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Jordan Ends Catholic Schools Week with Basket Raffle Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:33

Here is a photo taken Saturday evening, February 4, 2012, of Jordan kindergarten students: Eliza Kramer (left) and Olivia Klauer while dancing at the Jordan Catholic Schools Week Basket Raffle. Proceeds from the event will fund remaining Smart Boards needed for the school. 


Local Students Named to Dean's Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 February 2012 08:31

Courtney Wachal named to Dean's List at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, OH (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Courtney Wachal of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Mount Union. Wachal, a freshman French and international studies major, is a graduate of Bettendorf High School.

To be eligible for Dean's List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.


Local Students Named to Dean's List at Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IA (02/02/2012)(readMedia)-- Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, named 268 students to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester. The following students in your area were named to the list.

Leanna Doyle of Davenport, earned Highest honors.

Cynthia Hampton of Illinois City, earned Honors.

Jenae Kopf of Walcott, earned Honors.

A grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale is required for this designation. "Highest honors" are granted to students with 4.0 averages; "high honors" are awarded to students with 3.8 to 3.99 averages; and "honors" include grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79.

Katherine Kautz Named to Dean's List at Saint Mary's College

NOTRE DAME, IN (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., named Katherine Kautz to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Katherine is the daughter of Ann and Gregory Kautz of Bettendorf, IA. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary's, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.


Kirsten Dillender Named to Dean's List at Westminster College

FULTON, MO (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Kirsten Dillender, from Rock Island, IL, was named to the Fall 2011 Dean's List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College, located in Fulton, MO. Dillender is a Freshman at Westminster.

The Dean's List recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester.


Fifty-nine student-athletes named to Clarke University Dean's List

(DUBUQUE, Iowa) Fifty-nine Clarke University student-athletes have been named to the college's Fall 2011 Dean's List. The following area students were named to the Clarke Fall 2011 Dean's List.  Among them are Megan Chitty and Abigail Willich, both of Davenport.

Fall 2011 University of Dubuque Dean's List

Dubuque, Iowa - The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2011 Academic Dean's List.
To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.
The University of Dubuque, founded in 1852, is a private, coeducational, professional University with a focus in the liberal arts.
Local students named to the UD Dean's List are David Losasso and Lauren McKissick, both from Bettendorf; Jeffery Bixby, Keaton Frye, Jacob Louis, Michael Moeller, Sarah Nylin, and Kelli Platt, all from Davenport; and Olivia Thomer of Rock Island.


Devin Lundy Named to Dean's List at Beloit College

BELOIT, WI (02/06/2012)(readMedia)-- Devin Lundy, of Davenport, IA, has been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the fall semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

UW-Platteville hosts 187th commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2012 14:55

PLATTEVILLE, WI (02/01/2012)(readMedia)-- University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted its largest winter graduation on Dec. 17 held at Williams Fieldhouse. 586 graduate and undergraduate students received degrees.

Among those receiving degrees, with their hometowns and majors, were

Matthew Randall a Industrial Technology Management major from Bettendorf,IA

Melissa Hillebrand a Business Administration major from Davenport,IA

Derek Cappaert a Broad Field Science major from Taylor Ridge,IL

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is settled in a historic mining town near the Iowa and Illinois borders 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

Janie Almblade Graduates from Lakeview College of Nursing PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2012 14:32

DANVILLE , IL (02/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Janie Almblade of East Moline, IL, graduated Cum Laude from Lakeview College of Nursing during the College's winter commencement ceremony held in Danville, IL. Almblade earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree through the College's Danville Campus.

Almblade is a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

She is the daughter of Gary and JoAnne Almblade of East Moline, IL.

Lakeview College of Nursing is a single-purpose, private institution that has specialized in nursing education in the Danville, IL area since 1894. Lakeview began offering a cooperative program with Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, in the fall of 2001.

Braley Introduces Bill to Extend $2,500 College Tax Cut PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2012 14:28

Unless Congress acts, American Opportunity Tax Credit will expire at the end of 2012


Washington, DC – After hosting a series of campus forums at colleges across eastern Iowa last week, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) returned to Congress today and introduced a bill to extend a $2,500 tax credit for middle class families sending children to college.  Unless Congress acts, the existing tax credit will expire at the end of 2012.

The College Tax Cut Extension Act would extend for four years the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides up to $2,500 in tax credits to offset the cost of tuition, fees, and course materials for undergraduate students at two- or four-year colleges and universities.

“In the last 10 years, the cost of tuition at Iowa’s public universities has increased by 83 percent,” Braley said.  “Our colleges and universities are avenues of economic opportunity.  If America is to compete in a global economy, we need to keep college within reach for everyone who wants to attend.


“This tax credit makes a college education more affordable for thousands of Iowa families.  Congress needs to act now to keep this tax cut from expiring so the dream of college doesn’t slip out of reach.”

Braley spent Thursday and Friday of last week hosting campus forums at colleges in eastern Iowa.  Braley visited St. Ambrose University, Coe College, the University of Northern Iowa, and Grinnell College to hear about college affordability, student debt, and employability after graduation.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit was first passed into law in 2009 and set to expire at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to act.  Braley’s bill is the first legislative effort to extend the tax credit.  For more information on the American Opportunity Tax Credit, click the following link:

Last week, Braley introduced legislation to indefinitely keep the interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford loans at 3.4 percent, their current, low rate.  Without Congressional action, college loan interest rates are set to double to 6.8 percent in July, a fact that President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address.

More information about this bill can be found at this link:

Full text of Braley’s bill can be downloaded here:


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