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There has never been a better time, or a greater need, for professionals educated in Social Work.

News and Announcements

News and Announcements

Kara Houser wearing a yellow sweatshirt, teaching a class of social work students in Wild Bill's

Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop in Iowa City drops coffee, keeps mission

After 46 years of coffee service from men and women with disabilities — starting with Bill Sackter in 1975 — the University of Iowa’s “Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop” has brewed its final cup.

Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop in Iowa City making way for workshop

A coffee shop created nearly five decades ago to provide work for an Iowa City man with disabilities is changing with the times.

Wild Bill's Coffee Shop is now just Wild Bill's

For 46 years, Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop provided employment for persons with disabilities, while also offering the opportunity for UI students to gain experience and understanding working with persons with disabilities. “More than just coffee,” Wild Bill’s has always functioned as a learning lab for the University of Iowa School of Social Work.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

“She’s Too Strong:” Understanding the Intersections of Misogynoir, Domestic Violence, and Victimization

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00am to 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for this two-day workshop with Ayana Wallace titled “She’s Too Strong:” Understanding the Intersections of Misogynoir, Domestic Violence, and Victimization.  September 21st & 23rd from 9-10:30 AM via Zoom. Register at https://dvipiowa.org/event/shes-too-strong-understanding-the-intersectio... to get the Zoom link. Sponsored by UI Public Policy Center and Humanities Iowa
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WOCN: Community in Connection

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
What does community mean to you? How do you create intentional connections? Where do you find community and connection? Community and connection is vital to having a sense of belonging no matter where you are in life whether personally or professionally. Join us on September 22nd to connect in community with the Women of Colour Network to virtually discuss and engage in interactive session of dialogue and networking. This virtual program will be facilitated by WRAC’s Jessica Padilla &…

“She’s Too Strong:” Understanding the Intersections of Misogynoir, Domestic Violence, and Victimization

Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:00am to 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for this two-day workshop with Ayana Wallace titled “She’s Too Strong:” Understanding the Intersections of Misogynoir, Domestic Violence, and Victimization.  September 21st & 23rd from 9-10:30 AM via Zoom. Register at https://dvipiowa.org/event/shes-too-strong-understanding-the-intersectio... to get the Zoom link. Sponsored by UI Public Policy Center and Humanities Iowa

Helping, Health & Public Service Industry Career Fair

Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Helping, Health & Public Service Industry Career Fair Thursday, September 23, 2021  -  12:00 - 4:00 PM  -  Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union This fair will focus on recruiting students typically majoring in social work, psychology, nonprofit certificate, political science, history, sociology, public policy & ethics, health & wellness - ALL MAJORS welcome!
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Let's Talk, Hawk! (Open to all UI students)

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in consultation service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations, but is now virtually during the Fall 2021 semester.  It provides you with an opportunity to have an informal, confidential, anonymous conversation with a UCS therapist.  You can share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, learn about useful campus and community resources, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Let’s Talk,…
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Multiple Learning Centers

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Iowa City

Iowa's Center for Intellectuals, Artists, Scientists Philosophers and Activists is the the central campus for The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, It has made many top ten lists of great places to, live, work, do business and retire.

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Des Moines

Des Moines is geographically the heart of Iowa and of our nation--the state capital, offering an urban environment focused on the well being of the entire state in a culture that exemplifies typical Midwest friendliness.

Quad Cities, Iowa skyline

Quad Cities

The Quad Cities is actually a group of five cities bridging the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois boundary. The largest of these cities, Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline (in Illinois), are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, which has a population of almost 400,000.

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Sioux City

Sioux City and the surrounding areas of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota are sometimes referred to as Siouxland. Our part time, 3 year MSW program, based at Briar Cliff University is preparing for its fifth cohort of graduate students.

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Online

This cohort-model program strives to build strong connection and engagement by keeping class sizes small, creating learning communities of students living in similar geographic regions and matching these communities with a local mentor. Students meet with their learning communities twice each year and with all students in the summer at the Summer Institute, held at the University of Iowa main campus in Iowa City, Iowa.

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