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The DeRidder Center is temporarily closed. Please contact the Fort Polk Center for assistance at 337-537-4465 or [email protected].

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5/7/2021

Senior Story: Serianna Dehmlow

Meet 2021 UIU graduate Serianna Dehmlow. A communications major in mass media from Huntley, Illinois, Serianna was diagnosed with autism in middle school. Video Feature:  Your browser does not support the video tag. In 2016, Serianna started exploring colleges that would admit her as a student athlete. UIU quickly stood out because some of…

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4/30/2021

Alumnus to deliver commencement address

An Upper Iowa University alumnus and Peacock Hall of Fame inductee from Littleton, Colorado, will deliver the commencement address during UIU’s 2021 in-person graduation ceremonies at Harms-Eischeid Stadium in Fayette, Iowa, Saturday, May 8. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Roger Mangan graduated from UIU in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in history and minors in…

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4/30/2021

Summer OAR Days begin May 14

The summer OAR (Orientation, Advising, and Registration) Day season begins at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus Friday, May 14. This year’s schedule includes both in-person and virtual one-day events. As the final step in the admission process, OAR Days not only allow incoming students to register for classes but also provide the students and their…

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4/26/2021

Peacock Pantry to provide students readily accessible nutritious foods

>>To support this initiative: Peacock Pantry Wishlist (Amazon.com) With each can of food she places on a shelf, Upper Iowa University senior Caitlin Schauer realizes she is one step closer to helping further ensure all UIU students have ready access to quality, nutritious food on a daily basis. Double majoring in marketing and psychology, Schauer…

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4/23/2021

2021 Commencement May 8

Approximately 450 students will be recognized for earning their respective degrees during Upper Iowa University’s (UIU) in-person commencement ceremonies at Harms-Eischeid Stadium in Fayette, Iowa, Saturday, May 8. UIU is making a number of modifications to its traditional in-person commencement to create a safer and healthier environment for its graduates and guests. The University held…

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4/23/2021

Professor Heinz named Fulbright Scholar

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Upper Iowa University associate professor of psychology Melinda Heinz has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Ireland. Heinz will conduct research exploring how Men’s Sheds promote meaning and purpose in older adulthood. Heinz will also…

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4/22/2021

Peacock Pantry opening

With each can of food she places on a shelf, Upper Iowa University senior Caitlin Schauer realizes she is one step closer to helping further ensure all UIU students have ready access to quality, nutritious food on a daily basis. Double majoring in marketing and psychology, Schauer led the effort to create the newly organized…

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4/19/2021

Celebrate UIU Day April 22-23

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Upper Iowa University will once again have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of future UIU students during the annual Celebrate UIU Days Thursday, April 22 – Friday, April 23. As part of celebrating the event’s 5th anniversary, UIU has set a record goal…

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4/15/2021

Alumni Speaker Series April 21

The Alumni Speaker Series continues Wednesday, April 21, with “There is Not an I in Team” presented by Tom Petsche ‘75. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. Petsche earned a bachelor’s degree in history at UIU. With over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Petsche is passionate about leadership, mentoring and the…

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4/15/2021

Fayette Appreciation Day returns

Fayette Appreciation Day returns Wednesday, April 21. Volunteers will assist local organizations in completing their respective project requests from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the event. Note: In the event of inclement weather, individual groups are responsible for the completion of their project prior to Wednesday, April 28. Since being established over a decade…

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