FAYETTE, Iowa (August 23, 2013) - Upper Iowa University is participating in College Colors Day on Friday, August 30, a national initiative dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great. The Fayette campus will host a large-scale group photo event on the oval lawn in front of Alexander-Dickman Hall at 4 p.m. August 30 to commemorate the event.
Participants are encouraged to take their own photos to post to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to use the special hashtags - #upperiowa and #collegecolors to have your Peacock Pride displayed for all to see. If you are unable to make it to campus that day you can still participate. Be sure to take a photo of you, friends or family wearing your favorite Peacock gear and tag your photos so they get posted to Upper Iowa University's social media sites.
College Colors Day, which coincides with "back to school" and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics, strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness, and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities. Since its inception in 2005, College Colors Day has grown rapidly across the country. Thousands of organizations and millions of individuals participate annually by donning their team colors and sharing the college spirit with friends and colleagues.
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 self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing