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ASU announces Fall 2013 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natasha Karaczan   
Friday, 21 February 2014 16:53

TEMPE, AZ (02/19/2014)(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 Dean's List at Arizona State University:

Nicole Corrigan of Davenport, IA

Hannah Mcatee of Davenport, IA

Samuel Russell of Bettendorf, IA

Linda Taylor of Bettendorf, IA

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.

 
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN GRADUATES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeffrey Bandurski   
Friday, 21 February 2014 16:44
(FEBRUARY 20, 2014) - Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, held Fall Commencement Exercises December 14, 2013.

Among the area students receiving degrees were:

Laura Ullman, Davenport, MS, Grad-Ed-Ed Design & Technology

Concordia's main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. The University and its 10 educational centers and classrooms are home to 7,618 undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 14 master's degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice.

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Grassley: U.S. Military Academy Selects Waukee Student PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:23

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that Anamaria Angel of Waukee has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the 2014-2015 school year.

Angel is the daughter of Jeanie Angel of Waukee.  She will graduate in May from Van Meter High School.  Angel participated in softball, track, concert band and marching band.  She is a member of the Junior ROTC Red Bull Battalion-Central Campus, MSA Softball and the National Youth Leadership Council.  Angel is also a trainer for Paws and Effect, a service dog training organization for autistic children.

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity.  I wish Anamaria well and thank her for her commitment to serve our nation.”

Angel was among the 55 Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.  Information about seeking nominations can be found on Grassley’s website.

For more than 200 years, these academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.

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Grassley: U.S. Naval Academy Selects Cedar Rapids Student PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:22

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that Zachary Weston of Cedar Rapids has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for the 2014-2015 school year.

Weston is the son of Julia and J. Michael Weston.  He will graduate in May from Washington High School.  Weston participates in swimming, tennis, Madrigal Singers Chamber Choir and Washington Concert Choir.  He is a member of Committee WHS, Kiva, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Council for Youth Leadership, and serves as class vice president.

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity.  I wish Zachary well and thank him for his commitment to serve our nation.”

Weston was among the 55 Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.  Information about seeking nominations can be found on Grassley’s website.

For more than 200 years, these academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.

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Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Announces 10 Scale-Up Programs for 2014-15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:45
High-quality STEM education programs will be offered for the third year to students across Iowa
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – (Feb. 20, 2014) – With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has approved 10 high-quality STEM education programs for 2014-15 that will be offered to schools, after-school programs and other settings for grades pre-K through 12.
The selected Scale-Up programs are: A World in Motion, The CASE for Agriculture Education in Iowa, Defined STEM, Engineering is Elementary, FIRST Tech Challenge, HyperStream, KidWind Renewable Energy STEM, SCI Pint Size Science, Project Lead the Way: Engineering and Project Lead the Way: Gateway.
Selected through a national RFP process and multi-level evaluation, these Scale-Up programs were chosen from an outstanding pool of 29 applicants. School districts, nonpublic schools, after-school programs and other active learning communities serving students will have the opportunity to apply for these Scale-Up programs beginning Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at www.IowaSTEM.fluidreview.com.
“Seeing children actively engaged in STEM in classrooms and afterschool programs across Iowa is what the Council is all about,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. “As external evaluation shows a positive impact, the Scale-Up programs will continue to be vital partners in our mission to deliver the best possible STEM education to Iowa students.”
In 2012-13, nearly 40,000 students participated in Scale-Up programming across Iowa. That number is expected to exceed 100,000 this school year. Mathematics and science test scores and interest in STEM careers were higher among Scale-Up participants in year one. Data is still being collected on year two.
“The feedback from educators and students is encouraging,” said Mary Andringa, Vermeer Corporation CEO and Council co-chair. “When a student says, ‘I want to be an engineer,’ it’s gratifying knowing these programs are feeding the workforce pipeline.”
To learn more about each Scale-Up program visit: http://www.iowastem.gov/2014-2015-stem-scale-programs.
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About the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
Established in July 2011 via Governor’s Executive Order, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a public-private partnership of educators, companies, and Iowa students and families addressing policies and programs designed to improve Iowa’s educational system focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Council works to engage and prepare students for a career-ready workforce path, regain our State’s historic leadership position in education, and provide a vital competitive economic advantage now, and for the future, to ensure that every Iowa student has access to world-class STEM education opportunities. The 45-member Council is chaired by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Vermeer Corp. CEO Mary Andringa. For more information, visit www.IowaSTEM.gov.

 
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