The Collective 2015

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Staff Listing


Trina Roberts, Pentacrest Museums Director Julia DeSpain, Public Programming Coordinator JC Gillett, Mobile Museum Educator Sarah Horgen, MNH Education and Outreach Coordinator Kathrine Moermond, OCM Education and Outreach Coordinator Cindy Opitz, Collections Manager Byron Preston, Exhibits Preparator Casey Westlake, Communications Coordinator

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2015-2016 CONCERTS September 6, 2015

Ksenia Nosikova and Studio

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Uriel Tsachor and Studio

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Music Teachers National Association State Winners

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April 3, 2016

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Student Staff Rick Beckley Brennan Bogert Sarah Camp Riley Cook Connett Croghan Chloe Daniel Carissa Dewaele Zach Dotzler Juliann Egizio Taylor Finch Elizabeth Fouts Meredith Francisco Karen Grigsby

Melody Hines Sinead Keaney Nathan Kooker Brittany Marinas Mary Martin Evan McCarthy Amy Meehleder Jessica Miller-Camp Ciuin Millis Paige Mitchell Bethany Nelson Kyle Norman Kelsey O’Connor

Thomas Panther Alex Philoon Brianna Pickel Nicholas Richardson Jessica Romanz Kaitlin Schlotfelt Kimberlyn Stoddard Audrey TeRonde Rebekah Truhan Abigail Weaver Chelsea Weis Rachel Winter Esther Zhang

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A LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR Dear friends, Food history. Personal genomics. The Arab Spring uprising. How new galaxies form. Those are just a few of the topics I learned about through our Pentacrest Museums programming and exhibits last year. And as a lifelong fan of museums, I’m proud that the Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum are able to continue bringing such fascinating programming to our audience. What were your favorites this year? Now we’re moving into a new year with its own themes and new areas to explore. In fall 2015 we open two new exhibits. One, by photographer Kurt Ullrich, shows us the beauty in everyday moments. The other highlights illustrations of Don Quixote (a character who rejects the everyday in favor of fantasy) through the four centuries since the novel’s publication. In spring 2016, we’ll bring you thoughtprovoking exhibitions linked to the UI’s “Just Living” theme semester and to the presidential election. Meanwhile, our programming will continue to connect you with researchers, scholars, musicians, and artists from the university and our community. Perhaps you’ll find yourself participating in a discussion in the historic Senate Chamber at the Old Capitol Museum, admiring

the beauty of the Hageboeck Hall of Birds, or attending a puppetry performance or a documentary film. Keep an eye on our websites and make sure you’re on our email list if you want to know more about these upcoming exhibits, events, and programs. Behind the scenes, our team of staff, students, and volunteers are always working to create education resources, preserve collections, develop exhibits, and find new ways to share all of these with you. Read more in this issue of The Collective about what we’re working on, and meet a few of our students and new staff who are making it all happen. Thank you for being part of our team and for supporting museums at the University of Iowa. I hope we’ll see you at the Pentacrest Museums sometime this year!



Trina Roberts, Director


ON THE ROAD AGAIN A once strange sight is becoming increasingly familiar across Iowa: a black and gold RV rumbling down highways and byways, Rusty the Giant Sloth waving from his place on the back.

Most Essential Resource introduces the chemistry of water, Iowa’s bedrock aquifer systems, and arsenic pollution in drinking water. It highlights contributions and research from the Department of Chemistry/Water Sustainability Initiative, Iowa Geological Survey, and the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination.

The University of Iowa Mobile Museum returned to the road for its second season in April, after visiting 48 Iowa communities across 36 counties and seeing 33,433 visitors in 2014. Launched as a collaboration between the Pentacrest Museums, the Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Mobile Museum sought involvement from partners across campus to develop all new exhibits for 2015. “The Mobile Museum exceeded our wildest expectations during its inaugural tour last year, bringing vivid and interactive displays about Iowa’s history to schools, civic groups and fairs in communities across the state,” says Daniel Reed, UI vice president for research and economic development. “With completely redesigned displays focusing on water, World War II and space, we look forward to visiting even more communities and sharing the story of Iowa’s landscape, people, and achievements.”

lHawkeyes in Space: Space Exploration at the University of Iowa highlights the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy’s contributions to space exploration since the 1950s, focusing on three major projects: Explorer 1 in 1958, Voyager 1 in 1977, and the launch of the Van Allen probes in 2013.

