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Local students make Lewis University's Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathrynne Skonicki   
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:44

ROMEOVILLE, IL (01/28/2013)(readMedia)-- Lewis University announces Dean's List honorees.These following students were among those honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for fall semester 2012.

Erie resident Kimberly Teats was studying biology at Lewis University.

Rock Falls resident Jennifer Beck was studying elementary education at Lewis University.

To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.25 out of a possible 4.0.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu for further information.

 
Bianca Sierra Graduates from Clarion University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tina Horner   
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:37

LeClaire Resident Receives MSLS Degree

CLARION, PA (01/28/2013)(readMedia)-- Bianca Sierra of LeClaire, IA, received a MSLS degree in Library Science MSL during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 at Clarion University.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Bianca-Sierra-Graduates-from-Clarion-University/5466000.

 
CLARKE UNIV. FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Specht   
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:23

Dubuque, Iowa - Katelyn M. Shima of Davenport was named to the Dean's List at Clarke University for the fall 2012 semester. The list recognizes full-time Clarke students who have earned a 3.65 grade point average or above, on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 graded hours.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students to make an impact. Known for superb teaching and academics, Clarke offers more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs and five graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke's 55-acre campus is a blend of historic buildings and new, state-of-the-art facilities.
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Local residents named to Drake University's Honors Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aaron Jaco   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:06

DES MOINES, IA (01/25/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents received a grade point average of 4.0 and have been named to the Drake University President's List for the Fall 2012 semester:

Erika Milas of Bettendorf

Sydney Schermer of Bettendorf

Matthew Van of Coal Valley

Hayley Thomson of Davenport

Megan Engel of Delmar

Cameron Christoff of Donahue

Taylor Bender of Eldridge

Stephanie Merrick of Eldridge

Jordan Porter of Eldridge

Robert Cobert of Fenton, IL

Claire Vandercar of Port Byron

Nicole Ervin of Wilton

The following local residents achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above and were named to the Drake University Dean's List for the Fall 2012 semester:

Krista Allbee of Bettendorf

Leah Christensen of Bettendorf

Shelby Crane of Bettendorf

Thomas Fisher of Bettendorf

Halli Meyer of Bettendorf

Steven Soseman of Bettendorf

Phong Duong of Clinton

Taylor Wiebers of Clinton

Taylor Larson of Coal Valley

Jared Simmer of Coal Valley

Eric Hartmann of Davenport

Kaylyn Maher of Davenport

Jake Powers of Davenport

Chelsea Rink of Davenport

Eric Marsh of De Witt

Kyle Schrader of De Witt

Beth Engel of Delmar

Hannah Sauer of Fenton, IL

Taylor Odegard of Le Claire

Kayla Pearson of Milan

Sarah Marlier of Moline

Andrea Munson of Moline

Andrew Howell of Muscatine

Zachary Pace of Muscatine

Tori Groves of Port Byron

Ryan Hendricks of Rock Island

Drake University is a private, independent university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an enrollment of approximately 3,400 full-time undergraduate students and 1,900 graduate students from 49 states and 50 countries. Drake University's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

 

 
QC Students Meet Astronauts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rep. Dave Loebsack   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:08
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you an exciting opportunity students in the Quad Cities will have this Friday, an opportunity that should make us proud as Iowans. On Friday at noon, students in the Quad Cities will have an opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts who are currently aboard the International Space Station. The event, taking place at Davenport’s own Putnam Museum, allows students the chance to engage with two NASA astronauts about life, work, and research while orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. The event will be carried live on NASA TV and can be viewed by visiting http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. I encourage you to tune in and watch as our students make us proud. 

I can’t tell you how pleased I am to learn that our students will have such an opportunity. I know Iowa is home to some of the most dedicated and brightest students, and I’m grateful that NASA recognized this as well. As our economy continues to recover, I believe that we must continue to invest in our children and ensure they have the tools to not only compete in our 21st Century global economy, but to lead it. While we must get our economy moving again, I believe we also must ensure we’re able to keep it moving for generations to come. The chance for our students to engage with NASA astronauts demonstrates the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning and the opportunities we can embrace to create the jobs of the future right here in Iowa. 

Sincerely,

Dave Loebsack
Iowa's Second District

 
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