Supporting Obermann

Why We Support Obermann

Jack and Trudi Rosazza

As longtime Iowa Citians and former University of Iowa faculty and staff members, we are proud to be Friends of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Through our work, we’ve come to love collaborative ventures; thus, we especially appreciate the efforts of the Obermann Center to foster cross-disciplinary and multidepartmental activities.

By involving ourselves with the Obermann Center, we enjoy the wide variety of programming offered, which has included attending the diverse conference events surrounding the 2015 Humanities Symposium Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene and engaging with the Obermann Afternoons lectures offered once a month in the Obermann Library.

We are consistently impressed with the caliber of scholars involved in work incubated in Obermann’s quiet rooms. The more we engage with the Center and its full schedule of events, the more we remain committed to our pledge as OberFriends, a group of supporters who appreciate the value of this unique and thriving intellectual community.

We are excited to know that our financial gift supports wide-ranging programs that develop new and innovative ideas, outstanding faculty as well as graduate students, collaborations between artists and scholars, and unparalleled connections between the University of Iowa and its surrounding community, the state of Iowa, and the world. We invite you to consider joining us in financially supporting this gem of intellectual advancement on the University of Iowa campus!

Jack and Trudi Rosazza

A Special Thanks to our Obermann Supporters

Their gifts helped us to make important technology updates to the Obermann house this year, sent the director and assistant director to a conference that resulted in an exciting new faculty education program, and supported our membership to several nationally significant humanities organizations. We are so appreciative of every gift and every friend, new and old, to our growing OberFriends community!

Kenneth G. Brown & Amy L. Kristof-Brown
Kathleen C. Buckwalter & Joseph A. Buckwalter IV
Jonathan C. & Susan A. Carlson
Carolyn A. Colvin
Virginia R. Dominguez
John E. & Mary Lynn Grant
John P. Hartley & Carolyn Copps Hartley
Nancy R. Hauserman
Lyell D. Henry Jr. & Gretchen B. Holt
Jonathan L. Larson
Johna Leddy
Teresa Mangum & Corey K. Creekmur
Peter J. Manning & Susan E. Scheckel
Charles M. & Mary Ann Peters
James W. & Beth E. Peterson
Mark Sidel & Margaret Raymond
Raymond G. & Patricia A. Reizman
Susan M. Shullaw
Kurt M. Anstreicher & Jane L. Van Voorhis