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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lois J. Gray   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:26

Iowa City, Iowa - Some 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the Dean's list for the 2012 fall semester. The guidelines for inclusion on the list are as follows:

Moline, IL
Jessica Michele Brower, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Melissa Diane Dawkins, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Carissa Marie Dewaele, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Ross Parker Elliott, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
William Exon Elliott, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Drew Matthew Marlier, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Samantha Nicole McCarthy, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Eugene Mitchell Pavinato, Liberal Arts & Sciences;


Rock Island, IL
Nicholas Robert Carlson, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Sarah Marie Jacoby, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Kevin Robert Johnson, Engineering;
Nick Henry Neppl, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Donte Mikael Nesbitt, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Brittney Janae Ross, Nursing;

Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester.
Undergraduate students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine may qualify for the Dean's List with fewer than 12 semester hours of graded credit if deemed appropriate by the college.
Beginning fall 2011, College of Nursing students participating in clinical courses must have a total of 12 semester hours of earned credit, with 8 semester hours of graded credit with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FALL GRADS LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lois J. Gray   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:24

The University of Iowa awarded an estimated 1,500 degrees at the close of the 2012 fall session. Among the students from the Quad Cities area who received degrees at the UI commencement are:

Moline, IL
Jessica Michele Brower, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Melissa Diane Dawkins, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Carissa Marie Dewaele, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Ross Parker Elliott, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
William Exon Elliott, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Drew Matthew Marlier, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Samantha Nicole McCarthy, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Eugene Mitchell Pavinato, Liberal Arts & Sciences;


Rock Island, IL
Nicholas Robert Carlson, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Sarah Marie Jacoby, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Kevin Robert Johnson, Engineering;
Nick Henry Neppl, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Donte Mikael Nesbitt, Liberal Arts & Sciences;
Brittney Janae Ross, Nursing;

 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESIDENT'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lois J. Gray   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:22

Iowa City, Iowa - Some 200 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the President's List for the 2012 fall semester.

The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the preceding two semesters, with a total of at least 12 semester hours of credit per semester during that period.

Ross Parker Elliott of Moline, IL, majoring in Liberal Arts & Sciences

 
Are the Arts Getting Snubbed During the 2013 Women’s History Month? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:16
3 Reasons Girls Need Music as Much as Math

One simple yet profound quote by Emily Dickinson might summarize the position of women throughout much of the history of the United States: “I dwell in possibility.”

Today, women have choices that most of their predecessors just a half century ago did not. Professions once dominated by men are open to them; they can have a successful career and a family -- or choose to remain independent throughout their lives.

“As we observe Women’s History Month in March, we need to take stock of our past but also look to the future,” says Elayne James, author of “Destiny’s Call,” the first installment of the young adult fantasy series “The LightBridge Legacy,” (www.lightbridgelegacy.com).

“This year’s emphasis during Women’s History Month is on the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I understand that the United States is lagging in these disciplines, but I join my voice with the many who feel the arts and STEM education should not be mutually exclusive. Both are equally important, and actually very complementary fields of study, for both girls and boys.”

James reviews the many ways in which the arts can benefit a young woman’s education:

• Mentors and outside-the-box teaching: Young girls need to learn in many different ways and by using all their senses, including their innate creativity. “Parents and educators in the STEM disciplines often have a clear agenda for kids, but mentors in the arts teach students to tap into a more personal well," says James. "That kind of individual evolution supports girls heading into their teen years by instilling a level of confidence and sense of self that traditional education doesn't always provide. They will be better equipped for the emotional complexities and challenges of being young women.”

• Ample studies supporting academic improvement: Research throughout the past decade and earlier consistently show students who participate in arts perform higher on tests involving critical thinking, reading comprehension, oral examinations and various standardized tests. Studies from the Arts Education Partnership, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Rand Corp., Johns Hopkins University and several school districts reveal comprehensive benefits to arts education, including an improved ability to adjust to real-world circumstances.

• The STEM fields are not monolithic: Anyone who thinks the STEM disciplines do not require creative thought does not understand them, James says. As in the visual arts, music and literature, there are rules to follow in STEM, but advances in these fields come with inspiration and ingenuity. “What better way to illustrate creative genius than with the arts?” she says. “Women’s History Month is a reminder of the strides women have made in every field – a young girl is not an island unto herself, and neither are her interests.”

•  A reason to stay in school: James credits the arts for saving her academic career. “I'd fallen in with a bad group in high school my freshman year; kids who didn't care about school and thought it was ‘cool’ to defy authority,” she says. “I began ditching class every day. If it weren't for acceptance into one of the school's musical arts programs, my life would've been very different. Instead of becoming a high school dropout, I became an honor student, going from 'F's to 'A's, from hating school to loving it. Because of music, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and got into a good college. The arts literally transformed my life.”

“The arts programs keep kids interested and involved in school, keeps their cognitive skills sharp, and provides vital social interaction, fostering rich relationships that can last a lifetime,” says James. “Art teaches the perception of beauty. It is essential humankind. Without it we would surely perish.”

About Elayne James

Elayne G. James has been a lifelong advocate of the arts. In addition to being an author, she has been a recording artist, a Hollywood sound effects editor, a successfull playwright, a theatrical lighting designer, a graphic artist and a professional photographer. Through her series The LightBridge Legacy, she inspires young people to embrace their individuality and believe in themselves. She lives in Southern California.

 
Local Students Celebrate International Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:14

What: International Week at Rivermont Collegiate

 

When: Monday, 2/25 - Friday, 3/1

 

Why: To celebrate the diversity of our school community!  This year, theme days will be celebrated by continent.

 

Mon. – South America

Tues. – Europe

Wed. – Asia

Thurs. – Africa

Fri. - Australia

 

Special Events with GREAT Photo Opportunities:

 

Zumba! - Monday, 2/25 (South America Day)

(with Rivermont parent and owner of local studio Salsa Touch Latin Dance, Bettinna Bolger)

Grades 6-12 – 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Grades K-5 – 2:45-3:15 p.m.

 

African Dance – Thursday, 2/28 (Africa Day)

(with Rivermont parent Karen Roebuck)

Grades K-12 – 8:20 a.m.

 

International Food Festival – Friday, 3/1

A Carnival of Continents – take your tummy around the world with cooking demonstrations, parade of nations, and more – see attached flier!

3:30 -5:00 p.m.

 
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