For more information, please contact:
Anne Canfield, 816-802-3426
or acanfield@kcai.edu

For immediate release

Kansas City Art Institute announces newest graduate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 21, 2006) – The following student from the
Davenport area participated in commencement ceremonies May 13 at the
Kansas City Art Institute, a four-year college of art and design:

Timothy Dalton of Bettendorf, Iowa, majored in illustration.

The Kansas City Art Institute offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in animation, art history, ceramics, fiber, graphic design,
interdisciplinary arts, new media, painting, photography, print making,
sculpture and studio art with an emphasis in creative writing.
Accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning
Commission and by the National Association of Schools of Art and
Design, KCAI was founded in 1885. Notables who have studied at KCAI
include painter Robert Rauschenberg, ceramist Akio Takamori and graphic
designers April Greiman and Keith Jacobshagen. For more information,
visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu.



4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111



Rude Punch Show Dates

Rude Punch, original Reggae/Ska/Dub music will be performing live at the following venues.  Come ready to dance and have a good time.


June 30-Paddlewheel Lounge-Bettendorf, Iowa-7:00 P.M.-?

July 1-Mound Street Landing-Village of East Davenport-with special guests Roadless Traveler and Nathan Taylor-9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.

July 8-Hal's Wagon Wheel-Bettendorf, Iowa-9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.

For additional show dates, please visit Rude Punch's website at www.myspace.com/riversidereggae

{mosimage}Calvary Church of the Quad Cities is hosting "Celebrate America"
on Sunday, July 2nd beginning at 6:00pm at 4700 - 53rd Street in
Moline.  Come and enjoy games and entertainment for free! 
Inexpensive festival food - hot dogs, nachos, frozen treats, etc - will
be available.  Sounds of Victory, a country-gospel vocal group and
other CCQC musicians will be performing thoughout the evening. 
This event is open to the public and will close with a massive
fireworks display at 9:15pm.  For more info, please call Nina at


The City of Rock Island is pleased to
announce there is now wireless Internet access in The District.
Adding this access provides another amenity for downtown, one that
will be attractive to young professionals and technologically savvy

Jennifer Fowler, Community Marketing
Director, commented, “People can now come to The District, have a
beverage of their choice in our of our outdoor cafes, and surf the
Internet or conduct business on their laptop.

City Council set a priority to add
wireless Internet access via Wi-Fi technology and security cameras to
enchance downtown. During the design of the camera system,
additional fiber optic cable was installed to support both

The area of service is the Great River
Plaza, or Second Avenue, from 17th to 19th Streets. Currently, there
is no charge to access the system. The Service Set Identifier (SSID)
for the network is RIFI. Users will see this name when accessing the
wireless network in The District.

Tip for using RIFI:

  • Your laptop computer must have a
    Wi-Fi network card in it. Most newer laptops have this built-in.
    If not, computer retailers offer several choices for less than $100.

  • Once installed, depending on the
    operating system (the most popular is Microsoft Windows XP), the
    laptop will pop-up usually with a message indicating that a Wireless
    Network is available, and provide a list.

  • Select RIFI, and click connect.

  • Open the Internet browser of your

Two 802.11g wireless access points have
been installed outdoors; these units are interconnected to City Hall,
and then on to the Internet. Current back-end bandwith is set at
three megabits per second.

{mosimage}Joshua Inayat, recent transplant to the QCA and creator of Eternal Touch Studios; is taking the town by storm. His surreal artwork is both vibrant and alive, deep and emotional. With spectacular photography in cemeteries and cunning computer graphic manipulation, the works coming out of Eternal Touch Studios are adding beauty to all of the lives it touches.

{mosimage}Extend your 4th of July plans through the end of the week at "QC First Fridays!"

{mosimage}"The Cider House Rules" by John Irving will be discussed.

{mosimage}Rock Island Public Library Hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration of Talking Books: An Intergenerational Event  Rock Island, Illinois - Childhood memories last a lifetime. A program at the Rock Island Public Library in downtown Rock Island is designed to help the memories last longer.  The Rock Island Public Library, in cooperation with the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, will host a multi-generational program designed to capture the imaginations of 8- to 80-year-olds on Thursday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library, 401-19th Street, Rock Island, IL


Voyage to "Book Island" this Summer with the

Rock Island Public Library!


Summer is here, and there's no better place for cool (and free) family fun than the activities of the Rock Island Public Library's "Voyage to Book Island" Summer Reading program. The library is running reading incentive programs for all ages - children, teens and adults - and hosting special programs, workshops and performances.


Rude Punch will be appearing at Blueport Junction on June 17th.  Show starts at 9:00 P.M. and goes until 1:00 A.M.


Also, Rude Punch will be appearing at the Sturgis on the River Festival Thusday the 15th of June.  Their set begins at 3:30 P. M. on the Scooter's stage.


For additional show dates, please go to the Rude Punch website at www.myspace.com/riversidereggae.