Mission

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) serves as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other minority students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa.

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Vision

The vision of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is to foster a space for affirming and healing student identities affiliated with the center and to create a space for fellowship and community building.  

History

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) was established in 2003 to serve as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa. The APACC provides a supportive and inclusive environment while providing programs that empower students, faculty, staff and community members to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their community

Amenities

The APACC resource center is available for programming and as a venue for University of Iowa student organizations’ events. It is equipped with: a fully-stocked kitchen, a living and dining room, game and study rooms, a library, wireless internet (Netflix, Pandora) computer and printers for our patrons to use, TVs, DVD players, various board games, and a karaoke machine. The APACC resource center has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax and socialize with friends!

Location

223 Lucon Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

Hours

Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2021, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center will operate with the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm

Phone

(319) 335-2719

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Upcoming Events

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Hawks of Color: Uplifting Our Excellence with Dr. Rusty Barceló

Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
Join Dr. Rusty Barceló for our upcoming Hawks of Color virtual gathering!   Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo is nationally known for her work on equity and inclusion and is recognized nationally for speaking and conducting workshops addressing DEI.  She has served as the President of Northern New Mexico College, and multiple leadership positions across the country in higher education.  An alum of the University of Iowa, Rusty holds an M.A. in Recreation Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education…
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Hawks of Color

Friday, November 5, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
Save the Date for Hawks of Color! Stay tuned as we develop another engaging Hawks of Color discussion on November 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. over Zoom.  Be sure to register in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority, and/or…

Diwali 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The University of Iowa's Indian Student Alliance will be hosting their annual Diwali festival, the auspicious Indian holiday, also known as the "Festival of Lights". This festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. This year, the Indian Student Alliance will be collaborating with the South Asian Student Alliance to take the event to new heights. Featuring an authentic Indian dinner followed by a cultural showcase, the event is significant for the Indian community…
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Hawks of Color

Friday, November 19, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, the Graduate College, and the UI Libraries are pleased to host another engaging Hawks of Color discussion on November 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. over Zoom.  Be sure to register in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote…
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Hawks of Color

Friday, December 10, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority, and/or marginalized faculty, staff, postdocs, and students at the University of Iowa. In addition to uplifting our voices and brilliance, attendees will have an opportunity to gather with others. Mark your calendars today to hold…
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