Outreach and Public Engagement
Iowa High School Press Association
Nearing 90 years as one of the nation's strongest scholastic media organizations, IHSPA provides SJMC with a direct link to tomorrow's SJMC students. IHSPA encourages the recognition of journalism as a separate and important course of study, particularly as it reflects the ability of the secondary school student to use all media in understanding his/her role as a citizen.
For more information, visit the Iowa High School Press Association website.
Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops
The University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops are among the nation's leading summer scholastic programs, drawing nearly 175 students each summer from all over the United States and Puerto Rico. The workshops bring intensive training to the nation's top high school journalists, providing them with a fun and rigorous curriculum taught in the state-of-the-art Adler Journalism Building. The program introduces high schoolers to the UI and SJMC communities, regularly inspiring them to make the University of Iowa their college choice.
For more information, visit the Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops website.
Public Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Iowa’s core mission extends beyond the classrooms, laboratories, studios, and libraries where we educate students, conduct our research, and create new artistic work. Equally important is our engagement with communities throughout Iowa, across the nation, and around the world.
Our faculty, students, and staff work to solve problems, imagine new approaches to challenges, and improve quality of life, often through service-learning courses in which students earn academic credit.
It’s a virtuous circle: When UI expertise is harnessed to help a community or region improve the lives of its residents, the experience adds unique educational value to students’ academic journeys, and advances the research and creative production of our faculty. In turn, that new knowledge empowers us to help more communities, solve more problems, and improve more lives.
The UI is not just the University of Iowa, we're the University for Iowa—and throughout the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we are proud to serve.