The John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC), a part of the University of Iowa's Division of Continuing Education, is designed to provide a wide range of adult learning needs, as well as give students in central Iowa access to a number of University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate degree programs and courses.

Lunch and Learn Series

The Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series offers monthly events in Des Moines designed to connect Iowa communities, university faculty, and government and industry leaders. The UI Office of the Provost sponsors the series.

Upcoming Events

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch and Learn with Daniel Reed, UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The talk is part of the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series sponsored by The University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.

The event will take place Tuesday, September 23rd, from noon to 1 p.m. at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC)

Seating is limited. Online registration is required. Please click here to register.

The Internet: Past, Present and Future
Presented by Daniel Reed

In less than twenty years, the Internet has become an integral and indispensable part of our daily lives, redefining social interactions, government and social services, research and education, and business and electronic commerce. In addition to the Internet’s undeniable benefits, it has also raised new social, ethical and legal questions about privacy and the global flow of information, international law and human rights, economic development and global competition. This talk will discuss the technical and political history of the Internet, current issues surrounding global Internet governance, the future of the Internet and global communications, and the social and economic implications for the State of Iowa.

For more details on the presentation we invite you to read the IowaNow article.

This event is free and open to the public, however online registration is required.

To RSVP the Lunch & Learns, please click here.

If you have any questions, you may contact me directly at erika-christiansen@uiowa.edu or at 319-335-0219. We hope to see you at the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn!

Watch the lecture online


The 34,000 square-foot center can accommodate groups of 16 through 60 participants. All rooms are fully equipped to handle most instructional technology needs and are available for business and corporate needs. See the Facility Fees page for pricing.

Video conferencing is available and virtual classroom software such as Adobe Connect Professional and Elluminate can be utilized to bring our classrooms to students' desktops anywhere.

Online payments are now accepted--DCE Online Payments.

Noncredit learning opportunities for professional and workforce development are available for corporations and individuals (see Workforce Development page).

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