Call for Themes

Help choose the next topic for Theme Semester 2018! Theme Semester is a collaboration that brings diverse perspectives to bear on a topic of importance to Iowa and the world. Grounded in the education mission of the university, the Theme Semester provides opportunities for teaching, engagement, and learning both on campus and throughout the state of Iowa. The events and activities surrounding each theme are meant to help the university forge new partnerships, promote publicly engaged scholarship, and contribute to communities statewide.

For spring 2018, the Theme Semester is holding a call for themes. Individuals are encouraged to propose an idea, and bring the campus and community together over a common topic. Complete and submit a brief submission by May 27, 2016.

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