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Northern Illinois University announces fall 2014 graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael J. Mackey   
Monday, 26 January 2015 13:58

DEKALB, IL (01/23/2015)(readMedia)-- Northern Illinois University announces the awarding of graduate and undergraduate degrees at the conclusion of the fall 2014 session. The following local residents are recent graduates of Northern Illinois University (NIU), joining 225,000 alumni who are putting the university's promise of student career success into action:

Megan Sheley of East Moline, IL. Megan graduated with a BSED degree.

Mehmet Badur of Moline, IL. Mehmet graduated with a BS degree.

Aaron McKeown of Moline, IL. Aaron graduated with a BS degree.

Anna Kreiser of Geneseo, IL. Anna graduated with a MS degree.

Jonathan Krell of Rock Island, IL. Jonathan graduated with a MS degree.

Katie Granger of Rock Island, IL. Katie graduated with a BS degree.

Clayton Buckrop of Rock Island, IL. Clayton graduated with a BA degree.

Graduate degrees were conferred Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Undergraduate degrees were conferred Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Chartered in 1895, NIU first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers college. The university has grown since into a world-class, research-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world.

 
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Angie Parenteau   
Monday, 26 January 2015 13:34


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 23, 2015) - Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.

Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.

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HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, COUNTY

Bettendorf, IA

Caylin Lopshire
Zoey Luke
Emily Marriott
Andrew Rauwolf
Chelsea Wehrle
Alex West

Davenport, IA

James Campbell
Taylor Clark
Ryan Corbin
Veronica Fleming
Raegan Menke
Jacob Turner
Ellie Wilder

 
Northern Illinois University announces fall 2014 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael J. Mackey   
Friday, 23 January 2015 15:40

DEKALB, IL (01/22/2015)(readMedia)-- Northern Illinois University announces students who have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.

Jacob Blair of Silvis, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Enterprise Software

Jessica Carlson of Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in International Politics - B.A.

Katie Granger of Rock Island, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Child Development

Terrance Gray of East Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in 2-D Studio

Ryan Mack of Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Rhetoric/Public Comm - B.A.

Aaron McKeown of Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Mechanical Engineering - B.S.

Rachel Mushimata of East Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Pre-Nursing

Andrew Pearson of Milan, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Meteorology

Darby Sawyer of Milan, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Elementary Educ-General

Tyler Scannell of Silvis, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Marketing - B.S.

Mark Steele of Geneseo, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Electrical and Computer Engr

Stephanie Thodos of East Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Early Child Stud-Type 04 Cert

Andrew Widmar of East Moline, IL was recognized as a Dean's List student in Electrical and Computer Engr

Each semester's Dean's List is compiled by NIU's academic colleges according to student grade point averages.

To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 in the colleges of Business; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences; or Visual and Performing Arts to receive this distinction.

Chartered in 1895, NIU first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers college. The university has grown since into a world-class, research-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world.

NIU students have the opportunity to build their lives while they are here and create the foundation for achieving career success after they graduate: NIU counts 225,000 alumni who are putting that promise to work.

 
Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Iowa schools with sizable Hindu pupils PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rajan Zed   
Friday, 23 January 2015 14:34

Hindus are urging Iowa schools, public as well as private, which have significant number of Hindu students, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils and their families as they had to attend school on their most popular festival while many schools in the state were closed on some other religious holidays.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that this unfairness did not send a good signal to the impressionable minds of schoolchildren who would be the leaders of tomorrow. Holidays of all major religions should be honored and no one should be penalized for practicing their religion. Moreover, it was important to meet the religious and spiritual needs of these students, Zed added

Rajan Zed stressed that since it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together at home with their children, we did not want our children to be deprived of any privileges at the school because of thus resulting absences on this day. Closing schools on Diwali would ensure that and it would be a step in the right direction.

Zed noted that awareness about other religions thus created by such holidays like Diwali would make the Iowa pupils well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. It would make the state look good also besides bringing cohesion and unity in the community.

Rajan Zed further says that Hinduism is rich in festivals and religious festivals are very dear and sacred to Hindus. Diwali, the festival of lights, aims at dispelling the darkness and lighting up the lives and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Besides Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and some Buddhists also celebrate Diwali, which falls on November 11 in 2015. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

 
William Penn University announces academic honors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amber Lake   
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:09
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (January 21, 2015) - William Penn University is pleased to announce that [Name] of [City], [State] has been named to the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To be included on the President's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.

Wlliam Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa offers both post-secondary and adult education programs. Founded by Quakers in 1873, we strive to provide a vibrant learning community where all students grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually through academic, creative and athletic pursuits.

For more information, visit the university's website at www.wmpenn.edu or call 1-800-779-7366.

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HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME

Bettendorf, IA

Carmen Wetzel

Davenport, IA

Margaret Doud
Amy Roefer
Erica Smigo

 
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