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Arts & Culture
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...
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...
Webster City solar sculpture

Webster City Solar Art Sculpture

Through a partnership between the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, and the City of Webster City, Iowa, faculty member Dan Miller and his students designed and constructed a “...
Loween Getter portrait - screenshot

Webster City Film Profiles

Film students from the Department of Cinematic Arts created short film profiles of Webster City residents, with the goal of telling personal stories of individuals who are working to make a difference in their community. Film students Izzy Schrock...