For 1,857 minutes starting today (Thursday, April 16), Upper Iowa University is providing an opportunity to alumni, faculty, staff, and other friends of the University to “Celebrate UIU Day” and make a positive impact in the lives of current and future UIU students.
For those wishing to give a donation(s), UIU is spotlighting the Emergency Student Aid Fund during the online event. Gifts will directly help students in need by relieving stress caused by an unforeseen financial setback, allowing students to stay focused on their academic goals. Since 2016, this fund has supported 86 UIU students with over $74,000 in emergency aid thanks to generous donors and a partnership with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates. An ongoing effort is being made to endow the Emergency Student Aid Fund so that students can be supported by this fund for generations to come.
Celebrate UIU Day supporters can make a difference through the Emergency Student Aid Fund, another designation of their choice, and many other meaningful ways. Realizing that many around the world may be facing financial insecurity during the ongoing COVIOD-19 outbreak, UIU also invites participants to simply share a favorite UIU photo or memory on social media to spread some positivity and let the world know what UIU means to them.
People are also asked to show their support for Celebrate UIU Day by following the UIU Alumni & Friends Facebook page and other UIU social media to receive regular updates on progress, sharing favorite UIU photos via social media by using the hashtag #PeacockStrong, adding a frame to their Facebook profile picture, updating their Facebook and Twitter cover photos to promote Celebrate UIU Day, and if possible, making a gift before the event concludes at 6:57 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 17).
To follow the progress or make a gift, visit the Celebrate UIU Day webpage at uiu.edu/PeacockStrong.