University of Iowa

Our Lives Online Theme Semester

Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement
August 29, 2016
Our Lives Online Theme Semester


Our Lives Online, the spring 2017 Theme Semester about the Internet and technology, is taking the fall semester to host preview activities as we prepare for the program’s official launch in January. As a program of the Office of Outreach & Engagement, we are looking forward to engaging our campus and Iowa communities with activities, academic offerings, and opportunities on our new topic. There are numerous ways for you and your staff to get involved this fall as we prepare for the spring. I encourage you to visit to learn more.

The Office of Outreach & Engagement provides Theme Semester Supplemental Grants to University of Iowa departments to support Theme Semester community engagement events, activities, research, or educational opportunities ( The application window opens on September 1, with the upcoming deadline being December 1.

Faculty and staff may submit their Theme Semester course information for the spring 2017 semester. Individuals may fill out the online survey to submit  spring 2017 courses by Friday, October 14.

Theme Semester offers department and unit presentations to inform faculty and staff of the various opportunities available through the Our Lives Online Theme Semester. If you would like to request a presentation, please fill out the online request form (

I encourage you to explore this topic with us this spring and share these offerings with your staff. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Linda G. Snetselaar, RD, PhD, FAND, LD
Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Endowed Chair
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
105 River Street, Room S425 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone:  319-384-1553
FAX:  319-384-4155