ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2024) Augustana College senior Corey Whitlock, a Creative Writing major from Davenport, Iowa (52806), was nominated to submit a “More Than I Imagined” profile by Mark Beinborn, women's basketball head coach.

Monmouth College and OSF HealthCare officials sign a letter of commitment May 9 at Monmouth College to bring a 3+1 nursing program to campus. From left: Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing President Charlene Aaron, Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt and OSF HealthCare Chief Executive Officer Bob Sehring. Looking on is OSF HealthCare System Chief Medical Officer and Monmouth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr Ralph Velazquez Jr ('79)

GALENA, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2024) — Corkless in Galena, Summer of 2024’s exclusive wine event celebrating Illinois’ family and local owned wineries, will be held Saturday, June 22, 12-6PM, at Depot Park, 91 Bouthillier St, Galena. Spend an afternoon sipping handmade wines of five Illinois wineries. Taste fabulous food from regional food trucks. Listen to world-class live music while visiting with local artists showcasing incredible handmade creations.

Swamp monkey with rocky lou mirror

COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2024) — The Niabi Zoo is excited to announce the opening of its newest special exhibit, “Enrichment in Action,” located in the exhibit gallery of the administration building. This exhibit is designed to be both informative and interactive.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2024) — The excitement is building as the 

ANKENY, IOWA (May 10, 2024) — The Iowa Biodiesel Board and the Iowa Soybean Association commended Governor Kim Reynolds and the state legislature for their decisive action in boosting funding for renewable-fuels infrastructure. Gov Reynolds signed legislation today that marks another significant step forward in Iowa's commitment to expanding the use of renewable fuels like biodiesel.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 9, 2024) — Six Augustana College students presented at The Mississippi River Research Consortium, held April 16-18 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Augustana-led presentations included research focused on microplastics in freshwater urban watersheds and land-use factors affecting erosion and entrenchment in the Goose Creek Watershed of Davenport, Iowa.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 9, 2024) — Just in time for farmers market season, the next Monmouth Associates program will focus on the Monmouth College Educational Garden and Farm.

The May 16 luncheon, which will be held at noon at Meks on Main, 201 North Main Street, will be the final meeting of Monmouth Associates for the 2023-24 academic year. The speakers will be faculty members Eric Engstrom, who teaches biology, and Craig Vivian from educational studies.

WASHINGTON DC (May 9, 2024) — US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has announced the 2024 US Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high-school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The Iowa scholars include (hometown, scholar, school, location):

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 9, 2024) — River Cities Engineering will host a Ribbon Cutting and 20th Anniversary celebration on Thursday, June 13, 2PM. They are located at 323 Research Parkway, Davenport, Iowa.