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Schilling's Office to Accept Entries for Congressional High School Art Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:15

Moline, Illinois – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) today announced that his offices will soon be accepting entries for the 30th Annual Congressional Art Competition.  Each high school in the 17th Congressional District has been invited to nominate up to five students to participate in the competition, an opportunity to acknowledge and promote artistic ability in each Congressional District and ultimately throughout the country.

“This is a great opportunity to show our area’s young people that their hard work and creativity are valued,” Schilling said.  “The talent and imagination among our district’s young people blew me away last year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

 

For this year’s judging, a total of three votes will determine the winners.  Two local art experts will be the core judges, with the third vote cast by a compilation of spectator votes at the Art Competition reception to take place on Saturday May 5 from 1-3pm at Augustana College’s Art Museum in Rock Island.  Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, the first place finisher and one guest will receive a free flight to Washington, DC to attend the 2012 Congressional Art Competition Reception on Capitol Hill, where their artwork will be displayed for the next year in a corridor of the United States Capitol Building dedicated to the talent of today’s youth.  It will represent the 17th Congressional District of Illinois among hundreds of pieces from other congressional districts all over the country.  The remaining four artists are invited to have their pieces featured in the Schilling's district offices for the remainder of the year.

 

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as a way to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of our country’s youth.  Since it was launched, more than 650,000 students have participated nationwide.  Interested students or parents can contact Claudia Ridenour with questions at (309) 757-7630.

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Local students named to Augustana College winter term Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:41

ROCK ISLAND, IL (03/30/2012)(readMedia)-- 821 students have been named to the Dean's List at Augustana College for the 2011-12 winter term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

From your area, students who have earned this honor include:

Sheila Ahuja from Rock Island, Ill., a sophomore majoring in English/language arts education.

Leo Anderson from Rock Island, Ill., a sophomore majoring in business administration-advising.

Anthony Ash from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in accounting and business administration-finance.

Erica Aten from Coal Valley, Ill., a senior majoring in psychology.

Jessica Bacon from Rock Island, Ill., a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Samantha Bazely from Coal Valley, Ill., a junior majoring in communication studies.

Adam Bengfort from Davenport, Iowa, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Brandy Blakeney from East Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in mathematics and scandinavian studies.

Allison Brown from Milan, Ill., a sophomore majoring in elementary education.

Courtney Brown from Port Byron, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Ryan Brummet from Port Byron, Ill., a junior majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science.

Tyler Cowherd from Bettendorf, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in business administration and advising.

Grace Drenth from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in psychology.

Owen Engstrom from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in political science and multimedia journalism and mass communication.

Tonnie Farwell from Rock Island, Ill., a junior majoring in accounting.

Kayla Ferguson from Orion, Ill., a junior majoring in English creative writing.

Abby Fiedler from Orion, Ill., a senior majoring in mathematics.

Fenner Hengst from Bettendorf, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in graphic design.

Darshan Hullon from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Alexandra Jones from Sherrard, Ill., a sophomore majoring in biology.

Samantha Kammerman from Milan, Ill., a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Michael Kautz from East Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in accounting and business administration-finance.

Benjamin Knapper from Davenport, Iowa, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Kylie Koger from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in classics.

Ryan Kopatich from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in psychology.

Manisha Kumar from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Adam Lang from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-management.

Anna Letendre from Rock Island, Ill., a junior majoring in business administration-marketing and psychology.

Kelsey Lovaas from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in business administration-management and accounting.

Hannah Maloney from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in psychology and communication studies.

Samantha McGreer from Illinois City, Ill., a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Timothy Murga from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Leart Neziroski from East Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Jacob O'Rourke from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in accounting, economics, and business administration-finance.

Douglas Peters from Port Byron, Ill., a senior majoring in neuroscience and biology.

Richard Rector from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

Sarah Riedel from Long Grove, Iowa, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Anna Rusch from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in business administration-advising.

Ingrid Schneider from Davenport, Iowa, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Andrew Shearouse from Coal Valley, Ill., a junior majoring in liberal studies.

Moselle Singh from Le Claire, Iowa, a junior majoring in anthropology.

