Monday, June 23, 2014

Symbols of the University of Iowa


Look around Iowa City this spring and summer and discover lots of Herkies. This Herky the Hawk (athletic mascot) is decked as a graduate and occupies the main approach to the Pentacrest and Old Capitol, itself another strongly identified symbol of the university.


Directly in front of the statue is a metal representation of the seal of the university. While these icons can be found throughout the campus the tie-in to the school is strongest at this location on campus steps from downtown Iowa City.