UIU family provides day of appreciation

Day of Appreciation

Upper Iowa University student Ryo Ota of Japan provided a quick lesson on how to use chop sticks to North Fayette Elementary student Korbin Yauk in Fayette on Wednesday, April 22. The students were participating in the Cultural Fair, which was part of the recent Fayette Appreciation Day celebration.

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 22, 2015) – Over 550 Upper Iowa University students, faculty, staff, and community members would not let the cool temperatures dampen their enthusiasm, while participating in the ninth annual Fayette Appreciation Day. In addition to the traditional Fayette-area community service projects, this year’s event included 50-plus activities in Oelwein, Wadena, West Union, and the surrounding area.

"I wish to extend a big Peacock thank you to all those who made today possible," said Daryl Grove, UIU assistant dean of students. “This event says a lot about Peacocks willing to be part of something better. If you are one of the Peacocks who took action, we hope you are as equally inspired in the future to continue serving in your community."

Since its inception in 2006, Fayette Appreciation Day has resulted in nearly 400 projects being completed by more than 4,000 UIU volunteers. In addition to the UIU President’s Office, the 2015 event was sponsored by Croel Redi-Mix, Kerns Promotional Advertising, and Performance Rehab Centers in Oelwein and West Union.

For additional photos of the event, visit the Upper Iowa Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157652112306141/.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

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