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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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Military Friendly Top 10 Gold School

Upper Iowa University (UIU) has been named a Military Friendly® Top 10 Gold School Award recipient in the private university, not offering a doctorate, category for 2022-23. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s…

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High School Art Show April 6

The Upper Iowa University (UIU) Art and Graphic Design departments will host the return of the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show in the Student Center ballrooms at UIU Fayette Campus Wednesday, April 6. UIU has been involved in the high school art show for over 30 years. Students will begin the day at 8:30…

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Fayette Appreciation Day April 20

Fayette Appreciation Day returns Wednesday, April 20. Volunteers will assist local organizations in completing their respective project requests during the annual event. Note: In the event of inclement weather, individual groups are responsible for the completion of their project prior to Wednesday, April 27. Since being established over a decade ago, over 4,500 Upper Iowa…

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Addressing industrial tech teacher shortage

As an extension of its current partnerships, Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have agreed upon a new articulation agreement. This partnership provides another avenue for graduates of UIU’s industrial technology teaching degree program to more quickly apply the skills they learn directly into their own future classroom or work…

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Alumni Speaker March 23

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, March 23, with “Be The Person They Are Looking For” presented by Lisa Richards ‘93. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. A graduate of UIU’s marketing and psychology degree programs, Richards was a champion in the field of hearing healthcare for over 25 years and…

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Alumnus to deliver commencement address

An Upper Iowa University (UIU) alumnus and UIU Board of Trustee from Hermiston, Oregon, will deliver the commencement address during the University’s 2022 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. Brian Sims ’08, ’10 graduated summa cum laude with a major in human resources management and a minor in finance, and later earned a Master of…

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‘Anima’ exhibit opens February 28

The works of artist Cindy Hellyer-Heinz will be featured at Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus February 28 – April 6. The solo exhibit, titled “Anima,” will close with an artist talk and reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The 2022 High School Art Show will precede the April 6 event…

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Alumni Speaker Series February 23

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, February 23, with “The Proof is in the ‘PUDN’” presented by EJ Smith ‘97. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. Born and raised in Gardena, California, Smith never thought he could make a living from his favorite childhood dessert, banana “pudn.’” Through a fundraising event…

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