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News and Announcements

News and Announcements

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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

Quad Cities MSW Information Session

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree from the University of Iowa at our learning center in the Quad Cities. Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94412157777 Contact our Admissions Office directly with any questions or requests:ssw-admissions@uiowa.edu (319) 335-1250
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International Day of Older Persons- Housing Insecurity and Human Rights in Johnson County

Friday, October 1, 2021 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
October 1, 2021 is International Day of Older Persons. This year’s program will address the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issue of adequate and affordable housing. According to the UN, “housing is not adequate if its cost threatens or compromises the occupants’ enjoyment of other human rights.” The July 27, 2021 S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index report indicates that overall home prices were up almost 17 percent over the past year. Now, more than ever,…

Iowa City MSW Degree - Info Session

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree on the main University of Iowa campus in Iowa City Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/109960976 Sessions take place on the following dates, from 4-5 pm (Central). 2021 March 9 April 13 May 4 June 1 June 22 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 5 October 19 November 9 December 7 We encourage advance registration using the form at https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/msw-social-work…

Iowa City MSW Degree - Info Session

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree on the main University of Iowa campus in Iowa City Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/109960976 Sessions take place on the following dates, from 4-5 pm (Central). 2021 March 9 April 13 May 4 June 1 June 22 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 5 October 19 November 9 December 7 We encourage advance registration using the form at https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/msw-social-work…
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Wild Bill’s Library Workshop: Research, Ethics, Citations, and Not Getting In Trouble

Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
North Hall
Learn “How to Library” from a friendly UI librarian! Dan Gall, the UI Librarian for Social Work & Distance Education, takes time to help you understand the myriad resources (and people) available at the UI to help you find the information you need. From finding the right books and how to check them out, to research concepts, ethics, and citations, Dan is your personal guide to the UI Libraries system. Open to all students, regardless of major. Sessions meet in Wild Bill’s (321 North Hall)…
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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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