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Area Students Named to Collegiate Honors Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:14

Katelyn Smith of Port Byron Named to Missouri Valley College Spring 2012 Dean's List

MARSHALL, MO (06/05/2012)(readMedia)-- Dr. Sharon Weiser, chief academic officer for Missouri Valley College, has announced Katelyn Smith of Port Byron was named to the Spring 2012 Dean's List. The requirements for the Dean's List are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester; and no "D," "F," or "Incomplete" grades for the semester.

Annemarie Doyle of Andalusia Named to Harding University Dean's List

SEARCY, ARK. (06/04/2012)(readMedia)-- Andalusia resident Annemarie Doyle is among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring semester.

The deans's list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average.

With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.

Devin Lundy Named to Dean's List at Beloit College

BELOIT, WI (06/04/2012)(readMedia)-- Devin Lundy, of Davenport, IA, has been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the spring semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation's most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 48 states.

Olivia Storjohann named to Dean's List at William Woods University

FULTON, MO (06/04/2012)(readMedia)-- Olivia Storjohann, a junior from Eldridge, Iowa, has been named to the Dean's List at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2012 spring term.

To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the educational needs of both men and women. William Woods has an enrollment of about 3,800 students, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in both campus and outreach settings.

The 180-acre main campus is located in the mid-Missouri community of Fulton. Since its founding in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while ensuring the development of the individual.

Austin Baker Named to Buena Vista University Dean's List

STORM LAKE, IA (06/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Austin Baker, a senior from Blue Grass, was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the Dean's List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester based on a 4.0 grade point system and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

Buena Vista University is a regionally acclaimed university that relentlessly focuses on learning. The faculty, staff and students set and meet the highest standards of academic achievement, character, conscience and compassion. Visit www.bvu.edu.

Local Students Named to Dean's List at Creighton University

OMAHA, NEB.– (05/31/2012)(readMedia)-- The following students from your area were named to the spring Dean's List at Creighton University for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Michael Barnes of Bettendorf, a junior College of Arts and Sciences student

Adam Dilla of Bettendorf, a junior College of Arts and Sciences student

Emily Stensrud of Bettendorf, a third year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student

Nathan Horst of Blairstown, a sophomore College of Arts and Sciences student

Elizabeth Hines of Davenport, a sophomore College of Arts and Sciences student

Kailee Steger of Milan, a sophomore College of Arts and Sciences student

Alexandria Clark of Rock Island, a sophomore College of Arts and Sciences student

John Philibert of Rock Island, a junior College of Arts and Sciences student

Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll.

Local students named to Central College Dean's list

The following students were named to the spring 2012 Central College dean's list:

Katelyn Baker of Davenport, a business management major, is the daughter of Bill & Nancy Baker

Briana Haycraft of Eldridge, a elementary education major, is the daughter of Scott & Kimberly Haycraft

Alicia Huegel of Bettendorf, a undeclared major, is the daughter of Tony & Debra Huegel

Emily Huegel of Bettendorf, a elementary education major, is the daughter of Tony & Debra Huegel

Melanie Louis of Davenport, a biology major, is the daughter of Robert & Diane Louis

Morgan Meseke of Bettendorf, a exercise science major, is the daughter of Kyle Dollins

Maaike Mielenhausen of Davenport, a elementary education major, is the daughter of Steve & Belinda Mielenhausen

Alison Miller of Davenport, a exercise science major, is the daughter of Greg & Debra Miller

Ashley Ramker of Davenport, a psychology major, is the daughter of Michael & Linda Ramker

Allison Redman of Davenport, a elemetary education major, is the daughter of Michael & Ann Redman

Samantha Scheckel of Long Grove, a art major, is the daughter of Marty & Jane Scheckel

Hannah Seibel of Eldridge, a sociology major, is the daughter of Brian & Glenna Seibel

Haley Slaubaugh of Parnell, a elementary education major, is the daughter of Doug & Carla Slaubaugh

Kelly Spavin of Bettendorf, a English major, is the daughter of David Spavin : Lori Spavin

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

The following local students were awarded for their academic excellence at Central College during their 2012 commencement ceremony:

Melanie Louis of Davenport was awarded John Bowles award (2012) due to her academic excellence in the biology department.

Central College is a private, four-year, residential liberal arts college in Pella, Iowa. Central's academic program offers 39 majors leading to a bachelor's degree, along with pre-professional programs and advising. Central was recognized in the 2011 U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

More information about Central College is available at www.central.edu or by calling 877-462-3687.

Kirsten Dillender Named to Dean's List at Westminster College

Kirsten Dillender from Rock Island, IL, was named to the Spring 2012 Dean's List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College located in Fulton, MO.

Dillender is a Freshman at Westminster College.

The Dean's List recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester.

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY SPRING DEAN'S LIST

Bowling Green State University has announced that Alyssa Thornburg, a Health and Human Services major from Bettendorf, Iowa, has been named to the spring semester Dean's List for achieving grade point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Culver-Stockton College announces Spring 2012 honors lists

CANTON, MO. (05/24/2012)(readMedia)-- Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce its President's List, Dean's List and Honor Roll for the Spring 2012 semester. To be named to an honors list, students must meet high academic standards established by Culver-Stockton.

