CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Mar. 3, 2000
UI team supports IPTV friends
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A team of 15 faculty and staff from the University of
Iowa will participate in Iowa Public Television's (IPTV) annual pledge drive
program, FESTIVAL 2000, bringing in new Friends for IPTV. UI volunteers will
be taking phone pledges from callers during the 6 p.m. midnight shift
Sunday, March 5.
UI faculty and staff have participated in this event for the past four years.
The group's founder and former UI Faculty Senate President Dr. Warren Piette,
said, "As a premiere educational institution, we want to show our support
for the arts, sciences and humanities beyond our own campus, on a statewide
basis. IPTV provided us that opportunity and each year UI faculty and staff
collaborate to show our support. We are the only university among the three
state regents institutions that has team representation for this pledge drive."
Friends of Iowa Public Television is a nonprofit organization, created in
1969, and is committed to the development, growth and support of Iowa Public
Television through the building of a strong statewide membership base. FESTIVAL
2000 runs from March 4-19.