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Keokuk (2019-2020)

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Keokuk is the 2019-20 IISC partner. 

Keokuk (2019-2020) Projects

2019-2020

Hoerner YMCA

Engage and Promote Keokuk

Students from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication created a strategic communication plan for increasing community pride and volunteerism in Keokuk. The City of Keokuk, located in the southeastern most tip of Iowa at the confluence of...
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Keokuk - Lead and Copper Utility Mapping

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students created maps of lead and copper utility lines in Keokuk. The identification of lead and copper service lines has risen to the top...

Keokuk - Lee County's Chatfield Park Campground Upgrades

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided designs and cost estimates for improvements in Lee County's Chatfield Park Campground. Lee County Conservation is in the process of updating...
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Keokuk - Schools Lead Testing and Remediation

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC), through its Grants to Schools Program, partnered with the Keokuk Community School District to test for lead in school drinking water and provide assistance for...

Keokuk Branding & Style Guide

Students in the School of Art & Art History Graphic Design course developed a new branding and style guide for Keokuk. In January of 2009, Keokuk adopted a central brand identity with a Branding & Style Guide. This was developed in...
URP students at Keokuk football game

Keokuk Downtown Redevelopment Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created a redevelopment plan for downtown Keokuk, Iowa. The main goals of the plan were to create a sustainable redevelopment plan to...

Keokuk Downtown/Riverfront Connection Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students create designs for redevelopment of the bluff and open space between downtown Keokuk and the Mississippi River, so that the downtown district is better...
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Keokuk Film Profiles

Students in Nonfiction Film will create short film profiles of Keokuk residents, with the goal of telling stories of individuals who are working to make a difference in their community and are contributing to its vitality and growth. Students in the...
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Keokuk Fitness Trail - Exercise Stations Plan

Students in Sport & Recreation Management will provide a plan for exercise stations along a proposed trail in Keokuk. The community of Keokuk seeks to develop more outdoor recreational opportunities for use of people of all ages, which they...
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Keokuk Fitness Trail - Trail Engineering and Design

Civil & Engineering and Sprt & Rereation Management students will provide design alternatives, cost estimates, and fitness recommendations for a proposed fitness trail connecting several community facilities and amenities in Keokuk. The...
Rhetoric students visit Keokuk

Keokuk Housing & Homelessness Policy Briefings

Students in the Department of Rhetoric class Public Policy and Persuasion developed policy briefings for Keokuk community partners, with the broad goal of helping to ensure safe, sanitary, and secure housing options for Keokuk residents. The City of...
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Keokuk Housing Insecurity Study

Graduate students in the School of Social Work conducted a study to better understand the pervasiveness, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity in Keokuk. The City of Keokuk, located in the southeastern most tip of Iowa at the confluence of...
Keokuk Downtown Streetscape

Keokuk Main Street / State Highway Study

As part of the Planning Sustainable Transportation Course at the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, students examined possible design alternatives for Main Street (US Route 218) in downtown Keokuk. For much of the 20th Century...
Keokuk Marina Design

Keokuk Marina, Boat Ramps & Parking Lot Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed a new marina with boat ramps and a parking lot in the city of Keokuk, whoch would provide an additional access point for residents and vistors to...
Pathways Plan public meeting

Keokuk Pathways and Green Streets Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created a plan outlining potential opportunities for conversion of low-traffic residential streets to non-vehicular greenways, in...
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Keokuk Public Library Bickel Collection Access

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science partnered with Keokuk Public Library staff to build a database to extend access to the Bickel Collection housed at the library. The Bickel Collection, comprised of 42 scrapbooks...
Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum Mural

Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum Mural

Grant Wood Public Art resident Ali Hval worked closely with the Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum leadership to identify themes and imagery included in a mural on the side of their new home, 428 Main Street, Keokuk, including the design and installation of...
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Lee County Conservation and Foundation Marketing & Branding

Juniors in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed brand alternatives for Lee County Conservation and its partner organization Three Rivers Conservation Foundation, with a goal of modernizing the images of the organizations and...