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Webster City Partnership

March 7, 2018
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) at the University of Iowa is proud to announce Webster City as its community partner for the 2018-19 academic year. Webster City’s resilience and grass-roots recovery initiatives inspired the IISC advisory board to choose their community for...

Distinguished Hawkeye helped advance racial equality in the US

February 21, 2018
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.

Dance Marathon tops $3M mark

February 5, 2018
It’s another year to remember for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon community. Dance Marathon 24 raised $3,011,015.24 to help fund pediatric cancer research at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

IISC Spring Update

February 2, 2018
Strong relationships with community partners and a deep understanding of local needs are significant benefits the IISC brings to students as they venture out to work on projects in Mason City and East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) this spring. Whether student groups are entering the...