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Iowans to Celebrate National School Choice Week at Monday, January 27 Event in Des Moines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trish Wilger, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education   
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:26
DES MOINES – School choice supporters from across Iowa will gather at the State Historical Building in Des Moines for a special celebration to commemorate National School Choice Week 2015 on Monday, January 26, 2015. The event is scheduled to feature remarks and a proclamation presentation by Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.

Students, parents, teachers and community leaders will attend the celebration, which will shine a positive spotlight on all types of education options available for children in the Hawkeye State, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

The event, which will begin at 2:00 pm, is being organized by the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education, Connections Academy, NICHE Homeschools, and the Ankeny Christian Academy.

“Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education is pleased to be a part of School Choice Week festivities in Iowa.  Iowans have many quality options for educating their children, and we are proud to celebrate those options and parental choice in education,” said Trish Wilger, Executive Director, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education. 

Celebrated every year in January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on all types of effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The celebration is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. National School Choice Week 2015 will feature a history-making 11,082 independently-planned and independently-funded events across all 50 states. 

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MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY DECEMBER GRADS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelli Sanders   
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:21
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 14, 2015) - The student(s) listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2014. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Emily Crystal Mattke of Davenport graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service. Mount Mercy University is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE).

Over 85 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids community. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to nearly 1,800 traditional, transfer, adult and graduate students. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work. Graduate programs are offered in business, education, nursing, and marriage and family therapy. For more information on Mount Mercy, visit www.mtmercy.edu.

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to nearly 1,800 enrolled students and uniquely blends liberal arts education with professional preparation.

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MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelli Sanders   
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:17

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 14, 2015) - The following student(s) are named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List at Mount Mercy University. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List.

Dana Ewan from Bettendorf, Human Resourses Mgmt

Katelyn Bishop from Davenport, Marketing

Megan Lewis from Davenport, Nursing AP

Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

In more than 85 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids community. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to nearly 1,800 students. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work. Graduate programs are offered in business, education, nursing, marriage and family therapy, strategic leadership and criminal justice. For more information on Mount Mercy, visit www.mtmercy.edu.

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Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to nearly 1,800 enrolled students and uniquely blends our outstanding liberal arts education with equally outstanding professional preparation.

 
TEEN-ucopia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:32

Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30

Teens can stop by the Teen Corner of the Moline Public Library on Wednesdays between 2:30 and 4:30 to enjoy a variety of video games, board games, crafts, and other activities. January crafts will be based on Marvel characters, movies, and shows. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at  http://www.molinelibrary.com.

Brilliant Companions

Monday, February 2 @ 6:30

The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, February 2 at 6:30 to discuss season 9 of the Classic Doctor Who featuring Jon Pertwee. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Group

Thursday, February 5 @ 3:30

The Teen Advisory Group of the Moline Public Library will meet on Thursday, February 5 at 3:30. Quad City area teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to help plan programs and events for teens, give feedback about the library, and meet new friends. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

Anime Club

Tuesday, February 17 @ 3:30

Fans of anime, manga, and all things Japanese are invited to join the Moline Public Library’s Anime Club on Tuesday, February 17 at 3:30. Bring your anime and manga to share with the group or exchange for something new. This program is free and open to ages 12 to 21. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

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ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Robin Anctil   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:29
iOWA FALLS, Iowa (January 14, 2015) - One hundred thirty-eight students have been named to the Fall 2014 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, including MEGAN DENNY and TROY MUILENBURG, both of Bettendorf. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending ECC classes in Iowa Falls or online. Part-time students are not included on this list, and developmental courses do not count toward a student's GPA. The ECC faculty, administration and staff congratulate these students for their academic excellence.


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