DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, October 11, and Saturday, October 17, was 4,662. There were 4,019 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 643 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims was 41,967, a decrease of 4,442 from the previous week.


Top: Monmouth College communication studies professor Robert Hinck. Below: Monmouth data science professor Robert Utterback 

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 22, 2020) — How Russian, Iranian, and Chinese media are covering the US presidential election is the topic of a recent research article by a pair of Monmouth College faculty.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2020) — The state of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education has announced 43 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase internet connectivity for students in the 2020-21 school year.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (October 22, 2020) As Iowa girls battle for a ticket to the state volleyball tournament, Iowa PBS is preparing to provide live coverage of the championship action, heartache, and victories. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2020) — A Scott County judge has ordered a Quad Cities-based telemarketing operation to pay a judgment of more than $820,000 for defrauding small-business owners in at least 13 states.

District Judge Mark Fowler found in the ruling that Misty Barnes, Paul Michael Barnes, and their businesses had committed 19 violations of the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 21, 2020) The Honors College at the University of Utah welcomed 2,321 students for the Fall 2020 semester, including the following local students:

Max Schultz of Milan, whose major is listed as Health, Society and Policy HBS, Biology BS; and

Margo Lelonek of Rock Island, whose major is listed as Geoscience HSG.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 21, 2020) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it is investing $24 million to provide broadband internet in rural communities across the state of Iowa. The investment is part of the ReConnect Program.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 21, 2020) — When Monmouth College art professor Janis Wunderlich won Best of Show for a ceramic piece at a national juried exhibition last fall, she said the piece depicted "a way to rise above."

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 21, 2020) — It is virtually time for Mr and Ms Habitat, or should we say, it is time for Mr and Ms Habitat to go virtual!  COVID19 has changed a lot in our lives, but we are not going to keep us from having fun and helping Quad Cities families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (October 21, 2020) Iowa PBS has launched a new initiative intended to celebrate the people, culture, and stories of rural America by showcasing the diversity, traditions, and richness of small town and rural life in Iowa.