In addition to new physical displays, the museum also features a revamped digital wall, highlighting research and creative activity in a variety of UI departments. Staff, students, and faculty from more than 20 groups on campus contributed to the museum’s updated content.

Other new partnerships have broadened the Mobile Museum’s reach and impact. University departments have hosted the Mobile Museum at a wide variety of events, and staff and students from collaborating partners have spent time as docents on Mobile Museum trips. In addition, Patrick Casey, an MFA student in studio arts, has joined the Mobile Museum on many trips this summer, demonstrating printmaking techniques and giving away prints that feature Rusty the Giant Sloth.

Additionally, a group of eight students in the College of Education and the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Tippie College of Business developed education materials to help teachers tie the content of the Water Underground exhibit to school curricula at a variety of grade levels.

“It’s been exciting to watch these new collaborations flourish, and to see them connect us with new audiences,” says Trina Roberts, Pentacrest Museums director. “We anticipate developing even more new perspectives and creative ideas as we add partner departments in the coming seasons.”

lOver Here From Over There: Iowans in World War II tells the story of Iowans both overseas and at home, and shares their lives and contributions through letters, diaries, photographs, and artifacts from UI Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.


The museum features three new exhibits in 2015: lWater Underground: The Science of Iowa’s


This year’s exhibit partners, who were selected through a competitive proposal process, see unique opportunities in participating in the Mobile Museum. “The water sustainability initiative group is excited to be a part of the Mobile Museum because it’s a great way to connect with people all over the state of Iowa,” says Tori Forbes, assistant professor of chemistry, whose work is highlighted in the Water Underground exhibit. “It’s also a unique way to talk to everyone about the basic science of water and how groundwater quality and quantity impacts everyone’s lives.”

As of September 1, the Mobile Museum had traveled 6,594 miles to 42 towns in 26 counties, seeing 25,148 visitors during 2015. The 2015 season has included return visits to some of Iowa’s biggest events, including RAGBRAI, the Iowa State Fair, and the Clay

County Fair. In addition, the museum added stops at STEM festivals, community events, and schools across the state. “Whether people saw us last year or they’re visiting for the first time, so many of them learn something new and leave excited about

the experience,” says JC Gillett, Mobile Museum educator. “Bringing that kind of joy to Iowans across the state is at the heart of what we do.”


EXPLORING THE WORLD F R O M T H E P E N TA C R E S T From scrutinizing the sex lives of snails to musing over what the center of the Milky Way can tell us about other galaxies, exciting conversations have been happening in Macbride Hall—and not just in the classroom. Since 2007, the Museum of Natural History has hosted the Explorers seminar series, inviting researchers to share their knowledge with the university and local community. Held one Thursday evening each month during the academic year, the series brings UI scientific research into the spotlight. The program finds its roots in the room where it’s held: the Biosphere Discovery Hub, which opened the year the talks began, provided the space and the original inspiration for the series. “The Biosphere Discovery Hub highlights UI research on a variety of topics,” says Sarah Horgen, MNH education coordinator. “While we were in the process of creating the space, we were discovering all of this incredible research across campus that none of the museum staff knew about, so I knew the public was definitely not hearing about it. The Explorers series was a way to change that.” While the series initially focused on UI researchers in anthropology, biology, and geology, it has expanded to include subjects like sustainability and nanotechnology and sometimes hosts researchers from beyond the university. Seminars on archaeology and astronomy often draw crowds, but a talk


entitled “Sex, cells: The molecular origins of meiosis and its sometimes strange evolutionary history” held the attendance record for a long time. Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology, based his spring 2015 talk on a personal genomics seminar he teaches to firstyear students. McAllister, who approached Horgen and asked to do the talk, explained the basics of personal genomics, the testing products available to consumers, and what people can learn about their ancestry and health by completing a test. He knew the subject would be popular when he made the request.

rather than biologists and geneticists going out and saying, ‘You should be doing this.’ They’re already doing it.” The talk also connected McAllister to other opportunities for outreach: as a result of his Explorers seminar, he received invitations to present to the Iowa City Genealogical Society and to teach a course for the UI Alumni Association’s Senior College program.


