MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MINNESOTA (February 26, 2021) — The following students have been named to the 2020 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced.


Bettendorf, IA

Elizabeth Paxton, Junior, College of Liberal Arts

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN (February 26, 2021) — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees nearly 500 graduates for the fall 2020 semester.

The graduate list included the following local students:

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, MAJOR (if listed), HONORS (if listed)

Fulton, IL

Hannah Pannell, Bachelor of Science, Resource Management — environmental ed and interpretation

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 26, 2020) — The Quad-City Engineering and Science Council, or QCESC, held the 59th annual STEM Celebration as a livestream on YouTube on February 25.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 26, 2021) — United Way Quad Cities awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income, and health.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2021) — A report issued this week by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows Iowa had the 24th-highest commercial electric rate in the nation and the 18th-highest residential rate for the 2020 calendar year.


Monmouth College graduates Kuang Khant Nyein ('20) and Ei Ei Khine ('18) are pictured at one of the College's Cultural Festival events during their time as students.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 26, 2021) Gilda’s Club is hosting two FREE workshops titled “Drums Alive” on Fridays, March 12 and 26, 11AM–12PM, at via Zoom.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2021) — State Auditor Rob Sand announced a review of solar-energy projects at Iowa’s schools, cities, and other public entities. A total of eighty communities are currently using solar-energy installations across the state. Those participating in this review reported annual savings as high as $80,000. The average annual savings was more than $26,475, and the average savings over the lifetime of the installation was $716,437.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 14, and Saturday, February 20, was 5,457, a decrease of 531 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

MEQUON, WISCONSIN (February 25, 2021) — Concordia University Wisconsin officials have released the Fall Honors List for the 2020-2021 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA.

Among the area students named to the list were:


Geneseo, IL