FAYETTE, Iowa (April 8, 2014) – Upper Iowa University's Office of Residence Life is spearheading its third annual oratorical competition this spring, which will culminate on Monday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the ballrooms of the Student Center on the Fayette campus. This year's topic, substance abuse, is pertinent to college campuses.
Students participating in the competition are required to develop a creative original speech examining the prevention, research and/or education of drinking and cultural differences, or alcohol in university culture.
The competition is open to all Upper Iowa University students no matter where they attend classes. Off-campus students from UIU centers or online and self-paced degree programs have been invited to participate via Skype. The competition requires submission of an abstract including the thesis statement and main points of the speech. The competition will be judged and prizes awarded.
The public is invited to attend the speaking portion of the competition on April 28. For more information, contact Hadeel Suliman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-518-0155.
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