FAYETTE, IOWA (April 16, 2024) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) is thrilled to announce its eighth annual Giving Day event, "Battle of the Generations," set to take place Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, 2024. Since the inception of Giving Day in 2017, the UIU community has generously contributed $750,000 as part of this University-wide fundraising event. Its annual impact advances the unwavering commitment to enhancing the educational journey of its students.

Alumni returning for the 75th anniversary of the Geography Department will tour key sites in the Quad Cities and experience the Mississippi River aboard the geography department’s research boat The Scholarship

GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (April 12, 2024) — Knox College announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will receive an honorary degree and speak at its 2024 Commencement exercises to be held in June.

QUAD CITIES (April 12, 2024) — Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01), along with Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) introduced the bipartisan Opportunities for Non-developed Sites to Have Opportunities

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (April 11, 2024) — CALLING ALL DOGS!! Does your dog have what it takes to be a star of the stage?! Then you're going to want to come out for the Timber Lake Playhouse dog auditions for The Wizard of Oz on May 11, 4PM. Bring your dog to the theatre and see if your Fido has what it takes to be a star on the TLP stage.

Samantha Hartman officially received her award last spring at Monmouth College's annual Honors Convocation. Also pictured is President Clarence Wyatt

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2024) — The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has announced that HF 2568 passed the Iowa Senate unanimously without debate and will be sent to the Governor Kim Reynolds for signature. The measure previously passed the house in February with a large majority.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2024) Drake University School of Education announced today the introduction of a new Teacher Intern Program. The program will allow individuals with a Bachelor's degree in another field and three years of post-Bachelor work experience to complete coursework toward teacher licensure for middle school or high-school subject areas in an accelerated format.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 11, 2024) — River Action’s Eddy Awards are presented in six categories who have done extraordinary work in the Mississippi River and its riverfront, including its tributaries: Education (innovations, program, curriculum), River Activity (recreation, relaxation), Arts (performance, written word, fine arts), Stewardship (environmental enhancement of the river), Revitalization (commerce, business, industry), and Special Recognition.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (April 10, 2024) — Over a three-day span, Monmouth College will host a pair of concerts in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium featuring visiting performers who will showcase a wide range of popular music.