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WQPT BROADCAST SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:09

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to offer a $500 Broadcast Scholarship to students pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Last year’s recipient Paul Strater said “As a nontraditional student, the financial realities of later life such as mortgages and car payments and the challenges of funding a college education without parental help or the loans available to parents are quite a challenge.  This scholarship will be a great help as I finish my degree at Western."

Interested students may log on to http://wqpt.org/scholarship for an application or by calling (309) 764-2400.  The criteria for the scholarship is:

v  Overall 2.5 GPA

v  Broadcast Classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming college freshmen)

v  Preference given to full-time students although part-time students may apply.                        

Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2012for this scholarship.  New and continuing students in any broadcast curriculum may apply.  WQPT will select the recipient prior to the fall semester.

WQPT General Manager, Rick Best said “The scholarship is just one of the ways that WQPT endeavors to be a community partner.”

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois.

 

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The Bill of Rights Institute Invests in Civics Teachers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Gillespie   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:00

Arlington, VA – This summer, the Bill of Rights Institute is partnering with the Foundation for Economic Education to host the Founders Fellowship: Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution. American History and Civics teachers from across the country are invited to apply. Selected Fellows will participate in an exclusive professional development program aimed at deepening their understanding and appreciation of the American Founding.

Participating teachers will convene in Washington, D.C.  July 16-20, 2012 for a program that will expand their knowledge of the Constitution. During the program, participants will engage in lectures with constitutional scholars, discussions with fellow teachers, and scholar-led visits to historic sites including Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall, and a monument tour.

In order to prepare for the program, Fellows will complete readings about our Founding exploring the question “How did the Founders define liberty?” Attending teachers will receive a certificate for 25 contact hours.

Fellows will be selected based upon their leadership in their classroom and profession and dedication to educating their students about the connections between politics and economics in America.

Teachers must apply online by March 26, 2012. More information and an application can be found at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/Founders-Fellowship-2012.

The Founders Fellowship Program is made possible through partnership with the Foundation for Economic Education.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion. For more information visit www.fee.org.

ABOUT THE BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE
The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. For more information visit www.BillofRightsInstitute.org.

 
Fall Deans' List/Honor Roll Announced at U. of Nebraska-Lincoln PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Simons   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:49

LINCOLN, NE (02/22/2012)(readMedia)-- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its Deans' List/Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester. Local students included were:

Bettendorf: Hannah Marjorie Kurth, junior, music major College of Fine and Performing Arts, .

Bettendorf: Kera Anne Linn, freshman, pre-health major College of Arts and Sciences, .

Bettendorf: Nathaniel Robert Sullivan, sophomore, music major College of Fine and Performing Arts, with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Davenport: Samantha Walton Adrales, freshman, English major College of Arts and Sciences, .

Qualification for the Deans' List varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the Honor Roll for the Division of General Studies. Listed below are the minimum grade-point averages on a 4-point scale (4.0 equals A) for each entity and the name of its respective dean. All qualifying grade-point averages are based on a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours. Students can be on the Dean's List for more than one college.

 
Luther College announces 2011 fall semester Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Shockey   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:47

DECORAH, IA (02/22/2012)(readMedia)-- Kevin Kraus, Luther College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, has announced that 858 Luther College students were named to the 2011 fall semester Dean's List.

Luther junior Zachary Jipp of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther senior Adam Dane of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther senior Erin Mykleby of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther senior Alexander Tomesch of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther senior Jennifer Winder of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther senior Dallas Wulf of Durant, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther junior Shari Huber of Eldridge, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther sophomore Chloe Gumpert of Eldridge, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther junior Gregory Daniels of Long Grove, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther freshman Tyler Crowe of Davenport, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther freshman Melissa Lockwood of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther sophomore Jennifer Park of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther junior Andrew Ambrose of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther freshman Kelli Golinghorst of Dixon, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther freshman Matthew McKinney of Donahue, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther freshman Carrie Kilen of Eldridge, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

Luther junior Nicole Woodson of Davenport, Iowa was named to Luther's Dean's List.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa. The college has an enrollment of 2,500 students and offers a liberal arts education leading to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and pre-professional programs.

 
Lt. Gov. Simon: Abolish political scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathryn Phillips   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:45

SPRINGFIELD – February 22, 2012. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today put her support behind a House bill that would abolish a legislative scholarship program that more than half of the state’s legislators are voluntarily abstaining from this year.

Simon backed House Bill 3810, sponsored by Rep. Fred Crespo, which passed out of the state government administrative committee 14-3 today. Earlier this month, the Better Government Association delivered an online petition with more than 600 signatures in support of the program’s abolishment to the Lt. Governor and state leaders.

Simon said: “While legislative scholarships help a small number of students, the program’s abuse comes at an incredibly high cost in terms of trust in government and absorbed tuition at colleges and universities. We would do better by our schools and students if we strengthened the need-based Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants that help thousands of Illinois students across the state fulfill their dreams of higher education. By eliminating the legislative scholarship program, Illinois can take a meaningful step toward improving our ethical standards, while focusing our efforts on making college more affordable for all students.”

Nearly 100 of the 177 members of the General Assembly have now opted out of giving legislative scholarships this year. HB3810 would end the political scholarship program June 1, 2012.

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