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Financial Coaching Course Begins September 21st PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:51

Sharpen Your Financial Coaching Skills begins September 21st in Bettendorf. This course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is designed for volunteers, clergy and others working in nonprofit groups and organizations who assist their clients or members with financial management concerns.

The five-week course combines two face-to-face sessions with three weeks of online learning.  Participants will learn how to recognize the causes, complexity and associated stress of financial problems. They’ll gain tools and strategies they can use to assist clients with various financial problems. In addition, they’ll apply coaching skills to typical financial situations facing their clients.  Just as important, this course will help in recognizing client situations that are and are not appropriate for a non-professional to address.

Sharpen Your Financial Coaching Skills will be taught by Phyllis Zalenski, Family Finance Program Specialist and Patricia Swanson, Family Finance State Specialist and CFP® certificant.

The registration deadline is September 14, 2011. The course fee is $60 and includes a book and other resources. To register, contact Phyllis Zalenski at 319-462-2791 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a registration brochure. Brochures are also available at the Scott County ISU Extension and Outreach office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane in Bettendorf.

The kick-off session on September 21st at the Scott County Extension and Outreach Office will provide an introduction to financial coaching.  Participants also receive links to resources for financial coaches and information on connecting to the online course.

The three-week online portion of the course begins September 26 and participants may log in at their convenience. Each week a new topic will be introduced: communicating about money, tracking spending, and understanding credit.  The course also includes the opportunity to complete learning exercises and interact with the instructor and other participants via a weekly chat room and course email.

The course will conclude with a face-to-face session on October 26th featuring community resources and discussion of typical financial coaching scenarios.

For more information, contact Phyllis Zalenski at 319-462-2791 or the Scott County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-359-7577.

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ISU Scott County Extension Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:34

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

Visit our events calendar at our web site:   http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/

 
Matthew Atha of Bettendorf Makes the Grade at Azusa Pacific PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:11

AZUSA, CA (08/16/2011)(readMedia)-- Bettendorf, IA resident and Azusa Pacific University student Matthew Shawn Atha made the academic Deans' List at APU. Atha is honored for a spring 2011 academic standing of 3.5 or better grade-point average. Atha is A Political Science Major, who is joined by more than 1,575 students receiving the same honor.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 53 undergraduate majors, 37 master's degrees, 21 credentials, 7 doctoral programs, and 5 certificates, the university offers its more than 9,200 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Matthew-Atha-of-Bettendorf-Makes-the-Grade-at-Azusa-Pacific/2947108.

 
Buena Vista University Student Austin Baker Selected as UPS Scholar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 15 August 2011 13:26

STORM LAKE, IA (08/15/2011)(readMedia)-- Buena Vista University junior, Austin Baker from Blue Grass, has been selected as a UPS Scholar and recipient of a scholarship through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa.

The Iowa College Foundation, a Foundation of Independent Higher Education (FIHE) affiliated state association, distributed $62,100 in UPA Scholarship funds to its 23 member colleges in Iowa fro the 2011-2012 academic year.  FIHE awared more tne $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation.  These scholarships are awarded annually to students selected as UPS Scholars.

The UPS Educational Foundation Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by FIHE, was initiated through endowment gifts from the UPS Foundation totaling $4 million and is now valued at $35 million.  Since its inception, this fund has awarded over $46 million in scholarship support to over 15,000 students nationwide.

In announcing this year's scholarships, Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation, said, "A college degree opens the doors to countless opportunities.  UPS takes great pride in our long-standing partnership with FIHE and in our support of thousands of students over the years who have been able to pursue an education from our nation's private colleges."

Baker is majoring in psychology and criminology and criminal justice at BVU.

Permalink: http://readme.readmedia.com/Buena-Vista-University-Student-Austin-Baker-Selected-as-UPS-Scholar/2945253

 

 
In Iowa’s Interest: Celebrating 50 Years of the U.S. Senate Youth Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harkin Press Office   
Monday, 15 August 2011 12:32
The U.S. Senate Youth Program is offering two high school students (juniors or seniors) from each state a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in a week-long, intensive program that includes educational programs, talks with congressional leaders and visits to sights around our nation’s Capital. This year’s program will be held March 3-10, 2012. In 1962, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution creating the United States Senate Youth Program, and the program is celebrating its 50th year of operation.

Today I invite Iowa’s young, bright high school leaders in their junior or senior year to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program.

The Hearst Foundation, which funds the program, brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government to speak with the students. Participants learn about the United States government and each department’s duties while having the ability to speak one on one with our nation’s leaders. Each year, I look forward to meeting with Iowa’s scholarship winners and hearing about their goals and aspirations for the future.

Along with the visit to D.C.; each student is awarded a $5,000 one-time scholarship to the College or University of their choice to pursue history or political science.

Participants are chosen based on their leadership skills and merit. If chosen, students will enjoy an expense-free week with transportation, food, and activities. Interested students should contact their high school principals. Deadline for Iowa applications is October 3, 2011.

Scholarship rules and application forms can be found on the program’s website at www.ussenateyouth.org. And of course, if any Iowan has questions on this program, they may visit my web site at http://harkin.senate.gov/ or call any of my Iowa offices.

A PDF version of the column is available by clicking here.

 
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