Upper Iowa University students throw off some of their layers of clothing as part of the Nearly Naked Mile celebration this week. All cast-off clothing was donated to charity. UIU President Bill Duffy takes a turn in the dunk tank during the barbecue finale.
FAYETTE, Iowa (May 9, 2013) – Upper Iowa University students celebrated the end of the 2012-13 academic year with the Nearly Naked Mile on Tuesday, May 7.
Students ran in layers of clothing from Peacock Plaza at the corner of Washington and Clark streets in Fayette to the practice football field, shedding clothing along the route. The cast-off clothes were collected and donated to charity.
At the end of the run, students – now wearing mostly white shorts and shirts -- ran a gauntlet of dye-filled balloons and joined in a barbecue to celebrate the end of classes, the start of finals, and Commencement on Saturday, May 11.
More photos can be found on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157633451619270/).
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.