Hundreds of enthusiastic patrons and well-wishers from across the country—including local, state, and national leaders—gave a standing ovation to the University of Iowa's new Hancher Auditorium during a grand opening ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9.

The day marked the culmination of eight years of recovery and rebuilding after a devastating flood destroyed the UI's old Hancher Auditorium in 2008. 

Those on hand Friday shared stories with one another, and with Hancher Executive Director Chuck Swanson, about their memories of the old auditorium and about how much the new performance space would mean to the campus and the state of Iowa.

 

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