FAYETTE, Iowa (September 21, 2012) – Upper Iowa University and Follett Higher Education Group will dedicate the new bookstore operation, Peacock Connection, in the UIU Student Center at 2 p.m. Friday, September 28.
The ceremony will celebrate the partnership between the University and Follett, which is the new manager of the on-site and online bookstore, Peacock Connection, which serves the needs of nearly 6,200 UIU students worldwide. Follett assumed operations of the Peacock Connection and online textbook services for this academic year. Follett also operates the Stadium Store, offering UIU memorabilia in Harms-Eischeid Stadium.
Follett offers new, used, printed or digital textbooks as well as textbook rental. Follett has expanded rental services at UIU to include the majority of titles designated as textbooks by UIU faculty. On average, rental textbooks cost at least 50 percent less than purchased texts.
Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be UIU President Alan G. Walker and Follett Vice President Jim O'Conner. Peacock Connection will conduct door-prize drawings throughout the day on September 28.
About Follett Higher Education Group
Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Follett services five million students and over 400,000 faculty members through more than 930 stores. Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services, and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website, efollett.com, that provides services and products through a network of more than 1,000 campus stores.
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 about 6,200 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.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing