Iowa Alumni Magazine | September 2016 | People

Hancher Memories

By Shelbi Thomas
We recently asked followers of our Facebook page to share their favorite memories of Hancher Auditorium. Here's what they said:
PHOTO COURTESY: IOWA DIGITAL LIBRARY, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES, IOWA CITY, IOWA

Receiving my diploma from President Sandy Boyd [81LHD] in December 1977. I was the first woman in my family to graduate from college.

Susan Beck Bates, 77BA


The Hawkeye Marching Band Extravaganzas, 1979–82, which were loud and full of Hawkeye spirit!

Patti Weissinger


Loved seeing Les Misérables and Angels in America in the late '90s.

Jean Rasmussen


As a high school senior in 1974, I played trumpet in the All-Iowa Honor Band on the stage of Hancher Auditorium.

JBob Stagner, 79BSPh


Singing with Harry Chapin and seeing Robert Redford there, who was on tour for All the President's Men.
Mary Gehris

Peter Pan in the late '70s or early '80s.

Gail Hepner Shaheed, 82BA


I sang in the University of Iowa Choir, 1979–83, so we performed twice a year at Hancher. I also attended the 1982 world premiere of The World According to Garp, a screenplay by the Iowa Writers Workshop's John Irving [67MFA].

David Ocar, 83BA


Taking my daughter to the rock opera Tommy!

Laird Brown, 70BBA, 73MBA