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5/21/2020

Team Peacock to host Virtual Ride

FAYETTE, Iowa (May 21, 2020) – For the past 15 years, a dedicated group of Upper Iowa University (UIU) alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends participated in the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). During the annual July event, the Team Peacock members promote UIU and raise money for University projects and funds. In…

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5/20/2020

Top tier ranking for education during pandemic

FAYETTE, Iowa (May 20, 2020) – Upper Iowa University (UIU) is ranked in the top tier of four-year schools by Educate to Career (ETC). A nonprofit organization, ETC’s newest rankings address college planning during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. UIU is among only five Iowa private colleges and universities ranked in the tier one…

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5/14/2020

CARES funding to students

FAYETTE, Iowa (May 14, 2020) – Recognizing that many of its students could be facing financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Iowa University is doing everything in its power to provide support and assistance to those students in need. UIU will receive approximately $2.2 million as part of the federal government’s CARES ACT, all of which…

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5/9/2020

2020 graduates celebrated

FAYETTE, Iowa (May 9, 2020) – “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people,” Upper Iowa University alumnus Neil Wilkinson ‘99 said as he addressed UIU’s 2020 graduates during the University’s first virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday. “Time after time, I hear of the remarkable achievements and accounts from this class and how you have triumphed over adversity. It’s…

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5/1/2020

Alumnus to deliver virtual commencement address

FAYETTE, Iowa (May 1, 2020) – An Upper Iowa University (UIU) alumnus will deliver the commencement address during the University’s first virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 9. A native of rural Westgate, Iowa, Neil Wilkinson ’99 has been in the financial services industry since 2000, where he specializes in business planning, retirement planning, and estate planning strategies…

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4/28/2020

UIU and U.S. Army Field Artillery announce articulation agreement

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 28, 2020) – Upper Iowa University (UIU) and the U.S. Army Field Artillery (FA) have announced an articulation agreement for Army Field Artillery (CMF13) enlisted soldiers to receive maximum credit toward the UIU Associate of Arts in liberal arts and Bachelor of Science information systems degrees. Eligible soldiers may enroll in online or in-seat…

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4/24/2020

Celebrate UIU Day raises nearly $100,000

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 24, 2020) – Upper Iowa University’s Celebrate UIU Day proved to be an inspirational success as the UIU community secured approximately $95,000 through 531 donations during an 1,857-minute period on Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17. Support for Celebrate UIU Day continued with nearly $1,300 in additional contributions after the fundraising event had…

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4/1/2020

October and December 2019 graduates

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 1, 2020) – Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the graduates of October and December 2019 and their respective degrees/honors. The graduates are as follows: OCTOBER 2019 Skip to December 2019 List Heidi Nicole Alexander Arden, NC Bachelor of Science, Accounting Maquichia Armas San Diego, CA Master of Public Administration, Health &…

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3/30/2020

Celebrate UIU Day’ April 16

FAYETTE, Iowa (March 30, 2020) – As another example of its response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Iowa University has shifted the focus and purpose of its fourth annual Giving Day to “Celebrate UIU Day,” scheduled to begin Thursday, April 16. During this time of unforeseen challenges and hardship, the UIU community is reminded of…

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3/23/2020

Public event cancellations and rescheduling

FAYETTE, Iowa (Monday, March 23) – In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Iowa University (UIU) has been working with event sponsors, organizers and community stakeholders to evaluate whether or not to hold scheduled events. As part of the continued discussions, the cancelled community events include: March 28 – “Colors of the World” International Culture…

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