In this issue

Fire Service Institute helps rural areas find water supplies for firefighting
Child Care That Works lives up to its name
Commercials win award
Extension, community colleges take on Y2K
Study builds bridges between business, environment
Certificate program designed to fit John Deere
Volunteers key to Citizens Advisory Council
1999 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference
Did you know Extension did that?
Farm economy: Take positive approach to find solutions

The Extension Connection
Spring 1999 homepage

Commercials win award

A series of radio commercials promoting Iowa State University's master's degree programs available by distance education is a winner. It won a gold award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI annual conference in Kansas City, Mo., in January. The district includes eight states and nearly 200 colleges and universities.

The ads featured a man who wanted a master's degree but didn't have time to drive to campus without giving up either his job or his night's sleep. The ads ran on stations in Des Moines, Mason City, Sioux City and the Quad Cities. ISU Extension's Extended and Continuing Education program used grant funds to develop and produce the ads.