Upper Iowa University professor to establish a Saturday art program for local elementary children
Fayette, Iowa (July 6, 2006) – The Fayette County Community Foundation awarded Upper Iowa University art professor John Siblik with a grant in the amount of $1,196.00 during a formal ceremony at the Fayette Opera House in Fayette, Iowa.
Siblik applied for the funds to start a Saturday art program for children in Fayette County. The Saturday art program is planned for January and February, 2007 and will be offered to elementary students throughout Fayette County.
“The main objective of this program is to foster the development of a better understanding and appreciation for the visual arts and that these children carry this appreciation with them into the future,” said Siblik. “Just as important, the program will give students an opportunity to express their creative inclinations.”
Upper Iowa University is donating the use of its facilities on the Fayette campus, with Siblik being assisted by UIU art education and elementary education students.
As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the university Web site at www.uiu.edu.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally -- at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Vancouver. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for traditional and non-traditional students of all ages. To learn more about Upper Iowa University, its degree programs, locations and renowned scholars, please visit us at www.uiu.edu.
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On July 6, Upper Iowa art professor John Siblik was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,196.00 from the Fayette County Community Foundation during a formal ceremony at the Fayette Opera House in Fayette, Iowa. The funds will be used to start a Saturday art program for children in Fayette County.
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