FAYETTE, Iowa (November 15, 2013) – With a ho ho ho and a couple of fa la las, Upper Iowa University students and the Peacock Entertainment Crew will be kicking it holiday style with a community-wide holiday party slated for Tuesday, December 3, from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Center commons. The annual tree lighting will be held at 5:30 in Grace Meyer Square located just north of the Student Center on the Fayette campus.
UIU's PEC has an event packed with special activities, including a visit from Santa Claus. Cookies, apple cider and hot chocolate will be served as members of the community and beyond are invited to partake with the many holiday activities. These include decorating cookies; making paper snowflakes, gingerbread houses and ornaments; writing letters to Santa and our military personnel; going on a sleigh ride; and learning about many different holiday traditions through an educational display.
The Phi Beta Lambda giving tree is currently on display in the Student Center commons. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to take an ornament and fulfill the wishlist of a child or community member in need. Once items have been purchased for the child, they are to be brought back to the Student Center by December 6 so Phi Beta Lambda members will deliver them to families.
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 more than 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 self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing