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Rivermont Students Present Living Biographies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Weitzel   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:22

A journalist/writer/activist, a professional baseball player, a Zulu King, a professional soccer player, a martial arts actor, a Nobel Prize winner, a war general and US president, a singer/songwriter, and a journalist and women's rights activist, - all come to life on stage at Rivermont! (See project list below.)

 

7th Grade Living Biographies

Student/Subject

  • Asha Alla (Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochran) – Journalist/Writer/Activist)
  • Harrison Brown (Derek Jeter – Professional Baseball Player (former Yankees))
  • Christopher Cumberbatch (Shaka Zulu – Zulu King and Conqueror)
  • Chirag Gowda (Lionel Messi – Professional Soccer Player (FC Barcelona and Argentina national team))
  • Jacob Hansen (Bruce Lee – Martial Arts Instructor/Creator and Actor)
  • Dwira Nandini (Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Prize Winner/Activist)
  • Jozef Porubcin (Ulysses S. Grant – War General and US President)
  • Davis Priest (Barbra Streisand – Singer, Songwriter, Actress)
  • Grace Sampson (Barbara Walters – Journalist and Women’s Rights Activist)
  • Anna Senjem (Margaret Thatcher – First Woman Prime Minister)
  • Genevieve Strasser (Susan Butcher – Iditarod Competitor/Victor (second woman to win first place))
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Dashawn Banks Named Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rockford University Communications Office   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:20

ROCKFORD, IL (02/10/2015)(readMedia)-- Dashawn Banks, a resident of Rock Island, IL, was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University.

Full-time students attending Rockford University were named Distinguished Scholars for the fall 2014 semester who earned at least a 3.75 GPA with no grades below "C" and having completed all requirements for the semester.

Rockford University is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University offers approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and one of only 81 colleges in the nation as a "College with a Conscience," Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,280 full-and part-time students.

 
Cara Hahn Named to Buena Vista University Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Heisterkamp   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:33

STORM LAKE, IA (02/10/2015)(readMedia)-- Cara Hahn, from Muscatine, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the Dean's List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University offers 43 majors and 15 pre-professional programs that blend liberal arts with real-world applications, preparing students for lifelong success. Its quality academic programs, faculty, facilities, and technology result in 97 percent of BVU's recent graduates being employed or enrolled in graduate/professional schools within six months of graduation, based on a 98 percent survey response rate. Generous merit and need-based financial aid programs, and support for academic travel, research, and internships, make BVU an affordable option for all students and, combined with its academic programs, has led U.S. News & World Report to rank BVU as the third best value school among Midwest Regional Colleges and to an A stable rating from Standard & Poor's.

 
More than 200 students named to Cornell College Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:22

MOUNT VERNON, IA (02/10/2015)(readMedia)-- Cornell College named 215 students, or approximately 20 percent of its student body. to the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester.

Stephanie Campbell of Bettendorf (52722) earned High Honors.

Aubrey Kohl of Bettendorf (52722) earned Honors.

Rachel Henning of De Witt (52742) earned High Honors.

Kaylin Voss of Davenport (52804) earned Highest Honors.

Andrew Klocke of Coal Valley (61240) earned High Honors.

Honors signifies a semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79; High Honors signifies an average of 3.8 to 3.99; and Highest Honors signifies a 4.0 grade point average.

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 www.cornellcollege.edu.

 
Local students competing in upcoming U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl regional competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dirk Fillpot   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:49

A team of students from one or more of your local middle schools is participating in an upcoming competition to determine the team to represent Iowa in the middle school National Finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl (NSB) (http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/).  2015 marks the 25th NSB, which the DOE Office of Science launched to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math.

The winner of the regional competition will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in late April and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools.

Upon request, we can provide contact information for teams. Below is information about your regional competition, the list of the schools that have teams competing in it and links to downloadable HD video and graphics that could be used for stories.  Also, below is a blog that explains more about the National Science Bowl.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to reach me by email or phone, 202-287-6990. Thank you!

 

One or more teams from the following schools are competing in the regional competition:

(Contact information for the teams available upon request)

ADM MIDDLE SCHOOL

ADEL

AMES MIDDLE SCHOOL

AMES

BETTENDORF MIDDLE SCHOOL

BETTENDORF

BOONE MIDDLE SCHOOL

BOONE

CHARITON MIDDLE SCHOOL

CHARITON

CLARION-GOLDFIELD MS

CLARION

ST ALBERT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

COUNCIL BLUFFS

CENTRAL ACADEMY

DES MOINES

CENTRAL LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL

DONNELLSON

UNION MIDDLE SCHOOL

DYSART

GLENWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

GLENWOOD

LE MARS MIDDLE SCHOOL

LE MARS

MADRID JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

MADRID

B R MILLER MIDDLE SCHOOL

MARSHALLTOWN

MELCHER-DALLAS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

MELCHER

NEW HAMPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

NEW HAMPTON

OGDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

OGDEN

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL

PELLA

SHENANDOAH MIDDLE SCHOOL

SHENANDOAH

SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL

SPENCER

LYNNVILLE-SULLY MIDDLE SCHOOL

SULLY

BENTON COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL

VAN HORNE

STILWELL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

WEST DES MOINES

WILLIAMSBURG JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL

WILLIAMSBURG

 









 

Regional competition details:

DATE:  February 21, 2015

LOCATION:  Ames Laboratory on the Iowa State University campus in Ames

 
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