We are making things German and the work of faculty members visible on campus and across Iowa. Please contact us with your ideas what we can do for you.

We organize public readings and talks by faculty members and visitors.

We offer events on Campus such as the Berlin Wall exhibition and the coming Anne Frank exhibit.

Lots of events coming in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022: Anne Frank Sapling award; see The Anne Frank Tree: Taking Root in Iowa.

We offer German language online courses for High School Students anywhere in Iowa who qualify through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act and earn college credit while in High School. Contact us for a visit by a faculty member and/or students to talk about German at the UI.

Public Humanities projects you can get involved in:

For more information, contact our Outreach Coordinator:

Kirsten Kumpf Baele
Department of German
Outreach Coordinator / Lecturer

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.