Amber Soike from East Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in elementary education psychology.

Rosalie Starenko from Rock Island, Ill., a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Emma Thompson from Port Byron, Ill., a sophomore majoring in spanish.

Anthony TouVelle from Bettendorf, Iowa, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Anna Tunnicliff from Bettendorf, Iowa, a senior majoring in history.

Chelsea Vickerman from Silvis, Ill., a junior majoring in business administration-finance.

Kaleigh Wall from Eldridge, Iowa, a senior majoring in art.

Alexander Wenskunas from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in political science.

Peter Wessels from Bettendorf, Iowa, a senior majoring in business administration-finance and accounting.

James Wiebler from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in biology.

Kelsey Winter from East Moline, Ill., a sophomore majoring in biology.

Nathan Woeber from Taylor Ridge, Ill., a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Shelby Womack from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in biology.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860 and situated on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college enrolls 2,500 students from diverse geographic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds and offers nearly 90 majors and related areas of study. Augustana employs 287 faculty members and has a student-faculty ratio of approximately 11:1. Augustana continues to do what it has always done: challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and services in our complex, ever-changing world.

 
Sarah Johnson of Davenport Recognized at Alpha Chi Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Smith   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:37

HUNTINGTON, IN (03/30/2012)(readMedia)-- Four Huntington University students in the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society were recognized at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in Baltimore, Md., on March 22-24.

Sarah Johnson, a senior journalism and English major from Davenport, IA, was awarded the National Benedict Fellowship. She is Huntington's 12th national winner and the seventh since 2004. She gave a presentation on "Prophetic Heroism in A Lesson Before Dying" on the Ernest J. Gaines's novel of the same name.

Nine HU students attended the convention.

The Indiana Beta chapter was also named a 2012 Star chapter at the convention. This is the 17th year straight year it has won the award since its inception. Only three other chapters out of Alpha Chi's 300-plus have equaled this. As a result, the chapter was nominated by Region V as one of its candidates for the 2013 Alpha Chi President's Cup. The chapter contributed 103 books to the literacy program "Reading is Fundamental" as part of Alpha Chi's national service project, and several members of the delegation participated in a chapter leadership conference.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America's Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its "Best in the Midwest" list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

 
News from Rivermont Collegiate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rivermont Collegiate   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:34
Dear Rivermont Community,

College acceptance letters have been flying through cyberspace and snail mail for the past few weeks and our own seniors have been anxiously checking emails and mailboxes.  Last night, the long awaited Ivy acceptances were released.  You may have heard the shouts of joy or groans of disappointment reverberate across the country.  There were definitely shouts of joy from Rivermont households.

Congratulations to our seniors, Class of 2012 for their college acceptances to date!  Their hard work and dedication has been rewarded.  Kudos to our faculty for preparing our students to meet the challenges and expectations offered by colleges and universities across the country. 

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

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

Richard Stockton 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

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 University in St. Louis MO

Wayne State University MI

West Chester University PA

Widener University PA

Yale University CT

Youngstown State University OH

 

This significant list of acceptances gives our seniors a wealth of opportunities to continue their path of learning and achievement.  Of our seven seniors, four are lifers, one entered in first grade, one in seventh, and one in eleventh.  The Class of 2012 has been awarded a combined total of $1,372,344.00 in renewable merit scholarships over 4 years.

 

The Rivermont Experience culminates in the Upper School and once again our students and faculty have demonstrated the benefits of focused Intellect, refined Character, and boundless Creativity!

 

Rick St. Laurent

Headmaster

 
Perry Harrah Named to Central College Abroad Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Vogel   
Monday, 02 April 2012 07:49

PELLA, IA (03/29/2012)(readMedia)-- Perry Harrah, a senior french major, earned a spot on the fall 2011 dean's list for Central College Abroad.

Harrah, a native of Davenport, Iowa, is the Son of Chester Harrah and Gail Harrah and a graduate of Davenport West High School.

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.

Central College Abroad is a university-based study abroad provider for undergraduate students from colleges and universities throughout the United States. Central College Abroad offers semester, yearlong and summer study abroad programs at eight sites worldwide and operates out of Central College.

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.

 
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