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Braley to Host Community College Roundtables across Eastern Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:41

Over three days, Braley will hear about community college affordability


Washington, DC – Beginning next week, Tuesday February 21st, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will embark on a three-day tour of eastern Iowa community colleges to host a series of roundtable discussions on community college affordability and accessibility.

“From affordability to mountains of student loan debt, there are unprecedented challenges facing students who want to pursue more education,” Braley said.  “I’m traveling to eastern Iowa community colleges to listen to students and educators about these challenges and to hear their suggestions for how to address them.”

Last month, Braley traveled to college campuses across eastern Iowa for a series of open forums on higher education affordability, student debt, and finding jobs after graduation.


Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

2:00pm                 Northeast Iowa Community College Roundtable

Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Center for Professional Development

700 Main Street

Dubuque, Iowa


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

10:30am               Kirkwood Community College Roundtable

Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

9:45am                 Iowa Valley Community College Roundtable

Iowa Valley Community College, Student Union Room 301

3700 South Center St.

Marshalltown, Iowa


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UIowa MBA-PM GMAT Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tippie School of Management   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:11

GMAT Workshop Dates
Cedar Rapids - UI Cedar Rapids Center (221 Second Ave. SE, Suite 300), Room 304
Wednesday, March 7 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 20 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)       

Des Moines - John & Mary Pappajohn Education Center (1200 Grand Ave.), Room 301
Tuesday, March 13 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)

Quad Cities - Palmer College of Chiropractic (1000 Brady Street, Davenport), Room P201 
Friday, February 21 (7:00 - 9:30 pm)  

The Formal Admission Application Deadlines for the Summer and Fall 2012 semesters have been set.  
Summer 2012: Early Deadline - March 1; General Deadline - April 15
Fall 2012: Early Deadline - May 1, 2012; General Deadline - July 16

You can use the Application Checklist to view at-a-glance what you need to submit for a complete application.

If you are not ready to formally apply, consider beginning the MBA-PM program in a PreMBA status.  

Please feel free to call (1-800-MBA-IOWA) or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions.

Governor Quinn Announces More Than $623 Million in Capital Funds to Improve Schools Across Illinois PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:57

Funding Will Repair, Update and Build Schools to Serve Students

HAZEL CREST – February 16, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that  Illinois school districts statewide will receive a total of more than $623 million from Illinois Jobs Now! to construct new buildings or expand, repair and update existing ones. This capital funding will provide needed classroom space, while supporting an estimated 4,000 construction jobs throughout the state.

“In order for our students to compete for the jobs of tomorrow, we must ensure they are receiving a quality education in quality school facilities,” Governor Quinn said. “This capital funding will help school districts across the state update their facilities and make critical repairs to improve the educational experience for our students,”

Thirty-one districts statewide were approved for the state funding this fiscal year after their projects were certified by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB).

The funding will allow districts to build new schools, add new classrooms, and make renovations to aging buildings. Other improvements will include renovations to existing classrooms, upgrades to aging facilities and additional technology updates. The capital funding, combined with local dollars, will allow school districts to complete projects totaling more than $1.2 billion.

The school districts that will receive funding include:

  • Chicago Public Schools District 299, $114.67 million
  • St. Charles Community Unit School District 303, $7.66 million
  • Wheaton Community Unit School District 200, $14.46 million
  • Harvard Community Unit School District 50, $13.81 million
  • Peoria School District 150, $34.61 million
  • Huntley Consolidated School District 158, $39.41 million
  • Orland School District 135, Orland Park, $5.33 million
  • Brookfield-LaGrange Park School District 95, $3.11 million
  • Crete-Monee School District 201-U, $23.28 million
  • Millstadt Consolidated School District 160, $4.29 million
  • Knoxville Community Unit School District 202, $20.22 million
  • Wilmington Community Unit School District 209-U, $9.28 million
  • Berwyn North Elementary District 98, $7.59 million
  • Wesclin Community Unit School District 3, Trenton, $18.87 million
  • Stark County Community Unit School District 100, $3.69 million
  • Virginia Community Unit School District 64, $12.26 million
  • Skokie School District 69, $1.32 million
  • Burbank School District 111, $9.87 million
  • Shawnee Community Unit School District 84, Union County, $2.04 million
  • Manhattan School District 114, $5.84 million
  • Paris Cooperative High School, $24.22 million
  • Homer Community Consolidated School District 33-C, Homer Glen, $4.54 million
  • Warren Township High School District 121, Gurnee, $11.53 million
  • Panhandle Community Unit School District 2, Raymond, $3.86 million
  • Spring Valley Elementary District 99, $12.23 million
  • Rochelle Community Consolidated School District 231, $12.32 million
  • Ramsey Community Unit School District 204, $3.92 million
  • Mt. Vernon Township High School District 201, $47.62 million
  • Hazel Crest School District 152.5, $32.22 million
  • Calumet Township School District 132, Calumet Park, $12.36 million
  • Marion Community Unit School District 2, $56.62 million.

Governor Quinn also announced today that the state is making available $50 million in School Maintenance Grant Program grants. The dollar-for-dollar state matching grant program provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for the maintenance or upkeep of buildings or structures for educational purposes. The grant applications for districts will be available soon.

Before the passage of Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, Illinois had not had a major capital construction program in more than a decade. The Governor has made it a priority to invest in our schools and update our classrooms to provide Illinois students with the best quality education experience possible.


Kiefer Matheny Graduates from Illinois Central College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 20 February 2012 15:10

EAST PEORIA, IL (02/15/2012)(readMedia)-- Kiefer Miles Matheny, of Davenport, IA, graduated from Illinois Central College, East Peoria, with a/an Associate in Arts and Science Degree. More than 800 students met the graduation requirements for the Fall 2011 semester. The commencement ceremony was held December 17 in the ICC CougarPlex on the East Peoria campus.

Started in 1967, ICC is a comprehensive public community college that provides transfer programs for students who intend to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university as well as career programs for students who plan to gain knowledge and skills to enter a career field.

Christopher Whalen of Bettendorf Graduates from Drake University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 20 February 2012 15:08

DES MOINES, IA (02/15/2012)(readMedia)-- Christopher Whalen of Bettendorf graduated from Drake University at the conclusion of the 2011 fall semester with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.

Drake is a private, independent university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 full-time undergraduate students from 50 states and 50 countries. Drake University's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

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