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.

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Upcoming Events
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  • You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch and Learn with UI Associate Professor Rachel Williams. The talk is part of the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series sponsored by The University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement. It will take place Tuesday, May 27th, from noon to 1 p.m. at the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC) in room 201

    When Theory Meets Practice: Women's Studies Students Working with Women on the Inside

    Presented by Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor Rachel Williams will share her experience working in women's prisons as a teacher, researcher and artist. Her talk will focus on bringing students into the women's prison in Iowa to facilitate classes about healthy relationships. Each semester 75 women from ICIW and 13 students from The University of Iowa participate. She will share the development of this program, challenges, successes, and outcomes.

    For more details on the presentation we invite you to read the Iowa Now article. This event is free and open to the public, however online registration is required. please click here to RSVP. 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!

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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  • Computer lab Computer lab
  • Journalism class Journalism class
  • Lobby Lobby
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