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Upcoming Events


All Staff Council Event at the Sprout Garden, Friday, Sept. 24, 12pm.  Learn about composting initiatives on campus at the Sprout Garden with Sustainability Coordinator Sophia Siegel. Bring your lunch. The Student Alumni Association will provide cookies and lemonade. You are also invited to bring composting materials such as produce scraps. 

National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 28 - Iowa residents, visit to register; non-residents who want to vote in Iowa, stop by SLC to fill out a paper form, and non-residents who want to vote in your home state, check your secretary of state’s website. 

Polk County Master Gardeners Workshop, Sept. 29, 5:30-7pm. Hear from Sophia Siegel, campus sustainability coordinator, on the new Sprout Garden compost initiatives, and Jeff Reiland, owner of Abundant Designs and landscaper of the Sprout food forest. 

Next Course and Little Free Pantry Survival Guide, Thursday Sept. 30, 6-7pm in Olmsted Drake Room. Learn more about Next Course Food Recovery and the Little Free Pantries around the Drake Neighborhood, and how you, your student organization, or department can get involved.  The event will discuss food insecurity and analyze how it impacts communities in many aspects. Tips for volunteering will also be covered. Contact

Pathways for Civic Action and Social Change Workshop, Oct. 3, 5-6pm, Meredith 238. Join the Community Action Board in a workshop to learn more about the Pathways for Civic Action and Social Change, where you will explore different strategies for creating change and how to do meaningful service. Contact

Polk County Master Gardeners Workshop, Oct. 9, 9:30-11am. Hear from Sophia Siegel, campus sustainability coordinator on the new Sprout Garden compost initiatives, and Jennifer Mitchell, owner and writer at Iowa Backyard Farmer. 

College Leadership Summit, Nov. 5. This free, one-day virtual summit, hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum, is to engage college students in critical reflection on the topics of social justice, human rights, and inclusion. Throughout the day, students will reflect on their responsibilities as citizen and discuss how they can create a positive environment in their communities. Students will leave with tools to be a leader and advocate for social justice issues that are important to them. Register at or contact Jessica Hulten at

Careers in Social Change Panel Series 
Hear from professionals in a variety of fields who are making a difference and creating change through their professions. Register on Handshake. All panels will take place via zoom from 4-5pm. 

September 14 - Community Engaged Learning & Research (POSTPONED)
October 12 - Policy & Governance
November 9 - Social Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility
February 8 - Community Organizing & Activism
March 8 - National Service Programs
April 12- Direct Service

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