“This is biology’s amateur astronomy. There are amateur geneticists out there, learning about genetics, and now they’re getting exposed to the tools they can use to explore things about themselves,” says McAllister. “It’s sort of this natural public outreach that’s being driven by the public

Horgen hopes that attendees will learn new things and discover the fascinating topics university researchers are studying.

“People should come to interact with these researchers across campus in an informal, fun, intimate setting,” she says. “You get to ask questions, you get to hear it from their mouths rather than reading it in the newspaper or online. You may learn how this seemingly obscure topic of research across the world relates to your life, actually affects you in some way.”

P R E S E R V I N G T H E PA S T Katie Tucker watches carefully as collections assistant Elizabeth Fouts explains to her how to cut a piece of corrugated board, cover it with batting, and upholster it with unbleached muslin to create a padded mount to protect an object. Fouts demonstrates with a support she’s built herself, for an Inuit harness swivel made from sealskin, walrus ivory, and whale bone, which is tied delicately into place. Tucker, a sophomore history and anthropology major working on a museum studies certificate, looks eagerly at her own object. It’s a needle made from caribou antler, used by the Dogrib people to make fishing nets. 23-year-old graduate UI student Frank Russell collected both artifacts on a grueling expedition to Canada’s Far North from 1892 to 1894, gathering hundreds of cultural objects and natural specimens and traveling thousands of miles, much of it in snowshoes. “I love that Russell was a student here when he collected these items, and it’s come back to us,” Tucker says. “The collection is old, but it’s in great shape.” Tucker is one of several students helping to rehouse the more than 1,000 objects in MNH’s Arctic ethnographic collection, and she sees it as an important skill-building experience. “I want

to be a museum curator, and I knew I wanted to do an internship here,” she says. The museum is able to upgrade the supports and storage for the objects in the Arctic collection thanks to a $6,000 Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Eric Yang, a junior in studio arts, and Rachel Hileman, a junior history major pursuing a museum studies certificate, are also completing internships with the project.


“These objects are important because they’re a kind of documentation of peoples or ways of life that don’t exist anymore,” says Cindy Opitz, collections manager. The museum has also received $4,302 through the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Historic Resource Development Program to preserve and digitize its collection of glass slides and negatives. The diverse collection includes photos taken on museum expeditions from the 1890s through the 1920s as well as slides probably used in UI classes. “They show us a lot about the

habitat in which things might have been collected, or how peoples that were encountered during these expeditions might have lived,” Opitz says. The museum has committed 540 hours of student intern and volunteer time to rehousing and digitizing the glass slides. Art and art history graduate student Alison Rosh and undergraduate Staci Kirsch volunteered on the project over the summer.

Opitz is grateful for the external funding sources that help protect and preserve the museum’s extensive collections, and to the interns and volunteers who do much of the hands-on work. “Without grant money, not much happens, because everything takes money,” she says. “We’re fortunate that we have students who want to work on these projects and can gain valuable experience doing so.”


TA K I N G A B I T E O F I O W A’ S C U L I N A RY PA S T 08

While visitors to the Old Capitol Museum expect to get a glimpse of the past when they step into the historic building, in spring and summer 2015 they also got a taste of life in Iowa in the 19th century. The Old Capitol Museum joined dozens of departments participating in the university’s first-ever theme semester, “Food for Thought.” The museum highlighted the culinary and agricultural traditions of Iowa’s early statehood years in the exhibit The Land Provides:

Iowa’s Culinary Heritage, which was displayed in the Hanson Humanities Gallery from January through July. The exhibit and related programming were supported by a grant from Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. “We wanted to look at people arriving in Iowa at that time, look at some of the some food they would’ve eaten and the tools they would’ve had to prepare food,” says OCM education coordinator Kathrine Moermond, who curated the exhibit.

