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MOUNT MERCY LEADERSHIP INDUCTEES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Jentz   
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:43

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 7, 2013) - Mount Mercy University welcomed Katelyn Bishop of Davenport into the STEPS leadership program during a special induction ceremony held on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy's Stello Performance Hall. (Last name) is a freshman from (City). In all, 20 freshmen were inducted into the program.

The ceremony officially welcomes and inducts the STEPS class of 2016 through a symbolic pinning, officiated by members of the sophomore STEPS class. Junior STEPS member Kim Moorman of Coggon, Iowa, led newly inducted students in the call to service, a pledge announcing students' oath to aid others and work to grow as leaders through workshops, events and personal reflection. Dr. DeAnn M. Fitzgerald, O.D., founder of Spanda, Inc., and owner of Dr. D.M. Fitzgerald and Associates, served as the keynote speaker, with invocation led by Executive Director of Mission & Ministry Sister Shari Sutherland '71.

Mount Mercy's STEPS program is a four-year leadership program built on the foundation of servant leadership. Students accepted into STEPS have shown a high degree of interest in learning how to utilize their strengths and abilities in order to contribute effectively and efficiently in the communities in which they live and work. The program focuses on empowering students to develop skills that will aid them in their college experience and in life after graduation.

Students inducted into the STEPS program work to gain a fundamental understanding of leadership by participating in workshops and volunteering with a local service agency. By their senior year, students will be able to assess their growth as a leader and be able to identity and increase the innate strengths that they have as individuals.

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Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to more than 1,800 enrolled students and uniquely blends liberal arts education with professional preparation.

 
Ian Sodawasser Honored by Kennedy Center's American College Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Culver-Stockton College Communications   
Friday, 11 January 2013 14:12

CANTON, MO. (01/10/2013)(readMedia)-- Ian Sodawasser, a junior musical theatre major from Davenport, Iowa, was nominated for work done in "Assassins" for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Region V Festival hosted by the University of Nebraska, Jan. 20-26.

The goals of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival are to encourage, recognize and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs, as well as to improve the quality of college theater in America. The KCACTF is comprised of eight geographic regions in the United States and honors excellence of overall production and offers student-artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing and design.

In January and February of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia and regional-level award programs. Regional festival productions are judged by a panel of three judges selected by the Kennedy Center and the KCACTF national committee. These judges select four to six of the best and most diverse regional festival productions to be showcased in the spring at the annual noncompetitive national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Culver-Stockton College is a four-year residential, coeducational community in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located in Canton, Mo.

 
WQPT BROADCAST SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:57

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to offer a $500 Broadcast Scholarship to students pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Last year’s recipient Kristy Anne Phillipson said “As a senior in the broadcasting department at Western Illinois University in Macomb, I am honored and deeply grateful that I was chosen for this scholarship. It will help me pay for my final year at Western.  It will definitely take some of the stress off."

The annual award can be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Interested students may request an application through WQPT by calling 309-764-2400 or 1-800-877-413-2424 or through www.wqpt.org.

Applications will be accepted through April 19, 2013.

Criteria:

v Be accepted to or currently enrolled at Western Illinois University in the broadcasting program

v Reside in WQPT’s viewing area or have recently graduated from a high school in the WQPT viewing area

v Overall 2.5 GPA

v Broadcast Classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming college freshmen)

v Preference given to full-time students although part-time students may apply.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois.

 

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University of St. Francis Names Janelle Mosher to Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nancy Pohlman   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:50

JOLIET, IL (01/09/2013)(readMedia)-- The University of St. Francis has named Janelle Mosher, from Sterling, Ill. to its dean's honor list for the Fall 2012 semester.

Students who have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of the semester in which he or she has taken at least 12 credit hours are named to the dean's honor list.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves more than 3,600 students nationwide with 60 areas of undergraduate study, 14 graduate programs and four degree-completion programs. For more information about the University of St. Francis, visit www.stfrancis.edu.

 
Jordan Catholic School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week January 27 - February 1, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Monday, 07 January 2013 14:07
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2013

Jordan Catholic School
2901 -24 Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
309 793-7350

Catholic Schools Week Theme: “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards”

This week each class will educate students and staff about various
saints. Information will be provided on doors and during Morning Prayer
Announcements.

Sunday---- January 27, 2013 Catholic Schools Raise the Standard: In Our Parishes
• Open House at Alleman for 8th Graders early afternoon.
• Parishes will be honoring Catholic Schools Week by designating one mass as a
tribute to Catholic education: St. Pius 9:00am / St. Ambrose 9:30am / St. Patrick’s
10:00am / St. Mary’s 10:30am / Sacred Heart 9:00am


Monday---- January 28, 2013 Catholic Schools Raise the Standards: Through our
Heritage
• 8:20am Living Rosary Prayer Service in the gym at Jordan Catholic School.
• 9:40am Mass at Alleman High School for grades 6, 7, & 8.
• Classes or Grade Levels invite former graduates to come in and speak about their
experiences at Jordan. This event will be held at various times throughout the day.

Tuesday------January 29, 2013 Catholic Schools Raise the Standards: In Our
Community



The entire school will be collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul food
pantry and will be presented on Wednesday morning prior to Mayor Pauley’s
proclamation. Each grade level will donate to various community organizations,
such as the animal, battered women, and homeless shelters.

Wednesday------- January 30, 2013 Catholic Schools Raise the Standard: In Faith
• At 8:30am in the gym Mayor Dennis E. Pauley will be presenting a proclamation
honoring Catholic Schools Week in Rock Island, IL. Food items collected for the
St. Vincent DePaul pantry will be presented at this time.
• 1:30pm Mass at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island.
• The students will be visually demonstrating their faith by dressing in colors that
relate to major facets of our religious beliefs.

Thursday-------January 31, 2013 Catholic Schools Raising the Standard: In
Careers/Vocations
• Parishioners, parents, prospective parents, and community members are invited
to an Open House 9:00-12:00 for parents. Prospective parents and community
are invited to visit 9:00-11:00. Come see our classes in session and tour the new
building additions.
• Parents, clergy, and religious will be invited to share their careers or vocations
with our students.
• Preschool Open House PS-4-AM&PM-5 Day & PS-3-AM&PM / 10am &
1:15pm

Friday--- February 1, 2013 Catholic Schools Raising the Standard: In Our
Faculty, Staff, and Students
• Students will have their throats blessed by our priests in honor of the Feast of St.
Blaise, which is February 3rd.
• A “special” lunch will be provided by the Jordan Home and School Association
for students, teachers, and staff.
• D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)
• Preschool Open House PS-4-AM&PM-3 Day / 10am
• Volleyball games 2:30 – 3:00pm

 
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