FAYETTE, Iowa (September 9, 2011) — Upper Iowa University will host its 2011 Homecoming to the theme “Honoring the Past; Transforming the Future” September 15-18 on the Fayette campus.
After a week full of student activities that include painting the windows on Fayette’s Main Street, Homecoming weekend will launch with the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15, in the ballroom of the Student Center.
Activities on Friday, September 16, include the Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament, with registration at 9:30 a.m. at Big Rock Country Club. Campus tours are available beginning at 11 a.m. from the Alumni House, which will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., math and science students will showcase their projects at the Student Center. An ice cream social will be held with members of the UIU Board of Trustees and University administrators from 2 to 3 p.m. at Alumni House.
Friday is also the day for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the UIU Student Center. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. on the south end of Grace Meyer Square, with a reception and tours to follow. Congressman Bruce Braley has been invited to speak. That evening, UIU will host the Athletics Hall of Fame banquet, and the volleyball team will take on Augustana, starting at 7 p.m. The annual Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally will follow immediately after the game in the parking lot south of the Rec Center.
The Homecoming parade is on Saturday, September 17, with line-up at 9:15 a.m. on Washington Street near Garbee Hall; and the parade scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. A reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be held at the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall for UIU art alumni and honoring the local art teachers who are displaying their works in the gallery
The Homecoming tailgate picnic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Football Stadium complex before the 1 p.m. kickoff of the football game against Minnesota State University-Moorhead. A goalpost party follows the game.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, the Peacock volleyball team plays another match – this time against Wayne State – in Dorman Gym. Saturday night also features the Alumni Banquet in the Student Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.
Homecoming weekend concludes at noon Sunday, September 18, with the Alumni softball game at the Eischeid Softball Complex.
For more information, visit www.uiu.edu/homecoming or contact the UIU Alumni House at 800-553-4150 Ext. 6/0 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.