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UIU Alert (Fort Polk): Fort Polk center will be closed until 11 a.m. on Sept 29. Students may call Alexandria center 318-484-2304 for assistance.

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Csomay Honors Program graduates

Upper Iowa University recognized a pair of graduates for their UIU community leadership during the May 7 commencement ceremonies at its Fayette, Iowa, Campus. Kiersten Koch of Freeport, Illinois, and Sara Zainal of Morgantown, West Virginia, were each recognized as Csomay Honors Program graduates for their representation of the University through community involvement, engagement and…

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Congratulations 2022 Peacock graduates

Upper Iowa University’s 2022 graduates were provided some parting words of wisdom during UIU’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, when commencement speaker and alumnus Brian Sims ’08, ’10, presented “Lessons of the 10-Year Rule.” “Either in school or in life, there is always a lesson to learn,” Sims said. “So, Peacocks, here is your final…

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Summer Oar Days begin May 13

The summer OAR (Orientation, Advising and Registration) Day season begins Friday, May 13, at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette, Iowa, Campus. 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…

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Commencement ceremonies May 7

Approximately 350 students will be recognized for earning their respective degrees during Upper Iowa University’s (UIU) in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, at Harms-Eischeid Stadium in Fayette, Iowa. Joining the graduates in celebrating their latest accomplishments will be UIU administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends. “It is our honor each year to recognize our…

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Honors and Awards recipients

Upper Iowa University has announced its annual Honors and Awards program recipients. Additional details about these and other UIU scholarships can be found at Images of the event can be viewed on UIU’s Flickr page. The 2022 recipents and their respective scholarship, award and/or grant included: Kassidy McCusker Middletown NJ Alpha Nu Omega/Phi Beta…

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2022 Faculty and Staff Recognition

Upper Iowa University recognized faculty and staff for their dedicated service during the annual UIU Service Awards and Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, April 27, at Fayette Campus. The honored employees were:  Mangan Teaching Awards Tenure-Track Faculty: Dr. Kim King, masters of counseling program lecturer Tenured Faculty: Dr. Sara Sheeley, associate professor of biology Adjunct Faculty:…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month to conclude

Upper Iowa University will conclude its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during National Denim Day Wednesday, April 27. Denim Day was created following a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court, where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the…

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‘Megafloods and Mighty Rivers’ presentations

Upper Iowa University (UIU) Delano Professor of Science Kata McCarville will present “Megafloods and Mighty Rivers of the Upper Midwest” at the Fayette Community Library Tuesday, April 19, and at Osborne Nature Center Thursday, April 28. McCarville expects to be joined by UIU alumnus Zachary Dingbaum ’20, who co-authored the results of their work on…

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Organic production presentation April 20

Third generation farmer Scott Wedemeier and Iowa Organic Association education and outreach coordinator Olga Reding continue their college tour to promote organic ag at Upper Iowa University’s (UIU) Fayette Campus Wednesday, April 20.  The presentation is a follow-up to their “Growing Organic Expertise Across Iowa” visit to UIU in November 2021. The program, sponsored by…

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Faculty exhibit at Bing-Davis Gallery

The works of six Upper Iowa University (UIU) faculty members are currently on exhibit at Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at UIU’s Fayette Campus. As part of the exhibit, each faculty member submitted a selection of their personal portfolio. The works include animations, painting, photography, ceramics, and graphic design.  The featured artists Include: Elissa Wenthe, dean of…

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