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Community Colleges: On the Monday, February 4 edition of The Iowa Journal

February 4, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Monday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will explore Iowa’s community colleges. The program airs Monday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, February 8 at 9:00 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

 

Iowa has 15 community college districts. All have similar courses, but each offers curricula unique to their community. Following Governor Chet Culver's 2% budget increase for community colleges, this week’s episode will look at what a small increase does for the schools and why the community colleges say they need more to continue to be a vital role in the state's education and economic development departments.

 

This episode features a tour of Muscatine Community College from State Representative Jeff Kaufmann who is also an instructor there, as well as students and faculty who discuss the role community colleges have played for them. The program’s guests are Bob Mundt, president of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, and Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College.

 

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. 

 

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 Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.

For immediate release:
February 4, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
tonya@iptv.org
(515) 725-9705

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