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Loebsack to Continue the Conversation on Keeping Our Schools and Children Safe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:34

Will tour schools across the Second District and meet with educators and parents  

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Loebsack announced today that next week he will be holding a series of tours of schools throughout the Second District to meet with administrators, teachers, mental health advisors, parents and students about how our schools should move forward to keep our children and communities safe.  These tours will build on Loebsack’s call with law enforcement officers last week. Tours will be held in Ottumwa, Davenport, Iowa City and Burlington.  Additional details and possibly additional locations will be announced at a later date.  Media are invited to attend. 

“Ensuring the safety of our children is top priority for me and every parent,” said Loebsack.  “I look forward to hearing directly from the people that are involved with protecting our children and I look forward to getting ideas and taking them back to Washington with me while we debate how to move forward.”

Marquette University Proudly Announces Fall 2012 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Gottheardt   
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:25

MILWAUKEE, WI (01/23/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.:

Thomas Grabow of Davenport, IA. Grabow is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Matthew Noe of Rock Island, IL. Noe is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Bradley Whan of Coal Valley, IL. Whan is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Shannon Gambon of Coal Valley, IL. Gambon is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.

Emmaline Jurgena of Davenport, IA. Jurgena is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Nikki Katschnig of Prophetstown, IL. Katschnig is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Benjamin Minnick of Sterling, IL. Minnick is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Tara Vandygriff of Rock Island, IL. Vandygriff is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Alexa Hackfort of Bettendorf, IA. Hackfort is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Mary Rose Dukelow of Sterling, IL. Dukelow is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology.

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 75 different countries. In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service learning programs and internships as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world. Find out more about Marquette at

Local Students Named to Dean's List at Taylor University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Garringer   
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:24

UPLAND, IN (01/23/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents were named to the Fall 2012 Dean's list at Taylor University. Full-time students are named to the Dean's List when they have earned a GPA of 3.60 or higher for the term and taken at least 12 hours of classes.

Aaron Johnson, a resident of Moline, IL.

Emily Johnson, a resident of Moline, IL.

Angela Stuedemann, a resident of Dewitt, IA.

Brett Vacek, a resident of East Moline, IL.

Joshua Warren, a resident of Fulton, IL.

Julia Willey, a resident of Davenport, IA.

Callie Willoughby, a resident of Clinton, IA.

About Taylor University: Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Ind. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report survey America's Best Colleges ranked Taylor the number one Baccalaureate College in the Midwest. It marked Taylor's fifth straight number one ranking.

Taylor University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

Local Schools Calling Astronauts! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:07

 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ About 250 students from Davenport and nearby Illinois schools have an appointment to talk with astronauts on board the International Space Station on Friday.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. for students gathered at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport.

Participating students are from North High School, Smart Middle School and Buffalo Elementary in Davenport. In addition students from elementary schools in Rock Island and Moline in Illinois are invited.

Their conversation with astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

NASA works with educational organizations in the United States to improve teaching and learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics using the unique environment of space and the human spaceflight program.

Bellevue University Celebrates Fall and Winter 2012 Degree Conferrals, Dynamic Conferral Increase Over Previous Decade PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Maxwell   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:55

(January 21, 2013 - Bellevue, Neb.) Bellevue University proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of students who have earned degrees from July through December 2012 - 1,317 total, including 403 master's degrees and 914 bachelor's degrees.

Jerome Richardson of Davenport earned his BS in Project Management.

Bellevue University is ranked second among all Nebraska institutions awarding the highest number of degrees and first among independent institutions, according to the most recent report from the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. The report cites that Bellevue University conferred 3,101 degrees in the 2010-2011 academic year, just behind the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, the state's largest academic institution. A private, non-profit institution, the University accounted for 55 percent of the increase in the number of degrees awarded by independent Nebraska institutions between 2000-01 and 2010-11.

Bellevue University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate degree programs, with more programs in development. Those programs apply the University's unique active learning approach which allows students to attend class in a classroom or online, and meet with fellow students, discuss lessons with instructors, complete assignments and conduct research.

Bellevue University first offered online classes in November 1996 with a handful of students and six courses. Today, Bellevue University has more than 7,000 online students from all over the globe enrolled in more than 400 courses. Overall, more than 10,000 students now attend Bellevue University, making it the largest private university in Nebraska. The University recently earned a top ten ranking by the U.S. News 2013 Top Online Education Program Rankings in the category of best online bachelor's degrees.

Bellevue University is a recognized national leader in providing post-secondary education opportunities for working adults. A private, non-profit institution, Bellevue University serves students at learning sites in three states, as well as worldwide through its award-winning online learning platform. Bellevue University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit


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