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Reflections of U is one of 75 Herkys currently Parading in the greater Iowa City area as the UI continues its celebration of the 75th anniversary of historic Kinnick Stadium.

Reflections of U is one of 75 Herkys currently Parading in the greater Iowa City area as the UI continues its celebration of the 75th anniversary of historic Kinnick Stadium.

June 22, 2004

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Editor's Note: The following first appeared in the June 2004 edition of the University of Iowa's Iowa Alumni Magazine.

The morning tornado siren sounds, and with a whoosh, the black tarp lifts. The assembled crowd inches closer to observe the spectacle-a six-foot, 100-pound feathered wonder in all his sparkling glory.

On the north side of the Pentacrest, between Macbride and Jessup halls, nests the UI Alumni Association-sponsored replica of Iowa's undisputed favorite bird. He sports a fierce game face, fists clenched, one arm in the air. Completely covered in mirror mosaic, the Herky shimmers and shines at passersby.

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