FAYETTE, Iowa (April 13, 2011) – More than 400 students, staff, and faculty from Upper Iowa University descended on the community of Fayette, Wednesday, April 13, to lend a helping hand during the 5th annual Fayette Appreciation Day.
The UIU groups tackled 28 clean-up and community service projects Wednesday morning and then celebrated with a picnic and games at Cardinal Park. Beneficiaries of the activities included Frog Hollow Lake, Klock’s Island, the Volga River, the Fayette Landfill, the Fayette Volga Bike Trail, Big Rock Country Club, Highway 150, the American Legion, the Fayette Food Pantry, North Fayette Middle School, Maple Crest Manor, and Rainbow Land Park.
“Every year I take great pride in seeing the number of UIU students and employees who turn out to help this community,” said UIU President Alan G. Walker. “This is our hometown, and we are committed to helping out these organizations. Fayette Appreciation Day is an important part of teaching our students to be responsible members of their communities – now and in the future.”
A complete gallery of photos from the day is available on Flickr at: www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157626490626588/
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.