FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 4, 2004
Contact: Edmond McDavis III
MUW Mississippi Interactive Video
Network classroom receives upgrades
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Continuing
Education recently received a facelift for its Mississippi Interactive
Video Network classroom.
Patricia Brock, director of continuing education and distance learning,
said, “All new electronics were purchased to replace the old equipment
which was originally purchased in the early 1990s. Also, new carpet was
installed and new tables and chairs were purchased.”
Brock said the MIVN is a network of all the universities, community
colleges, and many K-12 schools throughout the state originally intended
to reach “underserved potential student populations in more rural areas,
who can drive to their local school or community college, but aren’t
able to commute to or live on a university or college campus.”
The upgraded MIVN room, located in room 242 in Cromwell Communications
Center, is used for interactive video classes, administrative meetings,
conferences and other business uses such as job interviews.
“It (the equipment) just enhances our ability to offer a better quality
picture and sound than we had been offering with the older equipment.
The carpet, tables and chairs, of course, make the room more comfortable
and modern looking, which fits hand in glove with the hi-tech use of the
room,” Brock said.
A special acoustical wall fabric will be installed to cover the back
wall later this semester, for both sound and aesthetics improvement.