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Dexter Golinghorst named to University of Iowa Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deborah Thumma   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:46

IOWA CITY, IA (03/02/2015)(readMedia)-- Dexter Golinghorst, a native of Walcott, IA, has been named to the University of Iowa's Dean's List for the 2014 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.

Approximately 4,000 students were named to the UI Dean's List for the 2014 fall semester.

Rivermont's International Food Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Weitzel   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:52

March 2-6, 2015 is International Week at Rivermont Collegiate. It is an annual observance and a time when students, faculty and families celebrate the international diversity of the Rivermont Community!

The week culminates with our International Food Festival organized by the Rivermont Collegiate Parents’ Council.


The press is invited to attend:

Date: March 6, 2015

Time: 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Location: Becherer Hall on the Rivermont Campus (1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf)




Celebrity Chef – Nassr Muhammad from Nally’s Kitchen will be cooking up wonderful international cuisine. Some of the countries represented will be; Colombia, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador, and Senegal.


Taste international dishes provided by Rivermont families!


Enjoy beautiful and colorful artists’ performances from different countries.

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Irene Herzig participating in Alternative Spring Break PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Monday, 02 March 2015 15:32

MOUNT VERNON, IA (02/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Irene Herzig of Davenport is one of more than 100 students participating in Cornell College's Alternative Spring Break.

Students involved with Alternative Spring Break spend their weeklong break on a service trip. Herzig is taking part in the trip to New Orleans, and will work with Volunteers of America of greater New Orleans to help create affordable housing for people with disabilities and senior citizens.

This is the 11th consecutive year that Cornell College has sponsored Alternative Spring Break trips. More information about the program is available on the college's Office of Civic Engagement website.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship--all without missing out on other classes.

Cornell has been recognized by numerous publications for the value its education offers and for academic excellence. This year it was named of the 100 best values in liberal arts education by Kiplinger's, one of the "Best Value Schools" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the 100 Affordable Elite Colleges by Washington Monthly. Ninety-three percent of Cornell graduates earn their degrees in four years. In 2013 Cornell was named one of the 25 colleges with the best professors by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

For more information, visit

Smiddy Energizes Students at Model Illinois Government Kick-Off PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Ferrero   
Monday, 02 March 2015 15:24
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Addressing a group of over 200 Illinois college students, state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, was the keynote speaker at the annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) kick-off in Springfield Thursday.
“The men and women participating in this event represent the best and brightest our state has to offer,” Smiddy said. “These students’ enthusiasm and passion for both government and making our state better will allow Illinois to continue being a beacon of hope for our nation for many years to come.”
Smiddy headlined the opening festivities to the annual Model Illinois Government visit to the Capitol. MIG is made up of college students from across the state who come to Springfield and simulate a week of state government each year. Participants elect leadership and constitutional officers, debate current events, and pass legislation as part of the simulation. The goal of MIG is to engage college students in Illinois’ current events and get them involved in the legislative process.

100 Great Iowa Nurses Program Extends Scholarship Deadline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cassie Raasch   
Monday, 02 March 2015 09:04

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program announces that scholarship applications will now be accepted through March 16, 2015. 

Iowa City, IA (February 25, 2015) – Each year, the 100 Great Iowa Nurses program recognizes 100 nurses across the state whose courage, competence, and commitment to patients and the nursing profession stand out above all others. Patients, coworkers, friends, and family members nominate an outstanding nurse for recognition. 100 Great Iowa Nurses are honored each year at a ceremony created for the state of Iowa by nurse and community leaders.

This statewide event belongs to the people of Iowa, and is made possible through the generous support of sponsors. In addition to recognizing 100 Great Iowa Nurses every year, the program also offers scholarship support to nursing students at all levels of education. The 100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarships promote professional nursing in Iowa by supporting the continued education of future nurse leaders. Applicants must:

  • Commit to advancing their education and professional goals of enhancing the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research, and/or teaching
  • Be full- or part-time students attending an approved ADN, BSN, or MSN nursing program, or a PhD in Nursing program or related field, such as education

Current and future nurses across Iowa are encouraged to apply for available scholarship opportunities to complete or further their nursing education. Scholarship applications can be found at

This year’s celebration will be held May 3, 2015 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The celebration is an annual prelude to National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 (the birthday of Florence Nightingale).

About 100 Great Iowa Nurses

100 Great Iowa Nurses is a nonprofit program that honors great nurses in Iowa, and funds scholarships to support the education of Iowa nurses. Established in 2004, the program recognizes qualities that demonstrate efforts beyond those expected of a nurse within his/her normal duties, such as concern for humanity, significant contribution to the profession, and mentoring. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Cassie Raasch, Communications and Marketing, 100 Great Iowa Nurses, 319-335-7003, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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