May 2019 News

May 2019 News

University of Iowa PhD student Dwain Coleman talks about how in the 1800s, free and once-captive African Americans came together in what were called Colored Conventions. Coleman is involved in the first pilot satellite partner of the acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project.
Since 1968, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Iowa has served as a welcoming and empowering space for the university’s Black students, faculty and staff to find community, engage in activism, receive support and culturally engage with others on and off campus.
Kedibona “Kedi” Ochs hopes to create a classroom for students that fosters inclusivity and compassion. Ochs, who was recently awarded the spring 2019 Mary Maxine Redmond Scholarship, was also selected as the spring 2019 College of Education commencement speaker. 
The University of Iowa has been chosen to participate in the 2019–20 inaugural First Forward cohort by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Suder Foundation.
Recognizing the desire for family and friends of international students to share in the joy of commencement, the University of Iowa recruits volunteers to interpret the ceremonies in different languages.