Moermond, who had gained experience in historic cooking techniques through programming for the 2012 Civil War exhibit and her involvement in the Historic Foodies group, did extensive research: studying historic cookbooks in the UI Libraries Szathmary Collection, working with historic interpreters at Usher’s Ferry Historic Village and the Museum of Danish America, visiting historic sites, and testing recipes in her own kitchen. She gathered more than 50 cooking utensils and cookbooks from 10 institutions across the state. While Moermond focused on foods, ingredients, and recipes, Colleen Theisen, outreach and instruction librarian for UI Libraries Special Collections, researched some of the individuals that would have been cooking and eating them. “We wanted there to be that personal connection with immigrants coming to Iowa, because we could’ve just looked at it from the perspective of cooking techniques in Iowa,” Moermond says. “The exhibit could’ve been twice as big to reach the groups we didn’t get to cover.” In addition to exploring culinary traditions in the gallery, the exhibit also explored

agricultural techniques in Iowa, from prehistoric times to today, even touching on the issues of GMOs and biofuels, with a display in the ground floor rotunda. “The fertile land of Iowa has provided food and fuel for centuries,” says exhibits preparator Byron Preston, who researched the agricultural section. “It’s important to examine how our past and present use of these resources might affect their future.” Food-themed programming accompanied the exhibit through the spring and summer. Among the highlights were Luther College professor David Faldet’s examination of the cooking and entertaining done by Norwegian immigrant Elisabeth Koren, historic foodways expert Sarah Uthoff’s demonstration of how a grown-up Laura Ingalls Wilder might have prepared the food from her garden, and intergenerational choir Family Folk Machine’s concert of food-themed songs. Moermond also developed and taught monthly cooking classes for children, exploring a recipe from a different cultural heritage each time. Museum studies student intern

in the inaugural theme semester, the museum is already looking ahead to the second theme semester, “Just Living,” which will take place in Spring 2016 and examine issues of social justice.

Rachel Wobeter took on the challenge of developing a food history tour of Iowa City, researching the city’s early grocers, brewers, restaurants, and hotels. She presented a “talking” version of the tour in February and a “walking” version of the tour, which included stops at several downtown restaurants for samples, in April. “I’m a foodie, so being able to research food for an entire semester was a complete pleasure,” says Wobeter, who now serves as event services manager for the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids. “It was a challenge to piece together the food history because there aren’t written records about what people were eating; I had to instead sift through newspapers, books, etc. to find food advertisements for establishments. I felt like a detective!” While celebrating the success of the exhibit and its participation

“The Theme Semester brought together many different units during the inaugural year Food for Thought,” says Linda Snetselaar, associate provost for outreach and engagement. “We were able to work with the Pentacrest Museums on various collaborations which have been of great value. The exhibit, The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage, focused on food and communities, as well as the importance of agriculture and people in the state of Iowa. Working with the staff at the museums has taken these concepts and experiences to a new level because they plan a variety of activities allowing people to see the importance of the theme both on and off campus. The continued partnership this coming year will provide us with ideas on how we might respond to controversial topics and the theme. We will go beyond just observing in a space to thinking about how we each have unique values, beliefs, and opinions. The Pentacrest Museums are doing a beautiful job involving partners in creating the exhibits and resources for the Just Living social justice theme semester.”



JULY 2014-JUNE 2015

REVENUE Earned income


Gift shops Facility rentals Program fees

Debt reduction

Donations and investments

Staff salaries and benefits

Existing grants

Student salaries and benefits

Other state, university, or GEF funds

Inventory change

New grants

General expenses Outside the state Within the UI

Museums' General Education Fund allocation

In Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area In other Iowa communities

Operating revenue and expenses equal each other. Does not include new grant revenue not spent this fiscal year.


13,300 miles driven to 52 Iowa towns in 41 counties for museum and Mobile Museum programs attended by 43,830 people More than




total visitors from at least 19 countries


students on field trips

6 new exhibits


3,605 attendees

at public and education programs

1,659 UI students 44 loans for exhibit, research, in tours and class visits or instruction, including 3,192

objects and specimens seen by

69,162 people

796 students in classes borrowing objects and specimens 37 student employees working 17,716.5 hours

39,359 website visits

111,987 page views from

114 countries

and every U.S. state


new web visitors

25,810 visits from 305 Iowa towns 9,413 social media likes and followers


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS Illustrations of Don Quixote: Interpretation of Imagination


September 17, 2015–January 03, 2016

Illustrators have reimagined characters and themes of Don Quixote for centuries, from tilting at windmills and battling sheep, to searching for the beloved Dulcinea and fighting a lion. Explore artistic interpretations of Cervantes’ timeless tale of a dreamer, from the 1600s to the 1930s, through collected images from the Don Quixote Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries and Special Collections.

