UIU special activities begin with day of appreciation

Upper Iowa University will host a variety of events in the coming week that celebrate Peacock traditions, new arrivals, and current and future projects.

UIU students, faculty, staff and other local volunteers will first gather to complete area service projects as part of the 11th Annual Fayette Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 19. The 2017 activities begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with a volunteer celebration and a lunch at noon in the tailgate area adjacent to Harms-Eischeid Stadium. In the case of inclement weather, Fayette Appreciation Day will be held Wednesday, April 26, or as determined by the individual project leader.

For additional information about the 2017 Fayette Appreciation Day projects and to register to volunteer, contact Kirwan at kirwanc05@peacocks.uiu.edu or UIU Assistant Dean of Student Life Daryl Grove at 563.425.5209.

Logo Launch Party

The following day UIU will announce the launch of new University and athletic logos. The public is invited to attend the Logo Launch Party from 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Student Center ballrooms at UIU’s Fayette Campus. In addition to the logos’ unveiling at 3:30 p.m., the informal event will feature cake, ice cream, refreshments, and a commemorative gift for the first 500 people who attend the special ceremony. The event will be available to view on Facebook Live at 3:30 p.m.

Adventure Run

The celebrations continue at UIU’s Fayette Campus on Saturday, April 22. The day’s activities will begin with the three-mile Adventure Run. Participants will line up at the UIU Recreation Center for their 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m. or 9:20 a.m. heats. Children 12 and under are invited to participate in a Kids Adventure Run, which is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. The half-mile event also begins at the UIU Rec Center.

To register go to commerce.cashnet.com/uiuem1 and click on Rec Center Services/UIU Adventure Run. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. For additional information, contact LeAnn Cushion, UIU director of campus recreation, at 563.425.5370.

Carnival and softball 

The public is also invited to attend the UIU Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests attending this fun-filled event will enjoy free carnival rides, games and prizes. Over 20 vendors will also be on hand offering food, home goods, apparel, unique gifts and other items. For additional information, visit uiu.edu/carnival.

The UIU softball team is in action at Eischeid Softball Complex on April 22. The Peacocks will face Minot State University at 1 p.m. High school juniors will also be on Campus throughout the day as part of Junior Visit Day.

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