FAYETTE, Iowa (August 10, 2012) — As the Iowa State Fair gets in full swing for its first weekend, dozens of volunteers from across Upper Iowa University (UIU) are converging on the University's booth in the Varied Industries Building on the Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
UIU booth volunteers include University President Alan G. Walker, UIU Board Chair Bob Firth, and UIU Trustees Betty Firth and Scott Lebin. In addition, the more than five dozen volunteers include alumni, students, faculty, senior administration and staff.
Visitors to the UIU booth will be able to enter drawings to win a one year of free tuition at the Fayette campus or to take a free course at a UIU education center or through the University's online program. Winners of the four one-year tuition gifts to the residential campus will be awarded about 1 p.m. on the last day of the Fair, August 19. Winners are drawn each day of the fair for the free course prizes. The free courses can be taken at one of 18 UIU centers in the United States or through the UIU Center for Distance Education.
The booth, #762 in the Varied Industries Building across from the Grandstand, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the Fair. The UIU mascot, Pete the Peacock, will also be on hand from 3-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday during both weekends of the Fair.
For more information and complete eligibility rules for the free tuition and free course prizes, visit www.uiu.edu/statefair.
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.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing