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
       To RSVP the Lunch & Learns, please click here.

  • April 29: The Aging Brain in the Workplace: How's That Going to Work?

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).

  • Room 118 Room 118
  • Second floor hallway Second floor hallway
  • Room 328 Room 328
  • Room 308 Room 308
  • Computer lab Computer lab
  • Journalism class Journalism class
  • Lobby Lobby
  • Room 108 Room 108
  • Room 128 Room 128
  • Room 201 Room 201
  • Room 201 Room 201
  • Room 210 Room 210
  • Room 228 Room 228
  • Room 128 Room 128

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