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Southeast Technical announces Fall 2014 President's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katryn Conlin   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:45
WINONA, Minn. (February 20, 2014) - Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical is pleased to announce the President's List for Fall semester 2014. To be eligible for this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at Southeast Technical during an academic term and achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Evan White from Moline has been honored.

About Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
With a clear mission of "Education for Employment," Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical provides students a strong foundation for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. Its Winona and Red Wing campuses merged in 1992, becoming Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in 1999. For more information, visit

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Statement by ISEA President Tammy Wawro on school budget cuts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jean Hessburg   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:58

DES MOINES, IA (02/19/2015)(readMedia)-- "We can all be proud of the hundreds of student athletes gathering in Des Moines this week for the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament. Their hard work and efforts in reaching this gold standard is cause for celebration in their schools and communities. But back home, in the school districts they represent so proudly, budget decisions are forcing administrators to make untenable decisions pitting academic programs against athletics. Both programs are equally important to a student's successful development and growth.

Faced with the Iowa House Republicans passage and Governor Terry Branstad's support of 1.25 percent in State Supplemental Aid, the Clinton Community Schools, sending three student athletes to the state wrestling tournament, is proposing cutting one middle school wrestling coach; Tripoli, sending two student athletes, first proposed a $12,000 cut to their wrestling program, and is now proposing fewer student contact days in the 2015-16 school year going from 180 down to 170 and cutting the wrestling cheerleading program; and Waverly-Shell Rock, sending six student athletes and facing over $750,000 in budget cuts, is proposing slicing the librarian/media specialist, an integral position in our schools in the overall health and well being of academic development and success, among other drastic cuts.

Schools across the state are facing dire budget decisions because Governor Branstad and state legislators are not listening to their needs and have continued to support an anemic SSA proposal. We simply cannot have excellence in education and support our athletics and academics without a true commitment to that effort.

So while Governor Branstad is most likely following the wrestlers at this week's state tournament, we would like him to consider that schools should not have to decide between athletic or academic programs. We believe students deserve a well rounded education which includes an ample supply of both athletics and academics in order to truly give them what they need to succeed. Increasing SSA will help schools reach this goal."


MTI reaches out to Quad Cities community with open house PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stacy Wierman   
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:46

MOLINE, Ill. – Midwest Technical Institute will host an open house for prospective and incoming students from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb.26 at MTI’s Moline campus, 3620 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.

MTI offers a variety of career-training programs designed to assist students in securing employment in a number of today’s most in-demand industries, including welding, HVAC, cosmetology and transportation. Open house attendees will have the opportunity to tour MTI’s classrooms, labs and other facilities, as well as meet with admissions, financial aid and faculty representatives to gain a better understanding of MTI’s hands-on, workforce training programs.

There is no cost to attend the open house, which will also feature a live radiocast from 101.3 Kiss; ticket raffles to see the Quad Cities Mallards and WWE wrestling; $5 haircuts courtesy of MTI’s Student Salon; MTI merchandise giveaways; food and beverages; and more.

Thursday’s event is just the first in a year-long series to educate area students on the importance of a skills-based education in today’s economy. But the value of MTI's open houses extends far beyond giving prospective students a close look at the school and its programs. MTI Director of Marketing Stacey Wierman believes events like these benefit both MTI personnel and the surrounding communities at-large.

"A MTI open house is valuable not only to the attendee, but to our faculty, staff and community because it is a unique opportunity for all involved to interact and learn more about our school and the programs we have to offer," Wierman says. "We're building futures that will ultimately impact our communities one person at a time."

In addition, Wierman feels faculty and staff enjoy interacting with prospective students one-on-one in helping them select a rewarding career path.

"MTI faculty and staff love this time to be able to talk to our prospective students and hopefully help them in making a major decision that will not only change their lives, but the lives of those around them," Wierman added.

Many of MTI’s courses and programs can be completed in as little as nine months, and job placement and financial aid opportunities also help students enter the workforce quickly with the skills to develop into industry-leading professionals.

The Moline campus will host additional open houses on April 30; May 2; July 16; Sept. 10; Sept 12; and Nov. 19. For more information about upcoming open houses, contact the Moline campus at (309) 277-7900. Media inquiries and interview requests can be directed to Stacey Wierman at (309) 427-2750, ext. 1228.

About Midwest Technical Institute

Midwest Technical Institute offers hands-on training in a number of mechanical trade and allied health career fields to help students succeed as a member of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. MTI, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates seven campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit



Area residents named to dean's list at Olivet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Warfel   
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:44

BOURBONNAIS, IL (02/18/2015)(readMedia)-- Olivet congratulates all students named to the dean's list during the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for inclusion, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Area residents honored with this achievement are:

Liza Dollenbacher of Bettendorf

Rachel Jones of Davenport

Emily Mills of Milan

Steven Nowinski of Rock Island

Maggie Schmidt of Eldridge

Sonia Smith of Bettendorf

Hannah Williams of Moline

Seth Wilson of Geneseo

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 120 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet’s main campus is in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago. Additional sites are in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Grand Ledge, Michigan; Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year through study abroad opportunities, internships and worldwide mission trips.


UW-Platteville awards fall semester diplomas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by UW Platteville Public Relations   
Monday, 23 February 2015 09:31
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (February 18, 2015) - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to more than 500 graduates after the fall 2014 semester.

The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture ceremony was in the morning of Dec. 13, while students in the College of Liberal Arts and Education and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science graduated in the afternoon.

Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville is in Southwest Wisconsin, fewer than 30 miles from both the Illinois and Iowa borders. With 8,900 undergraduate and graduate students, UW-Platteville is the fastest-growing comprehensive institution in the UW System. Students may choose from 41 majors, 76 minors and 17 pre-professional programs. The Distance Education program offers two undergraduate and six graduate programs.



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