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Outreach & Engagement News

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Spring 2019 Grant Awards

January 14, 2019
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has one of the few internal grant programs that encourages intercollegiate collaboration for activities across the state. Annually, the office awards $90,000 during three different cycles through three grant programs: the Community Impact Grant, the Outreach...

Students Foster Community Conversations

January 10, 2019
The value of our partnerships with communities across Iowa often extends beyond any single project outcome or final deliverable. Collaborative projects can bring together residents and community-based organizations that coalesce around a broad community goal. Many student-led projects involve...

Building a Healthy Newton: What's Right for Newton?

January 8, 2019
The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Office of Outreach and Engagement, and Grinnell College are pleased to announce their collaboration with the city of Newton, Iowa, on the Newton Community Health Project. This community-engaged project to increase healthy behaviors from the ground up...

We're Seeking Our Next IISC Partner

November 21, 2018
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) Request for Proposals is now open! The Office of Outreach and Engagement is seeking an IISC community partner for the 2019-20 academic year. The magnitude and depth of an IISC partnership make it unlike any other resource or service we offer...

Webster City Open House

October 25, 2018
October 28, 2018 Public Invited to Open House to Discuss the Future of Downtown Webster City “What can make downtown Webster City better?” residents will be asked by the City of Webster City and University of Iowa students at an open house Monday, November 12, at Fuller Hall Recreation Center. The...

Thank you, Iowa State Fair volunteers

August 22, 2018
Thank you to University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who volunteered to greet fans and fellow Iowans at the 2018 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Without generous volunteers, the UI would be unable to have such a welcoming presence at this important event.

A RAGBRAI to remember

July 30, 2018
As RAGBRAI riders traveled from one side of Iowa to the other, black and gold could be seen everywhere. Hawkeye pride was displayed on the gear of many a cyclist, and the University of Iowa campus took center stage as Iowa City served as an overnight stop.

RAGBRAI 2018: UI’s IISC offers Iowa communities ‘a path forward’

July 27, 2018
As thousands of RAGBRAI riders pour into Iowa City Friday, July 27, the downtown district—alleyways included—will serve as an entertainment hub for cyclists, citizens, and other visitors. But that might not have been possible without a partnership between the city and the University of Iowa’s Iowa...