FAYETTE, Iowa (October 13, 2011) — Upper Iowa University has opened its new center in the Quad Cities at 1401 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. UIU classes move into the new location on Monday, October 17.
"The Quad Cities is an important location for Upper Iowa University, especially given our articulation agreement with the Eastern Iowa Community College District, which enables students from Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College and Scott Community College to transfer seamlessly to UIU to complete a four-year degree," said UIU President Alan G. Walker. "We look forward to growing our Quad Cities location and welcoming students to the UIU community."
Upper Iowa University is also working toward formalizing an articulation agreement with Black Hawk College. Articulation agreements between two-year colleges and the University ensure the full transfer of credits for specified courses.
UIU has been teaching courses in the Quad Cities at a temporary location at Scott Community College for about a year, while the new site was picked and the 11,000-square-foot building was built by Build-to-Suit. Daniel C. Marvin, Center director, said he expects the student population to quickly grow now that the center has room to accommodate more classes with more students. Marvin said UIU will offer courses leading to 13 undergraduate majors: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, financial management, health service administration, human resources management, human services, interdisciplinary studies, management, marketing, psychology and public administration.
UIU offers six eight-week terms year-round. Classes for the new term begin Oct. 24. The Center will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to register students for the next term that begins Jan. 9.
"UIU is looking forward to being in the Quad Cities," Marvin said. "Our new location provides easy access for all, and our eight-week terms give everyone the opportunity to fit college courses into their busy lifestyles and still keep up with their family, their job, and other obligations."
For more information, call 563-359-7111 or 563-422-0091 or visit the web at http://uiu.edu/locations/educationcenters/uscenters/quadcities.html
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to more than 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.