FAYETTE, Iowa (February 15, 2010) – Upper Iowa University will host the first "Wellness Extravaganza” for campus and the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, February 22 in the UIU Recreation Center.
The event includes a kickboxing demonstration, free massages, health screenings, and a healthy lunch, according to Daryl Grove, UIU executive director of student leadership and adventure. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources also will be providing information on the Volga Valley Conservation Area, and Palmer Hospital will highlight technology and services offered in Fayette County.
“This event has really grown larger than we originally anticipated,” Grove said. “We have 50 booths, most of them from community organizations, which will offer a wealth of information and activities for the public.”
Among the other organizations that will be participating in the “Wellness Extravaganza” are Annie’s Gardens and Greens, the Upper Iowa Recreation Center, Northeast Iowa Community Action, Garden of the Heart, Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness, the Gambling Treatment Program, Substance Abuse Services, Blood Center of Iowa, Helping Services of Northeast Iowa, Curves, Planned Parenthood, West Union Parks and Recreation, UIU Campus Ministry, Eternal Energy Enterprise and others. Grove said a dental clinic, meditation clinic, a financial services organization, and organic farmers also will be on hand.
In addition to Grove, planners of the event include Melissa Kipp, president of the UIU Wellness Council; Kayla Ludwigson, UIU wellness assistant; and Kate Grover, co-director of the UIU Recreation Center and Wellness Council.
The “Wellness Extravaganza” is open to the public. Admission is free. Attendance at the healthy lunch, served in the Recreation Center, is $5.
For additional information, call 563-425-5668 or 563-425-5209.
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 over 6,600 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.