Community Engagement

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

03/06/2018 - 09:00 through 09/29/2018 - 17:00
Grout Museum of History & Science // 503 South Street // Waterloo, IA 50701

Tues-Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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. 




Frederick Douglass Power Of Words Festival

Date: September 18 - 22, 2018 

Location: UNI Rod Library

Description: UNI will host the POWER OF WORDS social justice and human rights festival inside Rod Library honoring the birth and contribution of the premiere American human rights advocate of the nineteenth-century, Mr. Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895).  We invite the UNI community to consider connections between contemporary human rights struggles and Frederick Douglass's work on behalf of nineteenth-century African Americans', women's and immigrants' rights. For more information about events, visit Frederick Douglass Fest and sign up to volunteer. 

Hot Wings, Hot Topics

Date: September 20, 2018

Location: Center for Multicultural Education, UNI

Description: How immigration is used as a scapegoat to pass political agendas. Moderated by Prof. Stephen Gaies. 

From the Statehouse to Your House 

Date: September 24, 2018, 4:00 PM

Location: Rod Library 287

Town Hall for Community Engagement 

Date: September 25, 2018, 9:00-11:00 AM

Location: UNI Commons Ballroom

Description: 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 faculty, staff and students to create partnerships that will build capacity for their organizations, mission, programs and services. To register for this event, please click here. 

Buddies and Boogeymen: Foreign Policy as Domestic Politics

Date: October 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

Location: Rod Library 287

15th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon

Date: April 4, 2019, 12:00-1:30 PM 

Location: UNI Commons Ballroom

Description:The University of Northern Iowa’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association hosts the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders.

Community Engagement Celebration Day

Date: April 19, 2019, 9:00- 11:30 AM

Location: UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Lobby

Description: Many UNI faculty, staff, and students are involved in community engagement work through courses, research, student organizations and professional service. Community Engagement Celebration Day gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their community engagement work.