MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 2, 2023) — WQPT was honored on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Mid-America Emmy Awards, taking home a prestigious Emmy for their locally written and produced historical documentary, Snapshots: Your Dutch Friend.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 2, 2023) — A $50,000 grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities will study how the records of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College can be better preserved.

Krueger Center for Global Engagement at Monmouth College to include Karen Krueger Chair in Global Engagement and an endowed fund to support globally-themed internships, research projects, intensive language instruction, and campus speakers and symposia

CLIVE IOWA (October 2, 2023) — Following a record high of more than 9,000 nominations, the prestigious title of “Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin” is down to just five restaurants.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 2, 2023) — Cookies and Dreams, the beloved cookie company known for its delectable and innovative flavors, is thrilled to announce its expansion into the Illinois Quad Cities. Starting Monday, October 2, residents and cookie enthusiasts on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities can now indulge in the mouthwatering creations of Cookies and Dreams at the Moline Hy-Vee location.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 2, 2023) — Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced the hiring of James Williams EdD as the new Division Administrator for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, effective today. Williams will oversee the state’s vocational-rehabilitation program, which moved to IWD as part of the state’s alignment effort. The move is designed to make it easier for Iowans to access all available workforce services in a single location and working with a single team.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2023) — Augustana College will host Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr Corey DB Walker on Monday, October 2. His presentation will begin at 7PM in Wallenberg Hall, located inside Denkmann Memorial Building, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will also be livestreamed.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Renee Schulte of Urbandale to serve as Chair of the Iowa Board of Parole. Schulte begins her new role today.

“Renee’s extensive background in mental and behavioral health will help protect our communities while advancing our goals of supporting the successful re-entry of parolees and reducing recidivism,” said Gov Reynolds. “I look forward to working alongside Renee in this new role.”

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 29, 2023) A free concert by Ross Clayton ('12), a successful contestant on NBC's The Voice singing competition last spring, is one of the highlights of Monmouth College's Homecoming weekend, October 6-8.