IMAGES OF SEPARATION Them: Images of Separation Spring 2016

What can messages of hate teach us about social justice? What can we learn from an Aunt Jemima ad, a “Frank the Tank” costume, and a Polish calculator? Them: Images of Separation explores the subjugation of women, poor whites, gays, Jewish Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans—and others. Using negative imagery from postcards, license plates, games, souvenirs and costumes, Them examines the negative stereotypes perptetuated against a wide variety of groups. As Dr. King stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This exhibit contains images that some guests may find disturbing. It is not intended for young children. This exhibit is on loan from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University.



I am Everyday People

September 03, 2015–January 03, 2016 Through his black-and-white images, Kurt Ullrich captures the magic of the often overlooked details that give meaning to ordinary life. Explore the stories of everyday Iowans, and discover how their narratives might intersect with your own.

I am


Drawing on Politics Spring 2016

What do all presidential candidates have in common? Sooner or later, no matter what their policies or their party, they all find themselves the subjects of the biting wit of editorial cartoonists. From caucus season to the general election, cartoons give us a front-row view of the humorous, the ridiculous, and the downright preposterous in American politics. In honor of the 2016 caucus and general election, we’ll highlight some of the artwork that has immortalized memorable campaign moments, and brought levity to serious issues, over the past few decades.



Julia DeSpain

Elizabeth Fouts

Chelsea Weis

Thomas Panther

Pentacrest Museums Public Programming

Museum of Natural History Collections Assistant Museum Studies, Anthropology ’15

Pentacrest Museums Graphic Designer Journalism, Graphic Design ‘16

Old Capitol Museum Docent Political Science, Economics ‘17

Julia pursued a career in museums after realizing that she couldn’t fulfill her childhood dream of starring in History Channel documentaries. She studied history at Iowa before receiving her master’s in elementary education from North Park University. Julia has worked at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago. She enjoys visiting museums, hiking, reading, and hanging out with her husband, Rob, and their cat, Franny Glass.

Elizabeth joined the museum as an intern in Spring 2013 and became a student staff member that summer. While working as an assistant manager for Wal-Mart, she decided to return to school and pursue a career in museums. Elizabeth hopes to complete a Ph.D. in American Studies and teach at the college level. Her favorite part of her job is working with the objects without the glass in the middle.

Chelsea discovered a passion for graphic design on her high school yearbook staff in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has also worked as a designer for the Daily Iowan, Gannett Newspapers, and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. When she’s not creating everything from temporary tattoos to giant banners for the museums, she enjoys eating microwave popcorn, creating art with her giant box of craft supplies, and watching football.

Thomas, an Iowa City native and City High grad, loves working at the Old Capitol Museum because it helps connect him to the history of his hometown. When he’s not at the museum or in class, he is a member of the Organization for the Active Support of International Students and performs as a Civil War reenactor with a troupe known as the Hairy Nation Boys. He hopes to attend law school after graduating.



OLD CAP FLASHBACK Original staircase, 1921

The stair rail on the right side is 10 inches lower than the left, the result of the builders constructing the complicated staircase without guidance from architect John F. Rague. This flaw was corrected during the 1920s renovation of the building.


Cushioned seastar, Oreaster reticulatus (SUI 2705) Collected by Charles Cleveland Nutting, June 1888 Spanish Wells, Bahamas Cushioned seastars are found in the tropical waters of the Atlantic. Adults live in dense clusters, or “fronts,� of 200 to 4,000 individuals.


YOUR SUPPORT HELPS US PROVIDE... Exhibits & Programs Exhibits and public programs in the museums and throughout Iowa bring history and science alive and create lifelong learning opportunities.

