The University of Iowa is proud to have been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
In January 2015, the university learned that it had been selected to receive the designation. This superb result—which is very much thanks to all those who worked with such dedication, over many months, to see it accomplished—is a welcome recognition of the tremendous achievements of the many faculty, staff, and students who have long pursued publicly engaged teaching, research, scholarship, and creative work. Even more important, it identifies us as an institution that is committed to contributing to important community needs, and to helping our students be better citizens. Read more here.
The University for Iowa: A Legacy of Service and EngagementAs Iowa’s first public university, the University of Iowa has a proud history of improving the lives of Iowans across three different centuries. From the sciences to the arts and humanities to health care and beyond, the UI has long seen its mission of teaching, research, and service as part of a whole—ultimately, to engage with the people of Iowa to make life better for everyone across the state and beyond. President Mason will explore a number of historical milestones in the university’s ongoing aspiration to fulfill its mission for the benefit of the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world.
Magical Mythical Tour: In Search of the Beatles
Hawkeye Lunch and Learn with Donna Parsons, UI Lecturer in the Honors Program and School of Music. The talk is titled “Magical Mythical Tour: In Search of the Beatles” and is part of the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn lecture series sponsored by The University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.
Spotlight on Public Engagement: William Ming Liu
Professor William Ming Liu’s portrait of a publicly engaged scholar is the first in a series sponsored by the College’s Strategic Planning Team 4 (Better Futures for Iowans). With these portraits, the members of Team 4 seek to help individuals in the College better understand the elements of Public Engagement. Our second portrait of a publicly engaged scholar in the College will be posted in November.
Will is a professor in the Counseling Psychology program and has been engaged with Iowa City’s Shelter House (SH) since 2003. His community partners are the staff at the Shelter House and specifically with Crissy Canganelli, Executive Director of the Shelter House. Read more here.
Busiest year ever for UI's Arts Share
Arts Share, the University of Iowa program that provides life-enriching arts experiences, had its busiest year ever during the 2013-14 academic year, with more than 300 events in 36 Iowa cities and towns, from Council Bluffs on the Missouri River to Clinton on the Mississippi and from Des Moines, population 200,000-plus, to Elk Horn, population 620-plus.
The programs included performances in music, dance, and theater as well as workshops in writing, printmaking, and sculpture. They took place in K-12 schools and community colleges as well as in local theaters, libraries, hospitals, neighborhood centers, and retirement communities. Read more here.