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Reynolds, Allen hold five additional STEM community conversations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of Iowa   
Friday, 16 November 2012 10:03

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen today announced a series of community conversations featuring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and economic development that will take place across the state in November and December.


This series of community conversations is the second installment. The pair held 14 town hall meetings in September and October seeking feedback on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council priorities as the STEM initiative continues to build across Iowa.


The following STEM Community Conversation events are open to the public:


Friday, Nov. 16, 2012


1 p.m. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and President Allen hold Story County STEM Community Conversation

Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd.

Ames, IA

Friday,  Dec. 7, 2012

10 a.m. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and President Allen hold Scott County STEM Community Conversation

Eastern Iowa Community College’s Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (EICC ATTEC) - 1st Floor/Mississippi Plaza Building

201 N Harrison

Davenport, IA

1:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and President Allen hold Dubuque County STEM Community Conversation

Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel – Symposium Room

3100 Dodge St.

Dubuque, IA

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

11 a.m. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and President Allen hold Cass County STEM Community Conversation

Rock Island Depot

102 Chestnut St.

Atlantic, IA

2:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and President Allen hold Pottawattamie County STEM Community Conversation

Iowa Western Community College – Looft Hall – Auditorium

2700 College Road

Council Bluffs, IA


Loebsack Encourages Students to Apply for Spring Internships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 11:26
Washington, D.C – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Washington, D.C., or Iowa offices.  The internship program is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates, regardless of major.

“As a former teacher, I have seen the benefits that internships can provide by giving students a firsthand look into the government process,” said Loebsack.  “I encourage all hardworking, motivated students and recent graduates to apply.”

Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members.  Interns in the Iowa offices will have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with members of the community.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, a short writing sample and a letter of recommendation to  Please indicate which location you are applying for in the subject line.



Lt. Governor Simon: Keep College Affordable PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Beach   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 11:12

Affordability Summits continue at Governors State, Chicago State, Northern Illinois


CHICAGO – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will visit three northern Illinois universities this week as she brings her fall College Affordability Summits to a close. Simon is calling on federal, state and higher education officials to make higher education affordability a higher priority.


Simon’s visits to Governors State University, Chicago State University and Northern Illinois University come just three weeks after the College Board released a report indicating that public and private universities nationwide have increased costs more than 4 percent this school year, with community college costs up 5 percent.


To make ends meet, students have taken on more debt, carrying an average of $26,682 in student loans in 2010 according to the Pew Research Center.


Through increased transparency, targeted state aid and a permanent federal tax credit for middle class families, Simon believes college could be more affordable for Illinois students.


“As a state, we want to increase the proportion of working-age adults with a college degree or credential to 60 percent, up from 41 percent, by 2025. The only way we can achieve this goal is if college is affordable,” said Simon, a former Southern Illinois University law professor and a member of a state task force evaluating MAP grant eligibility. “We must work together to rein in the costs of a higher education.”


Governors State University Affordability Summit

DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 13

TIME: 3:45 p.m.

PLACE: Hall of Governors, 1 University Parkway, Governors State University, University Park


Chicago State University Affordability Summit

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 15

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: Sun Room, Library – 4th floor, 9501 S. King Dr., Chicago State University, University Park


Northern Illinois University Affordability Summit

DATE: Friday, Nov. 16

TIME: 10 a.m.

PLACE: Latino Resource Center, 515 Garden Rd., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb



129 Years in QC - Reunion Planned! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Monday, 12 November 2012 15:23

Rivermont Collegiate has been educating students in the Quad Cities since 1884 and has touched many lives in the community.  Unfortunately, we sometimes lose contact with alumni and are asking for help in spreading the word about this great opportunity to reconnect!

What: Alumni & Friends Reunion

Who: Rivermont Collegiate – St. Katharine’s-St. Mark’s – St. Katharine’s School

  • Alumni
  • Former Students
  • Former Faculty, Staff, Administration, Coaches

When: Tuesday, November 20th

Where: Rivermont Collegiate – 1821 Sunset Drive – Bettendorf, IA 52722

(directly off 18th Street, behind K&K Hardware)

We are reaching out to alumni and former students, as well as former faculty, staff, administration, and coaches to join us and bring their families!

129 Years – A Brief History:

1884 – St. Katharine’s School founded, an Episcopal school for girls located at 10th & Tremont Streets in Davenport

1968 – St. Katharine’s dropped boarding program, become co-educational, added St. Mark’s

1973 – St. Katharine’s – St. Mark’s moved to present location, the historic Bettendorf Mansion

1980 – St. Katharine’s – St. Mark’s amicably broke ties with Episcopal Church

2001 – Board of Trustees voted to change school name to Rivermont Collegiate

ISU Scott County Extension Calendar Nov 14 - Dec 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:29

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