University of Iowa


Celebrate with Us!
You are invited to the Office of Outreach and Engagement Year-End Celebration Thursday, April 25.
Summer Arts Camp
Registration is open for the Arts Share and Grant Wood Art Colony Summer Arts Camp.
Keokuk chosen as the IISC 2019-20 community partner!
The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides speakers, artists, faculty, and staff to speak and perform for service clubs, schools, senior centers, and other community groups across the state.






We collaborate with communities

across the state to positively

impact quality of life for

Iowa residents. Take a look

at our project highlights.




Community partner spotlight

“In today’s environment,

municipalities cannot accomplish

great things alone," says

Webster City's Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez.




year in review

UI students and faculty completed

40K hours of work in communities

across the state last year. Learn more

about work completed in our

 Annual Report.


Profiles of Success

University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff collaborate with communities across Iowa to create lasting impact.

Campus Support Through Grants

Grants through the Office of Outreach and Engagement support initiatives that shape teaching and learning on campus while building on excellent community programs. Our next grant cycle opens April 1 for Fall 2019 Community Impact and Outreach and Engagement Micro Grants, as well as Spring 2020 Theme Semester Supplemental Grants.

Learn More



Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities develops multiple 
campus & community collaborations in one geographic area for positive, cumulative impact.

How We Work

Upcoming Activities

The Struggle for Worker Safety in Iowa’s Meatpacking Industry

Monday, March 25, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), 3rd Floor Conference Room TBA
Iowa Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Conference Room TBA. 4pm – 5:30pm. A conversation about Iowa meatpacking workers’ historical and contemporary struggles to secure safe workplaces, and how current state and national politics are influencing this issue. Panelists will include Iowa meatpacking workers, Labor Center oral historian John McKerley, and UI faculty TBA.
Public lecture: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Public lecture: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
College of Public Health Building, Callaghan Auditorium (N110)
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan. A pediatrician, scientist, and activist, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified twice before the United States Congress, was presented the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her role...
"Goya: The War Years 1808-1814"

"Goya: The War Years 1808-1814"

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5:00pm
Art Building West, Rm 116
The European Studies Group will present a guest lecture by Janis A. Tomlinson of the University of Delaware on "Goya: The War Years 1808-1814" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in 116 Art Building West.  The event is free and open to the public....

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