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TRUMAN STATE UNIV PROVOST & VP LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 June 2013 08:34

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Truman State University has released the Spring 2013 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs' List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 3.50-3.99 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri's highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among Missouri's public colleges and universities and approximately 50 percent of Truman's graduates pursue an advanced degree immediately upon graduating. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine listed Truman at No. 19 on its list of 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" and featured the University in the February 2013 issue. U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" ranked Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region and Truman was recognized in the Washington Monthly September/October 2012 magazine as the No. 6 master's university in the nation. Truman was the only public Missouri school on the entire Top 100 Master's Universities list. The University, located in Kirksville, enrolls more than 6,100 students.

Area students include:

from Bettendorf, IA:  Logan Christian Carney, Business Administration.

from Davenport, IA:  Aubrey Ann Crowley, Health Science; Kayleen Marie Green, History, Pre-Education/Secondary; Margaret Alyson Schutte, Exercise Science; Chelsea Kathleen Wagschal, French, Art History, Pre-Education/Secondary.

from Rock Island, IL:  Simone Lorraine Kazel Collins, Psychology.

 
Rock Island Resident Julie Eagle Among 1,165 Graduates to Receive Degrees at 145th WPI Commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cheryl Sullivan   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:53

Eric S. Lander, President and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Delivers Keynote Address

WORCESTER, MA (06/06/2013)(readMedia)-- A total of 1,165 degrees (781 bachelor's degrees, 358 master's, and 26 PhDs) were awarded during the university's commencement ceremony on May 11, 2013, which took place outdoors on the WPI quadrangle. Additionally, 328 degrees were awarded earlier this academic year.

Julie Eagle of Rock Island, Ill., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with distinction.

Thousands of students, their families and friends, trustees, and other special guests were on hand to experience the inspirational messages delivered by keynote speaker, Eric S. Lander, president and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Honorary degrees were conferred upon Lander; Carol T. Christ, president of Smith College; and Robert H. Beckett '57, retired chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc., and currently president and CEO of Tribo Surface Engineering.

In his commencement address, Lander told the graduates they face a number of challenges, including economic stress, a looming crisis in healthcare costs for an aging population, climate change concerns, and political upheaval.

"And yet, nonetheless, I am optimistic," Lander said. "I am optimistic because of you – because of your generation's ability to both dream and act – to combine theory and practice."

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 30 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

 
Local students graduate from Central College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Vogel   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:40

PELLA, (06/06/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students graduated from Central College in December 2012.

Perry Harrah, of Davenport, graduated with a major in French and linguistics.

Hannah Seibel, of Eldridge, graduated with a major in sociology.

Tyler Wentworth, of Davenport, graduated with a major in business management.

Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state's largest lake and 40 minutes southwest of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at www.central.edu.

 
Lt. Governor Speaks in Bettendorf Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:28

Rivermont Collegiate is honored to welcome Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, as our 2013 Commencement Speaker.

 

Members of the press are invited to join us for this distinguished speaker!

Rivermont Collegiate 126th Commencement

Friday, June 7, 2013

10:00 a.m.

South Lawn of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

1821 Sunset Drive – Bettendorf, IA

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Area students receive degrees from Morningside College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Wollman   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:20

SIOUX CITY, IA (06/05/2013)(readMedia)-- Several area students were among the 191 students who received bachelor's degrees from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, during the college's 115th spring commencement held May 11.

The students are:

Daniel Cunningham of Bettendorf, Iowa, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art-studio.

Allison Smith of Davenport, Iowa, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Morningside College enrolled more than 2,200 full- and part-time students for the 2012-13 academic year. Morningside offers five bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education. The college also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

 
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