FAYETTE, Iowa (September 1, 2011) — Upper Iowa University has issued a last call to community businesses and organizations to join the 2011 Homecoming parade on Saturday, September 17, in downtown Fayette.
This year’s Homecoming theme is “Honoring the Past, Transforming the Future.” Community entries will compete for cash prizes of $100 (first), $75 (second) and $50 (third). The entry deadline has been extended to Friday, September 9. The UIU parade cannot accept parade entries that include horses. The UIU Homecoming parade will line up at 9:15 a.m. on Washington Street near Garbee Hall. The parade steps out at 10:30 a.m.
“The parade is an important part of the University’s Homecoming celebration, and we welcome participation by community organizations and local businesses” said T.J. Warren, director of student activities. “We believe the community also will enjoy many of our other Homecoming activities such as the window paintings along Main Street, the grand opening of the Student Center, the bonfire, and the football game against Minnesota State-Moorhead.”
Also scheduled during Homecoming weekend, September 16 and 17 are volleyball matches against Augustana and Wayne State, the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and the Alumni Banquet. A full schedule of events and the parade entry form are available online at www.uiu.edu/homecoming.
For more information about the Homecoming parade, contact T.J. Warren, director of student activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-425-5311.
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 nearly 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.