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IBA Election ending April 1st

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Candidates in the General Election for the office of IBA President-elect:

Myron Peterson
Russ Kramer
Jane Triplett

Need emails for Senate Bill SF431 (Fine Arts/Iowa Core legislation)

Hello Advocates,
The Senate is going to take up the Iowa Core/Fine Arts legislation this upcoming week.  Any emails you could send or phone calls to make to your local senator, or senators that you visited on Advocacy Day would be greatly appreciated.  Please ask for their support of SF431.  We must pass this bill in the Senate.  Our hearing for the House Education Committee has been postponed.  I will let you know when that hearing will be taking place.  

The following link has the email addresses/phone numbers of the senators:  

Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director

Emails needed for support of House Bill #271

Hello Advocates,

The Iowa Core/Fine Arts bill passed the House Education Committee by a vote of 3-0 to move on the full House of Representatives.   A companion Iowa Core/Fine Arts bill is being introduced in the Iowa Senate on Monday.  IAAE needs you to email your representative this weekend.  First thank them for their support during our Fine Arts Advocacy Day on January 28th  and then ask for their support of House File #271, which will add Fine Arts as core subject in the state of Iowa.  The co-sponsors of the bill are Greg Forristall (R) and Ruth Ann Gaines (D).

Below is a link which will help you find the name/email address/phone of your representative.

The House will be discussing this bill on Monday, so contacts need to be made this weekend.

Thanks so much!!

Leon Kuehner
Executive Director
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education

Link to Iowa Legislature:

Run-off Election Results

Congratulations to the following candidates, they will be on the
ballot in the General Election for the office of IBA President-elect:

Myron Peterson - SC District
Russ Kramer - NC District
Jane Triplett - SE District

Jacquelyn Meunier
IBA President

Frank Battisti Festival Week - Central College, Pella, IA

You, Your Colleagues, and Your Students Are Cordially Invited to the

Frank L. Battisti Festival Week

Feb. 23 – March 1, 2015

Dr. Frank L. Battisti to Address Your Questions & Topics of Interest

Temple for the Performing Arts
1011 Locust St., Des Moines - Grand Hall, 4th floor
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:30pm – 9:00pm with Reception to Follow
Dr. Battisti to address your questions and topics of interests.

 Maestro Joseph Giunta and President Mark Putnam to make opening remarks

This event is free and open to the public

Central College Wind Ensemble & Central Iowa Wind Ensemble Concert

Dr. Battisti, Guest Conductor for the entire program
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Douwstra Auditorium
812 University St., Pella, IA
This event is free and open to the public

See Complete Schedule below

88th Annual IBA Conference

May 14 - 16, 2015

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309