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Area Residents Make DePaul University's Spring 2011 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 29 August 2011 09:16

CHICAGO, IL (08/27/2011)(readMedia)-- DePaul University announced the following local area residents made the Spring 2011 Dean's List:

Alexandra Vitas of Bettendorf

Mark Lazio of DAVENPORT

Kelly Stotmeister of Coal Valley

Alexa Vallejo of Silvis

Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs, many nationally ranked, in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater. Additional information about DePaul's exceptional academic programs can be found at www.depaul.edu.

 
Area Residents Graduate With Honors From DePaul University's 2011 Graduating Class PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 29 August 2011 09:15

CHICAGO, IL (08/26/2011)(readMedia)-- DePaul University announced the following local area residents were among its 112th graduating class this summer:

Lauren Lipovic of Bettendorf graduated Cum Laude.

Alexa Vallejo of Silvis graduated Cum Laude.

Alexa Vallejo of Silvis graduated Cum Laude.

Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs, many nationally ranked, in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater. Additional information about DePaul's exceptional academic programs can be found at www.depaul.edu

 
Last Chance To Sign Up German Language Classes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Friday, 26 August 2011 08:58

The German American Heritage Center is offering German Language Classes to be held on twelve consecutive Thursdays beginning September 1 through November 17.

 

The Level l Beginning Class will be 5:00 - 6:30

The Level ll Advanced Class will be 7:00 - 8:30

 

The course is $95.00 for non GAHC members and$75.00 for GAHC members plus $20 for the textbook (members receive a 10% discount off books purchased at the GAHC.) 

 

Registrations are due by phone at (563)322-8844 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by August 26.

 
Iowa State Receives Wellmark Foundation Grant for Nutrition Education PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:57

Grant will help create a health education program for older adults

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will use a $21,580 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to help revise the Chef Charles nutrition education program for older Iowans.

The Chef Charles Revision Project

According to the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Iowa Department on Aging (IDA), Iowa ranks fifth in the nation in adults over age 65, with almost 15 percent of the state’s population at least 65 years of age. By 2030, more than 22 percent of Iowa’s total population is expected to be 65 or older.

Good nutrition and physical activity are integral parts to successful aging, making it important to remind older adults of the best choices in purchasing and preparing food and staying active and alert, said Carlene Russell, IDA Nutrition Manager. “Older adults who consume an adequate diet are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, be mentally and physically fit, and live independently for a longer time.”

The Wellmark Foundation grant will fund the Chef Charles Revision Project. The revision will integrate information attained through qualitative program evaluation, professional independent program review, and future needs and preference assessment to create an evidence-based nutrition education program for older adults. This collaborative project is being conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Nutrition Network at the Iowa Department of Health and the IDA.

Currently, the Chef Charles program is offered at about one-third of Iowan congregate meal sites serving more than 3,000 older Iowans, said Sarah Francis, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist and assistant professor. “We expect this project will result in a nutrition education program that has greater impact and is more cost effective. Our goal is that older Iowans will be less at-risk for poor nutrition, eat more fruits and vegetables, and learn to make more healthful food choices overall. We also expect higher participant satisfaction than the current Chef Charles program.”

Grant one of only six competitively selected

The Wellmark Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that seeks to improve the health of Iowans, South Dakotans and their communities. Through its initial 2011 Healthy Communities Grant Program, the foundation received more than 80 grant requests seeking seed support for smaller community health projects. This grant award to Iowa State represents one of six competitively awarded grants to establish pilot efforts or expand health initiatives throughout Iowa and South Dakota.

The Wellmark Foundation awarded a cumulative total of $140,000 to these six grants to serve as catalyst funding for local health projects.

“With a significant number of Iowans age 65 and older, the revised Chef Charles Program has great potential to make an even more significant impact on the physical and mental health of older Iowans, and we’re excited to see results in the years to come,” said Matt McGarvey, director of The Wellmark Foundation.

About Iowa State University

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers practical, how-to education based on university research. It’s available to any resident of Iowa and is tailored to meet the needs of Iowans. ISU Extension and Outreach educators, specialists and volunteers live and work in all 99 Iowa counties.

For more information on the Chef Charles Revision Project, contact Sarah Francis, 515-294-1456 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information regarding The Wellmark Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.wellmark.com/foundation.

About The Wellmark Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created by Wellmark Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Please visit The Wellmark Foundation's website at www.wellmark.com/foundation to learn more about the grant program, as well as a list of previous grant recipients. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Wellmark Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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ISU Scott County Extension Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:52

September 2                        Pesticide Applicator Testing

10am-2pm at the Extension Office

 

September 27                      Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office

7pm

 

October 5                              Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 9/28/11, after that $45

At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

 

October 7                              Pesticide Applicator Testing

10am-2pm at the Extension Office

 

October 25                            Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office

7pm

 

October 27                            Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 10/20/11, after that $45

At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

 

November 4                         Pesticide Applicator Testing

10am-2pm at the Extension Office

 

November 9                         Ornamental & Turf Applicators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/2/11, after that $45

At the Scott County Extension Office, 1:30pm-4pm

 

November 16                       Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management CIC, $35 if registered by 11/9/11, after that

$45, at the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

 

November 29                       Fumigation CIC, $35 if registered by 11/22/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension Office,

9am-11:30am

 

December 2                         Pesticide Applicator Testing

10am-2pm at the Extension Office

 

December 7                         Pest Control Operators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/30/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension

Office, 9am-11:30am

 

 

 

Visit our events calendar at our web site:   http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/

 
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