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UI students receive degrees after 2013 fall session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deborah Thumma   
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:52

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FALL GRADS LIST via The Link
The University of Iowa awarded an estimated 1,500 degrees at the close of the 2013 fall session. Among the graduates are Jarred F. Amato of Moline with an MBA in Business Administration, Abbey Kron, also of Moline, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies; and Brittney Janae Ross of Rock Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

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Local Students Named to Eastern Illinois University's Deans' List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vicki Shaw-Woodard   
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:44

CHARLESTON, IL (02/13/2014)(readMedia)-- More than 990 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University's Fall 2013 Deans' List.

The Deans' List at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.80 to 4.00 (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of 12 graded semester hours, excluding credit/no credit grades, in a fall or spring semester will be named to the Deans' List.

(Note to Media: You are being provided with information about students from your circulation area. A full list of those having been named to the EIU Fall 2013 Deans' List can be found here.)

Dylan Koeppen of Rock Falls, IL (61071)

Kyle Hess of Prophetstown, IL (61277)

Luke Adamson of Moline, IL (61265)

Located in Charleston, Ill., Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty, along with reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, and a textbook rental system. For more information, visit www.eiu.edu.

 
Jacqueline Twing Among ICC Athletes Earning Dean's List Honor for Academics at Illinois Central College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Grebner   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:35
EAST PEORIA, IL (02/12/2014)(readMedia)-- Jacqueline Marie Twing, of Rock Island, IL, was named to the Dean's List at Illinois Central College for the Fall 2013 semester. The academic honor is presented to students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale.

 
UW-Whitewater announces Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Angileri   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:20

WHITEWATER, WI (02/11/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean's list for the 2013 fall semester.

  • Logan Cannon from Sterling, Ill.

  • Brooke Hendricks from Sterling, Ill.

  • Allison Johnson from Sterling, Ill.

  • Megan Kinney from Sterling, Ill.

  • Jenna Sargent from Sterling, Ill.

These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.

"I want to extend my congratulations to every student who set high academic standards for the fall semester and achieved a high grade point meriting recognition through the college dean's list, and I encourage them to keep up the good work," said Mary Pinkerton, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "We are very proud of you!"

The Registrar's Office reports 3,153 students were selected for the dean's list for the fall semester. About 12,000 students are currently enrolled at UW-Whitewater.

 
Augustana Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:19

ROCK ISLAND, IL (02/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Online voting continues until Feb. 15 for the People's Choice Award in Augustana College's Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest, where potential first-year students are eligible to win one of five $1,000 scholarships to Augustana. For their photos, students must wear an Augustana T-shirt.

Abigail Wieland, from Rock Island, Ill. Wieland is a senior at Rock Island High School and submitted a photo in the Famous Location category.

Alaina Hofmann, from Moline, Ill. Hofmann is a senior at Moline Senior High School and submitted a photo in the Action Shot category.

Brock McNinch, from Moline, Ill. McNinch is a senior at Moline Senior High School and submitted a photo in the Famous Location, Another College, and Action Shot category.

Darien Bardoner, from Sterling, Ill. Bardoner is a senior at Sterling High School and submitted a photo in the Action Shot category.

Elizabeth Wieland, from Rock Island, Ill. Wieland is a senior at Rock Island High School and submitted a photo in the Famous Location category.

Jacob Barr, from Moline, Ill. Barr is a senior at Moline Senior High School and submitted a photo in the With An Alum, Another College, Action Shot, and Famous Location category.

Nicholas Niles, from Rock Island, Ill. Niles is a senior at Rock Island High School and submitted a photo in the Action Shot category.

Rhiannon Parvin, from Sterling, Ill. Parvin is a senior at Sterling High School and submitted a photo in the With An Alum category.

Go to www.augustana.edu/Goodfit and check out the creative photos and clever captions and cast a vote for your favorite. In addition to the People's Choice Award, other categories in the photo contest include: action shot, in a famous location, at another college and with an alumnus.

The Good Fit T-Shirt competition is a fun way Augustana can get to know the potential members of its incoming class while spreading the word about Augustana College at the same time.

"It's a way to get Augustana's name out in cyber-world as students share their photos and ask others to vote," said Meghan Cooley, director of recruitment communications and a 1999 Augustana graduate. "In some ways, it's like a global billboard as we have photos of students wearing their Augustana T-shirts in their hometowns, on the campuses of our biggest rivals and literally across the globe."

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana College is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 146 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

 
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