FAYETTE, Iowa (April 8, 2014) – Students, faculty and staff from Upper Iowa University will work on more than 30 service projects during this year's eighth-annual Fayette Appreciation Day, Wednesday, April 23, in the city of Fayette and surrounding county. The 2014 day of community service will bring the number of total projects to more than 300 completed since 2006.
Fayette Appreciation Day is the largest service event in the area, engaging more than 550 students, faculty and staff; and countless community members. In its eighth year, a small committee plans and facilitates over 30 projects in Fayette County – from painting to picking up trash to performing demolition for dilapidated structures on properties. Fayette Appreciation Day has been recognized locally and nationally, receiving awards from the State of Iowa Governor's Service Awards and President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The day will commence at 7:45 a.m. and will end with a volunteer celebration at Cardinal Park, Fayette, at 12:15 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, Fayette Appreciation Day will be held the following Wednesday, April 30.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs 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. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing