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Area residents named to dean's list at Olivet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Warfel   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:38

BOURBONNAIS, IL (02/24/2012)(readMedia)-- Olivet Nazarene University recently released the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean's list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Area residents named to the dean's list are:

Abby Boardman of Hillsdale

Rebekah Harrison of East Moline

Hannah Rowen of East Moline

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.

 
Rivermont Collegiate 1st Grade “No Erasers” Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:18
You are invited to explore Rivermont Collegiate’s “No Erasers” approach to early learning with First Grade Teacher Kathy Topalian!

Join us to discuss this unique learning philosophy, as well as Rivermont First Grade curriculum. This informal event is the perfect opportunity to meet “Mrs. T” and get answers to your questions about Rivermont Collegiate. Spend an hour with us - the Rivermont Difference lasts a lifetime!

For additional information and to RSVP:

Rachel Chamberlain, Director of Admission & Marketing
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - (563) 359-1366 ext. 302

This event is open to the community and children are welcome to attend with parents.

Why Rivermont Collegiate?

Challenging curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, & knowledge application
Focused attention & support possible only in small classes
Community of parents with common goal of academic excellence in a family-like learning environment
100% of graduates accepted to 4-year college & universities

RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE
1821 Sunset Drive - Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.rvmt.org

Located directly off 18th Street, behind K&K Hardware in Bettendorf.

The Quad Cities’ only private, independent, nonsectarian college-prep school for students in preschool through grade 12.

 
Ride aboard Coast Guard Cutter Eagle prize of essay, art contests PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Public Affairs Duty Officer   
Monday, 27 February 2012 16:38

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard announced Friday its partnership with the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail, Inc., for The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 essay and art contest, part of this year’s commemoration of the War of 1812 and the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Winners of the contest will be invited to sail aboard America’s tall ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, during one of the six, planned OpSail 2012 events.

The essay contest requires entrants to submit a 1,000-word essay on one of three topics:

The essay contest requires entrants to submit a copy of their original watercolor, oil, or pencil artwork, depicting one of three topics:

  • What The Star-Spangled Banner means to me
  • A maritime scene from the War of 1812
  • A Revenue Cutter in action during the War of 1812

"It's an honor for Eagle’s officers and crew to both celebrate and increase public awareness of our nation's history,” said Capt. Eric Jones, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle.  “The fledging U.S. Navy along with the U.S. Revenue Marine, the predecessor of today's Coast Guard, "cut their teeth" in engagements with the royal navy during the War of 1812.  We hope that Eagle’s appearance in ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts this summer will inspire students to reflect upon the significance of this oft-forgotten conflict."

One prize will be awarded in each of the OpSail 2012 event cities of New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Va., Baltimore, Boston and New London, Conn.  Entrants must name the one port for which their work is competing.  Deadlines vary by port city – full rules and deadlines for the contest may be found online at http://www.opsail.org/press-releases/45/opsail-announces-essay-and-art-contest/ and questions regarding contest rules may be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The six OpSail events are part of the nation’s commemoration of the War of 1812 bicentennial.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle was taken from Nazi Germany by the United States as a war prize after World War II and has been homeported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London ever since.  As America’s only active-duty, square-rigger, sailing ship, the Barque Eagle offers future Coast Guard officers the opportunity to put into practice the navigation, engineering and other professional theories they have learned in the classroom, and everyone who trains aboard Eagle experiences a character building experience.

 
Area Students Selected As National Youth Correspondents For Journalism and Media Conference At George Mason University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amy Takayama-Perez   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:50

FAIRFAX, VA (02/23/2012)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been nominated as National Youth Correspondents for the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Dennis Gibbs, of Davenport, a student at Davenport Central High School has been nominated to represent Iowa.

Anesa Lovedy, of Davenport, a student at Davenport Central High School has been nominated to represent Iowa.

April Newell, of Davenport, a student at Davenport Central High School has been nominated to represent Iowa.

Makhala Swift, of Davenport, a student at Davenport Central High School has been nominated to represent Iowa.

These individuals have been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in journalism and the media.They received their honor because of their academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEO's of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates already successfully entering the field. Last year's conference included Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Ann Kornblut, and Jessica Yellin.

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, The Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists an unparalleled experience. The week-long program, held at George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus, encourages and inspires young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 8-July 13. For more information about this conference, visit www.wjmc.gmu.edu.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia minutes from Washington, D.C., Mason provides access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. In addition to environmental science and policy, Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University -- Where Innovation Is Tradition.

About the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the changing face of media in the 21st century. The Advisory Board, Chaired by Newseum senior vice president, Susan Bennett, includes CEO's of media, distinguished journalists and renowned authors and university faculty. For more information visit us online at wjmc.gmu.edu.

 
Davenport Central High School Student Selected at National Youth Delegate For Prestigious Conference At George Mason University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Friesner   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:49

FAIRFAX, VA (02/23/2012)(readMedia)-- Josie Mumm, of Davenport, a student at Davenport Central High School has been selected to represent Iowa as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Mumm has been awarded opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Mumm was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation's youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus. The Summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24-29, 2012.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia minutes from Washington, D.C., Mason provides access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. In addition to environmental science and policy, Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University -- Where Innovation Is Tradition.

About the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the important field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century. The Advisory Board, is chaired by Mark Bauman, Executive Vice President of National Geographic Television and co-chaired by Joe Sacco, Educational Director for the National Zoo. Additional members include world renowned scholars, distinguished scientists and award winning university faculty, such as Dr. Tom Lovejoy, noted environmentalist and former executive vice president of the World Wildlife Fund. Delegates gain an insider look at environmental science, policy and conservation issues. For more information visit us online at wyse.gmu.edu.

 
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