FAYETTE, Iowa (March 15, 2013) – Student leaders from colleges across Iowa will converge on the Upper Iowa University campus on Saturday, March 23, for this year's IUGO Student Leadership Conference. The IUGO conference is an initiative of a group of Iowa colleges and universities in partnership with Iowa Campus Compact.
IUGO (pronounced "you-go") is of Latin origin and means "to connect or bind together." The goal of the conference is to bring together student leaders from across the state to learn and grow. This is the third year for the conference, which has previously been held at Clarke College in Dubuque and Simpson College in Indianola.
"We are honored to have been selected to host this year's IUGO conference," said UIU Acting President Richard R. Patrick. "Upper Iowa takes pride in the many student leaders we have throughout our University, and we look forward to not only helping them on their journey but also to playing a role in shaping other students as well. We welcome the college student leaders from across Iowa to campus next week."
Students attending the day-long conference will network and learn from their peers with a keynote address, networking activities and student-led breakout sessions on topics pertaining to leadership development. The conference is slated to run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Professional speaker Stan Pearson will deliver the keynote, "How to be the 'IT' on your campus." Pearson was named 'Speaker of the Year' by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities and 'Diversity Artist of the Year' by Campus Activities Magazine.
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.