DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 31, 2023) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries.

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (January 31, 2023) — The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council announced 37 Iowa school districts will join or in some cases expand the STEM BEST® (

DUBUQUE, IOWA (Jaunuary 27, 2023) — The University of Dubuque held a Winter Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, December 15, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.

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

Bettendorf, IA

Ethan Smith, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Davenport, IA

Hailey Kelley, Bachelor of Business Administration

Dewitt, IA

Brandon Rogers, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Eldridge, IA

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Eighty-six students were named to the Fall 2022 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME

Clinton, IA

Lauren Brennan

Davenport, IA

Benjamin Acri

Rock Island, IL

Jaiden Latcham*

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Two hundred and seventeen students were named to the Fall 2022 (August to December) Dean's List at Marshalltown Community College.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME

Davenport, IA

Abigail Redmond*

Eldridge, IA

Ryan Christner

Kyleigh Westlin

Paige Westlin

Wilton, IA

Steven Jackson

Pictured first row (left to right):  Tyler Adams, Regan Slater, Lisa Davis-Cook, Shannon Aceto. Back Row (left to right):  John Lageman, Kelsey Heckert, Scott Brown, Andrew Mertens, Brad Lint, Meghan Zimmerman (from Dementia Friendly Iowa), Erik Luthens, Erin Tucker, Devin Kelly, and Stuart Higgins

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Twenty-one students have completed all requirements of their respective degree programs as of the end of the Fall 2022 semester and are now graduates of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.

These graduates will be honored with their peers at the commencement ceremony in May:

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATION, MAJOR

Davenport, IA

Benjamin Acri, AA, Liberal Arts

Rock Island, IL

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Celebrate #ColorOurCollections Week by picking up a take-home coloring kit from The Library and consider joining us in person for an evening of coloring. We have designed a coloring kit for you to enjoy and learn more about our area's local history and collections. Twenty kits will be available for pick up at Main, Eastern, and Fairmount. Kits are available to pick up Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 10, while supplies last.

PELLA, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Central College recognized 432 students named to the Fall 2022 Dean's List.

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking twelve or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Alicia Johnson, Muscatine, IA, Class of 2023

Padriac Bozik, Davenport, IA, Class of 2026

Layken Bytnar, Bettendorf, IA, Class of 2024

Peyton Bytnar, Bettendorf, IA, Class of 2024

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and 24 other governors sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden voicing their opposition to a new rule regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the revised definition of “Water of the United States” (WOTUS).

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