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Bringing the World of Public Affairs to Johnstown-C-SPAN School Bus Visits April 5

Bringing the World of Public Affairs to Johnstown-C-SPAN School Bus Visits April 5

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The C-SPAN School Bus will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the parking lot across from the J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel.

  The Bus, which was launched in November 1993 to demonstrate cable’s commitment to education, introduces thousands of teachers, students, and schools to     C-SPAN programming as an educational resource.  The C-SPAN School Bus has visited all presidential libraries and all 50 states and state capitals.  The C-SPAN School Bus crew usually consists of three employees, two marketing representatives, and a motor coach operator.

The C-SPAN School bus has visited all 50 states and is now in its 13th nationwide tour.

A 45-foot, mobile multi-media demonstration center and television production unit, it brings the world of public affairs to communities nationwide.  The C-SPAN School Bus also plays a role in the network’s programming by serving as a studio or a production vehicle during live programs from remote locations.

The C-SPAN School Bus visit is being sponsored by the UPJ Education Division.

For additional information on the Bus, visit www.c-span.org and click on the School Bus.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, and natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.
Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 3/29/2006 5:00:00 PM