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Meet the Graduates from Midwest Technical Institute PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah May   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:56

At theQuad Cities Campus located at 3620 Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Midwest Technical Institute will be hosting its “Meet the Grads” event on Thursday, July 19 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. “Meet The Grads” is a casual meet and greet function to allow prospective employers to talk with the graduates from our mechanical trades and health care programs. The event gives graduates the opportunity to showcase their abilities and for employers to check out prospective employees in a stress free environment. Graduates will be prepared with resumes and be able to show employers skills in the shops if requested. The event is open to all interested employers in the Quad Cities area.

Employers can stop in any time between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Lunch is provided and a private interview area will also be available.

Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) has been a part of the Illinois community since 1995 and the Quad Cities campus was established in 2011. It is our mission to be a leader in promoting student learning and achievement in a variety of careers and trades. Graduates from all our programs will be in attendance at “Meet the Grads.” Our programs include Journeyman Welding, HVAC – Major Appliance Repair, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Tech and Massage Therapy. The “Meet the Grads” event is held several times a year.

If you’d like more information about the event please contact the Midwest Technical Institute’s Quad Cities Campus at 309-277-7900. You can also find us on the web at


Randi Luxmore, daughter of Rock Island Residents, Earns Graduate Degree From Washington University In St. Louis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Pittaluga   
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:48

ST. LOUIS, MO (07/09/2012)(readMedia)-- Randi Luxmore, daughter of Deborah and Bradley Luxmore of Rock Island, Illinois (61201), earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 18. Luxmore graduated with a doctor of audiology from the School of Medicine.

Luxmore was among the 2,800 students who received degrees at the university's 151st Commencement ceremony, which was held in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Mike Peters, the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning and creator of the award-winning cartoon strip Mother Goose & Grimm, delivered the Commencement address. Peters received an honorary doctor of humane letters.

Luxmore is a 2008 graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois.

Washington University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 110 nations. The total student body is nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The approximately 3,400 faculty teach in seven schools: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law and School of Medicine. Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the major portion of their pioneering research there.

The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

Area students earn UW-Platteville scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by UW Platteville Public Relations   
Monday, 09 July 2012 12:23

PLATTEVILLE, WI (07/06/2012)(readMedia)-- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has awarded scholarships to its incoming first-year class, which is the largest grade of newcomers in school history.

Among the award winners are;

Amy Meyer from Eldridge who won the North Scott Senior HS Community Scholarship & Tri-State Initiative Scholarship, totaling $650.00.

Karen Newlon from Hampton who won the Hazel T. and Godfrey Struebing Scholarship & Winifred Nybroten Memorial Scholarship, totaling $1400.00.

Shelby Swanson from Leclaire who won the Tri-State Initiative Scholarship, totaling $1000.00.

Paige Ehrecke from Long Grove who won the North Scott Senior HS Community Scholarship &Freshman Achievement and Leadership Scholarship, totaling $3150.00.

UW-Platteville, founded in 1846, is located in the southwestern corner of Wisconsin, near the Iowa and Illinois borders. The University, the fastest-growing four-year school in the 13-college University of Wisconsin System, enrolls approximately 7,500 undergraduate students.

"Rock Solid" begins Monday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Friday, 06 July 2012 13:41
An upcoming, two week summer school at Rock Island High is targeting at-risk freshman students

(Rock Island, IL)  This is the second year of Rock Solid which targets students are at least 2 to 3 grade levels behind in math and reading.    According to coordinator, Kristin Allen, the program will run for two weeks, 3 hours a day. Allen says before Rock Solid there was nothing in place to formally support at-risk students in the transition from 8th to 9th grade.  Last year, 30 students attended; this year there will be 42.   The program is funded through Lights on for Learning 21st Century grant.

The program is team taught by junior high and high school teachers and is held at the high school.  The lessons are designed to address the skill areas that are of concern, but they also blend in important transitional skills.

One example of a math lesson is where students look at various (anonymous) students' attendance patterns and grades.  They analyze the impact of attending/not attending school on grades outcomes utilizing various math skills. An example of a reading lesson is the students will go on a scavenger hunt around the building where students must read about various important locations in the building. They must determine the main ideas and supporting details of the reading passages.

The media is invited to attend any of the summer school sessions and talk to students and teachers about their approach to getting freshmen up to speed before the fall session starts.

Rock Island's Amelia Myers Graduates From Emory University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Hennecy   
Friday, 06 July 2012 13:26

ATLANTA (07/05/2012)(readMedia)-- Amelia Myers of Rock Island, Illinois, received a Doctor of Law from the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 167th commencement ceremony on May 14, 2012.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Michael C. Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

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