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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.