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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. Be thinking about what projects, research and /or partnerships you can share with the UNI and Cedar Valley communities!

This year's event is scheduled for April 19, 2018 in the Maucker Union Ballrooms from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Individuals and groups can enter more than one project in the same category or different categories
  • Projects can be local to the Cedar Valley to global, highlighting service in another country
  • Projects (curricular and co/extracurricular can date back to fall 2016)
Community Engagement Project Guidelines

Registration Closed. Thank you for your interest in showcasing your community engagement work. We have reached peak capacity for showcasing projects therefor registration is now closed.

Please stop by the event from 9:00-10:30 to view projects and stay for the awards ceremony featuring the Spectrum Project from 10:30-11:30. No RSVP is required to stop by and view projects or to attend the awards ceremony.

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2018
Thursday, April 19th
8:30 AM

Registration and Setup

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

1 Million Cups: Bringing Entrepreneurs Together

Patrick Luensmann, Center for Business Growth & Innovation

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Animal-Assisted Therapies

Laura Praglin, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Art for El Salvador

Denise Tallakson, University of Northern Iowa
Brianna Marvin, University of Northern Iowa
Maria Howard
Whitnie Hutchinson, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Arts Integration Literacy Night at Irving Elementary School

Denise Tallakson, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bakari Behavioral Health, Inc.

Leon Shears, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Barriers to Seeking Help Among Registered Sex Offenders

Sage Comstock, University of Northern Iowa
Kim MacLin, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Beauty Outside Our Doors: Conservation Stories of Black Hawk County

Jeremy Schraffenberger, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bound together, connecting generations through stories

Islam Aly, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services

Shannon Betzer, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cedar Valley Victors

Glynis Worthington

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cedar Valley's Little Free Pantries

Joyce Levingston, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Center for Violence Prevention - Communities in Motion

Alan Heisterkamp, University of Northern Iowa
Michael Fleming, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Christy Ryken and Barb Reid

Christy Ryken, University of Northern Iowa
Barb Reid, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Common Threads: Our Community Imagines Together

Angela Waseskuk, University of Northern Iowa
Emily Stowe, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Community Collaboration for Immigrant Family

Darlene Fitkin
Barb Sanders, Hope4Healing

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Community Energy Planning

Eric Giddens, University of Northern Iowa
Emma Borchers, Unviersity of Northern Iowa
Nolan Sagan, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

CommUniversity: UNI/ LYHS Collaboration with the Community Foundation of NE Iowa

Oksana Grybovych, Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Tom Wickersham, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Developing Modern Web Sites for Cedar Valley Organizations

Daniel Power, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Educating through Art, Ecology, and Ethical Care: Creating Responsible Citizenship in the Community

Wendy S. Miller, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Support in Nicaragua

Chris Schrage, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Expanding Your Horizons & Dream Big Screening

Marcene Seavey, University of Northern Iowa
Mani Vedanayagam
Heidi Kenkel

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Food Insecurity: From Research to Action

Rachel Morgan, University of Northern Iowa
Jessica Haring, Northeast Iowa Food Bank

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Good Neighbor Iowa

Audrey Tran Lam, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Ashley Craft, University of Northern Iowa
Carmen Finken, University of Northern Iowa
Daniel Luepke, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Halloween House

Madison Flesch, University of Northern Iowa
Nick Bonde, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Healthy Kids Day

Trevor Schmit
Cassidy Fritcher, University of Northern Iowa
Clayton Olson

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Immigrant Experience With Housing in Waterloo

Darlene Fitkin, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Infusing Forgiveness Education into Hope Tree Acres Summer Camp

Suzanne Freedman, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Institute For Youth Leaders

Marie Adebiyi, University of Northern Iowa
Younis Q. Al-Hassan, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Iowa Green Brewery Certification

Joe Bolick, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kaleidoscope Series For Youth

Amy Hunzelman, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Language Partners at the YWCA: UNI Spanish, English and TESOL students collaborating with English students in community ESOL classes

Elise M. DuBord, University of Northern Iowa
Caroline Ledeboer, University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Cooley, University of Northern Iowa
Alejandra Huesca, YWCA of Black Hawk County
M. Intizom, University of Northern Iowa
Libby Gleason, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Mag Pie Magazine

Emily Stowe, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Make An Impact: Celebrating Local Heroes in the Cedar Valley

Kaitlynn Kelley, University of Northern Iowa
Taylor Swank, University of Northern Iowa
Brianna L. Pruitt, University of Northern Iowa
Aviance Jones

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

Joe Bolick, University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Trent, University of Northern Iowa
Lea Hensel, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Panther Initiative for Environmental Equity and Resilience, PIEER

Catherine Zeman, University of Northern Iowa
Zahra Al-Khidhr, University of Northern Iowa
Fatimah Al-Khidhr, University of Northern Iowa
Wynton Karanja, University of Northern Iowa
Tyler Dursky, University of Northern Iowa
Ali Al Qismah, University of Northern Iowa
Jassim Alkhudhar, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Panthers Exploring Fields of Opportunity: Providing Faculty Time and Resources to Reach out to Iowa Schools and other Educational Institutions

Victoria Robinson, University of Northern Iowa
Benjamin Forsyth, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Playground Safety and Impact Attenuation Characteristics of Surfacing: A pilot study

Heather Olsen, University of Northern Iowa
Brandy A. Smith, University of Northern Iowa
Anna Bourke, University of Northern Iowa
Chelsea Miller, University of Northern Iowa
Taylor Hansen, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Project

Mallory Frerk, University of Northern Iowa
Brooke Elbert, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Red Basket Project

Brenna Wolfe, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Religion & Refugees: A Service-Learning Partnership

Cara Lea Burnidge, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

ReNew Waterloo Small Business Retention and Expansion for North Waterloo

Karla Organist, The Institute for Decision Making
James Hoelscher, The Institute for Decision Making

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Research Days at Rod Library: UNI Outreach to Iowa Public and Private Schools

Chris Neuhaus, University of Northern Iowa
Jaycie Vos, University of Northern Iowa
Jess Cruz, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rod Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Angela L. Pratesi, University of Northern Iowa
Ayanna Wallican Green, University of Northern Iowa
Carter Zehr, University of Northern Iowa
Lydia Richards, University of Northern Iowa
Katherine Jackson, University of Northern Iowa
Molly Walleser, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Service and Leadership Council

Geoffrey Bruder, University of Northern Iowa
Morgan Johnston, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Shine the Light on Puerto Rico: Student Art Education Association

Emily Shinkle, University of Northern Iowa
Hanna Seggerman, Uniiversity of Northern Iowa
Aimee Luksan, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Showcasing Projects and Judging

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

St Vincent de Paul of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Strategic Plan

Glynis Worthington

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Strong Ties-Strong Community

Annette Lynch, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Student-Planned, Student-Implemented Health Promotion Programs on Opioids

Disa L. Cornish, University of Northern Iowa
Susan Roberts-Dobie, University of Northern Iowa
Erika Coleman, Pathways Behavioral Services

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Giving Back Hope Commemorative Art Project

Wendy S. Miller, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Global Reach of UNI’s Community Engagement Activities

Ellen Neuhaus, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Uncommon Sense

Amy Hunzelman, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

UNI Recreation Services Community Engagement

Christopher Denison, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Waterloo Greens to Go

Sara Garzia, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Waterloo Human Rights Commission - Conflict Resolution in the Community

Laura Praglin, University of Northern Iowa
Darci Kobolt, University of Northern Iowa
Elizabeth Schropp, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Women Belong in Baseball

AJ Richard, University of Northern Iowa

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Program and Awards

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM