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Upper Iowa University earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School designation

Upper Iowa University (UIU) announced today that it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey with 537 earning special awards for going above the standard.…

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2024 Spring Dean’s List

Upper Iowa University is proud to announce the Dean’s List for 2024 spring sessions. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

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Upper Iowa University inaugurates Kathy Franken as the 22nd President

The Upper Iowa community filled Dorman Gymnasium on Friday, May 3, for the formal inauguration and investiture of Kathy Franken as the university's 22nd President.

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8th annual Giving Day – ‘Battle of the Generations’ comes to a close

The Upper Iowa University (UIU) community stepped up once again for the 8th annual Giving Day, bringing together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. The April 24 & 25 event generated over $125,000 thanks to more than 250 supporters.  The “Battle of the Generations” themed Giving Day fostered friendly competition among five…

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2024 Faculty and Staff Recognized at Luncheon

Faculty and staff at Upper Iowa University (UIU) were recognized for their dedicated service during the UIU Service Awards and Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, April 24, at Fayette Campus. The honored employees were: Mangan Teaching Awards Tenure-Track Faculty: Dr. NiCole Dennler, Assistant Professor of Communication Tenured Faculty: Dr. Paul Skrade, Associate Professor of Biology Adjunct…

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Upper Iowa University Announces Dr. Celina Peerman as Commencement Speaker

Upper Iowa University (UIU) is proud to announce Dr. Celina Peerman will deliver the keynote address during the University’s 2024 commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 4. Dr. Peerman is UIU alumna with a master’s degree in business leadership, a Ph.D. in Psychology, with undergraduate degrees in psychology and international studies. Dr. Peerman’s has over three decades…

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Upper Iowa University Announces ‘Battle of the Generations’, Giving Days 2024

Upper Iowa University (UIU) is thrilled to announce its eighth annual Giving Day event, “Battle of the Generations,” set to take place Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, 2024. Since the inception of Giving Day in 2017, the UIU community has generously contributed $750,000 as part of this University-wide fundraising event. Its annual impact…

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October and December 2023 graduates

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the graduates of October and December 2023 and their respective degrees/honors.

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes UIU online programs

Upper Iowa University (UIU) is proud to announce its recognition in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings. This accolade underscores UIU’s commitment to providing accessible online education, tailored to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether students are looking to advance in their current career or pivot to a new…

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Scholarship initiative to lessen tuition cost for 20 incoming freshmen

An Upper Iowa University education will become even more affordable for 10 members of each of UIU’s next two incoming classes thanks to the generous support of Ralph and Erica Kauten. Mr. Kauten, a native of rural Fayette County and student at UIU in the late 60s and early 70s, has committed $500,000 to establish…

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