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Written by Mark Lucas   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:58

MADISON - Roughly 6,000 students participated in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring commencement ceremonies May 18-20.

Former Yahoo! CEO and UW alum Carol Bartz delivered the charge to graduates at commencement ceremonies held at the Kohl Center.

For more information about UW-Madison commencement, visit .
Here is a list of the degree recipients from your circulation area:

From Bettendorf IA:


  • Paul Michael Latarte, Master of Business Administration, Business: General Management
  • Maria Elena Ontiveros, Bachelor of Science, Chinese, International Studies
  • Kathrine Alice Rogers, Master of Arts-Library and Information Studies, Library and Information Studies

from Davenport IA

  • Jillian Rae Flahaven, Master of Arts-Library and Information Studies, Library and Information Studies
  • Meghan Elizabeth Khoury, Bachelor of Science-Consumer Affairs, Consumer Affairs

from Moline IL

  • Brennan Lynn Price, Bachelor of Science-Natural Sciences with Honors, Wildlife Ecology



Governor Quinn Signs Law to Increase Fiscal Responsibility at State Universities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Monday, 16 July 2012 13:34

New Law Will Limit Use of Expensive Search Firms and Require Universities to Further Improve Hiring Practices

CHICAGO – July 14, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law to increase fiscal responsibility at state universities in Illinois by limiting their use of search firms. This law will help ensure that universities capitalize on existing resources instead of automatically hiring search firms, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is the latest action taken by Governor Quinn to protect taxpayer money and ensure efficiency at our public universities.

“We want the best and brightest from across America to oversee our universities but recruiting should not come at the expense of the education of our students,” Governor Quinn said.  “Universities have a responsibility to maintain fiscal responsibility while making sure that students receive affordable, world-class educations.”

Sponsored by Rep. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), House Bill 5914 will allow state universities to hire external search firms only when hiring university presidents or when the current president and board of trustees prove there is a need for hiring guidance. The new law, which will further improve hiring practices, was designed to ensure that universities do no hire expensive search firms rather than using university leadership to conduct a search using existing resources.

“In this economic climate we can ill afford such extravagances, particularly when most universities in Illinois get by just fine without using them,” said Rep. Rose. “I appreciate the Governor’s interest in this issue and his signing of the bill today.”

The law also requires state universities, including the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and Western Illinois University, to implement policies for conducting hiring searches.

The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, and universities will have six months from Jan. 1 to implement search policies.



Anthony Liston Graduates from Spring Arbor University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 16 July 2012 13:29

SPRING ARBOR, MI (07/13/2012)(readMedia)-- Spring Arbor University is pleased to announce that Anthony Liston from Davenport was granted a degree during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12.

Anthony Liston of Davenport received a Master of Arts in Communication .

Spring Arbor University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university located eight miles west of Jackson, Mich. With a total enrollment around 4,200, the University is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Enroll for Preschool PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pam Carstens   
Sunday, 15 July 2012 11:32

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Preschool now accepting enrollment for Fall preschool classes.

Sessions:  Preschool hours are 9am until 1:30pm.

Level II:  Age 3 by September 15, 2012.  Tuesday - Thursday OR Monday-Wednesday-Friday OR Monday through Friday.

Pre-Kindergarden:  Age 4 by September 15, 2012.  Monday-Wednesday-Friday OR Monday through Friday.

Children are gouped in "classes" which are subject to availability.  They must be potty-trained and ready for group experience. Please enroll early.

Tuition:  See below plus a one-time $35 registration fee.

2-day classes: $110 per month.          3-day classes: $160 per month.          5-day classes: $260 per month

Note:  Kid's Crossing Day Care available Monday through Friday 7am until 5:30pm ages 3 through 5.

Luther College Announces 2012 Graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Wilmes   
Friday, 13 July 2012 12:44

DECORAH, IA (07/13/2012)(readMedia)-- Luther College held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2012 Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m. in Luther College's Carlson Stadium.

Anne Kuttler of Davenport, Iowa, received the bachelor of arts degree in nursing.

John Stender of Davenport, Iowa, received the bachelor of arts degree in religion and music.

Tyler Zinnecker of Davenport, Iowa, received the bachelor of arts degree in biology.

Dallas Wulf of Durant, Iowa, received the bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and physics, summa cum laude.

Commencement speaker was Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Norway's director general and special envoy for climate change.

Tory Hegrenes, a U.S. Navy lieutenant and flight officer, was presented with the Luther College Young Alumni Award.

Mallory Heinzeroth was awarded the Luther College Jenson Medal.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,500, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and pre-professional programs.

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