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Mark Morris Dance Group
Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The esteemed Mark Morris Dance Group hasn’t been to Iowa City in 25 years, and Chuck Swanson, Hancher’s Executive Director, is excited for their return.

Bill Nye signs event posters for an after-show VIP meeting before “Extreme Weather: A Conversation with Bill Nye” at the U.S. Cellular Center on April 1, 2019. (Angeli Wright/
Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Bill Nye the Science Guy will give a lecture at Hancher Auditorium on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The event, originally planned for Sept. 27, 2021, was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.

Chuck Swanson
Iowa Now - Thursday, February 3, 2022

Chuck Swanson, longtime executive director of Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, has announced his upcoming retirement.

Chuck Swanson
Little Village - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

In a heart-festooned shirt, with red paper hearts adorning the wall behind him, Hancher Auditorium executive director Chuck Swanson announced his retirement to members of the Hancher Partners program via a Valentine’s-themed video emailed out early Tuesday morning.

Chuck Swanson, executive director of Hancher
The Gazette - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

True to his mantra of putting people first, Chuck Swanson, executive director of Hancher Auditorium since 2002, announced his retirement Tuesday first to his staff, then to Hancher partners and donors.

Chuck Swanson, Executive Director of Hancher Auditorium, stands inside the atrium of Hancher on Friday, Mar. 2, 2018. Swanson has been the Executive Director since 2002. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

After almost two decades acting as Hancher Auditorium’s executive director, Chuck Swanson is retiring from the position. In an email sent the morning of Feb. 1, Swanson addressed Hancher Partners members in a video message and announced his retirement plans so far. 

Performance photo from An Officer and a Gentleman

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, An Officer and a Gentleman is filled with classic 80s hits as it explores a young man’s journey when he enters the U.S. Navy’s Officer Training School. The show played a singular performance at Hancher Auditorium on Jan.

Patricia Winokur
Iowa Now - Thursday, January 20, 2022

This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

Hancher Auditorium and the Iowa River at sunrise

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium and IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering (IIHR) as well as the City of Iowa City are canceling The Big Splash!, a two-day festival described as “a free outdoor extravaganza of music, dance, circus arts, and spectacle.”

Hancher Auditorium is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, September 20th, 2020.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, January 13, 2022

After being postponed nearly two years, Hancher’s outdoor festival “The Big Splash!” has been canceled because of “uncertainty and repercussions” caused by the pandemic.