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Written by Tiffany Figley   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:36
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MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:08

The Moline Foundation awarded almost $17,000.00 in scholarships to 16 college-bound students this spring. The following scholarships were awarded:

Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship: Morgan McCarthy, Moline High School, $1,000.00.

The scholarship provides funds to a deserving female student graduating from Moline High School who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or pre-medicine. McCarthy plans to attend University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, to pursue a degree in Engineering. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years, retiring in 1994.

Lee Womack Memorial Scholarship: Allison Boyle, Moline High School, $1,000.00.

The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate who plans to obtain a degree in education. Boyle plans to study Special/Elementary Education at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The scholarship was established by Womack’s wife, Peggy and the Lee Womack Memorial Golf Outing Steering Committee. Annually since his death, a golf outing has been held in his memory to raise funds for a local charity. In 2004, the scholarship fund was established and is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

Moline High School Class of ’59: Drew Marlier and Kylie Romeo, both graduates of Moline High School, $1,000.00 each.

Marlier plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Romeo plans to major in Biology at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. The fund was established by the Class of ’59 as a way to commemorate their 50th class reunion. Funds are raised by class members and volunteers through various fundraisers.

Maggie Webb Scholarship: Ashley Vermeire, Moline High School, $1,500.00.

Vermeire plans to major in Education at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. The fund was established as a memorial to Maggie Webb, a 2001 graduate of Moline High School who was killed in December 2007 in a mass shooting at an Omaha Mall.

Clem T. Hanson Scholarship: Maggie Johnson, Drew Marlier and Hayley Marlier, all graduates of Moline High School, $1,500.00 annually for the next four years.

Johnson plans to major in Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. D. Marlier plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. H. Marlier plans to major in Kinesiology at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. The fund was established through the generosity of Clem T. Hanson (1901-1985), a former Moline businessman and community leader.

Hazel VanArsdale Scholarship: Amanda Rumley, Moline High School, $1,000.00.

Rumley plans to major in Music Education at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. Hazel VanArsdale was a former sixth grade teacher in Moline who found ways to incorporate music into her classroom. The scholarship was established by some of her former students.

DARE Scholarship: Kylie Romeo, Ellen Wells and Megan Wilson, $1,000.00. 

The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate based on academic merit, good citizenship, attendance, and active involvement in school and community. Romeo plans to major in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Wells plans to major in Art-Graphic Design at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Wilson plans to major in Psychology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. The DARE scholarship is based upon the principles of the former DARE anti-drugs program used in Moline-Coal Valley elementary schools.

Lee McAllister Scholarship: Mariah Logan, $1,000.00, and Maggie Johnson, $500.00.

The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate planning to major in education. Logan plans to major in Music Education at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Johnson plans to major in Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. This scholarship was established in memory of Lee McAllister who taught in the Moline Schools from 1948 to 1981.

Stan Woods Scholarship: Kylie Romeo, $1,000.00.

The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate based on community involvement and leadership and academic achievement. Romeo is majoring in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. This scholarship was established in memory of Stan Woods who was a teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students in Moline School District No. 40. Former students, co-workers, parents, and the community have contributed to the Woods Scholarship Fund.

Srikanth Yerra Scholarship: Alexandra Lenger, $500.00.

This scholarship provides funds to a Moline School District graduate or community college student based on financial need and potential for future personal achievement. Lenger is majoring in  engineering at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. The family established this scholarship in memory of Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which help the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa,
and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough counties in Illinois. The Moline Foundation has a current endowment of approximately $17 million.

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Hunger Games Party at the Eastern Ave Branch Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:39

Today’s Date:  June 12, 2012

Event Date:  Saturday, June 16, 2012

Who Will Survive the Teens’ Hunger Games Party?

Teens, do you have what it takes to survive? Try to survive the challenges of brain and skill at the Davenport Public Library’s “Hunger Games Party” on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Avenue.) You will be pitted against your peers in a tough Hunger Games trivia challenge and other fun and challenging trials. No one needs to go hungry though, there will be Hunger Games - themed snacks to help in your survival. Registration is required for this exciting FREE program. For more information or to register call 563-326-7832.

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AAMI develops two new traveling exhibits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Stevens   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:07
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is proud to announce the creation of two new traveling exhibits: “The Only One” and “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver.”
Both portable exhibits include large colored panels (retractable for easy transportation) that can be displayed individually or as a group. These exhibits are available free of charge for use in groups or organizations in Iowa. Previous traveling exhibit locations include libraries, government buildings, colleges, and business offices.
Based on the AAMI’s 2012 temporary exhibit of the same name, “The Only One” explores the experiences of Iowans who have been the only African Americans on sports teams, in classrooms, at work and more.  Learn about Alexander Clark, who integrated Iowa schools in 1868 when his daughter Susan enrolled in Muscatine Grammar School #2 or Louis Dade, who won the Iowa Amateur Golf title in 1939 despite being denied access to the Fort Madison Country Club. The three panels of this exhibit specifically focus on social situations, education, and sports.
Funding for “The Only One” travelling exhibit was provided by generous donations from the AEGON Transamerica Foundation, Rockwell Collins, Roy J. Carver Trust, Alliant Energy, General Mills, P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Community Foundation, Sisters of Mercy, State Historical Society of Iowa: Historical Resource Development Program and Tom and Nan Riley.
“Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” is a four panel exhibit that follows the life and accomplishments of the famous scientist. From his humble beginnings near Diamond, MO to his career as head of the Agricultural Department at the Tuskegee Institute, Carver had a profound impact on agricultural techniques and innovations that continue to shape our world today. The four panels of this exhibit focus on Carver’s early life, his education at Simpson College and Iowa State University, his time at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and his later work in agricultural science.
Funding for “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” was provided by generous donations from Dr. Geraldine Felton, James Graham, and Susan Kuecker, and the State Historical Society, Inc.
To reserve panels from either of these exhibits for a group or organization, contact Assistant Educator Tenika Johnson via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 319-862-2101 ext. 226.
For more information on this or other programs, please visit the African American Museum of Iowa website at www.blackiowa.org or call 319-862-2101 ext. 223.  The AAMI is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 55 - 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Davenport Family History Center Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Thompson   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:17

The Davenport, Iowa, Family History Center is dedicated to the research of family history and genealogy.  The Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an Open House.

August 11, 2012

10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

4929 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Light refreshments will be served.

Regular Family History Center hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The Family History Center is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and most holidays.

 
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