Upper Iowa University will celebrate the 2012
Black History Month this February with a special
webpage accessible at www.uiu.edu The site will
include a calendar of events, daily blogs, links to
UIU social media sites, video, and more.
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 31, 2012)—With Upper Iowa University's Fall 2011 enrollment totals reflecting 23 percent diversity among the UIU student population, UIU is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the state of Iowa. UIU is proud to celebrate that diversity throughout February, which is Black History Month.
"We are proud of the rich diversity across our University," said Dr. Alan G. Walker, UIU president. "It enriches our learning environment by providing opportunities to learn from each other, draw upon each other's strengths, and better prepare our students to contribute to their communities, their nations and their world as global citizens."
Nearly 30 countries from every populated continent are represented by students on the campus of Upper Iowa University, which also has a diverse population of students at its U.S. centers, enrolled in programs through the UIU Center for Distance Education, as well as studying at the University's international locations in Asia.
The UIU Black History Month website can be accessed via a link on the UIU homepage (www.uiu.edu). The webpage includes a schedule of planned events on the Fayette campus, daily blogs; links to the UIU social media sites, Office of Diversity, and additional Black History references; and video from the 2012 MLK celebration on the Fayette campus.
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