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Upcoming Events

Keep up with community engagement events on campus and in the Cedar Valley 

Governor's Volunteer Awards- September 1st, 2017 

Location: Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm 

The Governor's Volunteer Award program provides an easy, non-competitive* way to honor the dedicated people who volunteer their time and talent to help an agency or organization deliver on its mission.  Nominations are accepted in March and April each year.  Awards are presented during regional recognition events held each summer.  

University of Northern Iowa Annual Volunteer Fair- September 6th, 2017

Location: Maucker Union Ballrooms

Time: 11:00 am-1:00pm 

UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley along with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to talk with local nonprofit organizations from the Cedar Valley. 

Iowa Ideas Conference  September 20th-22nd, 2017

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa. Created by The Gazette, Iowa Ideas includes community conversations, in-depth and solutions-focus journalism and an inaugural two-day conference in Cedar Rapids. Eight key topics each crucial to Iowa will be explored. To learn more and register for this event please click here

Ethics and Responsibility Pre-Conference Workshop and Reception  September 21st, 2017

Addressing Culture Change in Renewing the Civic Mission of Higher Education

Location: Commons Ballroom

Pre-conference WorkshopTime: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Reception Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

In addition to his role as keynote speaker, Mr. Black will offer a pre-conference workshop on the UNI campus on Thursday, September 21, 3:00-5:00 pm, in the Commons Slife Ballroom.  The workshop will discuss the importance of campus - community partnerships and how to create opportunities for students to build capacity for service-learning and community engagement.  The importance of comprehensive support for students and the need for building agency to create successful experiences will be addressed.  Mr. Black will highlight that communicating IS the work and will share how using imagery and film in telling the story can support culture change for higher education.  Registration is required Workshop participants and all others are welcome to attend a reception in honor of Mr. Black on Thursday, September 21, 5:00-6:00 pm, in the Georgian Lounge, across the hall from the Commons Ballroom.  Feel free to take the opportunity to chat with him in an informal setting about your questions and community engagement work.  Registration is not required for the reception.

3rd Biennial Cedar Valley Conference on Ethics: Ethics and Responsibility- September 22nd, 2017

Location: Maucker Union

Time: Check-In Begins at 7:45

The 2017 Ethics Conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, research, and best practice in facilitating and promoting social ethics and personal responsibility among our students and our communities.  Oral, panel and poster presentations will be offered from faculty and staff from UNI, Hawkeye Community College, Allen College, and other colleges and universities in Iowa, as well as public officials, experts, and community members from across the Cedar Valley. To register for the conference click here.   

3rd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement- September 26th, 2017

Location: Commons Ballroom

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am  

UNI Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet nonprofit community leaders to create partnerships that will support faculty research and scholarship, build service-learning opportunities to complement classroom instruction and introduce students to service projects. 

Nonprofit Community leaders are invited to meet UNI faculty, staff and students to create partnerships that will build capacity for their organizations, mission, programs, and services. Please click here to register. 


Iowa Nonprofit Summit- October 24th-25th, 2017

Location: The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino, Altoona Iowa

This biennial conference offers essential learning opportunities for Iowa non-profit and volunteer management professionals and features outstanding keynote presentations, dozens of breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitors demonstrating the latest resources available to help nonprofits and volunteer programs excel. To learn more and register for this event please click here