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

Bosnian Portraits: At Home in the Cedar Valley 

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018, Tues-Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Grout Museum of History & Science // 503 South Street // Waterloo, IA 50701 


From the late 1900's through the early 2000's Black Hawk County experienced a dramatic cultural change as Bosnian refugees relocated to the area. In collaboration with the Bosnian-American Leadership Network of the Cedar Valley and the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the Grout Museum of History and Science is presenting an exhibition about the journey from the aftermath of a brutal civil war to the heartland of America. Through the use of interviews, visitors learn about the experiences of the refugees as they arrived in the Cedar Valley. Examine how these difficult events are remembered and are passed on on to a new generation of Bosnians who have little memory of the violence of civil war. Demonstrating the impact of the conflict and the resulting relocation, this exhibit explores how the process of assimilation affected both the refugees and the people of the Cedar Valley. 

Bicultural Iowa Writers' Fellows

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street, Conference Room A/B

Description: The New Story of Iowa

A unique tapestry woven from people of diverse backgrounds experiencing America through the lens of our state! 

Waverly-Shell Rock Authentic Learning Celebration 

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School Commons, 501 Heritage Way, Waverly, IA


Come and help us celebrate Waverly-Shell Rock's 1st Annual Authentic Learning Celebration on May 21st from 6:30-7:30 p.m! Over 30 W-SR Teachers, Students (K-12), and groups such as W-SR Genius Hour & Nexus will be sharing their community engagement work and celebrating real-world learning and community partnerships! All community members are encouraged to attend!
The event will be held at the ! Hope to see you there!

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