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Friday, 02 January 2015 10:17

More than 12,000 students graduate at ASU spring commencement

TEMPE, AZ (01/01/2015)(readMedia)-- More than 12,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred at the May commencement ceremonies.

The following local students were awarded diplomas from Arizona State University:

Samuel Russell of Bettendorf, IA

Linda Taylor of Bettendorf, IA

ASU announces Fall 2014 Dean's List

TEMPE, AZ (12/31/2014)(readMedia)-- Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean's List. A notation regarding Dean's List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

The following local students were named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List at Arizona State University:

Aaron Betczynski of Geneseo, IL

Destini Goodwin of Davenport, IA

Mikala Malmgren of Bettendorf, IA

Hannah Mcatee of Davenport, IA

William Murphy of Davenport, IA

ASU announces Spring 2014 Dean's List

TEMPE, AZ (12/31/2014)(readMedia)-- Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean's List. A notation regarding Dean's List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

The following local students received academic honors from Arizona State University by making the University's Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester:

Hannah Mcatee, a Davenport, IA native.

Linda Taylor, a Bettendorf, IA native.

Arizona State University is a New American University-a major public educational institution, a premier research center and a leader in innovation. Our vision is described by our three core principles: excellence in scholarship, access to education and impact in our global community. As a New American University, ASU is intellectually vibrant, socially conscious and globally engaged.

 
Kelly Van Acker receives UI College of Education commencement award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Teresa Thorpe   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:39

IOWA CITY, IA (12/30/2014)(readMedia)-- Kelly Van Acker, a native of Muscatine, IA, has graduated with High Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Education.

The College awards degrees "with highest distinction" to students in the highest 2 percent of the graduating class, "with high distinction" to students in the next highest 3 percent, and "with distinction" to the next highest 5 percent. Ranking is based on students' grade point averages for all college level study undertaken before the final registration.

To be eligible for graduation with distinction, students must complete a minimum of 60 s.h. in residence in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, of which at least 45 must have been completed before the student's final registration.

 
New Rock Island Library Play Group Focuses on Early Learning for Toddlers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:35

Rock Island, IL: When it comes to toddlers ages three and under, play and learning go hand in hand. To help parents and caregivers support early learning pre-reading skills, the Rock Island Public Library will offer a new monthly play group at its 30/31 Branch.

Starting Jan. 8, the Play and Grow group will meet at 10:30 am on the second Thursday of each month within the bookstore at the 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street. The program uses Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading skills to help toddlers ages three and under with a parent or caregiver talk, sing, play, write, and read their way to early literacy.

Play and Grow meets at 10:30 am on Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14, and offers play, stories and songs designed to support the early learning needs of babies and young toddlers. Additional activities include sharing strategies with parents and caregivers for healthy child development and early learning, and occasional presentations from local professionals on resources for parents of young children

Additional information about library events and services is available by visiting www.rockislandlibrary.org, following the library's Facebook and Twitter sites, or by calling 309-732-READ (7323.)

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STUDENT SHOWCASE at JORDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:33

The Jordan Engineering Team, also known as JET, competed in the Regional Competition on December 6th in Moline, Illinois. The team walked away with two awards this year in Robot Design and Performance and will be competing in the Illinois State event in Champaign on January 24th.

The teams are judged in four areas. Robot Design, Robot Performance, Core Values/Teamwork, and Research Project. This year marks the fourth time out of the last six years that the team has qualified for the State Competition. The team has been very successful bringing home multiple awards every year from the regional and state events.

Those competing this year are: Tony VanDeWalle, Collin Cincola, Johnny Dopler, John Hunter, Adam Hyder and Michael Showalter.

GRADE EIGHT CHEER COMPETITION

Jordan 8th Grade Cheerleaders took 3rd place at the annual cheer competition held at Northeast Junior High School in East Moline on December 8th. Congratulations!

Taking part in the competition were Paige Nimrick, Courtney Young, Natika Woods, Lauren Hird, Haley Mosley, Olivia Manternach, Olivia McCarthy, Emily Elliott, Chloe Boyd, Claudia Ruiz and Kaitlynn Zonnevylle

 
Olivia St Claire has been named to the Graceland University president's list for the 2014 fall semester. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Sutherland   
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:46

LAMONI, IA (12/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The honor roll lists for Graceland University's 2014 fall term have been announced, and Olivia St Claire of Bettendorf, IA, has been named to the president's list for the 2014 fall semester.

Graceland University students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president's list. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean's list.

Congratulations Olivia! Graceland commends you on your academic success.

Graceland University is a liberal arts university located in Lamoni, IA, and is sponsored by Community of Christ. It has been recognized by the Princeton Review as a top school in the Midwest and fosters academic excellence in a caring community with over 50 academic programs and a 15:1 student to faculty ratio. The warm community of inspired faculty, caring staff and remarkable people believes in educating the whole student. For more information visit www.graceland.edu and find Graceland University on Facebook and Twitter to follow additional student achievements.

 
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