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February 12, 2012

Duncan earns Master of Photography degree

Mackenzie Duncan of Stalzer Photography in Marshalltown has earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. The degree was presented to Duncan by PPA president Don Dickson at the association's annual convention, Imaging USA, held Jan. 15-18 in New Orleans.

Duncan has met the standards of excellence set by the Professional Photographers of America. She has been awarded the Master of Photographer degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through the photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession.

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Stalzer Photography, 1915 Gethmann Lane, is now in an elite group of just four studios in the state of Iowa with two Master Photographers.

Mechdyne demonstrates latest simulation tech

Mechdyne Corporation demonstrated the latest in immersive simulation technologies at this year's International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2012. The conference took place Jan. 2931 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

In partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center, Mechdyne provided a Wide Area Virtual Environment. Together, Mechdyne and SimCen integrated virtual reality, live actors, patient simulators and part tasks trainers to create a comprehensive medical team training environment.

Each day of the conference, they utilized the WAVE, which was designed, engineered and integrated by Mechdyne, to conduct a number of emergency and disaster response scenarios.

MICA receives Delta Dental award money

Marshalltown, Mid Iowa Community Action, Inc. has been chosen to receive $9,945 for dental supplies and equipment.

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has awarded $82,547 to 12 Iowa agencies to improve the oral health of Iowans.

The oral health grants are part of the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation's ongoing mini-grant program. Grant applications from Iowa agencies are reviewed twice a year in May and October.

Mini-grants are intended to support one-time oral health projects, such as workshops or conferences, or short-term projects up to one-year in duration, such as a survey, data collection or research study.



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