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Emma Nelson of Moline Studies Abroad in Limerick, Ireland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marie Lang   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:23

ROCHESTER, NY (03/07/2014)(readMedia)-- Emma Nelson of Moline, Ill., is studying abroad in Limerick, Ireland, during Spring Semester 2014. Nelson is a fifth-year-year software engineering major in Rochester Institute of Technology's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Founded in 2008, the Study Abroad & Fellowships Office works with students, faculty members, affiliate universities and international institutions to provide RIT students with the opportunity to participate in over 250 programs in 50+ countries. Students have the option of studying abroad any time of the year whether it is through a program at one of RIT's global campuses, an affiliate semester program through one of our unique faculty led programs, or one of the short term summer programs.

These study abroad programs give students the opportunity to pursue their social, academic and professional interests in a global environment. By studying abroad, students have the chance to travel, experience new adventures, learn a foreign language, gain a different perspective on their major, immerse themselves in a different culture and develop lifelong friends, among many other things.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation's leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review's 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, its Guide to 322 Green Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

To see more of RIT's rankings and recognition, go to

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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:59

MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS, in partnership with Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, the Child Abuse Council, Child Care Resource & Referral, the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Quad Cities Association for the Education of Young Children and Rock Island County Regional Office of Education, is offering a conference on early childhood Saturday, April 26 at the WIU-QC Riverfront campus.

The annual conference, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., features 18 different breakout sessions for parents, childcare providers and childhood professionals.  Topics include assessing and building oral language, the autism spectrum, drum circle rhythms, early math, home environments, physical and creative movement, preventing behavior problems, 3-D art, using non-fiction literature and many other topics related to early childhood development.

The registration fee is $25, which includes three workshops, a light breakfast and a free children's book. All conference participants will receive a training certificate. CEU/CPDU credits and/or a college credit course through Black Hawk College are available for an addition fee.

For more information or to download a registration form, visit or phone (309) 764-2400.

WQPT has served eastern Iowa and western Illinois for 30 years and is a media service of Western Illinois University.

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Written by David Buller   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:47

Applications are available for the 2014 I. WEIR SEARS, Sears Manufacturing Company and LOUIS DE FRIEZE, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Scholarships. Two $1,000 Scholarships will be given at QCALM’s Annual Awards Luncheon on April 17th 2014.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage graduating seniors from Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties in Illinois and Muscatine, Scott, and Clinton counties in Iowa, to continue their formal education by attending a four-year college, university, community college or a vocational / technical school.

Applications are due by March 28th, 2014 and winning awardees will be notified by April 11th, 2014. The winning awardees and their parents will be QCALM’s guest at their Award Luncheon.

Applications are available by contacting:

David Buller, CEO

Quad City Area Labor-Management Council
P.O. Box 1365
Moline, IL 61266
(309) 794-9194
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Mark Struve Earns Dean's List Honors at Maryville University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Edwards   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 08:47

ST. LOUIS, MO (03/06/2014)(readMedia)-- Mark Struve of Davenport, IA, earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2013 semester at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Struve of Davenport,IA is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Maryville's undergraduate students are eligible for the Dean's List when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester with a minimum of a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 (perfect) scale.

About Maryville University

Founded in 1872, Maryville University of St. Louis is an independent, four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Designated by US News & World Report as the nation's top overperforming university, Maryville University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as many master's and doctoral degree programs. Maryville University serves traditional college students and has flexible weekend and evening options for adult learners. Visit Maryville University at

Chelsea White named to University of Iowa Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deborah Thumma   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:17

IOWA CITY, IA (03/04/2014)(readMedia)-- Chelsea White, a native of Maysville, IA, has been named to the University of Iowa's Dean's List for the 2013 fall semester.

Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester.

Undergraduate students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine may qualify for the Dean's List with fewer than 12 semester hours of graded credit if deemed appropriate by the college.

College of Nursing students participating in clinical courses must have a total of 12 semester hours of earned credit, with eight semester hours of graded credit with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

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