FREEdom at the University of Iowa

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long! Spring Break is over and with only 7 weeks of classes left, my freshman year has truly flown by! I’ve been so busy with academics, my social life, and extra curricular! But I want to let my readers in on a little secret about the University of Iowa…

The University of Iowa puts on FREE activities, events, and lectures virtually every day! College is mucho expensive, everyone knows this. So this is why it is important to take advantage of all the FREE content provided by the University. Every week The University sends out an email entitled, “After Class at the University of Iowa.” Included in the email are fun events that appeal to a broad range of people’s interests. For example, this week The Hub is showing the new hit movie, American Hustle. Admission is only three dollars, a bargain, people! I’ve been to truly inspirational speeches, specifically Jane Goodall. She travels 300 days a year, and at 79 years old this is quite a feat! Her speech took place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and it seemed as though half the venue was filled to hear her life story. I just hope that I can one day be as passionate as her! The art scene is Iowa City is poppin. In addition to the Black Box Theatre (which features a brand new exhibit, called Art and Life in Africa) located on campus in the IMU, downtown Iowa City is home to art galleries that are free to the public. If you are a member of the Greek community you know you must attend at least one educational. Educations are events that include screenings of documentaries and lectures among other things. I’ve been to a few educationals this semester. But there are two that really stuck out for me; one that broadcasted a documentary about eating disorders complete with a discussion and panel of experts to field questions, as well as a lecture by Larry Scott, of Rachel’s Challenge. Both were so eye-opening and powerful. Basically, the University of Iowa puts on such great content for their students. Students just have to take advantage of these opportunities that will truly enrich their college experience.