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Author David Dorris Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Miler   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:32

WHEN: 6/30/12

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: David R. Collins Writers' Conference Book Fair, Rogalski Center Ground Floor, St Ambroase University, 518 W Locust St Davenport, IA 52803

WHAT: Dorris, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of his book, Life is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It.

Fear not, for in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, author David Dorris shows you how to approach life's problems and that making the right choices is easier than you think.
Life is like a baseball game where the pitcher is constantly throwing you curveballs. As this is the case, do you want to simply be a spectator, or do you want to get in the game and face life head-on? Although it may sound simple sometimes, life is not an easy game to play. There are many challenges to overcome and many choices you have to make.
None of you have a choice as to how you come into the world; however, you do have a choice as to the kind of life you live. Follow David in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, and find out for yourself how you too can knock life's curveballs out of the park.


For more information, contact Jim Miller at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Robert Dizard Jr. Appointed Deputy Librarian of Congress PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gayle Osterberg   
Friday, 15 June 2012 12:27

The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, has appointed Robert Dizard Jr. as the Deputy Librarian of Congress.  Dizard currently serves as the Library’s Chief of Staff. His appointment is effective June 17.

In announcing his appointment, Billington said, “Mr. Dizard has shown over the past two years as Chief of Staff that he has the broad knowledge of the Library and the skill needed to bring Library managers and staff together to collaboratively meet mission-critical needs. We will need to expand and accelerate these collaborative efforts in the future.”

The Deputy Librarian has Library-wide program and management authority to ensure that the Library’s mission is met and that its services to the Congress and the American people are effectively provided.

Dizard has served the Library of Congress for 22 years. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, he served as Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services from May 2004 to May 2009. From May 2000 to May 2004 he served as Staff Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Copyright Office. In both positions he was directly responsible for a wide range of program and operational matters involving two of the largest Library service units. He has also served in the Congressional Relations Office, including a year as Acting Director.

Dizard graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and received a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Library, he served for eight years as Chief of Staff to his hometown congressman, Guy V. Molinari of New York.

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MEET THE 2012 WQPT/PBS AMBASSADORS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:23
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MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to introduce their 2012 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors, an elite volunteer corps made up of college students.

The program is entering its eighth year and provides college students the opportunity to represent their local public television station at a variety of events throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois and acquire leadership skills.  “Past Ambassadors have gone on to be named “Leaders Under 40” and have moved on to jobs as a direct result of their time in the Ambassador Program” said WQPT Special Projects Coordinator, Bea Brasel.

The 2012 class of WQPT/PBS Ambassadors are:

Front Row:                                         Back Row:                          
Alicia Domino - WIU                            Gaia Iaccarino - Scott Community College
Elizabeth Stemlar - UNI                       Adam Sandoval - Black Hawk College
Irene Cruz - NIU                                  Nic Hoepfner - Augustana
Karri Foks - WIU                                 Celia Brasel - Black Hawk College
Grace Brasel - Augustana                 Melissa Gravert - WIU
Jana Hergert - WIU


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Michele Moreno - Black Hawk College and Onder Badur - NIU

“Our Ambassadors are extremely important to WQPT. With a staff of only 11, the Ambassadors serve as an extension of the staff,” said Ms. Brasel.

WQPT is the public media service of Western Illinois University – Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois

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Searching For Anne Frank - Letters from Iowa to Amsterdam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:33
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WQPT RECEIVES GRANT SUPPORT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:28
MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT recently received several grants to help support programming and technical capabilities for the station.

The Riverboat Development Authority awarded the station a $15,000 matching grant. This match will be used during the upcoming June Membership Campaign to encourage and maximize donations made to the station.

The Scott County Regional Authority confirmed a $19,820 grant award to cover a Technology Upgrade for the station. “It has been a great many years since we have updated our computers and fundraising hardware,” said WQPT General Manager Rick Best. “This grant helps fulfill the new technology needs of the station.

The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation has supported the station with a grant of $50,000 for local outreach and educational programs. “The support of Hubbell-Waterman goes directly to our programs like the WQPT First Book Club, which helps bring literature to students in title one schools and up to 100 workshops in classrooms throughout our area,” said WQPT Educational Outreach Director, Ana Kehoe.

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

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