tanna received the Maverick Award at the Celebration of Greatness Ceremony, sponsored by the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival in 2009. He worked with Mill Mountain Theatre as Literary Associate and oversaw its alternative programming and CenterPieces Reading series. A crucial theme of Vanessa’s career has been the importance of social justice. Redbird Gear. Her plays include Spinning into butter, Boy Meets Girl, and The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Robert Randolph (MFA 1953) designed sets and lights on Broadway for many productions including Bye Bye, Birdie and Sweet Charity. With a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Iowa Wesleyan University has educated leaders, influenced careers, inspired life choices, and ignited a life-long passion for the greater good. Interested in nominating someone for a 2021 Alumni Award? Nicole Fonarow (BA 1991) is a stage and television actress. He was nominated for two Academy Awards and in 1979 won The Writers' Guild of America Best Short Form Drama Award for A Christmas to Remember. In 1953, he received an Emmy Award for Television Direction. Tanna Frederick (BA 1999) rose to prominence for her title role in Hollywood Dreams, for which she received the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Fargo Film Festival. Prior to attending law school, Alex received his B.S. Located on Whidbey Island, 45 minutes north of Seattle, Hedgebrook offers writers like Gloria Steinem and Eve Hensler a place to focus on their work. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa … The university operates a satellite center, Harlaxton College, in Grantham, England. “No boasting or broadcasting, just dedication and progressive thinking behind the scenes until the job, or the problem, is resolved.”. Notable faculty Chester C. Cole, Drake University Law School founder and professor, University of Iowa College of Law co-founder and professor, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court Jacqui Kalin (born 1989), American-Israeli Robert Andrew Bonnard (BA 1959, MA 1960) has worked around the world as an actor, writer and director. Selected stage roles include Prospero in The Tempest, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Kent in King Lear. Achievements categori Alexander (Alex) Lodge graduated from Iowa Law in 2016 where he was a member of the Journal of Corporation Law Board, Intellectual Property Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Black Law Student Association. Richard Maibaum (BA 1931, MA 1932) is one of America's most successful screenwriters. Among his best known films are Rebel Without a Cause and Heart of Darkness. Iowa Law has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1865, during which time it has conferred more than 13,000 law degrees. Recently she co-starred in The Road Theatre's production of fellow University of Iowa alum Keith Huff's play, The Bird and Mr. Bank, which extended for four months. They are often leaders and innovators in their fields (see extended list). Inger Hatlen (BA 1996) was recently named the Managing Director for New Paradise Laboratories (NPL), a 13-year-old ensemble experimentalist theatre company based in Philadelphia. In fact, most first-year classes are located within the same three-block radius. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers, Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures). Her plays have been produced in Aspen, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York. Many have had distinguished careers in theatre, film and television. Keith’s play, A Steady Rain, ran on Broadway in 2009 (starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman). His work has been performed in theatres across the US and England, including London’s West End. The alumni recognized today are representative of that wonderful leadership” says Dean Washburn. The Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) promotes the general mission of the University of Iowa. Scott Pardue (MFA 2007) Scott’s play, The American Black Box, received its New York premier and was picked for the American Theatre of Actors and opened at Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2009. A warm congratulations to all of the award winners! Notable Alumni Wesleyan graduates are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. The $50,000 award was announced in New York City. Upon graduation, Vanessa was in private practice and served as legal counsel for Caremark Rx before becoming chief compliance officer for Tenet Healthcare. For University of Iowa Foundation Telefund student employees, it’s a nightly setting. Larry’s practice primarily focuses on agricultural, business, and tax law and Larry has been a member of the Marshall County Bar Association for 47 years, serving as its president for two years. She won the American Theater Critics' Association Osborn Award for her play The Glory of Living and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. Charles Smith (MFA 1984) is a writer whose plays have been produced off-Broadway and in regional theatres all over the country. Erin Q. Purcell, Frank Ensenberger (BA 1987) and Gregory Jackson (BA 1990) are founding members of the Adobe Theatre Company in New York. Approximately 60 UI students employed by the foundation’s Telefund program arrive in the basement of the Levitt Center every day at 5 p.m. and make phone calls to alumni for over four hours. Additional information such as letters of support, press releases about the nominee, and the nominee's résumé are helpful to the Awards Committee. board for her outstanding advocacy and leadership at the ACLU where she promotes children’s education, inmate rights, and women’s reproductive rights. Today, our network of 10,500 living alumni is strong. Clyde Ruffin (BA 1974, MFA 1976) is the recipient of the Kellogg National Fellowship, a Missouri Creative Artists Grant, and The Kemper Teaching Fellows Award. Huff has been the recipient of a Jeff Award, a Drama-Logue Award, the Cunningham Prize, the John Gassner Award, the Berrilla Kerr Award, and three Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowships. Nomination submissions should include the category of the nomination and specify the qualifications of the nominee. Patricia has also been the artistic director for ArtWorks, an arts and cultural consultancy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Plays from the Boombox Galaxy: Theatre from the Hip-Hop Generation was published in October 2009 by Theatre Communications Group. Jennifer Johnson (BA 1993) lives in Los Angeles. The University of Iowa was the only public institution to make the list, joining universities such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, and Princeton. He has worked for the NEA, the Lily Endowment, the Danforth Foundation, and is a board member of the African-American Cultural Initiative Task Force for the Missouri Arts. Alumni are also a great resource for those completing their Iowa degrees. Played on the Bulls’ NBA Championship teams in 1991, 1992, and 1993. He worked in the writing department on the ABC show Ugly Betty. She is also an avid cook, lover of dogs, and loyal fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. These alumni have shown exceptional skill and knowledge in their respective fields as well as a dedication to sharing their abilities professionally and personally with those around them. She is devoted to doing Justice and to making institutions live up to their obligations.” Stier met Connell on their first day of law school and has observed Connell’s many efforts at the ACLU. Her Chicago credits include Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and The Next Theatre. She graduated from Iowa Law in 2000 and was an editor for the Iowa Law Review. It was last seen in Philadelphia in June 2010. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30, 2021. B.A., 1989, Communica-tion Studies. 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