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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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Solon student selected by Merchant Marine Academy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:39

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – Brady St. John of Solon has been selected for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, for the 2012-2013 school year, according to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.

St. John will graduate in May from Solon High School.  He is the son of Lynn and Edward St. John of Solon.

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Young people like Brady St. John work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity, and I join many others, no doubt, in wishing him well.”

In high school, St. John has been a member of the Robotics Team, the Community Youth Leadership Program, the Iowa City Eels Swim Club, and the City High Swim Team.

For more than 200 years, the U.S. service academies have educated and trained the best and the brightest to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.  In time of war, the Merchant Marine can be called upon to deliver troops and supplies for the military.

Grassley nominated St. John for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  Information about seeking an academy nomination is posted at http://grassley.senate.gov/info/academy_nominations.cfm.

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Braley in Davenport for National Guard Ribbon Cutting, Dubuque for Community College Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 24 February 2012 14:38

Braley traveling in eastern Iowa this week to hear about community college affordability

 

Washington, DC – Beginning today, 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.

 

Braley will host the first roundtable discussion at Northeast Iowa Community College in Dubuque tomorrow afternoon.

 

This morning, Braley will also attend a ribbon-cutting event at the recently renovated Iowa National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Davenport.  Braley helped secure $2 million in funding for the renovation project in 2009.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

 

10:00am               Ribbon Cutting Event

Iowa National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility #3

9650 Harrison St.

Davenport, Iowa

 

2:00pm                 Northeast Iowa Community College Roundtable

Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Center for Professional Development

700 Main Street

Dubuque, Iowa

 

TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

 

10:30am               Kirkwood Community College Roundtable

Kirkwood Community College, Kirkwood Hall Room 309

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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Gaetano Iaccarino Inducted Into Leadership Society at Augustana College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Friday, 24 February 2012 10:01

ROCK ISLAND, IL (02/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Gaetano Iaccarino, a senior from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in music general and anthropology, was among 38 students initiated into the Augustana Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded in 1914.

Dean of the College Dr. Pareena Lawrence spoke and congratulated the students at a ceremony held Jan. 14 at the Butterworth Center in Moline, Ill.

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who do excellent academic work (above a 3.4 GPA) and demonstrate leadership in co- and extra-curricular activities. No more than 3 percent of a school's enrollment may be elected into the local circle. Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes and promotes accomplishments in the areas of academics, athletics, service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech, mass media, and creative and performing arts.

Omicron Delta Kappa was founded Dec. 3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated more than 300,000 members nationally. Augustana's circle started in 1962.

 
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