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UNIBusiness student organizations unite for local, global causes

Contact: 

Chris Schrage, global opportunities coordinator, College of Business Administration, 319-273-2126, christine.schrage@uni.edu

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309, rebecca.schultze@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student organizations in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) are teaming up to effect positive change locally and globally. They are combining the virtues of sustainability, service and global awareness by raising funds to plant trees at the Legend Golf Course in Parkersburg, Iowa, which was damaged by the tornado that swept through the town in 2008; fund emergency operations for International Medical Corps, a $185-million global, humanitarian nonprofit organization that provides healthcare training and relief and development programs in some of the most devastated regions of the world; and help ongoing projects for water purification and education opportunities in Siares, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, a region UNIBusiness students have taken service trips to since 2001.

To raise money for these causes, students will be selling engraved donor bricks through March 15, 2013. Those who give: 

-$100 receive an engraved brick that will be placed in a designated area on the east side of the Legend Golf Course club house.

-$200 receive an engraved brick that will be placed in a designated area on the east side of the Legend Golf Course club house and a nine-hole round of golf for two.

-$300 receive an engraved brick that will be placed in a designated area on the east side of the Legend Golf Course club house and a nine-hole round of golf for four.

$1,000 will have a bench placed on the course in their honor.

Donations of any size are accepted. Funds will be distributed with 25 percent used to purchase trees and other materials for the Legend Golf Course, 25 percent used for the water purification system and educational resources in Siares, and 50 percent donated to International Medical Corps' relief efforts.

The deadline for donations is March 15, 2013. Donations can be made online at https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/uni or checks can be made out to UNI-Hardwoods and mailed to Chris Schrage, Curris Business Building 5, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0126.

For more information, contact Joshua Koppes at koppesj@uni.edu or UNIBusiness global opportunities coordinator Chris Schrage at christine.schrage@uni.edu.