Kirsten Sindelar, senior Musical Theatre major, Sherrard, IL was named to the Honors List.

Megan Miehe, sophomore Biology major, Davenport, IA was named to the Honors List.

Kaitlyn Gutheil, a senior English major from Bettendorf, IA was named to the Presidents List.

President's List students have earned a 4.0 GPA and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours. Dean's List students have earned between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C. Honor Roll students have earned between a 3.2 and 3.49 and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C.

Michael Millea Named to Dean's List at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC (05/21/2012)(readMedia)-- Michael Joseph Millea of Davenport, IA, has been named to the Dean's List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.  Millea is a Cadet seeking a bachelor's degree in History .

Dean's List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work.

Millea and other Dean's List students will be recognized during a military dress parade in the fall.

Local Residents Make the Dean's List at DePaul University

CHICAGO, IL (05/22/2012)(readMedia)-- The following local residents made the Dean's List at DePaul University for the winter quarter of 2012:

Elizabeth Knowlton of Port Byron

Mark Lazio of Davenport

Alyssa Phelan of Bettendorf

In order to qualify for the Dean's List at DePaul, students must earn above a 3.0 grade point average on a four point scale.

William Penn University announces academic honors

Oskaloosa, Iowa- William Penn University is pleased to announce that Etaf Elkhatib of Bettendorf and Lisa Lacy of Davenport have been named to the President's List for the spring 2012 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.

William Penn University is also pleased to announce that Dania Bebber of Bettendorf has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 - 3.89 on a 4.0 scale.

William Penn University was founded by Quakers in 1873 and is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. William Penn has one of the most diverse student populations in Iowa and has recently expanded both programming and facilities. For more information, visit the university's website at www.wmpenn.edu or call 1-800-779-7366.

 
Annemarie Doyle of Andalusia to Spend Summer Session in Florence, Italy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hannah Beall   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:24

SEARCY, ARK. (05/18/2012)(readMedia)-- Annemarie Doyle of Andalusia (61232) departed May 8 to spend a six-week summer session living in Italy while studying art and design at Harding University in Florence (HUF-Art).

As part of the HUF-Art curriculum, Doyle, a sophomore interior design major, will spend the semester immersed in Italian culture. Students will have the opportunity to visit locations such as Naples, Rome, Milan, Paris, London and other historically significant areas. They will be living in apartments in the Florence Bible School in Scandicci, a suburb of Florence, cultivating new relationships with fellow students.

Students in the program have a course load of high-level art classes available to them taught by visiting Harding professors. The professors also travel with the students. The classes offer an extra emphasis on art and design.

With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu/international.

 
Congratulations to the Rivermont Class of 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick St. Laurent   
Friday, 18 May 2012 15:03

Dear Rivermont Community,

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!  This year's class has finished their AP exams and projects and are currently involved in their Senior Projects.  These projects place our students in professional environments that give them first-hand exposure to their chosen professions.  The students will make formal presentations of their projects on Wednesday, May 30 at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium.  Everyone is invited to this special program that is the culmination of a Rivermont education.

 

 

The Class of 2012

Matt Newsome
University of Pennsylvania



Meghana Yerrapothu
University of Illinois at Chicago

Joann Weeks
Benedictine University

 

Pavane Gorrepati
Yale University


Meghana Pagadala
California Institute of Technology





 

Christine
Christine Mbakwe
Washington University in St. Louis

 

Ramya
Ramya Prabhu
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavane Gorrepati, Matt Newsome, Ramya Prabhu, and Joann Weeks also share the distinction of joining the Heritage Club.  These students are affectionately known as "lifers" since they have been at Rivermont since Kindergarten!

 

The Class of 2012 received acceptances to the following colleges and universities across all sections of the United States: East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and South. To date students have been offered $1,630,294.00 in renewable merit scholarships over 4 years.

 

American University DC

Augsburg College MN

Augustana College IL

Baylor University TX

Benedictine University IL

Boston University MA

Brown University RI

California Institute of Technology CA

Case Western Reserve University OH

College of New Jersey, NJ

Columbia University NY

Cornell University NY

Dartmouth College NH

DePaul University IL

Duquesne University PA

Drew University NJ

Drexel University PA

Duke University NC

Emory University GA

Gustavus Adolphus College MN

Johns Hopkins University MD

Kent State University OH

Knox College IL

Lehigh University PA

Michigan Technological University MI

New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ

New York University NY

Northern Michigan University MI

Northwestern University IL

Pennsylvania State University PA

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY

Rice University, TX

Richard Stockton College NJ

Rosemont College PA

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Newark NJ

St. Ambrose University IA

St. Bonaventure University NY

St. Louis University MO

Sienna College NY

Stanford University CA

Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ

Stony Brook University NY

Temple University PA

Union College NY

University of Alabama AL (EMSAP)

University of Chicago IL

University of Cincinnati OH

University of Connecticut CT

University of Illinois at Chicago IL

University of Iowa IA

University of Kansas KS

University of Maryland MD

University of Miami FL

University of Minnesota, Morris MN

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

University of Missouri- Kansas City MO

University of Pennsylvania PA

University of Pittsburgh PA

University of Southern Alabama AL

University of Rochester NY

University of Toledo OH

University of Virginia VA

Ursinus College PA

Vanderbilt University TN

Villanova University PA

Virginia Commonwealth University VA

Washington and Jefferson College PA

Washington University in St. Louis MO

Wayne state University MI

West Chester University PA

Widener University PA

Yale University CT

Youngstown State University OH

 

Intellect, Character, and Creativity!

