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U of I receives community engagement award

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The University of Iowa is being recognized with a 'Community Engagement' award.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching chose Iowa to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. This is the first time UI has been honored.

The award is given once a decade, and recognizes college and universities for inclusiveness and engagement.

"Receiving this designation is a reflection of the much greater emphasis the University of Iowa is devoting to engaging students, faculty, and the entire institution in Iowa communities to help students to be better citizens and to impact important community needs," Snetselaar says.

Buena Vista University, Central College, Wartburg College, Drake, Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa have all been previously recognized with the same award.

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