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Loras College media studies receives $86,000 grant

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) --- The Loras College media studies program will be installing high-definition studio cameras and a high-definition video switcher.  That's thanks to a recently awarded $86,000 grant from the Dubuque Teleprogramming Commission.

"This grant will provide our students with the opportunity to produce some of the very highest quality programming for the Dubuque community, and at the same time, provide a state-of-the-art learning opportunity," explained Craig Schaefer, professor of media studies. "This is not just an investment in our students, but in expanded opportunities to produce and share some of the great stories that are happening in and around Dubuque."

Loras College students produce a several of shows for the greater Dubuque community including the award-winning newscast and sports shows, which are produced live every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and subsequently re-run at various times on Mediacom channel 17.

Loras is planning for the installation to begin in December and students will begin utilizing the new equipment during the 2011 spring semester.

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