 

Rick St. Laurent

Headmaster

 

Join us for our 125th Commencement Exercises on
Friday, June 1, 10:00 AM on the South Terrace of the Mansion.

 
Harkin Weekend Events Aimed at Mobilizing Iowa Students to Prevent Loan Rate Hike PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced several events in Iowa this weekend aimed at mobilizing students to prevent a rate hike on certain federal Stafford loans.  On July 1st, the fixed interest rate of 3.4 percent on current loans is set to double to 6.8 percent on new loans.  Some 7.4 million Americans students – including an estimated 255,000 students enrolled in Iowa colleges and universities – would be required to pay an average of $1,000 more in interest per year of school if this happens.

Senator Harkin has introduced the ‘Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike’ – an immediate remedy that will freeze the interest rates on subsidized federal Stafford loans for one year.   Though the bill is completely paid for by closing a tax loophole, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to even move forward on the bill.  

A full list of his public events follows.

Friday, May 18th:

1:00 P.M. Student Loan Event
Location: Scott Community College
Kahl Educational Center, Room 1006
326 W. Third Street
Davenport

Senator Harkin will speak with students from Scott Community College, Palmer College of Chiropractic and St. Ambrose University about the impending rate hike and his work as Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Saturday, May 19th:

9:00 A.M. Student Loan Event
Location: DMACC Urban Campus
1100 7th Street
Building 1, Room 103
Des Moines

Senator Harkin will speak with students from DMACC about the impending rate hike and his work as Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

11:00 A.M. Student Loan Event
Location: DMACC Boone Campus
1125 Hancock Drive
Room 171/173 (NE Side of the building)
Boone

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Empower Kids by Giving Them ‘Keys to Peace’ PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:07
Well-Meaning Parents Often Fail to Teach Vital Values, Author Says

Parents and educators are always trying to spark student participation whether it’s in the classroom, in the local community, or throughout the world.

When middle-school students at Allison Academy in North Miami Beach were asked what they could do to improve their country, they focused on what they understood – bullying, violence and racism.

Those problems are all rooted in the same issues, says Rachel Albert, author of “Quest to Telos,” (www.QuestToTelos.com), a young adult novel where fantasy meets reality and even world peace is possible.

“They stem from a lack of personal integrity and absence of social responsibility,” she says.

“Children who choose to put those values into practice are actively working toward peace. But they can only put into practice what they’ve learned; instilling those values may seem simple, but many parents miss the mark and actually model the opposite.”

Throwing money at social problems like racism or violence doesn’t resolve them, Albert says. But children can.

“The energy from kids’ excitement can make a real difference and we need their energy focused right here at home,” says the mother of four. “They see problems; it’s up to us to give them the tools to address them.”

The following tips can help parents teach their children personal integrity and social responsibility, giving them the keys to world peace.

• Never lie in front of your kids. It may seem obvious, but many parents lie in front of their children or encourage them to lie; misstating a child’s age to save money on movie tickets or allowing them to take credit for school projects completed by the parent.  These seemingly inconsequential lies suggest it’s OK, even good, to distort the truth. This causes long-term damage a million times more costly than whatever was gained in the short term.

• Give your kids a reason why. Author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why.  If you fail to tell your kids why we are here, you have missed the opportunity to
figure out what motivates them and gets them excited. This is the most important key to getting kids’ cooperation and empowering them to help the world.

• Don’t criticize your children. Criticism is toxic, so why do almost all parents criticize their kids?  When we focus on what they aren’t, they believe they can’t. This creates angry children who express their pain by bullying others.  It’s better to tell them how you feel rather than what you think of them, e.g., “I feel frustrated that you didn’t listen to me,” or “Can you say that in a more loving way?”

• Don’t speak badly about other people. This is probably one of the hardest things to do, considering we’re a generation that pays for gossip.  Speaking badly about others teaches kids to look for what they view as the negative in others and take joy in sharing it.

• Model charity. Actions speak louder than any words. When you teach kindness to children, they tend to feel empathy and have more successful lives, a crucial step toward achieving world peace.

Once we tackle the issues plaguing America, then as a model nation, we will be ready to tackle world peace, Albert says. Kids are hungry to form an identity and make their mark on the world. It’s easier to try to bring peace to another country, but that never works. We need to start at home.

About Rachel Albert

Rachel Albert is a certified court reporter and business owner. “Quest to Telos” is her debut novel; it’s being used by a private school to develop an inspirational, critical-thinking curriculum for middle-school students ready by the summer. Albert is currently working on a sequel. She is a staunch advocate of boosting teen literacy while inspiring kids to make a difference starting with their own hearts.

 
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