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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

Dean's List announced for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Erickson   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:33
PLATTEVILLE, WI (02/23/2012)(readMedia)-- University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced its 2011 fall semester Dean's List. Students receive this academic honor in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Education must achieve a 3.75 grade point average and students in the College of Engineering, Math and Science must earn a 3.5 grade point average.

Among those who made the Dean's List were,

Cody Sheffler from Cordova, IL

Chris Henningsen from Long Grove, IA

Andrew Wright from Hampton, IL

Colten Bartholomew from Bettendorf, IA

Sarah Jacobs from Bettendorf, IA

Kelsey Rumler from Sherrard, IL

Michael Schmidt from Silvis, IL

Kaela Hoggard from Taylor Ridge, IL

Mary DePauw from Port Byron, IL

Joseph Fisher from Port Byron, IL

Gabrielle Sherrard from Bettendorf, IA

UW-Platteville is settled in a historic mining town on the Iowa and Illinois border and enrolls nearly 8,000 students. It is an institution whose mission is to produce intellectually astute individuals who will participate in society as competent professionals and knowledgeable citizens. For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, visit

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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:09

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to offer a $500 Broadcast Scholarship to students pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Last year’s recipient Paul Strater said “As a nontraditional student, the financial realities of later life such as mortgages and car payments and the challenges of funding a college education without parental help or the loans available to parents are quite a challenge.  This scholarship will be a great help as I finish my degree at Western."

Interested students may log on to for an application or by calling (309) 764-2400.  The criteria for the scholarship is:

v  Overall 2.5 GPA

v  Broadcast Classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming college freshmen)

v  Preference given to full-time students although part-time students may apply.                        

Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2012for this scholarship.  New and continuing students in any broadcast curriculum may apply.  WQPT will select the recipient prior to the fall semester.

WQPT General Manager, Rick Best said “The scholarship is just one of the ways that WQPT endeavors to be a community partner.”

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois.


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The Bill of Rights Institute Invests in Civics Teachers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Gillespie   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:00

Arlington, VA – This summer, the Bill of Rights Institute is partnering with the Foundation for Economic Education to host the Founders Fellowship: Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution. American History and Civics teachers from across the country are invited to apply. Selected Fellows will participate in an exclusive professional development program aimed at deepening their understanding and appreciation of the American Founding.

Participating teachers will convene in Washington, D.C.  July 16-20, 2012 for a program that will expand their knowledge of the Constitution. During the program, participants will engage in lectures with constitutional scholars, discussions with fellow teachers, and scholar-led visits to historic sites including Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall, and a monument tour.

In order to prepare for the program, Fellows will complete readings about our Founding exploring the question “How did the Founders define liberty?” Attending teachers will receive a certificate for 25 contact hours.

Fellows will be selected based upon their leadership in their classroom and profession and dedication to educating their students about the connections between politics and economics in America.

Teachers must apply online by March 26, 2012. More information and an application can be found at

The Founders Fellowship Program is made possible through partnership with the Foundation for Economic Education.

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The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion. For more information visit

The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. For more information visit

Fall Deans' List/Honor Roll Announced at U. of Nebraska-Lincoln PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Simons   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:49

LINCOLN, NE (02/22/2012)(readMedia)-- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its Deans' List/Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester. Local students included were:

Bettendorf: Hannah Marjorie Kurth, junior, music major College of Fine and Performing Arts, .

Bettendorf: Kera Anne Linn, freshman, pre-health major College of Arts and Sciences, .

Bettendorf: Nathaniel Robert Sullivan, sophomore, music major College of Fine and Performing Arts, with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Davenport: Samantha Walton Adrales, freshman, English major College of Arts and Sciences, .

Qualification for the Deans' List varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the Honor Roll for the Division of General Studies. Listed below are the minimum grade-point averages on a 4-point scale (4.0 equals A) for each entity and the name of its respective dean. All qualifying grade-point averages are based on a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours. Students can be on the Dean's List for more than one college.

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