The University of Iowa

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Waterloo Public Art

Working closely with Waterloo’s Center for the Arts, MFA students will design and install a public art piece driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflects the values, stories and/or identity of the community.

Manchester Community Film Profiles

Students in Nonfiction Film will create a short film documentaries of Manchester, Iowa, capturing the community's unique sense of place by highlighting local assets as well as many of the everyday people that make Manchester a vibrant community.
Columbus Junction Interview

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 2

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest interviewed several Chin Burmese residents of Columbus Junction to produce a short film about their sense of home in their new community...
Volga Opera House

Volga Opera House Renovations Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided designs and cost estimates for the renovation of a historic opera house in Volga, Iowa. Since its official opening in 1914, the opera house in...
Planning Students tour Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City Downtown Historic Preservation Initiative

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning assessed current community interests, planning tools, and environmental needs to develop strategies for aligning preservation of Iowa...
Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 1

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest worked with Latinx teens in Columbus Junction's Upward Bound program to produce videos and books that help tell the 150 year story of the...
Boone County

Boone County Amphitheater Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided design alternatives for a "natural" amphitheater in Boone County's Don Williams Park, featuring materials native to Iowa, a functional stage and...
Keokuk Library Archives

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...