It was routine for most to come home from school, grab a fresh-baked cookie for a snack and snag a half-hour of television. It was a time to button up a sweater with Mr. Rogers, do experiments with “Zoom” and skip down the street with Arthur. It was education made fun. It was made possible by the Public Television Foundation.
Susan Moritz, president of the Iowa Public Television Foundation, is now making education just as fun at the next “Let’s DU Lunch” event. On Wednesday, Moritz will share her professional experiences and lead a discussion on the modern age of public media.
The Iowa Public Television Foundation is a non-profit organization that makes IPTV broadcasting possible through state memberships and fundraisers.
The previous “Let’s DU Lunch” event featured Scott Bush, the president and founder of the infamous Templeton Rye and Spirits. He spoke on bootlegging history, entrepreneurship and business.
Unable to attend this month’s luncheon? The last lecture will be on Nov. 2 and features Jean Groben, owner of Jasper Winery. She will discuss the challenges and rewards that come with the Iowa winery.
The “Let’s DU Lunch” series is sponsored by Drake and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. All luncheons are held downtown at the Des Moines Club on the 34th floor of the Ruan Building, 666 Grand Ave.
The event will also feature a time for networking at 11:30 a.m. and then a catered lunch and presentation from noon to 1 p.m.
Traditionally, the event is geared toward alumni, but students are encouraged to attend with a special price of $13 per lunch for those 35-years-old and younger. For those over age 35, each luncheon costs $17. There is also a ticket package for the entire series that is available for $42.
Registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. To RSVP, visit www.alumni.drake.edu/letsdulunch. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-2500.