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BY DI STAFF | JULY 24, 2014 5:00 AM

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UI alum donates $1.5 million

A University of Iowa alumnus has donated $1.5 million to the university.

James Otterbeck made the gift through his company, OnePoint Patient Care, an independent hospice-pharmacy services provider.

The donation established the James A. Otterbeck OnePoint Patient Care Professorship in Hospice and Palliative Care at the UI College of Pharmacy.

Otterbeck graduated from the UI in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in decision sciences. He then received a Master of Business Administration in economics and marketing in 1989 from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

— by Rebecca Morin

City’s Cable TV Division wins award

Iowa City’s Cable Television Division has been recognized in a community video competition.

As part of the 2014 Best of the Midwest Fest, sponsored by Wisconsin Community Media and Midwest Region of the Alliance for Community Media, city staff received an Excellence Award in the professional documentary/feature category.

The Excellence Award is the festival’s top honor.

The city’s program, which featured Iowa City’s 2013 bike/bus/car race among local government officials for Bike-to-Work Week, was awarded. It was also chosen as Best in Show among government-produced programs.

— by Rebecca Morin

Pool to close for maintenance

An Iowa City pool will be closed for maintenance starting in August.

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Pool, 220 S. Gilbert St., will be closed starting Aug. 2 for routine and preventative maintenance. The pool will reopen Sept. 1.

The pool will also see some smaller projects.

The pool tank will be painted, new details to the deck area will be added, and a new heat-exchange valve will be installed during the pool’s closure.

— by Rebecca Morin

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