FAYETTE, Iowa (April 22, 2013) – Upper Iowa University's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host "Stand," a fellowship for college students and community members interested in supporting students as they discuss how they live their faith while in college. Several Iowa colleges have been invited to the event, which will be held in the Student Center ballrooms from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. This is a free event.
Guest speakers include Jim Kunz and Zach Filzen of the national FCA organization. A live worship band will provide entertainment.
The Upper Iowa University FCA organization was started six years ago by members of the Peacock football team. Since then, interest in the group has grown and now includes student athletes and non-athletes alike. Advisors are Adam Esses, UIU assistant women's basketball coach, and Kasey Uran, UIU assistant volleyball coach.
"In the last year, UIU FCA has seen tremendous growth," said Uran. "Our group is known for its openness, and we often discuss topics like character and how to handle peer pressure. As an advisor, I really enjoy watching our Upper Iowa University students grow and mature through our outreach activities and discussions."
UIU FCA meets every Tuesday during the school year at 7:00 p.m. in Jim Day Suite in Dorman Gymnasium.
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 some 6,200 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.