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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

 
Loebsack to Continue the Conversation on Keeping Our Schools and Children Safe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:34

Will tour schools across the Second District and meet with educators and parents  

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Loebsack announced today that next week he will be holding a series of tours of schools throughout the Second District to meet with administrators, teachers, mental health advisors, parents and students about how our schools should move forward to keep our children and communities safe.  These tours will build on Loebsack’s call with law enforcement officers last week. Tours will be held in Ottumwa, Davenport, Iowa City and Burlington.  Additional details and possibly additional locations will be announced at a later date.  Media are invited to attend. 

“Ensuring the safety of our children is top priority for me and every parent,” said Loebsack.  “I look forward to hearing directly from the people that are involved with protecting our children and I look forward to getting ideas and taking them back to Washington with me while we debate how to move forward.”

 
Marquette University Proudly Announces Fall 2012 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Gottheardt   
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:25

MILWAUKEE, WI (01/23/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.:

Thomas Grabow of Davenport, IA. Grabow is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Matthew Noe of Rock Island, IL. Noe is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Bradley Whan of Coal Valley, IL. Whan is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Shannon Gambon of Coal Valley, IL. Gambon is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.

Emmaline Jurgena of Davenport, IA. Jurgena is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Nikki Katschnig of Prophetstown, IL. Katschnig is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Benjamin Minnick of Sterling, IL. Minnick is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Tara Vandygriff of Rock Island, IL. Vandygriff is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Alexa Hackfort of Bettendorf, IA. Hackfort is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Mary Rose Dukelow of Sterling, IL. Dukelow is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology.

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 75 different countries. In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service learning programs and internships as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world. Find out more about Marquette at marquette.edu.

 
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