Upper Iowa University students, faculty and staff gather in Cardinal Park for a celebratory picnic to cap off a morning of hard work during Fayette Appreciation Day on
Wednesday, April 25.
FAYETTE, Iowa (April 25, 2012) – Students, faculty, and staff from Upper Iowa University were finally able to hit the streets for the 6th annual Fayette Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 25. The community service events had been postponed for a week due to weather.
The UIU volunteers, joined by some of their family members, spread into the community to help residents and organizations with painting, cleaning, and other projects.
Upper Iowa volunteers helped with about two dozen service projects, including work on campus, at individual residents' homes; at North Fayette Middle School; along the Volga River, the bike trail and Klock's Island; along local highways and at the cemetery on old Highway 150; at Rainbowland and Maple Crest Manor; in downtown Fayette; at local churches; and at Big Rock Golf Course. Even the statues around the UIU campus got a spring cleaning. UIU also organized a food drive and computer recycling initiative.
"We look forward to this event every year as a way of giving back to our hometown and teaching our students about the importance of community service as part of being good citizens," said UIU President Alan G. Walker. "Whether its picking up trash or painting a map of the United States on a playground, our students actively improve their community, which enhances the University."
For more photos of the activities, visit the UIU Flickr website at www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157629533448696/.
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 over 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.
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