FAYETTE, Iowa (Monday, March 23) – In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Iowa University (UIU) has been working with event sponsors, organizers and community stakeholders to evaluate whether or not to hold scheduled events. As part of the continued discussions, the cancelled community events include:
March 28 – “Colors of the World” International Culture Night
April 1 – Jennifer Bates Artist Talk and Closing Reception (Exhibit is closed to public)
April 1 – Northeast Iowa High School Art Show
April 2 – Endowed Lecture Series presentation
April 4 – Honors and Awards Banquet
April 8 – NICC/UIU Career Exploration Day
April 22 – Fayette Appreciation Day
UIU previously cancelled all education location graduation/senior receptions and its May 9 commencement ceremony at Fayette Campus will be held as a virtual-only event. In addition, the Upper Iowa University Recreation Center is closed to all users until further notice. The public may view updates on the University’s rec center Facebook page and website.
Originally scheduled for Friday, April 17, UIU’s Carnival After Dark has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11. The community pottery wheel throwing class scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 24, will also be rescheduled. University officials continue to discuss its options for the UIU Senior Thesis Art Exhibits scheduled for April 6-17 and April 27-May 9.