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Fayette Appreciation Day April 20

Fayette Appreciation Day returns Wednesday, April 20. Volunteers will assist local organizations in completing their respective project requests during the annual event. Note: In the event of inclement weather, individual groups are responsible for the completion of their project prior to Wednesday, April 27. Since being established over a decade ago, over 4,500 Upper Iowa…

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Addressing industrial tech teacher shortage

As an extension of its current partnerships, Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have agreed upon a new articulation agreement. This partnership provides another avenue for graduates of UIU’s industrial technology teaching degree program to more quickly apply the skills they learn directly into their own future classroom or work…

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Alumni Speaker March 23

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, March 23, with “Be The Person They Are Looking For” presented by Lisa Richards ‘93. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. A graduate of UIU’s marketing and psychology degree programs, Richards was a champion in the field of hearing healthcare for over 25 years and…

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Alumnus to deliver commencement address

An Upper Iowa University (UIU) alumnus and UIU Board of Trustee from Hermiston, Oregon, will deliver the commencement address during the University’s 2022 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. Brian Sims ’08, ’10 graduated summa cum laude with a major in human resources management and a minor in finance, and later earned a Master of…

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‘Anima’ exhibit opens February 28

The works of artist Cindy Hellyer-Heinz will be featured at Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus February 28 – April 6. The solo exhibit, titled “Anima,” will close with an artist talk and reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The 2022 High School Art Show will precede the April 6 event…

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Alumni Speaker Series February 23

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, February 23, with “The Proof is in the ‘PUDN’” presented by EJ Smith ‘97. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. Born and raised in Gardena, California, Smith never thought he could make a living from his favorite childhood dessert, banana “pudn.’” Through a fundraising event…

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UIU community Giving Day support

The Upper Iowa University (UIU) community once again showered the University with its support during the recent UIU Giving Day celebration as more than 575 donors contributed approximately $88,000 as part of the annual event. As part of this year’s Valentine’s theme, couples who each graduated from UIU were asked to share their love for…

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Giving Day 2022 kicks off Feb. 10

Five years and over $500,000 in donations later, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is eager to open Giving Day 2022 at 12 a.m. Thursday, February 10. All alumni, faculty, staff, current and future students, and friends of UIU are encouraged to share their love for the University during this Valentine’s season. During 48 hours of Peacock power, Thursday…

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U.S. News & World Report recognition

The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University (UIU) are once again ranked among the top online bachelor degree programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. The recognition also includes being ranked among the best online programs for veterans. “UIU is honored that our online programs are continually recognized at the national level,” UIU President…

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Alumni speaker January 19

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes tonight (Wednesday, January 19), with “Failing Forward” presented by Kim Karr ‘01. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. Participants, who join the virtual session on Upper Iowa University’s Facebook page, will have an opportunity to ask questions during the event. Leveraging mistakes and taking realistic risks…

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