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Harkin Announces Funding for Secondary Education Programs Across Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harkin Press Office   
Friday, 08 July 2011 12:18

Talent Search Program Providing Funds to Eight Iowa Schools

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that eight universities and colleges in Iowa have been awarded funding from the TRIO Talent Search Program, administered through the U.S. Department of Education.  The goal of the Talent Search Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged youth who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education. The program helps identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have potential to succeed in high school and continued education. The program provides financial information, career and educational advice including educating students about the availability of financial assistance for postsecondary education. The program also provides support to students who have dropped out of school and hope to enter or re-enter the education. The colleges and universities selected will use the funds to pinpoint communities in their area in special need and provide the needed assistance to potential students.

Senator Harkin is Chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the TRIO Talent Search Program and Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

“Providing access to educational and financial information to less advantaged students in Iowa is critical for our state’s continued economic improvement and the improvement of Iowans’ quality of life,” said Harkin. “It is important we help those who wish to, and have the potential to succeed in high school and postsecondary education by giving them the information to improve themselves academically and financially.”

The following schools were provided the corresponding funds:


Briar Cliff University                     $295,598.00
Central College                        $363,832.00
Graceland University                     $331,500.00
Iowa Lakes Community College                        $354,067.00
Iowa State University of Science and Technology    $337,333.00
Southwestern Community College                        $230,000.00
University of Northern Iowa                           $404,867.00
Western Iowa Tech Community College                   $237,039.00

 
ISU Scott County Extension Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:16

July 26                                   
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

August 5                                
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

August 23                              
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

September 2                          
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office 

September 27                        
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm 

October 5                              
Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 9/28/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

October 7                              
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office 

October 25                            
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm 

October 27                            
Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 10/20/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am 

November 4                           
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office 

November 9                           
Ornamental & Turf Applicators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/2/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 1:30pm-4pm 

November 16                         
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management CIC, $35 if registered by 11/9/11, after that
$45, at the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am 

November 29                         
Fumigation CIC, $35 if registered by 11/22/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension Office,
9am-11:30am 

December 2                           
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office 

December 7                           
Pest Control Operators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/30/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension
Office, 9am-11:30am

 
Elizabeth Horvat Graduates from Emory University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:08

ATLANTA (07/06/2011)(readMedia)-- Elizabeth Horvat of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), daughter of Valerie Horvat of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722) and Anthony Horvat of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 166th commencement ceremony on May 9, 2011.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Perennially ranked as one of the country's top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Elizabeth-Horvat-Graduates-from-Emory-University/2774332.

 
U OF IOWA SPRING DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Link Delivery Service   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:44
Iowa City, Iowa - (Student's name) of (hometown) is among 3,800 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa named to the UI Dean's List for the 2011 spring semester.
All students named to the dean's list carried at least 12 graded hours during the semester. A minimum 3.5 grade-point average (based on a 4.0 scale) for current work is required for inclusion on the dean's list in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Business Administration and Engineering. College of Pharmacy students on the dean's list carried at least 12 graded semester hours and maintained a minimum 3.25 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale).

Moline, IL
Katelyn Marie Duyvejonck, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Samantha Nicole McCarthy, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Benjamin Louis Meersman, Business; Gregory J. Pepping, Business; Jessica Renae Welsh, Liberal Arts and Sciences;

Rock Island, IL
Kevin Robert Johnson, Engineering;

 
Braley Announces $513,900 for Eastern Iowa Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:32
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced that theUnited States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $513,900 in grants to Allen College, Clarke College and St. Ambrose University in Eastern Iowa. The grants will fund nurse faculty loan programs and scholarships for disadvantaged students through the end of June 2012. Each school received the following amounts:

Clarke College – Dubuque: $56,485

Allen College – Waterloo: $49,011

St. Ambrose University – Davenport: $408,404

“These schools have a reputation and tradition of excellence,” Braley said. “And these grants will allow them to build and expand upon programs that are already extremely successful, helping to graduate qualified and successful students.”

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