Support for Instruction

Student Opportunities

Education Resources

Student employees work alongside our staff in exhibits, design, collections, events, education, publicity, and administration. Interns, volunteers, and service-learning students contribute thousands of hours per year on their own projects.

Our educators speak to thousands of Iowans at the museums and through outreach programs at venues such as libraries and schools. Resources such as traveling teaching trunks bring real museum objects to K-12 classrooms around the state.

Caring for our specimens, objects, and artifacts, whether from zoology, anthropology, history, or decorative arts, helps preserve our shared cultural and natural history.

Support for Research

UI faculty use our exhibits, programs, and collections for hands-on learning and creative assignments in biology, history, art, writing, and much more.


Collections Preservation

Our research collection of 141,000 specimens, objects, and artifacts has supported scholarship for more than 150 years.

VOLUNTEER HONOR ROLL This honor roll gratefully recognizes the volunteers, interns, and service-learning students who have generously given their time from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. We thank each and every one of our volunteers; their continued dedication makes programs and services at the Pentacrest Museums and the Mobile Museum successful.

Lois Albrecht Maddie Andree Kat Armstrong Hannah Altmaier Matt Augeri Catherine Babikian Terryl Bandy Thomas Barker Ryan Barth Caitlyn Baxter Jordan Bennett Lindsay Blair Nick Benson Ryan Bozer Dawn Bowlus Camilla Boyle Madde Brown Keith Buckman Addison Buob Matt Burkey Maggie Butler Sarah Camp Miriam Canter Patrick Casey Kiernan Cavanagh Abby Caviston

Yongai Chao Erika Christiansen Ariel Clabaugh Rachel Cobler Rebecca Crouse Andrew Crum Marlee Davis Abby Dickson Jessica Dooly Haley Epping Juliann Egizio Samantha Exline Megan Farlow Ellen Fields Kelli Finn Leslie Flynn Tori Forbes Courtney Ford Elizabeth Fouts Kenneth Fouts Meredith Francisco Anna Freeman Emily Freund Qiaochu Geng Rachel Gentile Anthony Goeke

Gonzalo Pinilla Gomez Karen Grigsby Shufang Han Melody Hines Ashley Hoff Danielle Hoskins Gina Howe Greg Howes Georgia Hueng Elizabeth Jackson Chelsea Jacobsen Sydney James Feiyu Jin Staci Kirsch Jeff Klahn Jonny Korsmeyer Evan Kruse Connor Lamb Killy Laughead Carly Lavgen Riley Lewers Mohan Liu Liz Lundberg Doug Mao Karen Mason Brad Mautz Taryn McElhinney Amy Meehleder Alex Murra Katelyn Neil Bethany Nelson Gocali Nicoue Devon O’Connor Erika Ogden Yea Ji Oh Lillian Ostwinkle Jane Palmer

Anni Pan Cailly Parker Dan Perna Steve Pradarelli Greg Prickman Sarah Raine Cheryl Reardon Dorrie Reiff Nick Richardson Ann Ricketts Dave Ricketts Katie Rouw Brandon Rovery Laura Ruebling Lena Rusek Irene Samuelson Kelsey Schoemaker Rebecca Sexton Jenika Shannon Kimberly Sheehy Mia Siebrasse David Snyder Josiah Spindler Kendra Stevenson Rachel Stewart Kimberlyn Stoddard Laura Streicher Bryce Trillo Josh Ulferts Ruben Lebron Villegas Abby Walters Natalia Watzlaf Leslie Weatherhead Megan Weilbrenner Kelsy Westman Peter Weyer Maria Paula Wier

Ashley Williams Rachel Winter Mary Wise Eric Yang Zarif Imran Mohd Zahid Guangxiao Esther Zhang Zach Ziemer


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CORRECTIONS The recognition extended to those listed in this honor roll is one small way to thank contributors. Every effort has been made to ensure that this honor roll is accurate. If your name has been omitted, misspelled, or misplaced, we apologize. Please contact the UI Foundation with any questions or corrections. Thank you.


If you would like to discuss how you can support the Pentacrest Museums, please contact Cassie Brickman, Main Campus Development, at the University of Iowa Foundation. Please call (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973, or email

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